Search Results: "Elliott West"


BOOK REVIEW

GUIDING ELLIOTT by Robert Lee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Good fun and steadily amusing, though it seldom plucks at the heartstrings as does, say, Ring Lardner, the master of authoritative stupidity and lingual description."
As told by Donnie Phillips, Lee's debut novel about fly- fishing in Montana is bestrewn with glorious malapropisms: ``I have a good vocabulary for a fishing guide, but I know I ain't no Rogue Scholar, so when I come upon a new word I study on it some.'' The main new word Donnie studies is piscatorial, as in ``Dear Piscatorial Partners,'' which is how he opens the letters that comprise this epistolary novel and that he sends to Manhattan Chapter #6 of Trout Unlimited. Read full book review >

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THE LAST INDIAN WAR by Elliott West
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2009

"Skilled storytelling drives an astute examination of a sad, complicated episode."
A successful effort to understand both sides of the struggle between a stubbornly unassimilated Pacific Northwest tribe and the white world that steadily encroached on its turf. Read full book review >

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WEST by Lizzy Ford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 20, 2014

"Confusing sci-fi elements within an unconvincing romance."
Josie finds herself embroiled in a time-travel mystery in Ford's (Black Moon Draw, 2014, etc.) latest series. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 20, 2009

"In the library of Californiana, worthy of a place alongside the works of Bill Barich, Carey McWilliams and even Joan Didion."
A lucid, warts-and-all portrait of California by a native son. Read full book review >

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NATHANAEL WEST by Nathanael West
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"This Library of America volume, reprinting the novels along with screenplays, short stories, essays, and some wonderfully pungent letters, demonstrates that not much has changed: West is still a satirist with few peers and no betters, and a writer of bleak, haunting power."
``Forget the epic, the masterwork,'' Nathanael West said. ``In America. . . families have no history. Read full book review >

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THE CORNEL WEST READER by Cornel West
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Skip the introduction and read the rest."
An invaluable introduction to the writings of one our most prominent—and prolific—public intellectuals. Read full book review >

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AND WEST IS WEST by Ron Childress
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Socially engaged but otherwise unengaging."
Award-winning novel from a first-time author. Read full book review >

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WEST BY WEST by Jerry West
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 19, 2011

"In a genre notorious for merely waving pompoms, West offers an unusually candid account of his personal and professional life."
From the player so iconic his silhouette forms the NBA logo, a memoir intended to explain himself to fans and to...himself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 13, 2016

"Well-informed but scattered and ultimately dispensable."
A former BBC contributor's history-cum-travelogue of the American West. Read full book review >

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WANDERING WEST by Gary C. Stalcup
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 26, 2013

"An ambitious, sincere novel that weighs the meaning of family and success."
In Stalcup's debut novel, an aging, disgraced New York trader starts over as a ranch owner in rural Texas. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REBECCA WEST by Carl Rollyson
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"All of the juice has been squeezed out of the details of a long, rich, unique life. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Rollyson (The Lives of Norman Mailer, 1991, etc.) piles on the details but never gets to the novelist, critic, and essayist known as Dame Rebecca West, born Cecily Fairfield (she borrowed her pen name from an Ibsen character). Read full book review >

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WEST 47TH by Gerald A. Browne
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 7, 1996

"Browne's flair for depicting professional theft, commercial ethics, high finance, low comedy, and the wages of the deadlier sins makes for an elegant, sexy lark of a novel."
Manhattan's Diamond District—West 47th Street and environs- -provides the exotically corrupt milieu for another slick entertainment from the prolific Browne (18mm. Read full book review >