Search Results: "George Martin"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Its primary appeal, though, is to students of operatic history and those who have permanently left their hearts in you-know-where. (Illustrations)"
A meticulously researched history of operatic music as performed in San Francisco from the Gold Rush to the Civil War. Read full book review >

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Released: May 30, 2012

"An insider's view of the growth of the defense industry, with a fascinating roundup at book's end of how the world has changed, for good and bad, throughout the author's life, interspersed with appointment-book style memoirs and annotated with names, family lineages, residential addresses and decor, vacation spots and eulogies."
Coburn chronicles a profession, society and life in evolution. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 10, 1995

"Not for every reader, but true Beatles fanatics should find it enormously winning. (16 pages color and b&w photos, not seen)"
The Beatles' producer fondly recalls the recording sessions that resulted in one of the 1960s' cultural landmarks. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 2005

"A meticulously researched, substantial contribution to New York history."
Earnest study of the famed New York "meddler" who spent a long life power-brokering, serving the public good in the bargain: an anti-Robert Moses, one might say. Read full book review >

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GEORGE SAUNDERS
by David L. Ulin

George Saunders never meant to write a novel. Or maybe he had come to a certain acceptance about his work. “I had gotten to the place,” he admits, over the phone from Santa Cruz, California, where he is on book tour, “where I was all right with not writing a novel. You know, me and Alice Munro: we don’t ...


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MY CHILDREN'S BOOK GHOST FILE
by Julie Danielson

Over at NPR last week, I heard a pop culture critic talk (here) about what he calls his Ghost File, or the books, television shows, and movies he didn’t review during the year. “[I]t's the great frustration,” he said, “that every year I'm haunted by all the terrific things I haven't talked about … ...


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BOOK REVIEW

A DANCE WITH DRAGONS by George R.R. Martin
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 12, 2011

"Is Ice and Fire drawing to a close? There's plenty of wiggle room for more volumes in the series, but on the evidence, one wonders if Martin isn't getting a little tired of it."
The fifth installment in Martin's (A Game of Thrones, 1996, etc.) Song of Ice and Fire fantasy series. Read full book review >

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THE ICE DRAGON by George R.R. Martin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"Adult fans will find neither gore nor sex, but kids will find an evocative original fairy tale with an unexpectedly complex protagonist. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
In a clear attempt to capitalize on the wild popularity of the HBO series Game of Thrones,Martin's 1980 novella sees a second repackaging with new illustrations by Royo, replacing the 2006 edition illustrated by Yvonne Gilbert. Read full book review >

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DANGEROUS WOMEN by George R.R. Martin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 3, 2013

"Everyone will find something to like here."
Bold and deadly female characters of many genres stride through the pages of this massive anthology. Read full book review >

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NIGHT VISIONS 3 by George R.R. Martin
Released: Dec. 1, 1986

"A sturdy collection, somewhat disappointing given the proven talents of the contributors, but still better than most of its kind."
A mixed bag of horror fiction from three of Britain's most innovative practitioners—Clive Barker, Ramsey Campbell, and transplanted Texan Lisa Tuttle—in the third volume of an ongoing series. Read full book review >

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THE ARMAGEDDON RAG by George R.R. Martin
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 21, 1983

"The result, then, is a busy, ambitious hybrid—too shallow to engage thoughtful Sixties veterans, too pretentious to please thrill-seekers, but energetic and flashy enough to keep a fair-sized audience reading."
Simpleminded, heavy-going nostalgia for the Sixties-rock counterculture—gotten up as lurid melodrama, with a murky mixture of psycho-whodunit, conspiracy-thriller, and (in the feverish, limp final chapters) vague occultery. Read full book review >

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A GAME OF THRONES by George R.R. Martin
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 12, 1996

"You won't get it: Be prepared for a lengthy series with an indefinitely deferred conclusion."
After a long silence (Portraits of his Children, stories, 1987), the author of the cult The Armageddon Rag (1983) returns with the first of a fantasy series entitled, insipidly enough, A Song of Ice and Fire. Read full book review >