Search Results: "Ian Spiegelman"


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WELCOME TO YESTERDAY by Ian Spiegelman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 17, 2006

"Carefully engineered blood-in-the-gutter fare—a tabloid version of The Big Sleep."
Spiegelman (Everyone's Burning, 2003) re-imagines his old gig as a New York Post "Page Six" reporter in a smarmy tale chock-full of seedy strips, hard-drinking gossips and vicious celebrities. Read full book review >

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MAKING MAVERICKS by Frosty Hesson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 10, 2012

"Hesson ably captures the enchantment and inherent dangers of surfing in this distinctive memoir."
A companion piece to the movie about surfing legend Rick "Frosty" Hesson's life. Read full book review >

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EVERYONE’S BURNING by Ian Spiegelman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 2003

"Bottom-dog lyricism, good dialogue, grim as a gallows."
Spiegelman made news last fall with his New York Post series attacking Jonathan Franzen, Rick Moody, and Dave Eggers, largely accusing them of trendiness and greed. How does his own debut hold up against Heartbreaking and Shifty Wordslingers Franzen and Moody? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Refreshingly candid about his vindictive motives, Raymond offers a damning chronicle of political hubris."
One of the Northeast GOP's top campaigners tells how he became an agent of corruption for the Republican revolution. Read full book review >

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JACK AND THE BOX by Art Spiegelman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2008

"There's a lot going on beneath the surface, though, and this may have some therapeutic value for older children too. (Graphic early reader. 4-8)"
A long way from Dick and Jane, this near-primer tries hard, and with at least some success, to rob a scary toy of its power to frighten a youngster. Read full book review >

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BREAKDOWNS by Art Spiegelman
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Oct. 7, 2008

"Fans of graphic novels in general and Spiegelman in particular will savor this."
A reissue of the graphic artist's early, little-seen volume shows his formative work, while an extensive forword and afterword provide autobiographical context. Read full book review >

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OPEN ME...I'M A DOG! by Art Spiegelman
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1997

"It's a winning conceit, with ingenuous tongue-in-cheek illustrations, though, like Lane Smith's Happy Hocky Family (1993), some will find that much of the humor is pitched over the heads of its target audience. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Spiegelman (Maus, 1986, etc.) tries his hand at a picture book—it looks and smells like a book, but it earnestly (dare one say doggedly?) assures its readers that it's actually a puppy, transformed by an annoyed wizard after a series of mishaps. Read full book review >

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THICK AS THIEVES by Peter Spiegelman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 26, 2011

"Character-driven with a protagonist as enigmatic as he is compelling. But what really sets this apart is the quality of Spiegelman's writing: 'Backlit on the 14th tee, Mr. Boyce is a slab of granite escaped from the quarry, or spare parts from Stonehenge.' It's not every day genre prose gets that kind of polish (Red Cat, 2007, etc.)."
Techno thieves fall out. Read full book review >

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SENIOR MOMENTS by Willard Spiegelman
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Spiegelman's preference for masters of 'cool clarity, sharpened perception, and a transparent style' is revealed in his own writing, which is lucid and propulsive, opening portals to heightened enjoyment of the time we have."
A wide-ranging collection of essays reflecting the septuagenarian author's rejection of the more hysterical predictions of cultural doom. Read full book review >

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RED CAT by Peter Spiegelman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 6, 2007

"Gritty atmosphere and clever plotting enhance a fine addition to the noir tradition."
John March (Death's Little Helpers, 2005, etc.) returns to the crime scene in the third installment of an impressive series. Read full book review >

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PECULIAR POLITICS by Katia Spiegelman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 30, 1993

"More flat than fizzy."
A racy and sometimes witty romp through New York's yuppieland, a nasty urban jungle where making connections both sexual and professional is the only way to go. Read full book review >

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DR. KNOX by Peter Spiegelman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 31, 2016

"The plot complications get more outlandish as they go, but the dark urban atmosphere keeps the book grounded in gritty reality."
A well-intentioned doctor working with prostitutes and junkies in the seedier parts of Los Angeles can get himself into big trouble. So learns the hero of Spiegelman's (Thick As Thieves, 2011, etc.) noir thriller as his noble aims make him the target of Russian terrorists and shady American business moguls. Read full book review >