Search Results: "Gus Van Sant"


BOOK REVIEW

PINK by Gus Van Sant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"The grossest conceit is Van Sant's linkage of his own passing troubles and anxieties with filmmaking and the deaths of two young superstars—his rant against the tabloids seems particularly lame given his own exploitative tendencies here. (Author tour)"
The director of Drugstore Cowboy, My Own Private Idaho, and To Die For turns to fiction with this self-indulgent fantasy about the horrors of Hollywood, the trials of filmmaking, and the sadness of young men dying. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GUS by Olivier Dunrea
by Olivier Dunrea, illustrated by Olivier Dunrea
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"Good to meet you, Gus. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Gus is a welcome addition to the Gossie & Friends series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Marriages, Divorces and A Crossbow by PJ Van Sant
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 9, 2013

"An engaging cautionary tale; those who've had their own relationship struggles will relate and may even realize that they don't have it as bad as they thought."
A debut memoir focusing on a woman's troubled marriages. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GEMMA & GUS by Olivier Dunrea
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"A just plain ducky addition to this excellent picture-book series. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Gosling siblings explore their world in this latest offering from Dunrea's Gossie & Friends series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GULLIBLE GUS by Maxine Rose Schur
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 17, 2009

"One can't believe everything one is told or reads, but this darn good yarn will have kids galloping through the pages of this middle reader. (Fiction. 6-10)"
Cowboy Gus is sweet but naïve. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GUS GRISSOM by Carmen Bredeson
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

The ill-fated life of astronaut Virgil ``Gus'' Grissom is recounted in this latest entry to the Countdown to Space series aimed at less proficient readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Van Ripplewink by Paul Clayton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2016

"A serious novel with an amusing premise."
Clayton (In the Shape of a Man, 2013, etc.) updates the story of Rip Van Winkle in this social novel.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VAN JOHNSON by Ronald L. Davis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A perfectly pleasant double feature."
The Van Johnson Story. Starring . . . Van Johnson. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHESTER AND GUS by Cammie McGovern
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"A bittersweet, vexing glimpse of a less-portrayed point on the autism spectrum. (Fiction. 9-13)"
After his fear of loud noises causes him to fail his service dog training, Chester, a supersmart chocolate Lab, becomes a support dog to Gus, a white 10-year-old boy with nonverbal autism. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"A beautiful example of artistic bookmaking, a story of family love and lore, and the magic of music personified in a way that's utterly accessible to children—and their dazzled parents. (biographical note, photographs) (Picture book. 4-10)"
What makes music the heart and center of a life? In this case, it is a grandfather who lives in a house full of "instruments and cake." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHERIFF GUS by John D DeSain
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 16, 2013

"A promisingly complex detective story too often sidelined by editorializing."
In DeSain's (Prometheus Ignored, 2012) latest novel, a corrupt sheriff facing re-election tracks a serial killer in a rural California county where mysterious forces hold sway. Read full book review >