Search Results: "Harold Boulton"


BOOK REVIEW

ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT by John Ceiriog Hughes
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 28, 2013

"The lyrics are better when sung—in either language—but their tone is properly echoed in these sweet, soft-focus illustrations. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Set to the tender night song's standard English text, a suite of muted scenes features a drowsy, tousled child in bed beneath stars and angels. Read full book review >

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I MISS ME by William Boulton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 16, 2013

"An engaging personal account that raises awareness of a still mysterious disease."
A young man recounts his struggle with multiple sclerosis. Read full book review >

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MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Chronology; glossary; bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. YA+)"
A handsome, large-sized volume, attractively illustrated with photos, Wright's own drawings, and decorative designs based on his works, but one whose audience is a bit problematic. Read full book review >

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VERGIL'S AENEID by Harold Bloom
POETRY
Released: Dec. 16, 1996

"The series, so far, goes from the Aeneid to Angelou; each volume is loaded with colorful educational tools and offers a ready source of structured information. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
This is the first entry in the Bloom's Notes series, part of the Contemporary Literary Views Books; Bloom (The Western Canon, 1994, etc.) introduces Vergil, then steps back as various writers and academic experts past and present provide analyses of theme, character, and literary worth, mostly through excerpts from previously published material. Read full book review >

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CAFÉ BERLIN by Harold Nebenzal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"In short: 'after a strong start, it gets only better.'"
First published in 1992, and now in development as a movie by Wolfgang Petersen (The Perfect Storm, etc.), Nebenzal's debut returns to the scene of his screenplay adaptation for the movie Cabaret—prewar Berlin in all its decadent splendor. Read full book review >

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LEAD, SO I CAN FOLLOW by Harold Adams
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 29, 1999

"Adams's 1930s American Gothic is as gauntly effective as ever, and Carl's bride makes a charming sidekick, but their nuptial case is no more than a tangle of loose ends."
Just because Carl Wilcox is married doesn't mean he's decided to settle down. Read full book review >

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THE FOURTH OF JULY WAKE by Harold Adams
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2003

"Shorn of the understated period background that frames Adams's trademark hero, Depression-era itinerant Carl Wilcox (Lead, So I Can Follow, 1999, etc.), this decorous hothouse gossipfest lumbers as interminably as the house party from hell."
A year and a half after marrying ex-nurse Sorah, three months after leaving his body to the University of Minnesota Hospital and his fortune to Sorah, P.J. Krueger dies of an apparent heart attack. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"An exhaustive feat of research with a focused structure and robust prose."
Hefty study of partisan journalism as vigorously embraced by Abraham Lincoln and the warring New York dailies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE STALLION by Harold Robbins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"With more couplings than a railroad switchyard—and about as much reality as a dude ranch."
On the evidence of this sequel to The Betsy (1971), schlockmeister Robbins has lost whatever knack he may once have had for down-and-dirty storytelling. Read full book review >

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THE FLIGHT TO LUCIFER by Harold Bloom
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 1979

"A close-to-unreadable exercise, only for those who share Bloom's gnostic preoccupations—or collectors of literary oddities."
Bloom has been salting his literary criticism with dashes of kabbalistic and gnostic incunabula for years; here, in this first novel, he really lets his obsession run wild—and we can only hope that it's now out of his system. Read full book review >