Search Results: "Harry Crews"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MULCHING OF AMERICA by Harry Crews
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 26, 1995

"Crews reaches too far in his conspiratorial lunacya very '60s gestureand spoils an otherwise funny book."
An over-the-top-comedy in which the veteran wildman of redneck fiction (Scar Lover, 1992, etc.) casts his satirical eye on the all-American world of door-to-door sales. Read full book review >

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SCAR LOVER by Harry Crews
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"From sin to redemption, this highly improbable tale of hope and affirmation just doesn't cut it- -it's as belabored as the awkward title."
The latest novel by this former master of true grit southern fiction smartly steers away from the slapstick antics that so marred his last (Body, 1990). Read full book review >

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CELEBRATION by Harry Crews
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"Lowbrow comedy, not literary wit."
The once reigning champion of redneck fiction continues his decline with yet another one-joke novel, a farce of hippy-cosmic dimensions. Read full book review >

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THE GYPSY’S CURSE by Harry Crews
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1974

"The novel is narrated by Marvin, who can reel off tough-sounding detective patter with the best of them — and then some."
It's not anybody who could write a bawdy, often hilarious, totally unsentimental novel about a legless deaf-mute who earns his keep by doing one-finger stands on arms the size of your average giant's thighs. Read full book review >

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BELOW by Nina Crews
by Nina Crews, photographed by Nina Crews
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2006

"Alternating views of Jack on the white, brightly lit steps above with Guy suspended in near darkness below, Crews expertly captures the mini-episode's drama, as well as the inexhaustible possibilities of stairs as playscapes. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Using a mix of manipulated photography and line drawing, Crews places a lad with a wooden toy companion on a painted staircase next to a small, enticing hole. Read full book review >

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ONE HOT SUMMER DAY by Nina Crews
FICTION
Released: May 1, 1995

"The first-person narration is simple, written in a colloquial present-tense, and progresses with the pictures to the dramatic, cooling storm. (Picture book. 2+)"
The debut of a welcome new voice and vision, in photographs of a steamy summer cityscape and remembrances of the hottest of days. Read full book review >

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SKY-HIGH GUY by Nina Crews
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 13, 2010

"The spare text hits just the right notes, and, along with the full-bleed photos of regular (and adorable) kids in a regular (and lushly leafy) backyard, captures the childhood thrill of believing, if only for a while, that poor, steadfast Guy might really be in terrible danger and that only boy heroes could ever save the day. (Picture book. 4-6)"
In this winning companion to Below (2006), Crews tells a simple story-in-photographs of two brothers, Jack and Gus, and their serene action figure, Guy, who's amenable to any kind of adventure from dinosaur hunting (on the bookshelf between Seabiscuit and Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary) to saving the city from destruction to ("Oh, no!") getting caught in a backyard tree while skydiving. Read full book review >

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I'LL CATCH THE MOON by Nina Crews
FICTION
Released: May 1, 1996

"In style and setting, this book is virtually a repeat of Crews's One Hot Summer Day (1995), but its star-drenched, dreamlike mood gives it a totally different emotional content. (Picture book. 4+)"
A girl's wish to build a ladder from her New York City apartment to the moon is vividly brought to life through ingenious photo-collages. Read full book review >

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SHORTCUT by Donald  Crews
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 1992

"A breathless tour-de-force for train lovers of any age. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In a return to Bigmama's (1991) small Florida community for a second story based on Crews's childhood memories, a group of children walking through a narrow railroad cut have to dive into the brambles when an unexpected train rockets past. Read full book review >

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THE NEIGHBORHOOD MOTHER GOOSE by Nina Crews
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Opening and closing with rooftop views of Brooklyn (look for the goose), this gathering of common and not-so-common rhymes will be a hit with young readers and pre-readers in any setting, urban or otherwise. (source note) (Nursery rhymes. 3-7)"
Crews connects 41 nursery rhymes to full-spread, skillfully manipulated photo-collages depicting a multi-age cast of marvelously expressive children at play in various sunny, well-kept Brooklyn locales. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"This simple book is certain to delight young onlookers and anyone familiar with Crews's other creations. (Picture book. 4-6)"
PLB 0-688-16795-0 A High, Low, Near, Far, Loud, Quiet Story (24 pp.; $16.00; PLB $15.93; Oct.; 0-688-16794-2; PLB 16795-0) Crews (You Are Here, 1998, etc.) explores opposites that are a part of a child's daily experience; the full-color labeled photographs are ideal for pick-and-point toddlers and younger lap-sitters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLYING by Donald  Crews
illustrated by Donald Crews
Released: Oct. 20, 1986

"Crews' style has become familiar, through several fine books; this is a worthy companion to the award-winning Freight Train and Truck."
With minimal text and bright-color illustrations, Crews captures the essence of a plane journey."Boarding. . . Read full book review >