Search Results: "John Taylor"


BOOK REVIEW

FALLING by John Taylor
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Taylor's writing has style, but this book will most interest those—be they single, married, or divorced—with a curiosity about the most intimate details of someone else's marriage. (Author tour)"
A polished nonfiction writer exercises his powers of observation and his writer's craft to reflect on his own marriage's collapse. Read full book review >

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THE PRESENCE OF THINGS PAST by John Taylor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 30, 1992

"The entire collection, though undramatic, is a sort of Ray Bradbury Dandelion Wine remembrance of the Midwest as a golden place, a green world that lives on only in memory."
Forty-two short-shorts, collected from two volumes originally published in France, chronicle a childhood and adolescence in Des Moines, Iowa. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 18, 2005

"Elegant, even Plimptonesque at points—top-notch sports history."
Taut, well-crafted account of the fierce decade-long rivalry and odd friendship between two (literal) giants of basketball. Read full book review >

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MYSTERIES OF THE BODY AND THE MIND by John Taylor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1998

"In all, a holding pattern for a talented author waiting for a subject."
Taylor (The Presence of Things Past, 1992) returns with stories that aim for the perfect nuance and control of his first volume but that, this time around, seem hungry for content. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 28, 2002

"Still, true-crime buffs ought to enjoy this outing, which suggests that just about everyone involved had it coming."
Of big bucks, bedrooms, and bullets: a classy if glacially paced real-life whodunit by seasoned journalist and nonfiction author Taylor (Falling, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"The book is a familiar tale of rock 'n' roll, sin and redemption, but Taylor's capable voice make this a more nuanced and intriguing memoir than might be expected."
Capably written if predictable rock memoir by bassist Taylor of the 1980s supergroup Duran Duran. Read full book review >

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NO ONE REMEMBERS YOUR NAME, WHEN YOU’RE STRANGE
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer #1) (ISBN13: 978-0-316-34168-4) by Laini Taylor

Cover Story: Sparklemoth Split
BFF Charm: Yay x2
Swoonworthy Scale: 7
Talky Talk: Dreams of Libraries and Godspawn
Bonus Factors: Librarians, Tasty Business
Relationship Status: Missing My Other Half

Cover Story: Sparklemoth Split

Although I’m not crazy about the font, this is such a pretty ...


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CHARLES TAYLOR

Reliant as they were on call girls, cars, corpses, and Kris Kristofferson, the B-movies of the 1970s may not qualify as high art, according to cultural critic Charles Taylor, but at least they took American audiences seriously.

“For me, the staying power of these movies has to do with the way they stand in opposition to the current juvenile state ...


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ROAD TRIPPIN’ IT WITH JOHN BURNINGHAM
by Julie Danielson

The holidays are nigh. I wrote this time last year about my favorite holiday picture book of all time – John Burningham’s Harvey Slumfenburger’s Christmas Present, originally published back in 1993.

I’m a big Burningham fan. (If you are, too, and you’ve not yet read this, run to your nearest bookstore or library.) And in thinking about Harvey, I was ...


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BOOK REVIEW

JOHN GLENN by John Glenn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 8, 1999

"Despite the simple, even pedestrian writing, Glenn's story of how he became a throwback to the heroic age of discovery is enduringly thrilling. (16 pages b&w photographs, not seen) (Book-of- the-Month Club Main Selection)"
Mr. Smith goes to NASA, then Washington, then NASA again. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 14, 2012

"As much a world history primer for younger or less knowledgeable readers as it is for history buffs who want a concise story of the ties that bind civilizations."
Ten thousand years of world history gets crammed into this compact guidebook intended to inspire Internet research. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILLIAM HENRY SEWARD by John M. Taylor
NON-FICTION
Released: July 31, 1991

"An orthodox but sensible treatment of a dedicated politician- statesman who was sometimes too clever and complex for his own good. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs.)"
A friendly yet not uncritical biography of the secretary of state in the Lincoln and Andrew Johnson Cabinets. Read full book review >