Search Results: "David Wyatt"


BOOK REVIEW

WYATT by Garry Disher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Once again Disher (Blood Moon, 2009, etc.) takes us back to the golden age of thrillers, a time when they were fast, taut and dependably suspenseful."
Two super-thieves meet in Melbourne and discover the world isn't big enough for both of them. 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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WYATT EARP by Casey Tefertiller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 17, 1997

"A great adventure story, and solid history. (42 photos, not seen)"
This biography of the controversial western lawman, by a former San Francisco Examiner writer, uses newly found primary sources and exhaustive archival research to uncover the real man obscured by myths, tall tales, and calumnies. Read full book review >

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WYATT EARP by Andrew C. Isenberg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 9, 2013

"Thorough research enriches the paint in this convincing and often unflattering portrait."
Isenberg (History/Temple Univ.; Mining California: An Ecological History, 2005, etc.) examines the life and legend of the famous lawman/liar/faro dealer/boxing referee/advisor on Western movies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1997

"Wyatt has much to relate, and he does so exceptionally well, yielding a happy (and rare) instance when the reader emerges wishing that a longish book would go on just a bit longer. (b&w photos, not seen)"
A big-picture view of California's history, told with verve and considerable learning. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FOUNDLING by Lloyd Alexander
FANTASY
Released: Nov. 12, 1973

"All worth another hearing as Alexander tells them, but hardly an important contribution to a mythological landscape."
Alexander's six short fairy tales, set in Prydain before the time covered in his Newbery-winning quintet, demonstrates both the author's special talent for spinning this kind of story and the extent of his need to borrow plots and motifs on which to build. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INVENTING WYATT EARP by Allen Barra
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"A thorough documentary revision of the Western genre's customary fantasy. (16 pages color and b&w photos, not seen)"
A worthy attempt to prospect for facts amid the mists of myth and partisan hearsay long clouding the story of gambler and frontier marshal Earp, his brothers, friends, and foes, especially in the silver mining camp of Tombstone, Ariz. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Huzzah! (Fiction. 10-14)"
"[T]he British Empire," declares Mrs. Emily Mumby, ancient superhuman creator of the Solar System and Art and Myrtle's mum, "stands on the brink of an invasion by highly intelligent hats from the future!" Read full book review >

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DRAGGING WYATT EARP by Robert Rebein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2013

"A minor but well-crafted work, and an all-too-rare glimpse of daily life in rural America."
An affecting memoir of life in small-town Kansas. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >