Search Results: "Iain Sinclair"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 24, 2012

"Loquacious, raving and madly provocative."
The nimble London-based author offers a loose-limbed set of disgruntled observations on the massively disruptive development that became the 2012 Olympic Village. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Sinclair's eccentric style works best when taken in small doses—and with the supplement of a map. (8 pages color illustrations, not seen)"
Walking tour of the neighborhoods and communities that border London's M25 highway: amusing and evocative, but bewildering to those not familiar with the territory. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN SMOKE by Iain  Sinclair
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 2014

"Melding reportage and memoir, this gossipy, idiosyncratic cultural history offers a fresh, unvarnished look at an eccentric, brash and dynamic cast of literary rebels."
An intrepid British writer takes to the road in search of the Beats. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 1993

"Lavishly phrased to a point of self-indulgence, restless, and wild: less a novel than a frenetic tour of a city and culture that, unfortunately, leaves one coolly appreciative at best."
Winner of the 1992 Encore Award in Britain, Welsh-born poet and antiquarian-bookseller Sinclair's second novel (but first US publication): a tumultuous, frenzied, and mercilessly critical story of London past and present. Read full book review >

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UPTON SINCLAIR by Lauren Coodley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A thoroughly engaging monograph."
Coodley (California: A Multicultural Documentary History, 2008, etc.) claims that Sinclair (1878-1968)—social justice advocate, California gubernatorial candidate and author of the classic The Jungle—deserves to be viewed through a feminist lens. Read full book review >

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RODINSKY'S ROOM by Rachel Lichtenstein
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2000

"Flawed in structure but beautifully written and completely captivating. (photos)"
Fascinating tale of Jewish mystic-hermit David Rodinsky, whose London room is opened up after nearly 20 years, by artist Lichtenstein and with contributions by author Sinclair (Downriver, 1993). Read full book review >

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RADICAL INNOCENT: UPTON SINCLAIR by Anthony Arthur
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 13, 2006

"An immensely readable biography."
Lively, unsparing look at the turn-of-the-century muckraker, social critic and novelist who changed the way America did business. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 7, 1962

"This protest of life, at 83, telling many generations that Upton Sinclair is still among us, will be read more deeply than it was written."
This is Upton Sinclair's protest to the world signifying that he is still very much alive. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 7, 2007

"A middling morality tale. (Picture book. 4-8.)"
A teddy bear teaches his friends about the importance of diversity. Read full book review >

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PIRATE PLUNDER'S TREASURE HUNT by Iain Smyth
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"A miniature galleon and tiny pockets of minutiae will be appreciated and played with long after the ruse of doing detective work has faded. (Pop-up. 6-11)"
Pirate's Plunder Treasure Hunt ($16.99; Sept. 1996; 16 pp.; 0-525-45693-7): Yo-ho-ho! Read full book review >