Search Results: "Charles R. Cross"


BOOK REVIEW

HEAVIER THAN HEAVEN by Charles R. Cross
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 15, 2001

"A flash of musical brilliance—'beautiful, haunting, disturbing'—suffocated by a life so relentlessly grim you wouldn't wish it on a sworn enemy."
Music journalist Cross (Nevermind, not reviewed, etc.) treats the short, strange, unhappy life of musician Kurt Cobain with intelligence and an insider's perceptiveness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 3, 2005

"Hendrix's story is finally lost in a purple haze."
Kurt Cobain's biographer takes on the great rock guitarist's legacy and misses the mark. Read full book review >

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HERE WE ARE NOW by Charles R. Cross
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 18, 2014

"A perfunctory accounting that reads like a stretched-out Sunday supplement article."
Routine assessment of Kurt Cobain's cultural influence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"An interesting duet that details precisely how women truly rock."
Shared memoir by the Wilson sisters, driving forces behind the band Heart and pioneers of the hard-rock scene for countless female musicians. Read full book review >

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UNDER AFRICAN SKIES by Charles R. Larson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"A necessary volume for anyone seeking an introduction to modern African literature."
An overview of contemporary writing from Africa, drawing together 27 stories produced over the past three decades. Read full book review >

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LOAN SHARKS by Charles R. Geisst
NON-FICTION
Released: April 25, 2017

"Mostly for scholars of economic history and highly motivated lay readers."
A chronological account of money lending and loan sharking with an emphasis on practices in the United States in the past 200 years. Read full book review >

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CHARLES TAYLOR

Reliant as they were on call girls, cars, corpses, and Kris Kristofferson, the B-movies of the 1970s may not qualify as high art, according to cultural critic Charles Taylor, but at least they took American audiences seriously.

“For me, the staying power of these movies has to do with the way they stand in opposition to the current juvenile state ...


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YOUR BEST BETS FOR FASCINATING SF/F/H READS IN JULY
by John DeNardo

Summer reading season is in full swing, and if you'd like to join the beach party, there's plenty of entertainment to be found in the pages of science fiction, fantasy, and horror books. July's cream of the crop includes stories about a robot hitman, a dark and previously unseen perspective on Peter Pan, a woman with supernatural ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION

"An intriguing, wide-ranging essay on some of the most contentious issues in modern Christianity."
In his debut, Miller identifies how modern attitudes in organized Christianity can turn off potential parishioners. Read full book review >