Search Results: "Fred Stoller"


BOOK REVIEW

MAYBE WE'LL HAVE YOU BACK by Fred Stoller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2013

"A lightweight, sometimes-funny showbiz memoir from a successful background player."
A view from the trenches of show business by a comic actor straddling the line between success and obscurity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PORN by Robert J. Stoller
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 18, 1991

"Graphic, candid, and bleak, but energized by the nervous vitality of those who work on the wild side, and deeply informative—an honorable capstone to Stoller's career."
For a multimillion-dollar entertainment industry, film porn has elicited precious few books telling its inside story—and those mostly by backbiting porn stars (Linda Lovelace's Ordeal, 1980; Jerry Butler's Raw Talent, 1989—not reviewed). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SUSPENDED CASTLE by Fred
by Fred, illustrated by Fred, translated by Richard Kutner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"While the whimsy and wonder run high, the narrative contrivances intrude more than in its predecessors. (Graphic fantasy. 7-12)"
Philemon is back on—or rather in—the map with his friend Mr. Bartholomew, where they must help more peculiar inhabitants of the nonsensical map-world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NINE DAYS by Fred Hiatt
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 9, 2013

"This engaging mix will have great appeal to middle school readers in search of adventure; the geopolitical education is a nice bonus. (Thriller. 11-16)"
Human rights abuses in China get all too personal for a couple of American high school students in this appealing thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I, CROCODILE by Fred Marcellino
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"He's such an engaging sort that readers will surely forgive him for pulling down an occasional unwary passerby—a crocodile must eat, after all. (Picture book. 7-9)"
PLB 0-06-205199-7 More stylish invention from Marcellino (Natalie Babbitt's Ouch!, 1998, etc.), inspired by a 19th-century satire. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WAR IN THE PERSIAN GULF by Fred Bratman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Chronology; further reading; index. (Nonfiction. 11-15)"
Beautifully produced and illustrated, one variant of the US Department of State's view of the recent American war. Read full book review >

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NATIONAL NANCYS by Fred Hunter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2000

"It's hard to remain politically neutral when you know as many dykes as we do," says Alex Reynolds. Read full book review >

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THE SEVENTH BOOK OF LOST SWORDS by Fred Saberhagen
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 1992

"Soap-opera-ish, in that nobody seems to have anything much to do except chase after Swords; still, by now the characters are as familiar and comfortable as old shoes, the plotting agreeable enough, and the workout overall well up to par."
Wayfinder, one of the ten surviving Swords forged by the gods and imbued with tremendous magical powers, leads its wielder wherever he or she commands it to go. Read full book review >