Search Results: "Des Wilson"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 1, 2008

"Will have card sharks chomping at the bit, but casual players may remain content with the Tuesday night game at their buddy's."
A Brit's-eye view of America's favorite card game. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 2016

"A fantastic book that finally assigns Kinsale its rightful place in history."
Journalist Ekin (The Stolen Village: Baltimore and the Barbary Pirates, 2006, etc.) chronicles the 1601 siege of Kinsale, 100 days that changed history.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROCK BOTTOM by Pamela Des Barres
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"As with Kenneth Anger's Hollywood Babylon, to which the subtitle pays homage, there's loads of entertainment here for those who can stomach it. (100 photos, not seen)"
Loving plunges into 26 abruptly curtailed or epically depraved rock 'n' roll lives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 17, 1992

"Dumbfoundingly overripe musk, but just right for the right ears. (Photos—not seen.)"
Gushing, not to say ecstatic, exercise in groupiespeak, and a sequel to Des Barres's I'm with the Band (1987). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2007

"Nasty fun from a bunch of sex kittens who've been there, done them."
Having told her own story in I'm With the Band (1987), Des Barres now turns the spotlight on more than a dozen of her fellow groupies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2010

"A solid combination of a feminist critique and a fascinating discussion of the progression of 20th- and 21st-century science."
How women have shaped science and vice versa. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FEARLESS DAVE by Bob Wilson
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Children trained to expect action on every page may find the episode a bit wordy and slow-going, but there's certainly food for thought here, as well as an amiable, silly story. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Younger readers who prefer their tales of knightly valor straight up should eschew this droll, double-stranded import. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAT DAD, KING OF THE GOBLINS by Britt Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"This high-wattage debut is a little rough around the edges, but there's nary a dull moment. (afterword) (Graphic fantasy. 7-9)"
A pair of sisters and a froggy sidekick go up against a horde of fungal jungle dwellers in this frantically paced Canadian import. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUR HEROES by Janet Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"An admirable effort to engage today's youth. (websites) (Nonfiction. 7-11)"
In this third offering about young activists, Wilson takes a look at true stories of children who are giving and helping worldwide. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A TO SEA by Joshua Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2013

"A picturesque tour of the ocean is sunk by uneven text. (iPad alphabet app. 4-8)"
Lovely artwork is marred by awkward text and poor narration. Read full book review >