Search Results: "Keith Scribner"


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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THE GOOD LIFE by Keith Scribner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 1999

"Obvious, annoying, snooty: Scribner's prose (—No one gets as far as he had without unbridled ambition—) is as lifeless as his characters—and his characters would seem flat even in a comic book."
A mean-spirited debut based on the real-life kidnaping of a New Jersey Exxon executive that took place a few years back. Read full book review >

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THE OREGON EXPERIMENT by Keith Scribner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 17, 2011

"Scribner has done his homework on everything from radicalism to perfumes, but in service to an overly schematic plot."
An East Coast couple grows increasingly entangled in the political and emotional lives of Oregon radicals. Read full book review >

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MIRACLE GIRL by Keith Scribner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"A riotously edifying take on civic and private responsibility in an age of elaborate morals."
The author of The Good Life (1999) returns with his second: a hard-hitting, at times sidesplitting tale of trust, temptation, and redemption. 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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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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NON-FICTION
Released: April 18, 2006

"Many knowledgeable comments about art, music and publishing intertwined with religious commentary of the sort one expects from the spiritual-journey genre."
A journal kept by the scion of the famed publishing family records memories of his coming of age, his youthful conversion to Roman Catholicism and his evolving thoughts on family, art, music, literature and God. Read full book review >

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GOPHER TAKES HEART by Virginia Scribner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Matthew (``Gopher'') Read full book review >