Search Results: "George Weller"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"A stark confrontation, but also rich in evocative anecdotal material that recalls the war in the Pacific with amazing immediacy."
Some 60 years after their suppression by military censorship, a Pulitzer Prize correspondent's lost Nagasaki files remain potentially explosive. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 28, 2009

"Adds scope, analysis and emotional immediacy to a critical body of history."
An adventurous correspondent's World War II dispatches reanimate the great cataclysm of the 20th century. Read full book review >

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THE POLISH LOVER by Anthony Weller
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"In all, an ambitious novel about profound matters that never quite strikes the right note, despite some clever and often adroitly scored passages."
Sexual obsession, alienation, and ambition are coolly limned in Weller's elegant if emotionally reserved second novel (after The Garden of the Peacocks, 1996). Read full book review >

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WILDERNESS by Lance Weller
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"A familiar war story, but told with verve and sturdy, biblical intonations."
A wounded Civil War veteran reckons with thieves, racism and the torments of his past. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2008

"Definitely a guilty pleasure, but still a solid contribution to the story of 20th-century popular music."
Half collective biography, half music-industry dish about three singer-songwriters who represented a generation of women on "a course of self-discovery, change, and unhappy confrontation with the limits of change." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 8, 1996

"An obviously intelligent debut novel that's better, though, at describing places and ideas than people—who often seem less alive than the sculpture."
An intellectually ambitious first novel about a young woman whose happiness is threatened by a family legacy mingling tragedy and genius. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1992

"This story is hardening into legend, with Diane here a worthy and moving foil to the outsized ego of her husband and his mishmash fantasy life."
Third book on the 1987 murder of Diane Pikul by her millionaire stock-analyst husband, this one the most intimate; by the author of the so-so novel Hansel and Gretel in Beverly Hills (1978). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"The last stage, up the forbidding Khyber Pass, in which dwell smugglers of all description, and through which he was required to hire an armed bodyguard, is perhaps the most exotic locale yet in an account brimming with beauty and strangeness."
While the title is somewhat of a misnomer—since much of this ancient road cutting across India and Pakistan is too infested by bandits to travel after dark—make no mistake about the courage and intelligence behind this wryly observant travelogue. ``From what I'd witnessed, the future for most Indians looked like hell,'' writes novelist and travel writer Weller (The Garden of the Peacocks, 1996), and while this bleak prediction resonates throughout his account, one is equally impressed that India's explosive mixture of cultures and religions has not blown the lid off the world's largest democracy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1997

"Solid reporting and social analysis, though a more neutral, less judgmental tone would have served the writer well. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Weller, the author of bestsellers on O.J. Simpson and Amy Fisher, offers a great deal of information, some of it stunning and not widely known, about another high-profile case: that of Alex Kelly, the one-time star high-school athlete recently found guilty of rape. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2003

"Equal parts emotional tissue-party and shrewd cultural history."
Poignant memoir of a not-so-typical New York Jewish family's experiences in the midcentury Hollywood demimonde. Read full book review >