Search Results: "Keith Lowe"


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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THE FEAR AND THE FREEDOM by Keith Lowe
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"A sweeping but flawed history of a world defined by contradictions and conflict."
How 70 years of profound political, social, and cultural change resulted directly from World War II. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 3, 2012

"Authoritative but never dry, stripping away soothing myths of national unity and victimhood, this is a painful but necessary historical task superbly done."
A breathtaking, numbing account of the physical and moral desolation that plagued Europe in the late 1940s. Read full book review >

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TUNNEL VISION by Keith Lowe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 9, 2001

"Aims low, but hits the mark precisely. Hugh Grant should watch the mail for this romantic comedy. It's probably already on its way."
Newcomer Lowe emerges from the underneath England with a longish, lightish story of a man's one-day journey across London by subway. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2007

"A worthy companion to Frederick Taylor's Dresden (2004), shedding new light on a neglected chapter of the air war in Europe."
A thoroughgoing history of the Allied bombing campaign that leveled a great German city—but did little damage to the Nazi war machine. Read full book review >

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NEW FREE CHOCOLATE SEX by Keith Lowe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"A novel with the best intentions doesn't automatically work as fiction."
English journalist Lowe turns a politically correct exploration of slavery on West African cocoa plantations into an excruciatingly shallow relationships saga in New York City. 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 >

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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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FINDING SAMUEL LOWE by Paula Williams Madison
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 14, 2015

"A well-structured memoir told in brief, punchy vignettes alternating between past and present."
A spirited pursuit of her mother's roots takes one African-American woman from Jamaica to Harlem to China. Read full book review >

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KEITH HARING: JOURNALS by Keith Haring
Released: July 1, 1996

"Fragmentary, not particularly enlightening, and lacking notes, these journals offer limited rewards even to the Haring aficionado. (illustrations, not seen) (Book-of-the-Month Club selection)"
Recorded in sporadic bursts at various points in his brief career, these journals attest more to the late artist's amazing industry than to his analytical or descriptive powers. Read full book review >