Search Results: "Chris Elliott"


BOOK REVIEW

GUIDING ELLIOTT by Robert Lee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Good fun and steadily amusing, though it seldom plucks at the heartstrings as does, say, Ring Lardner, the master of authoritative stupidity and lingual description."
As told by Donnie Phillips, Lee's debut novel about fly- fishing in Montana is bestrewn with glorious malapropisms: ``I have a good vocabulary for a fishing guide, but I know I ain't no Rogue Scholar, so when I come upon a new word I study on it some.'' The main new word Donnie studies is piscatorial, as in ``Dear Piscatorial Partners,'' which is how he opens the letters that comprise this epistolary novel and that he sends to Manhattan Chapter #6 of Trout Unlimited. Read full book review >

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THE SHROUD OF THE THWACKER by Chris Elliott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 5, 2005

"If those who devour such novels are willing to laugh at them, Elliott might be a bigger hit on bookshelves than he's been onscreen."
The mysteries of history—and the rash of bestselling novels they've spawned—inspire this slapstick satire that is more fun than the sum of its clichés. Read full book review >

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THE CHRIS FARLEY SHOW by Tom Farley Jr.
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2008

"Essential for Farley and SNL fans, and a sterling example of oral biography—well-structured, consistently engaging and simultaneously heartwarming and heartbreaking."
Family, friends and colleagues remember the late Saturday Night Live star. Read full book review >

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COLLIDING WITH CHRIS by Dan Harder
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"A small dog that appears on the copyright page joyfully keeps pace with Chris to the satisfying conclusion in this small but funny episode. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Harder's first book is aimed at bicyclists, including those still soldiering on with training wheels. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 11, 2012

"Fans of Elliott's work will welcome this wacky, fictionalized narrative; others should steer clear."
Comedian and actor Elliott (Into Hot Air, 2007, etc.) spoofs his own life, mixing fact and fiction in this "unauthorized biography." Read full book review >

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The Body of Chris by Chris Cole
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A colorful, faith-based memoir of recovery."
In his debut memoir, Cole recounts his struggles with eating disorders, substance abuse, and mental illness. Read full book review >

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MONOGRAPH BY CHRIS WARE by Chris Ware
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"This collection has a last-word feel to it, offering a delightful summation of a fruitful and very busy last few decades. Fans, of course, will want much more, but this makes a great start."
The noted artist, collector, and visionary offers a personal anthology/memoir, complete with junior high photos and memories of the cul-de-sacs of Omaha. Read full book review >

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INTO HOT AIR by Chris Elliott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 6, 2007

"Generic gags, creaky satire. Anyone who's a fan of vintage David Letterman knows that Elliott is a comedy writer capable of strange delights, but none of his weird gifts are on display here."
The star of Cabin Boy and author of The Shroud of the Thwacker (2005) takes on Everest. Read full book review >

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SUSPECT RED by L.M. Elliott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"A tense, engrossing story that effectively captures the suspicion and paranoia that prevailed during American history's darkest chapters. (Historical fiction. 11-14)"
This historical novel revisits the anxious, fearful time of the Cold War, when blacklists, political profiling, and guilt by association ruined the lives of thousands of innocent people and deeply divided the nation. Read full book review >

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The Tragedy of Moses by Elliott Kanbar
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 11, 2016

"A fast-paced and engaging biblical dramatization."
A revisionary look at the story of Moses. Read full book review >

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SHADOW by Will Elliott
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"The narrative terminates in what might be dubbed an anti-cliffhanger: It just stops, and what it all adds up to, or where it's going, is anybody's guess.
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Second, and even more bewildering, entry in the Pendulum trilogy (The Pilgrims, 2014).
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ACROSS A WAR-TOSSED SEA by L.M. Elliott
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Likable protagonists and a fascinating historical backdrop combine for a story well-told. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
In the companion to Under A War-Torn Sky (2003), 14-year-old Charles and his 10-year-old brother, Wesley, feel stranded in the United States after having fled the London Blitz. Read full book review >