Search Results: "Denis Kitchen"


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AL CAPP by Michael Schumacher
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"Both the light and dark sides of the man who made the country both laugh and gag."
A warts-and-all biography of the creator of "Li'l Abner." Read full book review >

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LIFE, IN PICTURES by Will Eisner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Life in all its bittersweet richness, depicted by a master who learned from the more personally revelatory work by younger generations who were profoundly influenced by him."
Posthumous collection commemorates the pioneering cartoonist who gave his name to the comic industry's top annual awards, the Eisners.Read full book review >

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THE BEST CLASS PICTURE EVER! by Denis Roche
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Here is that rare bird: cultivated anarchy. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A rambunctious class of second graders loses and finds their guinea pig, gets a new teacher, successfully completes camouflaged English and math lessons, and has their class picture taken, all in a day's work. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE ON ECCLES ROAD by Judith Kitchen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"It takes chutzpah to attempt a story like this, but in this case, poet and essayist Kitchen (Distance and Direction, 2001, etc.) succeeds wonderfully."
A rich and compelling rip-off of Joyce's Ulysses, in which the June day in the life of Molly Bluhm is recorded in all its ambivalent splendor. Read full book review >

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LONG TIME GONE by Denis Hamill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Another in columnist-cum-novelist Hamil's skein of mindless, tasteless, overheated potboilers (Fork in the Road, 2000, etc.)."
Inept, ultraviolent thriller about an ex-hippie's search for—what else?—his lost sense of peace, brother. Read full book review >

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THREE QUARTERS by Denis Hamill
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Routine violence, over-the-top characterizations, and preposterously tangled plotting, all redeemed by hilariously crude, pseudo street-talk."
An ultraviolent tough-cop revenger from New York Daily News columnist Hamill (House on Fire, 1995, etc.) that reads like the best Steven Seagal movie you'll never see. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 2016

"A well-researched, brightly told history of the men and women who saved a great compendium of knowledge."
How grit and determination created an encyclopedia for the modern world. Read full book review >

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JESUS' SON by Denis Johnson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"Blunt and gritty: Johnson's beautifully damned stories sing with divine poetry, all the while bludgeoning us with existential reality."
Johnson (Resuscitation of a Hanged Man, 1991; Fiskadoro, 1985 etc.) brings together eleven down-and-out stories linked by their disagreeable narrator—a lowlife of mythic proportions who abuses drugs, booze, and people with reckless indifference. Read full book review >

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Released: April 2, 1995

"Readers will delight in Pater's worldview and in Donoghue's technique; the contradictions of the latter's project, meanwhile, may prove instructive to both readers and author."
7943753.395 Donoghue, Denis WALTER PATER Elegant close readings of seminal modern aesthete Pater's passionate criticism coexist uneasily here with an oddly tentative biographical study of him. Read full book review >

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THROWING 7'S by Denis Hamill
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Excessive beatings, gratuitous beddings, and a Grand Guignol finish so absurd it's funny."
A routine suspenser in which New York Daily News columnist Hamill pits his superhero against greed, corruption, and various other forces of evil. Read full book review >

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THE PARROT’S THEOREM by Denis Guedj
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A wonderful little book, cartoonlike, yes, but tender and impassioned—and with a tour of math just as useful for YAs as for Methuselah."
A bestseller in France (where the author teaches history of science), Guedj's first fiction is a charmer indeed—a history of mathematics offered up pretty as you please via a handful of likable characters, a mystery—and a talking parrot. Read full book review >

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FORK IN THE ROAD by Denis Hamill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"New York Daily News columnist Hamill turns from thrillers (Throwing 7‘s, 1999, etc.) to this limp venture into mainstream fiction, but his work retains certain reassuring constants: gratuitous sex, heavy violence, a slapdash style."
Boy (American filmmaker) meets girl (Irish tinker); boy loses girl; boy finds girl'and a lot of good it does him, or her, or the reader. Read full book review >