Search Results: "Jordan Orlando"


BOOK REVIEW

JORDAN by Mitchell Krugel
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1994

"Includes a handy listing of Jordan statistics and records, and some interesting basketball lore and history; but there's really little new here. (8 pages photos, not seen)"
Yet another book about the ``retired'' basketball superstar, this one with passages written as if by Jordan, from ``Michael's perspective,'' though not in his ``exact words.'' Krugel, a sportswriter for the Hammond (Ill.) Read full book review >

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THE OBJECT LESSON by Jordan Orlando
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1993

"Interesting for Orlando's skill at duplicating realistic dialogue, but a long-winded, difficult read that is just too late for the brat pack bus."
Newcomer Orlando's overlong, ultimately unrewarding look into the dark past of the 1981 graduating class of an exclusive Manhattan prep school. Read full book review >

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7 SOULS by Barnabas Miller
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 13, 2010

"Devoted urban fantasy fans might stick with it, but the near 400-page length won't make this easy. (Supernatural fantasy. 14 & up)"
This supernatural thriller crackles to life with an eerie tension right from the start, but it gradually loses its urgency and devolves into silliness. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL JORDAN by Roland Lazenby
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2014

"Studded with insights but unnecessarily long—though, given the continued aura of Jordan, likely to sell well."
An exhaustive—and exhausting—biography of the greatest player in NBA history. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL JORDAN by Robert Lipsyte
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 30, 1994

"Kids are lucky to have Lipsyte writing on their side. (Biography. 10-14)"
According to New York Times sportswriter Lipsyte (Arnold Schwarzenegger, 1993, etc.), Michael Jordan is a master of timing not just in his game but in his whole involvement with basketball and advertising. Read full book review >

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CHASING JORDAN by Heidi W. Boehringer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 29, 2005

"A first novel as testimony to a mother's hell—without transcendence."
Motherhood sinks to an all-time low in Boehringer's bleak debut, set in the soulless suburbs of South Florida. Read full book review >

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ORLANDO ON THURSDAY by Emma Magenta
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Intimate and creative, if not entirely successful. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A direct narrative voice and endearingly childlike illustrations combine in a charming tale that may have difficulty finding a wide audience. Read full book review >

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ORLANDO THE BRAVE VULTURE by Tomi Ungerer
FICTION
Released: March 16, 1966

"Orlando is a heavy flight of fancy destined never to replace Lessie or convince TV Western fans of the foolishness of it all."
Orlando's neck is not drawn with a typically vulturous menacing droop. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 20, 2002

"A chilling account."
From journalist Toth (Atlantic Monthly, Business Week, etc.), a disturbing story of a 14-year-old boy who axed to death his foster mother. Read full book review >

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A JOURNAL FOR JORDAN by Dana Canedy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 30, 2008

"A gut-wrenching memoir of love unexpectedly eviscerated."
In spare, poignant prose, New York Times assistant national news editor Canedy bares the human cost of the Iraq war. Read full book review >

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FOUR BOYS NAMED JORDAN by Jessica Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2004

"Required reading for prospective parents. (Picture book. 6-8)"
What price faddish baby-naming? Read full book review >