Search Results: "Denis Woychuk"


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Released: Feb. 15, 1996

Woychuk is an unusually candid New York Citybased lawyer who specializes in work with the criminally insane. Read full book review >

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THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WALL by Denis Woychuk
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 23, 1991

"Howard's lively, decorative illustrations match the text's ebullience. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A pleasantly silly story with a nifty surprise ending: Mimi, a hippo ballerina, and Gustav, a mouse musketeer, fall in love without being able to see each other through the wall that separates them. Read full book review >

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"An appealing slice of fiction about growing pains and poverty."
An enthralling book that explores the depths of loyalty and life choices. Read full book review >

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NEONS by Denis Belloc
Released: May 15, 1991

"All of this is written in a terse hard-boiled manner straight out of a pulp novela style appropriate for a dispatch about a life from which all sweetness has been blanched out."
French writer Belloc's first novela slender evocation of a young homosexual hustler's life in 1960's Parisis minimalism to a fault: the stark tone here tends to keep the promiscuous episodes of sex and sexual violence from becoming too graphic. Read full book review >

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RELIGION IN AMERICA by Denis Lacorne
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Forceful and intelligent."
French political scientist Lacorne offers rigorous insight from a continental European perspective on the often fraught and intimate relationship between religion and politics in the United States. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Promises to instigate a lively conversation about the origins and meaning of art, not only among the author's peers in academia, but also in the culture at large."
Pugnacious, witty and entertaining first book by prolific essayist and critic Dutton (Philosophy of Art/Univ. of Canterbury, New Zealand), who founded the influential blog Arts & Letters Daily. Read full book review >

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NOBODY MOVE by Denis Johnson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2009

"There's some dirty fun here, but plenty of authors are better at this sort of novel."
After his award-winning Vietnam epic, Johnson takes a busman's holiday with this hard-boiled genre exercise. Read full book review >

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LITTLE PIG IS CAPABLE by Denis Roche
ANIMALS
Released: March 25, 2002

"Goofy stills of straight-armed, skinny-legged Little Pig suffering his parents' silliness give his steady hand real appeal, rather than turning him into a party pooper. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Little Pig's parents are fusspots. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"An appealing, idea-brimming exploration of the day-to-day human perception of reality."
A debut book offers a multidisciplinary approach to human psychology, behaviorism, and higher purpose. Read full book review >

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THE PRACTICE OF READING by Denis Donoghue
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"His interpretations will challenge and even entertain serious readers of all stripes."
A prolific exegete ruminates on the practice of interpreting literature. Read full book review >

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Released: June 28, 1991

"Vivid writing, well-chosen anecdotes, illuminating facts, and a special knack for finding and delineating memorable characters make this a treat for those who delight in the offbeat, always objective, and never pompous travel book."
Another splendidly keen-eyed and cant-free book from Boyles (African Lives, 1988), who takes the old travel chestnut—a journey by train in the wilds—and turns it into a tart but not unsympathetic commentary on East Africa, past and present. Read full book review >

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ALREADY DEAD by Denis Johnson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"Johnson's attempt at a noir epic intermittently excites and teases, but doesn't satisfy."
A kinky jeremiad about drug culture burnout (and fallout), powered by amusingly feverish images of California-as-Armageddon, from the poet and author whose recent fiction includes Jesus' Son (1992) and Resuscitation of a Hanged Man (1991). Read full book review >