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

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

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

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

EASY PICKIN’S by Fred Harris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Okie, for instance, has star quality."
Things in tiny Vernon, Oklahoma, have been quiet as a hog in moccasins since Okie Dunn solved the murder of Sheriff Dub Ready (Coyote Revenge, 1999) and took over as sheriff himself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEAR FUTURE by Fred D’Aguiar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 23, 1996

"Life, laughter, and sorrow woven into a thing of beauty by a genuinely gifted writer."
Second-novelist D'Aguiar, winner of the Whitbread and David Higham awards for The Longest Memory (1995), here offers a poetic and often moving tale of a broken-up Caribbean family. Read full book review >