Search Results: "James Wilde"


BOOK REVIEW

THE TIME OF THE WOLF by James Wilde
Released: Oct. 10, 2012

"A bit short on deep psychological insight and character development, but the author realizes his goal of turning an obscure historic character into a warrior legend."
From British author Wilde, a work of fantasy fiction based on real historical characters in 11th-century England on the eve of the Norman invasion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 21, 1994

"Most likely, he would also applaud this book, a fanciful and operatic production."
In a richly allusive and imaginative portrait, Schmidgall (Literature as Opera and Shakespeare as Opera) analyzes the aspects of Oscar Wilde's life, character, reputation, and performance as a gay man living in the closing decade of the 19th century from the perspective of contemporary, post-Stonewall gay culture. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILDE WEST by Walter Satterthwait
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 27, 1991

"More like an extended—and marvelously relaxed—dinner party than a detective story, though Doc Holliday, who's been hovering around Wilde since the beginning of the book, provides a lovely last-minute surprise."
Yes, it's Oscar Wilde in the unlikely role of detective, as a trail of dead redheaded prostitutes along his 1882 tour route of the Old West makes it clear that someone in his company (black valet Henry Villiers? shrewd business manager Jack Vail? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILDE LAKE by Laura Lippman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2016

"Although she overamps some reveals and shortchanges others, Lippman as always treads the fine line between certainty and amazement."
Lippman (Hush Hush, 2015, etc.) takes familiar themes to a new locale as she traces a family's journey from raucous Baltimore to the meticulously planned community of Columbia, Maryland. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FAIRY TALES OF OSCAR WILDE by Oscar Wilde
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Classic tales wonderfully adorned with Brent's lustrous, jewel-toned illumination. (Stories/Fiction. All ages)"
After over 100 years, Wilde's fairy tales have lost none of their tragic beauty, or their sly humor, to which these nine bear witness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JAMES GANDOLFINI by Dan Bischoff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 8, 2014

"Not the last word but an earnest, endearing homage to an outstanding actor."
A bittersweet biography of an intensely private artist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JENNIEMAE & JAMES by Brooke Newman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 30, 2010

"A low-key, sweet portrait of an unusual friendship. Jenniemae is a scene-stealer, though, and the strongest parts of the memoir focus on her and her community."
A grown daughter remembers her troubled, genius father's endearing friendship with their charismatic maid. Read full book review >

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JAMES MONROE by Gary Hart
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 5, 2005

"A well-written, useful précis of Monroe's life and career."
A nearly forgotten president comes in for soft-spoken tribute, courtesy of one-time U.S. Senator Hart (The Fourth Power, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >