Search Results: "Keith O'Brien"


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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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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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THE GIANT, O'BRIEN by Hilary Mantel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Distinguished by a deft use of voices (from O'Brien's soaring lyricism and earthy humor to Hunter's desiccated musings) and by a vivid portrait of the feculent underside of London: a fresh, moving meditation on the sources of wonder and the dangers of a depraved rationalism."
The title character in Mantel's grimly lyrical latest novel (after Eight Months on Ghazzah Street, 1997, etc.) is in flight from a number of horrors. Read full book review >

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LOVE, HONOUR, AND O'BRIEN by Jennifer Rowe
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"The prolific Australian author (The Makeover Murders, 1993, etc.) offers the hilarious first in a new series that mixes humor with mystery."
A woman scorned hires a private detective, with decidedly unexpected results. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 31, 2012

"More screwball than satire, the amusement factor can't raise the narrative from the weight of its too-familiar elements."
In a town where everybody is for sale, how is an agent of hell supposed to corrupt anyone? 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 >

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THE EDUCATION OF JAKE O'BRIEN by Michael Freeman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2009

"A goofy, warm-hearted tale of lessons learned on and off the diamond."
A minor-leaguer gets a shot at the majors-and maturity-in this genial baseball saga. Read full book review >

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THE EDUCATION OF JAKE O'BRIEN by Michael Freeman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2009

"A goofy, warm-hearted tale of lessons learned on and off the diamond."
A minor-leaguer gets a shot at the majors-and maturity-in this genial baseball saga. Read full book review >

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THE FOURTEEN SISTERS OF EMILIO MONTEZ O'BRIEN by Oscar Hijuelos
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 1993

"Fat but flat."
Hijuelos's fluency—whether seamlessly singing the sad ballad of a family harrowed by madness and displacement in his first novel, Our House in the Last World (1985), or the slightly happier, warmer, more infectious up-tempo one of the Pulitzer-winning The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love (1989)—is his signature, and here he gives it a very, very long solo in a family chronicle that follows a huge Irish-Cuban family across the span of a century. Read full book review >