Search Results: "Chuck Henry"


BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 13, 2012

"An honest, funny and occasionally troubling look at socially bewildered masculinity in the 21st century."
A roller-coaster ride through the sex- and thrills-addled brain of the young, modern, American man. Read full book review >

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BLACK CAT/WHITE CAT by Chuck Murphy
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 1998

"It's a great combination of feline antics and 3-D engineering. (Pop-up. 4-8)"
A pop-out book that combines paper engineering and artwork to convey concepts that illustrations alone could not. Read full book review >

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COLORS by Chuck Murphy
by Chuck Murphy, illustrated by Chuck Murphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1997

"Otherwise, the book is a little short of a complete rainbow. (Board book. 3-6)"
This entry in the Razzle Dazzle series (which covers Numbers, Shapes, and Opposites as well) may show that all that glitters is not necessarily captivating. Read full book review >

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YOU CAN FLY by Chuck Rosenthal
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"A tale so devoid of wonder that no amount of clapping can breathe life into it. (Fantasy. 14-18)"
Peter Pan's son flies off to save Never Never Land from Capt. Hook in this painfully mirthless sequel. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"Put this one with other small masterpieces and classics of tone and style—like, say, Strunk & White. Invaluable to any and all who love the word, wit, and the world."
A wonderful little treasure of learning, lightness, and literary history, journalist Zerby's first outing tracks the footnote through time. Read full book review >

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JACK KEROUAC’S AVATAR ANGEL by Chuck Rosenthal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"There's hopped-up frenzy and plenty of wit here, but with a dead-Beat premise and more lampooning than plotting, this story hasn't a ghost of a chance."
The zaniness of Beat-specialist Rosenthal continues into his fifth novel (Loop's End, 1992, etc.), as Kerouac comes back from the dead to see what's shaking in his old haunts. Read full book review >

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LOOP'S END by Chuck Rosenthal
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"The Loops are finally out of it."
The last in the trilogy (Loop's Progress, 1986; Experiments with Life and Deaf, 1987) immortalizing the eccentric Loop family of Erie, Pennsylvania, ends disconcertingly with a greeting-card platitude, after much self-conscious literary gamesmanship. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Lucky us, to be out there in the audience."
Novelist Kinder (Honeymooners, 2001, etc.) pours out sudden, undomesticated, melancholy word songs from his home place, where he's returned to gather stories for stewing in his imagination and memory. Read full book review >

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HOMEFRONT by Chuck Logan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2005

"Gratuitous flashbacks slow the pace from time to time, but Logan writes well, and his people grab hard."
Ex-cop Phil Broker (After the Rain, 2004, etc.) goes for needed peace and quiet to Minnesota's backwoods, where an old enemy goes for Broker. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 8, 2003

"For Palahniuk, the more acute the angle the better, but his is another solid entry in the Crown Journey series, with its premium on deep-dish subjectivity."
Novelist Palahniuk (Lullaby, 2002, etc.) squires readers through Portland at its outlandish best. Read full book review >