Search Results: "Chris Hedges"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 2005

"In the main, uninspired and trite."
A melodramatic, overwritten examination of present-day virtue—or the lack of it. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 18, 2012

"A call for a new American revolution, passionately proclaimed."
An unabashedly polemic, angry manifesto that is certain to open eyes, intensify outrage and incite argument about corporate greed. Read full book review >

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WAGES OF REBELLION by Chris Hedges
NON-FICTION
Released: May 12, 2015

"Like early-20th-century muckraking journalists and, more recently, I.F. Stone, Hedges makes a boisterous, outspoken contribution to revolutionizing the national conversation."
A call for a new American revolution. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 12, 2011

"Best either for serious Hedges fans or read in small doses."
Hectoring collection of Internet jeremiads by the former Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times war correspondent. Read full book review >

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AN OCEAN IN IOWA by Peter Hedges
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 6, 1998

"The child's-eye view is finely done, but its limitations are also apparent, as Scotty's world, family, and friends seem at critical moments to be not just imperfect but insubstantial. (Author tour)"
In his carefully understated way, Hedges follows up What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1991) with a boy's tale of quiet desperation when his artist mother suddenly abandons him and his sisters to find herself. Read full book review >

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WHAT'S EATING GILBERT GRAPE by Peter Hedges
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Hedges turns a nice phrase; in fact, all that's lacking here are content and nerve."
An ever-so-gentle coming-of-age story—a saccharine Last Picture Show—that almost smothers the evident talent of its author in an overdose of pop culture. Read full book review >

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THE HEIGHTS by Peter Hedges
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2010

"Warm-hearted yet unsentimental, a smooth weave of marital and neighborhood dynamics."
A husband is tempted to cheat, and a happy marriage is threatened in the most successful novel yet from Hedges, best known as the author (and later director) of What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1991). Read full book review >

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AWESOME ORIGINS by Chris Giarrusso
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 17, 2015

"Formulaic, built on well-worn tropes and replete with cheap jabs at grown-ups—destined, in other words, to be an easy sell. (afterword) (Graphic/fantasy hybrid. 9-11)"
Spun off from Giarrusso's G-Man comics series, a wannabe superhero's journal assignment records epic triumphs along with a catalog of middle-grade woes. Read full book review >

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DINOTRUX DIG THE BEACH by Chris Gall
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2015

"Readers won't want to wait to find out where the Dinotrux will go next. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The third in Gall's crashing, smashing series takes the hot and grumpy Dinotrux on a vacation to the beach. What mayhem will ensue? Read full book review >

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PIP AND THE TWILIGHT SEEKERS by Chris Mould
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Children who read this wretched stuff may grow up to write like this—don't let it happen. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
There are murky goings-on in Hangman's Hollow and Spindlewood Forest as Pip, Frankie and Toad continue the tale begun in Pip and the Wood Witch Curse (2012). Read full book review >

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THERE’S NOTHING TO DO ON MARS by Chris Gall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"There probably won't be much to do there, either, right? (Picture book. 6-8)"
Following a story arc that's been popular at least since Ellen Raskin's Nothing Ever Happens On My Block! (1966), young Davey fails to find anything to relieve his boredom in the rugged Martian landscape—not the fish skeleton, the giant face, the half-buried Mars Rover or even the horde of froggy Martians leaping about in a wild (and, of course, futile) rain dance. Read full book review >