Search Results: "Clint Twist"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Still, this small title has big appeal. (Nonfiction. 9-15)"
For readers fond of the disgusting, Twist provides a lively introduction to slime in the natural world. Read full book review >

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TWIST by Janet S. Wong
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 27, 2007

"Whether this volume, like America's infatuation with yoga itself, will have lasting appeal is debatable. (Picture book/poetry. 4-8)"
The current yoga craze insinuates its way into children's poetry in this attractively designed volume. Read full book review >

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CLINT EASTWOOD by Douglas Thompson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 15, 2005

"A fistful of goo."
A biography of actor-director Eastwood that's tantamount to a puffed-up press release. Read full book review >

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CLINT EASTWOOD by Douglas Thompson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1993

"Interviews with various Eastwood cohorts keep the pages lively, but the more lasting taste is rather ashy—or trashy. (Thirty-four b&w photographs)"
Banal bio from Thompson (Madonna Revealed, 1991—not reviewed), stitched together from interviews the author has conducted with Eastwood over the years. Read full book review >

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CLINT EASTWOOD by Richard Schickel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 29, 1996

"While Schickel's not on Clint's payroll, his book reads like the longest publicity release in history. (24 pages photos, not seen) (First printing of 100,000)"
A veritable hagiography of actor, auteur, and man's man Eastwood. Read full book review >

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HAVANA TWIST by Lia Matera
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1998

"As well-meaning as the WILPF, but this time not much more effective."
When only 14 of the 15 right-minded, blue-haired brigadistas of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) return from Fidel Castro's workers' paradise to California, and when the missing do-gooder is her own mother June, attorney Willa Jansson (Star Witness, 1997, etc.) swings into action. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 5, 2013

"A refreshing approach to raising children."
Chronicle of the author's French take on parenting. Read full book review >

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TRIGGERFISH TWIST by Tim Dorsey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"Placing homicidal Serge on the side of the angels still leaves room for mayhem aplenty in Dorsey's riotous fourth outing."
Part-time Florida history buff and full-time whack job Serge A. Storms (Orange Crush, 2001, etc.) has a brand-new bag. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"A fun and fascinating read."
True crime meets pop-music history in this history of the Peppermint Lounge, the Twist and the Mafia's unwitting role in starting a national craze. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2011

"There are better books on Eastwood, from a more recent perspective, but these fan's notes reflect extraordinary access and frequent illumination."
This collection of previously unpublished, exhaustive interviews from three decades ago has a conversational intimacy that reveals as much about the journalist as they do about an actor-director he obviously worships. Read full book review >