Search Results: "Gene Wilder"


BOOK REVIEW

Wilder by Rebecca Yarros
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 19, 2016

"Intelligent and fun, this fast-paced tale delivers kaleidoscopic settings and an adventurous love story."
Yarros (Ignite: Legacy, 2016, etc.) offers a shipboard romance between an extreme sports athlete and his ambitious tutor.Read full book review >

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SOMETHING TO REMEMBER YOU BY by Gene Wilder
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 9, 2013

"Treacly and entirely predictable, though it will no doubt appeal to undemanding readers looking for a warm and fuzzy adventure."
More sentimental fiction from actor/author Wilder (What Is This Thing Called Love?, 2010, etc.). Read full book review >

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MY FRENCH WHORE by Gene Wilder
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2007

"Modest but satisfying, if unabashedly sentimental."
Actor and screenwriter Wilder follows up his well-received memoir (Kiss Me Like a Stranger, 2005) with this slender but nimble fiction about an American soldier captured by the Germans in the waning days of World War I. Read full book review >

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THE WOMAN WHO WOULDN’T by Gene Wilder
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2008

"A sweet, adult fable."
A divorced violinist suffers a breakdown in the midst of an orchestral concert in Wilder's second historical novella (My French Whore, 2007). Read full book review >

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KISS ME LIKE A STRANGER by Gene Wilder
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2005

"Strong, tender, and revealing."
An actor's life, as told in flashback. Read full book review >

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WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED LOVE? by Gene Wilder
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2010

"Wilder writes in his prelude that he hopes these stories 'might give you a little pleasure and a laugh.' They should."
Another slim volume that should amuse the actor's fans. Read full book review >

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WILDER RUMORS by Molly MacRae
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 16, 2007

"An intriguing debut that holds the reader's interest from start to finish."
A museum curator in a backwater Tennessee town stands accused of burglary and murder. Read full book review >

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FARTHER & WILDER by Blake Bailey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 12, 2013

"Eloquent, poignant portrait of the artist as outsider and misfit."
Author of acclaimed biographies of John Cheever and Richard Yates, Bailey makes a rather surprising case for the resurrection of this deeply prescient and problematic novelist, who broke open taboos about alcoholics and homosexuals well before it was cool and championed F. Scott Fitzgerald when he was in the process of being remaindered. Read full book review >

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WILDER TIMES by Kevin Lally
NON-FICTION
Released: May 7, 1996

"An intelligent if somewhat plodding biography that gets most of its occasional sparkle from the wit of Wilder himself. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Lally, managing editor of The Film Journal, offers the first Wilder biography in several years, covering the director's last films. Read full book review >

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WILDER BOYS by Brandon Wallace
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"The action may sometimes be implausible, but it sure doesn't stop. (Adventure. 9-14)"
After their mother is taken to the hospital, two brothers decamp from their home outside Pittsburgh in order to find their estranged father in a remote area of Wyoming. Read full book review >

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A THORNTON WILDER TRIO by Thornton Wilder
Released: Nov. 8, 1956

"Wilder's popularity has grown with the success of his plays, Our Town and The Skin of Our Teeth, and it is high time that his earlier works (his first novel dates back thirty years) again available, not only for students who accept his place in the American scene, but for a general public."
Malcom Cowley has re-evaluated Wilder's work in his introduction to this reissue of The Cabala, The Woman of Andros (both out of print for some time) and Wilder's best known work The Bridge of San Lur. Read full book review >