Search Results: "Keith Dixon"


BOOK REVIEW

KEITH by Stanley Booth
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 28, 1995

"Still, a welcome addition to the growing library of Stones- related tomes. (10 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A prose meditation on Rolling Stone Keith Richards by a man who entered the Stones' inner sanctum as a journalist in the late '60s and subsequently became the guitarist's friend and confidante. Read full book review >

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KEITH HARING by Kay Haring
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"This sanitized treatment does a disservice to both subject and readers. (author's note, index of art works) (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
Artist Keith Haring draws and draws, from childhood to adulthood. Read full book review >

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MASON & DIXON by Thomas Pynchon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 30, 1997

"Reading Pynchon may be likened to what one of his characters says here about deciphering the 'equation' presented by the stars in their courses: 'A lonely, uncompensated, perhaps even impossible Task,—yet some of us must be ever seeking it, I suppose.'"
Ever since Gravity's Rainbow (1973), which shared a National Book Award and was given, then denied a Pulitzer Prize (on account of its "obscenity"), it's been obvious, even to much of the so-called literary establishment, that Thomas Pynchon is one of our contemporary classics: a true polymath, formidably learned and technically unparalleled, who understands as few of his readers can the essential symbiosis between C.P. Snow's "two cultures" of science and technology. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 10, 2011

"An enjoyable journey through parenthood and then back to reality, though somewhat unreasonable in its culinary expectations, particularly for new parents."
New York Times writer Dixon (The Art of Losing, 2007, etc.) chronicles his labors with the different phases of new parenthood and his endeavors to keep his family fed. Read full book review >

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GHOSTFIRES by Keith Dixon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Strong stuff if your taste in family values runs to permafrost."
The death of their wife and mother leaves a father and son locked in motionless combat: a grim debut from New York Times editor Dixon. Read full book review >

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THE ART OF LOSING by Keith Dixon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 20, 2007

"So well and darkly done that readers may find themselves opting for a noir moratorium in the interest of mental health. After back-to-back exercises in bleakness, the author might want to try it too."
A filmmaker turns gambler and rues the day in Dixon's second novel bearing the mark of James M. Cain. Read full book review >

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KEITH RICHARDS by Victor Bockris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Interesting, and probably choice fare for Richards fans, but hardly gospel. (B&w photographs—not seen.)"
A gushing Keith Richards fanzine and high-bias Rolling Stones history. Read full book review >

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KEITH RICHARDS by Christopher Sandford
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2004

"Less than a glance at what drove 'the man death forgot.'"
Hollow if high-revved portrait of the Rolling Stones guitarist and songwriter from rock-music biographer Sandford (Mick Jagger, 1994, etc.). The only thing missing, tellingly, is his subject's voice. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 11, 1991

"Limited, but nonetheless a valuable overview of an 80's phenomenon and his world. (Thirty-two b&w and 105 color photographs—not seen.)"
A largely sympathetic portrait of the recently deceased young artist whose works moved from the subway platforms of N.Y.C. to the walls of galleries and museums throughout the world. Read full book review >

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MR. DIXON DISAPPEARS by Ian Samson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2007

"The plot is wispy, but the dialogue is certainly amusing. Readers who enjoy send-ups of crime novels, talk-radio hosts, city pomposities and rural eccentricities will queue up for the series (The Case of the Missing Books, 2007, etc.)."
A feckless vegetarian Jewish English librarian takes up residence in northern Ireland, where he's greeted by unexpected troubles. Read full book review >

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THE STORIES OF STEPHEN DIXON by Stephen Dixon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1994

"Faulkner Award), are also included."
This magnanimous volume marks Dixon's first publication with a mainstream house since Harper & Row brought out Quite Contrary in 1979. Read full book review >

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MASON DIXON:  BASKETBALL DISASTERS by Claudia Mills
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 12, 2012

"Altogether, this is an amusing if undemanding account of the typical fourth-grade problems the athletically ungifted face as they make their way through school. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Fourth grader Mason Dixon, in his third series outing, earnestly stumbles from one potential disaster to another, many involving his total basketball ineptitude. Read full book review >