Search Results: "Elton John"


BOOK REVIEW

LOVE IS THE CURE by Elton John
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 17, 2012

"An impassioned plea for understanding and a good layman's guide to the current state of the AIDS crisis."
The legendary entertainer shares the story of how he created the Elton John AIDS Foundation, which works to fund initiatives for prevention, outreach and treatment. Read full book review >

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ROAD TRIPPIN’ IT WITH JOHN BURNINGHAM
by Julie Danielson

The holidays are nigh. I wrote this time last year about my favorite holiday picture book of all time – John Burningham’s Harvey Slumfenburger’s Christmas Present, originally published back in 1993.

I’m a big Burningham fan. (If you are, too, and you’ve not yet read this, run to your nearest bookstore or library.) And in thinking about Harvey, I was ...


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JOHN NEWMAN
by Rhett Morgan

In 1992, John Newman prepared to celebrate finishing his Ph.D., securing a book deal with Warner Books for the release of his dissertation, JFK and Vietnam, and having worked directly with Oliver Stone as consultant on the film JFK. But a brief call from the National Security Agency put all of that in jeopardy. Newman was warned that his ...


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JOHN T. EDGE
by Megan Labrise

John T. Edge’s The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South is no mere paean to peanuts, homage to hominy, and laudation to lard. Like the nutritive broth for which it’s named, this title is more substantive than it appears at a glance.

“One the primary aims of my book,” says Edge, a native Georgian who lives ...


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INCONCEIVABLE by Ben Elton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 5, 2000

"Elton's chatty, frenetic style only emphasizes the underlying sourness of this dreary little tale: it's just not the kind of humor that travels well."
British funnyman Elton (Blast From the Past, 1999, etc.) offers a mostly unfunny take on the travails of infertility treatment. Read full book review >

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SUMMER POTPOURRI
by Bobbi Dumas

Over the past month I’ve had the opportunity to listen to a bunch of books that came my way, and a couple of them were just terrific, so I thought I’d share.

Adriana Anders’ Under Her Skin (February ’17) launched an intense contemporary romance series Blank Canvas which has a very interesting spin on the tattoo theme. (It got a ...


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PAST MORTEM by Ben Elton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2005

"Elton (High Society, 2003, etc.) brings off a fresh, funny, occasionally pointed, occasionally raunchy, irresistibly entertaining tour de force."
Someone is killing the worst bullies in England. Read full book review >

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BLAST FROM THE PAST by Ben Elton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 7, 1999

"An anti-fairy tale sadly lacking the wit or originality to lift it past the middle grade."
Standup comic, playwright, and novelist Elton (Popcorn, 1997) comes up with too little that's new to avoid the soporific in this account of lost love rekindled—to no good—among the back alleys of modern London. Read full book review >

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WILD AND WONDERFUL
by Julie Danielson

At the end of John Cage and Lois Long’s Mud Book, we see a birthday cake made out of mud with dried dandelions for candles. To boot, we’ve been instructed prior to that precisely how to make a mud cake. “Make a wish,” this last page states with unequivocal glee.

I love this. Could there be a better antidote ...


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THE SONGS by Charles Elton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"A thoughtful but cool second novel. The melody doesn't linger on."
As a famous political folk singer fades into old age, scattered members of his circle contemplate their own incomplete relationships with this elusive man. Read full book review >

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HIGH SOCIETY by Ben Elton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2003

"A mixture of comedy with tragedy that fails to produce real black comedy: another decent but desperately uneven effort from Elton."
A member of Parliament takes on the bugaboo of drug decriminalization. Read full book review >