Search Results: "Joseph Di Prisco"


BOOK REVIEW

THE POPE OF BROOKLYN by Joseph Di Prisco
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 14, 2017

"Despite some solipsistic meandering, a deft, amusing, and tough memoir."
A literary son traces his fugitive father in a pulpy yet cerebral memoir. Read full book review >

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SUBWAY TO CALIFORNIA by Joseph Di Prisco
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"A subway ride with many stops, almost all of them interesting and entertaining."
A self-confessed "minor poet" and "novelist famous for his obscurity" reflects on his strange, eventful life. Read full book review >

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SUN CITY by Joseph Di Prisco
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 30, 2002

"Red-hot at the start, but the story-within-a-story has a different pace and mood, and ultimately takes the upper hand—a change not entirely welcome."
Smart though uneven noirish confection from poet, nonfiction author, and novelist Di Prisco (Confessions of Brother Eli, not reviewed): a tale of two gamblers, one an ace at blackjack and too sharp for his own good, the other a loser who gets lucky—but both unlucky in love. Read full book review >

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THE ALZHAMMER by Joseph Di Prisco
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2016

"Lively but broad and overcaffeinated."
Di Prisco's latest is part Mafia thriller, part comic farce, part lament about the anguish of dementia—and all hyperkinetic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"'Parenting is not a science; it's an art': the authors avoid smug formulae and write in a colloquial, jargon-free style."
A lively, wise, and user-friendly translation of bewildering teen-aged behavior. Read full book review >

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JACKIE AND THE SHADOW SNATCHER by Larry Di Fiori
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2006

Strongly influenced by classic comics and underground comix alike, this monochrome, graphic novel-style mini-melodrama pits an anxious everylad against a menacing crook with both a tongue-twisting moniker and a gang of dwarfish, masked minions. Read full book review >

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TRUE HOLLYWOOD NOIR by Dina Di Mambro
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 30, 2013

"Ably captures the sleaze simmering under Hollywood's stars."
Truth is wilder than fiction in this fast-paced journey through 80 years of Hollywood mayhem. Read full book review >

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THE VIRAL SOLUTION by Rino Di Stefano
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2008

"A high-paced political mystery, painted in broad, colorful strokes."
A jolting, scientific thriller by Italian journalist, biographer and novelist Di Stefano (The Zanfretta Case, 1984, etc.) Read full book review >

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ALL SIGNS POINT TO MURDER by Connie di Marco
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"It would be great to report that di Marco hits her stride in this sophomore installment. But her failure to connect her plot more closely to her astrological premise leaves her story disappointingly flat."
An astrologer looks to the stars to help her solve the shocking shooting of a friend's sister. Read full book review >

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ENORMOUS SMALLNESS by Matthew Burgess
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 2015

"An eminently friendly introduction to both the poet and his spirit—deceptively simple, just like its subject. (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
A picture-book biography of the poet, with appropriately quirky multimedia illustrations. Read full book review >

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WHERE'S THE BABOON? by Michaël  Escoffier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2015

"In a word: outstanding. (Picture book. 5-12)"
"It's a book! It's a game! It's Super Bookgame!" Read full book review >

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MOUTH MOTHS by Douglas Evans
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Full of wordplay and accompanied by comical drawings, each stand-alone story in this collection contains a lesson about behavior that is never pedantic and always replete with warmth and humor. (Fiction. 7-10)"
There's something strange happening with the third grade at W.T. Melon Elementary School. Read full book review >