Search Results: "Guy Macdonald"


BOOK REVIEW

ROSS MACDONALD by Tom Nolan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 12, 1999

"A breathlessly enthusiastic font of praise—most of it justifiable—that also works as a schematic for the demons, both professional and personal, that motivate some of our best writers to toil tirelessly in the genre fields."
Hagiographic, rags-to-riches, writer-as-middle-class-hero tale; the first biography of a genre master who wrote 18 highly literate detective novels featuring southern California private eye Lew Archer and earned an enormous following among mainstream readers, academes, and literary celebrities. Read full book review >

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YOUNG MACDONALD by David Milgrim
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2006

A young vivisectionist recombines the livestock in this "Old MacDonald" outtake. Read full book review >

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OLD MACDONALD by Petra Brown
illustrated by Petra Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"A warm introduction to an old favorite. (Board book. 1-3)"
The American classic is presented with some cuddly illustrations. Read full book review >

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OLD MACDONALD by Jessica Souhami
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1996

"Grand for the preschool set. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A highly entertaining and inventive version of a favorite song, with plenty of surprises in the gatefolds. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"Hoce makes no effort to be systematic, though he does identify a few of his examples in a closing list; readers or listeners may still be inspired by his efforts to try some wordplay of their own. (Poetry. 8-10)"
In 30 short verses, an educator puts an assortment of livestock through some unusual paces to demonstrate homophones, personification, alliteration and such other "language skills" as idioms and puns, e.g., "I went under the fence this morning. / No one knows where I am. / I love the freedom that I've found. / I'm a sheep that's on the lam." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BAD GUY by Hannah Barnaby
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"The humor feels accidental here, with illustrations that fail to establish a consistent visual subtext. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Another wannabe bad guy. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: July 3, 2012

"Encouragement and instructive pointers in a package guy writers will enjoy. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Guys love writing as much as they love reading...when they can do their own thing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GUY WIRE by Sarah Weeks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

Laughs won out over tears in Guy Strang's previous appearances (My Guy,2001; Guy Time, 2000, etc.), but not this time. Read full book review >

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HARD GUY by Thornton Elliott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 27, 1992

"You've met these reptiles and their super-macho mystique before, in Jim Thompson and Donald Goines, but Elliott draws them with knowledge and energy enough to make it fun to watch them slither."
It's not only the ex-con hero of this lean and mean (and familiar) crime thriller who's a hard guy: first-novelist Elliott is himself doing life in a Tennessee state prison. Read full book review >