Search Results: "Cyril Jedor"


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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2012

"Though the story is simple, even obvious, it takes flight because of the ambitious design work, the kind of thing that can only be pulled off as an app like this. (iPad storybook app. 3-7)"
A moody, beautifully rendered dreamscape, this app about conquering a fear of the dark takes full advantage of the iPad's capabilities. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

Cyril Connolly (190374) was an aesthetic Georgian gadfly, and Fisher (Noâl Coward, 1992) relates in a fittingly tart, gossipy style his stingings and dartings about the Brideshead generation. Read full book review >

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CYRIL CONNOLLY by Jeremy Lewis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"The critic emerges from Lewis's quietly compassionate portrait as an intriguing and contradictory personality: difficult, bright, self-serving, and ultimately self-punishing."
In his vast biography of the literary critic, Lewis, former deputy editor of London Magazine, writes with the perfectionism of a skilled cultural historian and the bloodlust of a tabloid gossip columnist. Read full book review >

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CYRIL THE MANDRILL by Francesca Greco
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 15, 2005

"No replacement for the classic, but an acceptable alternative and a small lesson in acceptance of those who are different. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Greco switches species and locale on Leo Lionni's Frederick (1967), but keeps the basic plot. Read full book review >

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SAVAGE NIGHTS by Cyril Collard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 21, 1994

"Not without its merits as a vision of modern times, but the diffidence and world-weariness here are all too familiar, turning what might have been a blistering story of love and life at loose ends into an endless series of chilling poses."
The rage in France, where a film version starring and directed by Collard won several major awards shortly after his death in March from AIDS: a sterile, semen-soaked tale of a narcissistic bisexual and his amours. Read full book review >

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SHADE THOSE LAURELS by Cyril Connolly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 16, 1991

"A delightful conceit."
An elegant, hyperliterary thriller by the late English critic and novelist. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"A good place to start for those new to Darwin's life and work."
A worthy one-volume life of the eminent—and blessedly lucky—naturalist. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 21, 1996

"A sloppy, dissatisfying work from an author who has done better. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Wecht, a forensic pathologist and lawyer (Cause of Death, 1993), provides disappointingly little insight into some sensational trials and tragedies of recent years. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Outspoken, provocative, persuasively argued: a full platter for true-crime fans who won't mind—or may even enjoy—looking over Wecht's shoulder as he takes scalpel and buzz-saw to yet another corpus delicti. (Eight page b&w photo insert—not seen)"
Patricia D. Cornwell's Kay Scarpetta may rule the roost of fictional pathologists but, in the real world, Wecht is lord of the morgue. Read full book review >

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’TIS THE SEASON! by Lorna Landvik
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 28, 2008

"A rare stumble from an entertaining author who usually has a strong, sure hand with character."
Form trumps content in this slight holiday package from Landvik (The View from Mount Joy, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >