Search Results: "Christopher Isherwood"


BOOK REVIEW

JACOB'S HANDS by Aldous Huxley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 1998

"A minor, if intriguing, footnote to two impressive careers."
A literary curiosity. Read full book review >

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DIARIES by Christopher Isherwood
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 6, 1997

"Maundering, prolix, altogether daunting."
Mixing mournful self-interrogation about sex, art, and politics; less than lucid delvings into spiritual matters; and wry chatter about acquaintances both obscure and celebrated, Isherwood's voluminous diaries provide rather too wide a window onto the eminent novelist and memoirist's foibles. Read full book review >

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A SINGLE MAN by Christopher Isherwood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 25, 1964

"Some will read about it with discomfiture."
A Single Man, like its forerunner Down There on a Visit, is perhaps not best read as a novel and is just hazily fictional. Read full book review >

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LIBERATION by Christopher Isherwood
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"Isherwood was unquestionably a fascinating man. True fans of his work as well as gossip lovers will no doubt read all three volumes of his diaries. For the rest of us, a simple biography should be sufficient."
Final volume of the meticulously detailed diaries of the acclaimed author of Goodbye to Berlin (1939) and other celebrated works. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOMETHING FOR JAMES by Shirley Isherwood
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1996

"Sweet suspense—even sweeter reassurance. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A mysterious, shy creature arrives in a brown paper bag on toddler James's doorstep. Read full book review >

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THE BAND OVER THE HILL by Shirley Isherwood
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Isherwood's very forced, prolonged plot has an arbitrary feel, and while the child's preoccupation with his buttons is realistic, the father's single-minded pursuit, at his son's expense, appears unreasonable, and very nearly mean. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mr. Manders and Edward James, a pair of bears who are father and son, have always wanted to be in a marching band. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOODBYE MY BABY by Christopher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2014

"A complex, powerful concept strained by its own length and ambition."
Ware's debut novel spans decades, taking on the abortion debate from the immediate aftermath of Roe v. Wade to the present day. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"An exciting bragging-rights adventure on the basketball court, around and beyond planet Earth and back again. (author's note) (Picture book. 6-10)"
Two teens on a city basketball court start a game of matching each other's shots. Miss five tries and you are out! Read full book review >

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MERWIN by Christopher Hart
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Merwin does pull a fast one on the zookeeper by claiming he is Merwin in disguise, giving a small 'what is reality' twist to the story, but it's not enough to elevate it beyond its one-note joke into an entertainment. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Cartoonist and bestselling author of drawing books, Hart's first picture book is goofy all over, but whether or not that is intentional is open to debate. Read full book review >

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THE WRATH OF ZOZIMOS by Christopher Ford
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"The jokes are funnier than in volume one, but readers may wish there were more space between them. (Graphic adventure. 11-14)"
This graphic novel is an epic at the speed of a flipbook. Read full book review >