Search Results: "Donald Fagen"


BOOK REVIEW

EMINENT HIPSTERS by Donald Fagen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"It's characteristic that the author knows what his readers want—the story of Steely Dan—and refuses to give it to them."
Not really a rock memoir, but rather a book as distinctively peculiar and edgy as one might expect from the co-founder of Steely Dan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NIGHT AT THE FAIR by Donald  Crews
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"This evocative book could be paired to nice effect with Elisha Cooper's sunny Country Fair (1997). (Picture book. 3-8)"
Crews (Shortcut, 1992, etc.) uses, to great effect, the contrast of the night sky and the gaudy lights of typical fair amusements in his picture book of very few words but very kinetic images. Read full book review >

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SHORTCUT by Donald  Crews
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 1992

"A breathless tour-de-force for train lovers of any age. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In a return to Bigmama's (1991) small Florida community for a second story based on Crews's childhood memories, a group of children walking through a narrow railroad cut have to dive into the brambles when an unexpected train rockets past. Read full book review >

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BIGMAMA'S by Donald  Crews
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 1991

"A grand alternative to the plethora of predictable books about white kids visiting grandparents on stereotypical family farms. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Beginning with the ride on the old Southern Railway car ("colored" says the sign on the wall), the sights, sounds, and warm delights of a summer visit to Grandma in Crews's own childhood—a three-day trip from somewhere up north. Read full book review >

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THE COCKROACHES OF STAY MORE by Donald Harington
Released: March 10, 1989

Harington (The Architecture of the Arkansas Ozarks, 1975) returns to the fictional town of Stay More, this time to spin an exotic, amusing tale about a colony of cockroaches who talk in hillbilly dialect. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A DANGEROUS MAGIC by Donald Hounam
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Violent, profane, caustic, grisly, and pitch-black—but all in a good way. (Horror/mystery. 14-adult)"
A brilliant teenage sorcerer takes on the case of a beheaded bishop in this supernatural noir debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Smoke Dreams by Donald Willerton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 2014

"A warm, sometimes overly described tale of a simultaneous restoration of a home and homeowner."
A middle-aged man with secrets renovates a haunted house in this historical/mystical Western drama from Willerton (The Lady in White, 2012). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"Spectacular dialogue."
Knockout indictment of FBI incompetence at nailing mobsters even when the criminals are handed up fried on a plate; by the author of Undercover: The Secret Lives of an FBI Agent (1988), etc. Goddard makes his case by telling the life of one Billy Breen, an ex-cop who did seven years for bank robbery, armed robbery, and bookmaking and then turned undercover informer for the FBI. Read full book review >

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THE PITCHER SHOWER by Donald Harington
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Harington rides again."
The Depression years are made a mite less depressing by the likable protagonist of this latest of Harington's ongoing Arkansas Ozark chronicles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WE READ by Donald  Crews
Released: March 1, 1967

"We read, we see, we understand, we abzorb."
"From the alphabet, with Just twenty-six, letters, A to Z, all words are made." Read full book review >