Search Results: "Dylan Jones"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"An example of poor quality control in the Dylan Thomas industry."
Dylan Thomas set out to make his life as striking as his poetry, but BBC journalist Fryer (Isherwood, 1978) denigrates the former while skirting the latter, missing both man and poet. Read full book review >

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DYLAN by Dennis McDougal
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 13, 2014

"Richly detailed, though the author places Dylan on a higher shelf in the cultural library than history may permit."
The biographer of Lew Wasserman, Jack Nicholson and Otis Chandler returns with a sometimes-scholarly, sometimes-snarky life of the songwriting and singing legend. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 13, 2005

"'I am the iBore,' Jones warns—take note."
Thoughts on playlists stretched out to ear/mind-numbing book length. Read full book review >

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BOB DYLAN by Susan Richardson
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 1995

"A further reading list includes other biographies, but not periodical citations (where Dylan's own words can be found). (b&w photos, index, chronology, further reading) (Biography. 11+)"
A competent biography in the Pop Culture Legends series that covers the factual tinder, but misses the charismatic spark. Read full book review >

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OUTSIDE THE RULES by Dylan Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 1995

"But the chills that course through this gothic freak show are all too real."
What ought to be a break for the CID in their efforts to catch The Carpenter, a serial killer who tortures his female victims in truly horrific ways before letting them die—the unaccountable survival of Dr. Thomas Meredith, who witnessed the crucifixion and murder of his companion Jilly Grant in numbing detail—is foiled when Meredith retreats into apathy in an attempt to block out his awful memories. Read full book review >

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DAVID BOWIE by Dylan Jones
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A dishy but overstuffed and overly praiseful portrait."
A sweeping, gossipy biography of the chameleonic pop star in the form of an oral history, with input from dozens of collaborators, lovers, and admirers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MR MOJO by Dylan Jones
Released: April 9, 2015

"Jones has not learned enough since his previous biography to warrant fresh publication with a new title. A definite pass for all but the most obsessed Morrison devotees."
A slim revised biography of the Lizard King. Read full book review >

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THICKER THAN WATER by Dylan Jones
Released: June 23, 1994

"Small wonder it's already been made into a BBC miniseries to be shown on the Arts and Entertainment network."
Six months after his pregnant wife, Jo, is murdered, Dr. Sam Crawford returns to Wales and a fresh round of nightmares. Read full book review >

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UNNATURAL ACTS by Dylan Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 13, 1996

"A macabre feast for connoisseurs of the horrible, though the tender-minded are advised to leave at the first intermission."
Jones's stalking of Hannibal Lecter goes stateside in the ghoulish case of conventioneering British immunologist Catrin Jacob, killed by a lunatic at Chicago's Adler Planetarium. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"Some choice nuggets hidden among an uneven 'reference' book."
Not the comprehensive reference the title promises, but a long-winded volume of music criticism by journalist Jones (When Ziggy Played Guitar: David Bowie and Four Minutes that Shook the World, 2012, etc.), editor of the U.K. version of GQ. Read full book review >

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JIM MORRISON by Dylan Jones
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1991

"Sixty-five color and 65 b&w photos boost the Jones; the 40 color and 75 b&w photos that accompany the Dylan were not seen."
Incandescent rock star Jim Morrison doused his own fire by drowning, drugged, in a Paris bathtub 20 years ago. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"Thomas sizzles and fries, straightens up to knock out a classic. (Sixteen pages of photographs—not seen.)"
Blistering but repetitious life of Thomas that leaves no part of him unwhipped; by the coauthor of 1986's Caitlin: Life with Dylan Thomas, which also was an oven-blast against the poet, directed by his widow. Read full book review >