Search Results: "Forrest Haskell"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 27, 2012

"Better suited to cocktail party chatter than a novella."
This true story about a short trip to the casino makes for a banal retelling of a weekend getaway. Read full book review >

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NATHAN BEDFORD FORREST by Jack Hurst
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 6, 1993

"Since Richard Ellmann is dead and Walter Jackson Bate is retired, how about it, Stephen Sears?"
The Confederate cavalry commander, as conspicuous for his racism as for his military prowess, receives a biography that emphasizes his reprehensible exploits as slave trader and founding father of the Ku Klux Klan. Read full book review >

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THE CASTLE BEHIND THORNS by Merrie Haskell
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 27, 2014

"Still, it stands alone neatly, and the lore of blacksmith work is carried through with vivid energy. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Faint echoes of "Sleeping Beauty" and "Snow White" waft up from this new fantasy. Read full book review >

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NAMEDROPPER by Emma Forrest
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"The antic Viva is fine in small doses, but the worldly-wise Viva who struggles to the kinds of realizations actual kids have before they're well into their teens, is a little hard to take."
A punk London schoolgirl discovers some of the many things she doesn't know about life and love in a snappy first novel that's meant to tug at your heartstrings too. Read full book review >

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SANYARE by Megan Haskell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 2015

"A flawed but often enjoyable adventure."
A changeling among elves must solve a mystery and discover her past in this debut fantasy from Haskell. Read full book review >

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LOVE AND OTHER INFECTIOUS DISEASES by Molly Haskell
Released: April 19, 1990

"Many strong clinical passages will carry this with most readers, who may well warm to the love theme too and find Haskell's method daring."
Subjective memoir about film reviewer Haskell's emotions when her Film reviewer husband Andrew Sarris is felled by a near-fatal rare disease and becomes the sickest person ever seen in New York Hospital who lived. Read full book review >

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STEVEN SPIELBERG by Molly Haskell
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"Compact, incisive, and witty—a great starting point for those interested in Spielberg's life and art."
The acclaimed director's work examined through the prism of his Jewish faith. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

A collection of previously published profiles and essays by the feminist film critic (From Reverence to Rape, 1974, etc.) that offer offbeat, compelling approaches and keen observations but leave the reader yearning for more argument. Read full book review >

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MY BROTHER MY SISTER by Molly Haskell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 5, 2013

"A discerning, vital memoir."
Feminist film critic Haskell (Frankly, My Dear: Gone with the Wind Revisited, 2009, etc.) delves into the dramatic, deeply personal tale of her brother's transformation, in his early 60s, from a man into a woman. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HANDBOOK FOR DRAGON SLAYERS by Merrie Haskell
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 28, 2013

"While suffering from a surfeit of events and ideas, still a truly terrific read. (Historical fantasy. 10-14)"
A delightful middle-grade fantasy falters only in its excess of exuberance. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCESS CURSE by Merrie Haskell
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 6, 2011

"In this impressive debut, the author artfully weaves humor, suspense, magic and myth into an intricate plot, which includes the possibility of an improbable romance and more exciting stories to come; we hope so. (glossary, author's note) (Historical fantasy. 10 & up)"
An imaginative, intriguing and spirited retelling of "The Twelve Dancing Princesses." Read full book review >

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AMERICAN PURGATORIO by John Haskell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Overwrought, obvious, self-conscious: likely to be a big disappointment for fans of Haskell's often-brilliant stories."
First novel by storywriter Haskell (I Am Not Jackson Pollock, 2003), about a man's distraught search for his wife after she disappears from a New Jersey gas station. Read full book review >