Search Results: "Eddie Muller"


BOOK REVIEW

EDDIE by Scott Gustafson
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"An inventive if not quite convincing introduction to the master of the macabre. (Historical mystery. 8-12)"
Accused of having stuffed a cat and a rooster into his pillowcase and hung it on a neighbor's weathervane, young Eddie Poe has only 24 hours to find the actual culprit before being thrashed by his adoptive father. Read full book review >

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SHADOW BOXER by Eddie Muller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"As for Billy, that ranking contender in the amoralist class, he continues to float like a butterfly, sting like a bee, and take his lumps like Rocky Graziano."
Billy Nichols, last seen in Muller's brilliant debut (The Distance, 2002), thought the whole dismal business was done with. Read full book review >

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THE DISTANCE by Eddie Muller
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"If it doesn't get at least short-listed for an Edgar, the fix is in."
The man on the living room floor is obviously dead, the man looming over him obviously responsible. Read full book review >

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OAKLAND NOIR by Jerry Thompson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2017

"Thompson and Muller have taken such pains to choose stories highlighting Oakland's diversity and history that the result is a volume rich in local culture as well as crime."
San Francisco's grittier next-door neighbor gets her day in the sun in 16 new stories in this tightly curated entry in Akashic's Noir series. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 14, 2005

"A straightforward account of how a gay actor handled the '50s—alas, not very differently than closeted gay actors manage their careers today."
Warner Brothers' former boy-next-door tells all. Read full book review >

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FAST EDDIE by Janet Wyman Coleman
ANIMALS
Released: April 30, 1993

"Frequent b&w illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The author describes this fantasy about an escalating battle between the suburban Plotkin family and its strong-willed neighbor as ``nonfiction''; indeed, though Eddie (a feisty, amoral raccoon), his friend Puff (a cat who's adept—but not always successful—in manipulating her family), and hilariously bumbling Kitty (a golden retriever) express themselves in words, they are portrayed from the ironical perspective of a human who has endured, and been much amused by, their interactions. Read full book review >

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SPYING ON MISS MULLER by Eve Bunting
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 1995

"The one false note is Jessie's belated and rather facile acceptance of her father's alcoholism (somehow linked to Miss Müller's acceptance of her own father's Nazism), but it's not enough to spoil a good story well told. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Miss Müller — half-Irish, half-German — is a favorite of the girls at Belfast's Alveara School until the start of WW II. Read full book review >

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EDDIE LONGPANTS by Mireille Levert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Coupled with a top-to-bottom layout accentuating the elongated focus of each scene, this is sympathetic and to the point. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Eddie's very tall, lanky stature poses more than a logistics problem at school. Read full book review >

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EDDIE, INCORPORATED by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1980

"The story reads smoothly enough, but it's unoriginal in outline, and not bright enough in its particulars to function as anything but a time filler for junior-achievement types."
With his father in the produce business, his mother selling homemade goodies, his oldest brother already assistant manager of a shoe store, and his high school brother already working toward a banking career, Eddie too wants a business: "He wanted a desk with a phone on it. . . . Read full book review >

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EDDIE SIGNWRITER by Adam Schwartzman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2010

"A thoroughly confused tale whose inarticulate protagonist is the biggest, but by no means the only, source of frustration."
Young lovers fall victim to the machinations of the middle-aged in this limp first novel from South African poet Schwartzman. Read full book review >

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SPAGHETTI EDDIE by Ryan SanAngelo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"The story has a good, zippy tempo and the waggish art makes it all seem possible, capturing Eddie in his cool, maverick glory. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Spaghetti makes the world go round; leastwise it does in this silly, jazzy tale that tips its hat to the unconventional in us. Read full book review >