Search Results: "James Sullivan"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 8, 2010

"Sullivan isn't able to fully penetrate Carlin's inner life, resulting in a fairly standard showbiz praise narrative. Still, this is an apt, detailed memorial to a groundbreaking performer."
Straightforward biography of George Carlin (1937-2008), who survived countercultural excess to become a seminal American stand-up comedian. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Cultures clash, but love conquers, with some fascinating twists and plenty of intimate details."
A recounting of the author's courtship of his wife-to-be in the ancient Vietnamese city of Hue. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 17, 2012

"With its soap-operatic storyline, Friday Night Lights transcended geography, but this less linear, more episodic book likely won't resonate far beyond New England."
Friday Night Lights, Northeast division. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2008

"Sullivan may not capture the fiery soul of the best James Brown performance, but he shines a light on an important instance of music affecting real change."
A music journalist looks at one of the soul legend's key performances—as well as his overall legacy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"An entertaining and informative history of an unlikely subject."
The San Francisco Chronicle's pop culture critic engagingly charts the rise of blue jeans from humble laborers' togs to haute couture. Read full book review >

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PRIVATE GAMES by Mark Sullivan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 13, 2012

"A pleasant romp all the same; as lightweight as a whiffleball—but fun."
Zingy formula—emphasis on formula—fiction from the literary maquiladora that is James Patterson. Read full book review >

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BALL by Mary Sullivan
by Mary Sullivan, illustrated by Mary Sullivan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2013

"Deceptively simple little winner for dog lovers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The single word "ball" comprises the text of this visual chronicle of a day in the life of a dog and his ball. Read full book review >

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ON LINDEN SQUARE by Kate Sullivan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Pleasant but inconsequential. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Stella Mae loves to sit at her apartment-house window and watch her neighbors. Read full book review >

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OZZIE AND THE ART CONTEST by Dana Sullivan
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2013

"Once the story's lesson is revealed, there is little reason to read this one again. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Ozzie enters the art contest at school only to be disappointed at the results. Read full book review >

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FRANKIE by Mary Sullivan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Two-legged pups with new sibs would likely have a similar experience. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A young new dog in the house gets a cold reception from the old one. Read full book review >

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I USED TO BE A FISH by Tom Sullivan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"While the book is visually appealing, the plot is very thin and not likely to inspire demands for rereading. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Fed up with the aquatic life, a fish ventures onto land, spawning eons of evolutionary change. Read full book review >

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PRIVATE BERLIN by James Patterson
Released: Jan. 21, 2013

"Call it cut-rate Bourne, then, with enough action to keep the story moving and enough verisimilitude to belay having to suspend disbelief too often."
Another industrial thriller from the Patterson (Private Games, 2012, etc.) factory. Read full book review >