Search Results: "David Browne"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Buckley fans will be pleased by the fruits of Browne's hungry research—but others may be left to wonder what all the fuss was about."
A furiously detailed, deeply smitten biography of father and son musicians Tim and Jeff Buckley, from Entertainment Weekly music critic Browne. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2011

"A vivid freeze-frame of Hall of Fame musicians, some of whom would go on to make fine records, none ever again as central to the culture."
Through the lens of four fabulously successful musical acts, a Rolling Stone contributing editor looks at the moment 1960s idealism "began surrendering to the buzz-kill comedown of the decade ahead." Read full book review >

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GOODBYE 20TH CENTURY by David Browne
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2008

"Overwritten yet strangely dispassionate sound and fury, signifying far less than Sonic Youth's ardent, explosive music."
Alt-rock noise icons of the '80s and '90s receive an exhausting bio. Read full book review >

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SO MANY ROADS by David Browne
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2015

"One of the better books on the band and welcome reading in this 50th anniversary year."
Righteous testimonial to the anarchic goodness that was the Grateful Dead. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 21, 2004

"No longer outlaws, perhaps, but the author shows enough of these riders remaining wary of selling out to keep their misfit status intact."
Entertainment Weekly music critic Browne (Dream Brother, 2001) takes an informative look at the uneasy interface of alternative sports and corporate America. Read full book review >

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HOW DO YOU FEEL? by Anthony Browne
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2002

"For a younger audience than Browne's brilliantly dark, subtle pieces, this is a hearty, cheerful offering that appropriately refrains from undermining the non-cheerful emotions. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Emotions are so critical to childhood that there's always room for a bright new book about them. Read full book review >

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VOICES IN THE PARK by Anthony Browne
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Browne's artwork is deft and kaleidoscopic, with sidelong imagery and a nod to RenÇ Magritte that heighten the surreal aspects of the story. (Picture book. 5-11)"
Browne's exceptional out-of-time story—about a visit to the neighborhood park by his familiar gorillas—is told from four perspectives. Read full book review >

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INTO THE FOREST by Anthony Browne
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Not as whole, perhaps, as Outside Over There, but a fine, unsettling evocation of emotion nevertheless. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A little boy's anxieties over his absent father channel themselves into a deeply metaphorical journey through a fairy-tale forest to Grandma's. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Readers genuinely interested in exploring both sides of the controversy of women as soldiers will quickly realize they're getting only one here."
Dense polemic arguing that women are unfit to serve in the armed forces will likely convince only those who already agree with the author's contention. Read full book review >

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MY WICKED STEPMOTHER by Norman Leach
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 1993

"Pair this with Rosenberg's Monster Mama (p. 153) for a provocative contrast. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Though his new stepmother, Annie, is unfailingly kind and tries to share Tom's imaginative games when friends Jack and David put him down (``Superman's boring! Read full book review >

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THE DAYDREAMER by Ian McEwan
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 30, 1994

"Novelist McEwan's first book for children contains some magical moments but is marred by being often repetitive and occasionally mean-spirited. (Fiction. 8+)"
Adults think that Peter Fortune is a difficult child because he sits by himself and stares into space. Read full book review >