Search Results: "Kenyon Cox"


BOOK REVIEW

MIXED BEASTS by Kenyon Cox
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Worth a visit, particularly for fans of Jack Prelutsky's Scranimals (2002), illustrated by Peter Sís. (Picture book. 6-8)"
This gallery of portmanteau beasts features new illustrations captioned by Cox's ragged rhymes, which were originally published under the same title in 1904. Read full book review >

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ARCHIBALD COX by Ken Gormley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Otherwise, this well-written biography will be of most interest to students of law in the public interest. (b&w photos, not seen)"
The jurist who gave Richard Nixon fits receives his due in a satisfying biography. Read full book review >

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TIMOTHY COX WILL NOT CHANGE HIS SOCKS by Robert Kinerk
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2005

"Gammell's a good choice for illustrator, and will likely be finding more and more work in this era of farting dogs and histories of poop, but Horton the elephant's still the go-to guy for stick-to-it-iveness. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Providing ample evidence that he's no Dr. Seuss, Kinerk presents in wordy anapests young Timothy who, for no discernible reason beyond affirming his self-image as "the type who / gets an idea and then follows it through!" decides not to change his socks for a month. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2011

"A sometimes enjoyable but uneasy mix of memoir and baseball book."
Sportswriter and SLAM Magazine executive editor Whitaker documents his passion for the Atlanta Braves, but the results read like notes for a more ambitious book the author may have had in mind. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A HUNDRED WHITE DAFFODILS by Jane Kenyon
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Though at times uneven and repetitive, this posthumous collection offers a rich and varied look into the working life of a well-loved American poet."
This somewhat choppy but affecting collection of translations, essays, interviews, and one new poem by Kenyon is indispensable reading for admirers of her work. Read full book review >

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KILL THE BUTLER! by Michael Kenyon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 23, 1993

"He should apply for a patent."
When rich old Lou Langley is killed in a suspicious accident on his Long Island estate, Chief Rosko of the Dunehampton police, eager to prove he's doing everything he can, gets the bright idea of planting an English detective in the household as a butler—and the job naturally falls to Henry Peckover, the poet of Scotland Yard (Peckover Holds the Baby, 1988, etc.). Read full book review >

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A FRENCH AFFAIR by Michael Kenyon
Released: June 8, 1993

"The wittiest, best-written French guide now on hand."
Amusing and smart food-and-travel memoir, set largely in southwestern France. Read full book review >

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RETRIBUTION by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Released: Aug. 2, 2011

"Legions of fans make this paranormal romance's myriad flaws nearly irrelevant."
Love redeems (again) in the latest installment of the Dark-Hunter series (No Mercy, 2010, etc.). Read full book review >

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BORN OF SILENCE by Sherrilyn Kenyon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2012

"In space, no one can hear you scream. That's a good thing for those who love a well-written story and are trapped reading this one instead."
Remember how Darth Vader was a good guy, sort of? Keep that in mind as Kenyon's latest space oater in The League series unfolds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PECKOVER AND THE BOG MAN by Michael Kenyon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 12, 1995

"A winner."
The author's spirit of unbridled irreverence and gift for conveying regional accents get full play here as Scotland Yard's Chief Inspector Henry Peckover (Peckover Joins the Choir, 1994, etc.) finds himself in Inverballoch, a remote corner of Scotland. Read full book review >