Search Results: "David Park"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 19, 1995

"Outstanding food, inventive combinations, difficult preparations—but isn't that what we go to restaurants for? (50 line drawings and 8 pages color photos, not seen)"
Burke, executive chef at New York City's chi-chi Park Avenue Cafe, and cookbook author Reingold have done a superb job of translating Burke's original vision into book form. Read full book review >

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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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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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GODS AND ANGELS by David Park
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"Park's stories render the shape-shifting weight of love with a subtle but emotionally penetrating accuracy."
In 13 stories set mostly in his native Northern Ireland, novelist Park (The Poets' Wives, 2014, etc.) explores the emotional lives of men from youth to old age. Read full book review >

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THE TRUTH COMMISSIONER by David Park
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 2008

"Intricately constructed and powerful."
Northern Irish writer Park (Swallowing the Sun, 2004, etc.) chillingly and entertainingly envisions the entanglements of a South African-style Truth and Reconciliation tribunal in post-Troubles Belfast. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LIGHT OF AMSTERDAM by David Park
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Dreary people in a vibrant city."
Three insecure souls spend a weekend in Amsterdam grappling with family problems; the eighth novel from this Northern Irish writer (The Truth Commissioner, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE POETS' WIVES by David Park
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2014

"The language is gorgeous, the tone exquisitely highbrow, but the result is disappointingly dull."
In parallel but unconnected narratives, Irish novelist Park (The Light of Amsterdam, 2012, etc.) portrays the inner lives of three women—two historic, one fictional—who have devoted themselves to their difficult husbands' creative needs and ambitions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAVID BOWIE by Dylan Jones
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A dishy but overstuffed and overly praiseful portrait."
A sweeping, gossipy biography of the chameleonic pop star in the form of an oral history, with input from dozens of collaborators, lovers, and admirers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Psyaint David by Wayne  Lanter
Released: May 22, 2016

"An unusual and artistically ambitious—but convoluted—account of a New York City gripped by fear."
A thriller chronicles a metropolis' descent into moral chaos. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAVID ROBINSON by Glen Macnow
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"This guy's no sorry role model. (Biography. 9-15)"
A well-paced sport-celebrity profile of David Robinson, superstar center for basketball's San Antonio Spurs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOVE, DAVID by Dianne Case
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 8-12)"
From South Africa, a moving evocation of the life of the ``colored'' under apartheid, based on the childhood of the author's mother. Read full book review >