Search Results: "Graham Parke"


BOOK REVIEW

NO HOPE FOR GOMEZ! by Graham Parke
Released: Jan. 12, 2011

"At times laugh-out-loud funny, occasionally just weird for the sake of weird, but consistently entertaining."
A drug trial participant blogs about his experiences on an experimental medication and questions whether the strangeness in his life is a side-effect or just weirdness as usual. Read full book review >

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THE OTHER LIFE OF BRIAN by Graham Parker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"As road trips go, nothing to write home about."
A misanthropic rock star on the back end of his career discovers that touring the world's backwaters isn't much fun. Read full book review >

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CARP FISHING ON VALIUM by Graham Parker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2000

"Despite some original touches, mostly in the earlier stories, the collection overall relies on familiar, effortless images of disillusionment and sordidness."
From rock music legend Parker comes a debut collection of ten stories, only intermittently engaging, that chronicle the life of a young bird-egg enthusiast who grows up to be a jaded but respected figure in the rock 'n' roll scene. Read full book review >

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LORD OF SUNSET by Parke Godwin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1998

"Despite Godwin's high heart for this material, the style of his 16th novel remains a steady plod with a satisfied smile."
Enthusiastic prequel to Godwin's Sherwood (1991) and Robin and the King (1993), which drastically revised the Robin Hood story. Read full book review >

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PHISH by Parke Puterbaugh
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 24, 2009

"An even-keeled evaluation of an important American band—a must for Phishheads, even though they probably know most of the stories already."
The first biography of the undisputed king of modern jambands. Read full book review >

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THE TOWER OF BEOWULF by Parke Godwin
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 15, 1995

"Succeeds neither as historical reconstruction nor as heroic fantasy: a tame, uncompelling, sadly mediocre enterprise."
Following an unorthodox reworking of the Robin Hood legend (Robin and the King, 1993, etc.), the versatile Godwin attempts to novelize the famous Old English poem, Beowulf, with its sixth- century setting in Denmark and southern Sweden. Read full book review >

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SHERWOOD by Parke Godwin
Released: Aug. 16, 1991

An author of works ranging from ironic science fiction (Waiting For the Galactic Bus) to plaintive historical fantasy (The Last Rainbow) attempts a drastic reworking of the Robin Hood legend—with plodding, off-key results. Read full book review >

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ROBIN AND THE KING by Parke Godwin
Released: June 23, 1993

"Godwin enthusiastically pounds away at the 11th century, but the upshot is a grim, dull, fitful drama, from which any semblance to the legendary Robin Hood and his merrie deeds has long since departed."
Sequel to Sherwood (1991), the versatile Godwin's revisionist historical that recasts Robin Hood as Thane Edward of Denby, a Saxon resister to the invading Normans led by William the Conqueror. Read full book review >

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OUR TRAGIC FLAW by Parke Burgess
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 19, 2008

"An insightful, fresh and sometimes ponderous view of the potential for a nonviolent world."
A deep look at our perilous times, how we arrived here and how to live ethically and joyously by changing our interior lives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VANILLA ICE CREAM by Bob Graham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"Heed Graham: Get up, get out of bed (drag a comb across your head, if you must), and go forth.(Picture book. 4-8)"
Everyday life conspires to change the world. Want to try an ice cream cone? Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Anyway, an imaginative riot that should provide hours of entertainment. (Picture book. 5+)"
For Waldo fans, another oversize wordless book to pore over. Read full book review >

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HUNT FOR THE BAMBOO RAT by Graham Salisbury
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"A gripping saga of wartime survival. (maps, author's note, glossary, resources) (Historical fiction. 13-18)"
A novel that begins before Pearl Harbor sends a Japanese-American teen on a top-secret mission to the Philippines. Read full book review >