Search Results: "Clint Young"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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RETURN TO THE WILLOWS by Jacqueline Kelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Funny and warm, this could tempt a new generation toward the raptures of 'messing about in boats.' (Animal fantasy. 6-10)"
Writing a sequel to such a beloved classic is almost as bold a move as Toad stealing a motor-car, but happily, Kelly's results warrant accolades rather than a trip to gaol. 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This collection of previously unpublished, exhaustive interviews from three decades ago has a conversational intimacy that reveals as much about the journalist as they do about an actor-director he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 >

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YOUNG JANE YOUNG by Gabrielle Zevin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"This book will not only thoroughly entertain everyone who reads it; it is the most immaculate takedown of slut-shaming in literature or anywhere else. Cheers, and gratitude, to the author."
When a young political intern in South Florida has an affair with her boss, it leads to disaster—at least at first. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ONCE by Patrick Modiano
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2016

"Quiet but powerful; fans of Modiano's smoky, humid postwar world will enjoy this slowly unfolding mystery."
Modiano's transitional novel, first published in 1981, that marked an end to literary experimentation in favor of his largely unadorned though deeply atmospheric style. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ORSON by Patrick McGilligan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"McGilligan works overtime trying to justify such a massive book about only a part of Welles' life, but it's also buoyed by a dependably powerful subject at the center."
A boy wonder's life—overlong but also filling. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ELIOT by Robert Crawford
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2015

"Although Crawford modestly claims that his biography is neither 'official' nor definitive, it is unlikely to be surpassed."
A masterful biography of the canonical modernist. Read full book review >

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YOUNG WIDOWER by John W. Evans
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2014

"An urgent, palpably emotional account of coping with extreme grief."
Wallace Stegner fellow Evans (Creative Writing/Stanford Univ.) mourns the untimely death of his wife. Read full book review >

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YOUNG PHILBY by Robert Littell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"A Cold-War spy novel for the top shelf."
A dizzying "what if" take on (in)famous British spy Kim Philby. Read full book review >