Search Results: "Herbert Block"


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HERBLOCK by Herbert Block
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 18, 1993

"Outspoken, unashamedly liberal, and thoroughly readable. (Enriched by 200 vintage Herblock cartoons, plus an eight-page photo insert—not seen)"
Block—a.k.a. ``Herblock''—is a national institution. Read full book review >

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NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS by Valerie Block
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2003

"Who knew fraud could be this funny? A winner from Block (Was It Something I Said?, 1998)."
Wickedly clever farce featuring strange bedfellows, missing millions, and a bald con woman. Read full book review >

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THE DIRTY SHAME HOTEL by Ron Block
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1998

"A Sherwood Anderson for our time—funny, ironic, inventive, brimming with sympathy."
Poet Block's story debut is a find: droll tales full of real, rumpled, irony-laden life. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 27, 1990

"Scudder fans."
Matthew Scudder's exceptionally gripping eighth outing finds the unlicensed, alcoholic Gotham p.i. Read full book review >

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EVEN THE WICKED by Lawrence Block
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"An ingenious whodunit that's also, in Block's recent manner, a provoking meditation on mortality—with a particularly strong supporting role for the City of New York, which turns in its finest performance since Ellery Queen's Cat of Many Tails."
The self-anointed "Will of the People" is a serial killer with a difference. Read full book review >

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THE BURGLAR IN THE CLOSET by Lawrence Block
Released: Aug. 15, 1978

"A forgery ring turns up—along with the breezy Manhattan repartee and charmingly crude New Yorkers we've come to expect from the likably smart-alecky Mr. Block."

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TANNER ON ICE by Lawrence Block
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1998

"Tanner's fans, happy to see him back in action, won't mind if the action doesn't seem to go anywhere in particular."
Evan Tanner, the soldier of misfortune who's been out of commission since Me Tanner, You Jane (1970), returns, youthful and hale as ever, for a murky assignment in Burma. Read full book review >

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THE HOT PLACE by Herbert Resnicow
Released: Jan. 10, 1990

Once again, gruff, golden-hearted venture-capitalist Ed Baer and his clever son and partner Warren have a murder to deal with—this time in the steam room of Long Island's Oakdale Country Club, to which they both belong. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 4, 2005

"Heroes and villains, good guys and bad: white-hot dissent from a practiced pen."
There's a fire burning in America's basement, New York Times columnist Herbert urges in this well-chosen collection of op-ed pieces. No one's rushing to put it out. Instead, "we're behaving as if we cannot even smell the smoke." Read full book review >

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DAUGHTER MINE by Herbert Gold
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2000

"Compelling, if endlessly padded."
San Francisco's golden-ager Beat philosopher/novelist/essayist (She Took My Arm As If She Loved Me, 1997, etc.) returns, as full of talk as ever. Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 2000

"A biography for those who love Woolf, and for those who want to love her all the more by knowing her all the better."
A biography of the last decade of Virginia Woolf's life that generously grants the reader an intimate view of her extraordinary world. Read full book review >