Search Results: "Kenneth Ring"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 20, 1992

"Perhaps in the proliferation of wide- eyed books like this."
A suffocating attempt to squeeze UFOs and NDEs (near-death experiences) into the same psychospiritual pigeonhole. Read full book review >

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RING by Koji Suzuki
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2003

"You have seven days to live after reading this review. Is that your phone ringing?"
First in a trilogy by a newcomer publishing house that promises high-class works from Japan. Read full book review >

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KENNETH CLARK by James Stourton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A sparkling, thoroughly entertaining portrait of a brilliant popularizer who brought art to the masses."
The man who wanted to civilize us all. Read full book review >

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KENNETH GRAHAME’S THE RELUCTANT DRAGON by Robert D. San Souci
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"The story's theme of finding alternatives to violence always merits revisiting, but the original, however wordy it may seem by current standards, still makes a far richer reading experience. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Widely spaced lines of elegant type evoke the witty tone of Grahame's classic, unlike either this stripped-down version of the text, or the accompanying small, childlike watercolors. Read full book review >

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THE LOST JOURNALISM OF RING LARDNER by Ring Lardner
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Jan. 1, 2017

"A commemoration of a writer who wryly observed his generation."
Newspaper pieces from the most famous journalist of the 1920s. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Accessible, well-written approach to both Galbraith's life and the larger issues to which he has so effectively devoted his thought: an exemplary intellectual biography."
A fittingly oversized life of the eminent economist, philosopher, writer, and diplomat. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Now, writing with Miller, he shares the secrets of his inspirations and creations. (Abrams; $35.00; Oct.; 160 pages; ISBN 0-8109-3579-1; color and b&w photos)"
If you're just a little bored with Tiffany's (a girl can use only so many tasteful diamonds, after all), here's a change: Kenneth Jay Lane: Faking It, the fabulous faker's tribute to himself and his 30-years-plus as a creator of wildly imaginative costume jewelry. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 6, 1995

First-rate compendium of baseball fiction by Ring Lardner, often featuring fictional players among real ones on real teams: an annotated edition, ten years in the making, that deserves high praise for its immaculate scholarship, for its 111 photos and drawings of Lardner's real-life characters and of those real-life men the fictions are sometimes drawn from, and for the historical detail that editor Hilton—a professor emeritus of economics (Univ. of Calif., LA) and longtime baseball fan—amasses to underpin each work. Read full book review >

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THE DIARIES OF KENNETH TYNAN by Kenneth Tynan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"A candid and revealing snapshot of mid-20th-century cultural life, seen through eccentric but shrewdly perceptive eyes."
The British critic's personal jottings from the 1970s chronicle a glamorous life with characteristic wit, underpinned by melancholy. Read full book review >

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MOON RING by Scott Loye
Released: May 23, 2011

"A well-crafted narrative that combines the intrigue of romantic suspense with elements of the supernatural."
Hope springs eternal when two high school romances, set 40 years apart, intertwine in Loye's supernatural debut novel. Read full book review >

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CATHY’S RING by Sean Stewart
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2009

"Meh. (Fiction. YA)"
Plucky, impulsive, go-get-'em-girl Cathy Vickers and her immortal boyfriend Victor are back with a half-assed bang in the series's third and (let's hope) final installment. Read full book review >

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THE RING by Lisa Maizlish
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 1996

"A simple concept amplified mightily by artistry in league with technology. (Picture book. 4+)"
The Ring ($15.00; May 1996; 24 pp.; 0-688-14217-6): In Maizlish's stylish first book, a wordless and stunning series of digitally enhanced photographs communicates the story of how a yellow plastic ring transforms a little boy's boring, gravity- bound, black-and-white autumn day into a soaring, summertime, full- color flight of imagination. Read full book review >