Search Results: "David Frick"


BOOK REVIEW

DAVID by Mary Hoffman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Nonfiction masquerading as a novel and failing as either sort of narrative. (character list, historical note, glossary) (Historical fiction. 13 & up)"
The author of the Stravaganaza series reveals the muse behind Michelangelo's David. Read full book review >

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HENRY CLAY FRICK by Jr. Schreiner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 27, 1995

"A dry, sterile tale."
A flat account of America's Gilded Age and the life of one of its major players. Read full book review >

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A THOUSAND PEACEFUL CITIES by Jerzy Pilch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 6, 2010

"If laughter actually is the best medicine, fortunate readers of this wonderful novel will surely enjoy perfect health for the rest of their days."
A planned political assassination is the central subject of this delightful 1997 novel, the third to reach English translation from its award-winning, highly popular Polish author (The Mighty Angel, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >

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MY FIRST SUICIDE by Jerzy Pilch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2012

"It's hard to do justice to the outré and eccentric but gorgeous quality of Pilch's prose. Here he manages to pull off some neat literary tricks, frequently and self-consciously undermining the seriousness of his subjects with pricks of irony."
A set of loosely concatenated stories that don't quite add up to a novel but are nonetheless rich in character and in the exploration of contemporary urban life in Poland. Read full book review >

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DAVID BOWIE by Paul Trynka
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 18, 2011

"Bowie nerds will love it, and music nerds will admire it; regular nerds and most others will think it's about 150 pages too long."
Everything you always wanted to know about the Thin White Duke. Everything. Read full book review >

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DAVID COPPERFIELD by Charles Dickens
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Marks's storytelling skills are further demonstrated by the different sizes of the pictures, their distribution, and layout—on the whole, they evocatively conjure this hearty tale, and will send readers off to the original. (Picture book. 8-12)"
A more or less self-contained excerpt from the novel, in a creative abridgement done by Dickens for one of his public readings (Anthea Bell's afterword provides notes about these performances and the texts Dickens prepared for them). Read full book review >

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DAVID HOCKNEY by Christopher Simon Sykes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"Drawing on interviews with Hockney, his siblings, and colleagues; Hockey's autobiography; and diaries of famous friends, such as Christopher Isherwood and Stephen Spender, Sykes matches his subject's ebullience in this admiring, well-researched life."
Hockney from age 38 to 75, bubbling with enthusiasm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAVID CROCKETT by Michael Wallis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 16, 2011

"An excellent study likely to tick off the hagiographers."
He wasn't born on a mountaintop in Tennessee, and he didn't kill a b'ar when he was only three. Even so, David Crockett was a force of nature, as this fine biography details. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAVID MAMET by Ira Nadel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"A trifle repetitious, but a sympathetic, scholarly and often penetrating examination of an American original."
The private life of prolific playwright, screenwriter, director, novelist and essayist Mamet remains private in a biography focused on his work. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KING DAVID by Steven L. McKenzie
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2000

"He should be credited for providing an imaginative work in the conspiracy school of Biblical criticism."
A strenuously speculative biography of a cherished Biblical figure, equated here to Saddam Hussein. Read full book review >

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DAVID JONES by Jonathan Miles
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 2, 1996

"But they make a case for his importance, illustrated by works on range of themes, including dreamy landscapes painted in a time of coming war; sexuality depicted in dense oil painting as well as in the ligihter but more complex illustrations of the tale of Lancelot and Guinevere."
Much previously unknown material by British poet-artist David Jones is revealed in this large and attractive volume. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 12, 1993

"Kissel's at his best when dealing with the post-stroke Merrick, where the focus is insistently sharp and the pathos keen. (Photographs)"
A dishy but disappointing first biography of the legendary producer/ogre (who will be 82 in November)—as told by the chief theater critic for the New York Daily News. Read full book review >