Search Results: "Eric Miles Williamson"


BOOK REVIEW

EAST BAY GREASE by Eric Miles Williamson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1999

"Refreshingly sincere and unaffected, Williamson's chronicle provides a fascinating glimpse, from the inside, of a world that is rarely visible—and a marvelous account of one boy's escape from it. (Author tour)"
A remarkable debut novel describing a young man's coming of age amid the biker gangs of Oakland during the late 1960s. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"What the critic sees as brutal honesty too often seems unhinged and even irrelevant."
There's some guilty pleasure for readers in these transgressive literary responses, but most of this collection reads more like blowhard venting than thoughtful criticism. Read full book review >

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OAKLAND, JACK LONDON, AND ME by Eric Miles Williamson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 20, 2007

"As if Norman Mailer had devoured Derrida and spit out the bones."
Bare-chested, sometimes self-conscious lit-crit from novelist/professor Williamson (East Bay Grease, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

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WHERE ARE YOU? by Sarah Williamson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"The whole is a pleasingly fresh take on concepts of up/down and above/below as well as a sometimes-challenging exercise in observation. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Two simply drawn worms (or maybe they are snakes), one pink and one green, play peekaboo in various locations: in the grass, on a boat, under the lily pad, in an urban setting, in a plane, through a meadow, and in the park. Read full book review >

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THE FLIGHT OF THE GOLDEN BIRD by Duncan Williamson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"Sit back and listen to the words of the old folks and their bygone ways. (glossary of Scottish words) (Folk tales. 8-12)"
More traditional tales from Scotland. Read full book review >

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MORTAL SINS by Penn Williamson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2000

"Except for a superfluity of sentences like `He took her there on the floor, with swift, rough lust,` this is quality hokum, aided immeasurably by outrageously melodramatic characters and amusingly hard-bitten dialogue. Don't miss the miniseries."
Hot-blooded sex, hoodoo, and homicide in the Queen City (during the Roaring Twenties) are the savory ingredients of this turbulent potboiler concocted by The Romance Writer Otherwise Known as Penelope Williamson. Read full book review >

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SINGING WITH THE TOP DOWN by Debrah Williamson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2006

"Pauly's voice has some charm, but even 13-year-olds might find the story cloyingly innocent and optimistic."
A young girl deals with her parents' death while driving with her aunt from Oklahoma to California in this work of spiritual uplift from romance novelist Williamson. Read full book review >

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DUNNARD'S PEARL by Mike Williamson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 20, 2013

"An often very funny satire, but one that has little new to say."
In Williamson's debut sci-fi satire, aliens abduct three British high school students who later find themselves setting off a revolution. Read full book review >

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RES PUBLICA by Alan Williamson
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"It's hard to decide what's more annoying: Williamson's strange sense of the 'us' in history, or his fanlike idolatries."
Williamson, a professor at Univ. of Calif. Read full book review >

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HOW TO BE A DOG by Jo Williamson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Deceptively simple but delightfully entertaining—if ethnically one-note. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A charming gray-and-white dog of indeterminate breed narrates a guide to finding a home and getting along with a new owner. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"For committed conservative Christian audiences. (Christian science fiction. 12 & up)"
An imaginative science-fiction premise and a well-drawn, affecting character struggle to overcome heavy-handed religious proselytizing in this uneven suspense tale. Read full book review >

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THE ART OF BEING NORMAL by Lisa Williamson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 31, 2016

"A welcome, needed novel. (Fiction. 13-18)"
Two British transgender teens try to come to terms with their lives while facing serious bullying in their school. Read full book review >