Search Results: "Dennis Fitter"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 11, 2012

"Stylish prose and a vivid portrayal of Mexican landscapes and cuisine keep this often unsteady story on course."
Fitter's debut novel chronicles the exploits of an increasingly successful business owner who struggles to steer clear of corruption in 1940s Mexico City. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEA OF DREAMS by Dennis Nolan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"One thing's certain: It's magic. (Picture book. 4-10)
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A girl leaves her sandcastle at dusk, just as the inevitable tide rushes in, and misses a small, plaintive light that appears in its window. Rushes of tingly surrealism continue throughout this wordless adventure story about the tiny inhabitants of the sandcastle, who escape by boat. Read full book review >

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THE SKY WRITER by Dennis Haseley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Both combine in an understatement that defies the saccharine but instead honors childish imaginations. (Picture book. 3-8)"
There is something that tugs at the heart in this softly illustrated, quietly told story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HUNTERS OF THE GREAT FOREST by Dennis Nolan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"Quite a treat! (Picture book. 3-7)"
An intrepid band conquers a rugged landscape to capture an unusually tasty conquest in this funny, wordless story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GETTING HIM by Dennis Haseley
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"A lot of muck to wade through for the single tender moment at the very end. (Fiction. 10+)"
Sixth-grade narrator, Donald, is an average 1950s preteen. Read full book review >

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DR. GRAVITY by Dennis Haseley
FICTION
Released: Oct. 23, 1992

"An exercise in idea- and word-play: playful but portentous. (Fiction. 12+)"
Blaming his terminal clumsiness—and all the ills of the world—on gravity's pull, a young man develops a potion that puts the buildings and people of his Ohio hometown up in the air. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RANTS by Dennis Miller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 2, 1996

Talk show host Miller (as in HBO's Dennis Miller Live) reconnoiters the sorry state of the nation with a gathering of raving, raging monologues. ``Now,'' he usually starts, ``I don't want to get off on a rant here,'' whereupon the sage of cable TV walks the walk and talks the talk. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 15, 2006

"The legal back-and-forth would have benefited from John Grisham-like treatment. Love's story suffices, though, and it's one that environmental activists in particular will want to study."
A self-absorbed—but also absorbing—account of how the military-industrial complex visited death on a Southern backwater. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WRONG by Dennis Cooper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 16, 1992

"Here, Cooper is part psychic, acutely probing the blank frightening faces behind the news, and part sicko, getting off on gratuitous, and often very graphic, sex."
Those familiar with Cooper's graphic homoerotic oeuvre (Closer, Frisk) might find this collection—impressions of sadism and pornography that too often lose their aesthetic distance- -interesting commentary from a writer compared to Sade and Genet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 12, 2009

"A winning memoir full of dry humor, sharp observation and vivid description of flora."
The author recalls three years of adventure as a Peace Corps volunteer in a famous East African game reserve. Read full book review >