Search Results: "Dick Van Dyke"


BOOK REVIEW

KEEP MOVING by Dick Van Dyke
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Those with fond memories of the author's wholesome movies and TV shows may take pleasure in this dose of good cheer; others not so much."
In this follow-up to his memoir, My Lucky Life In and Out of Show Business (2011), song-and-dance man Van Dyke relishes his approaching 90th birthday and shares some tips for readers on reaching and enjoying that venerable age.Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2011

"Perfectly pleasant, mildly diverting and forgettable—kind of like an episode of Diagnosis: Murder."
A song and dance man of the first order looks back. Read full book review >

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MIGHTY TREE by Dick Gackenbach
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

"The value of the ecological message goes without saying; the presentation here in simple text and engaging cartoon-style illustrations is cheerful, though not very thoughtfully developed. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Three conifers begin to grow at the same time. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Infuriatingly dull in every sense of the word."
The publication of this collection was supported in part by a grant provided by the Minnesota State Arts Board, the National Endowment for the Arts, and other foundations, but Gallup is not among those poets "turned into pigs by Capitalism." Read full book review >

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DOES FREDDY DANCE by Dick Scanlan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Stylish, relevant writing."
A carefully composed, tautly executed debut collection of 16 interlocking stories that poses a collective riddle: How does the '90s gay man who has fled his family recover a lost domestic ideal, even if he never had it? Read full book review >

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BLUE BAYOU by Dick Lochte
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1992

"Eccentric characters, rococo plot, and a fast, furious read."
Inspired looniness from veteran L.A. book/theater critic Lochte (Sleeping Dog, Laughing Dog), who now releases Big Easy p.i. Read full book review >

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SLAY-RIDE by Dick Francis
Released: Feb. 2, 1973

"The story's sound and Mr. Francis keeps it moving and changing directions with his customized touch."
At the start it's to the races again — this time in Norway where a jockey is said to have disappeared with the day's turnstile take. Read full book review >

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THE EXECUTIONER’S MASK by Dick Cady
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2004

"First-rate prose, crisply drawn characters, and a clever solution—if you can survive the parade of clichéd plot points long enough to reach it."
A maverick lawyer has only days to save a career criminal from execution for killing a decorated cop. Read full book review >