Search Results: "Kurt Andersen"


BOOK REVIEW

HEYDAY by Kurt Andersen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 13, 2007

"Over-the-top fireworks."
This block-sized blockbuster can't be faulted for timidity—and, as an entertaining fictional primer to mid-19th-century Western history, very nearly justifies its hubris. Read full book review >

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TRUE BELIEVERS by Kurt Andersen
Released: July 10, 2012

"Those who remember the '60s, at least from one side of the culture wars, will like this yarn."
A deliberately paced look back at the tumultuous 1960s, that era of free love, beads and bombs. Read full book review >

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FANTASYLAND by Kurt Andersen
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A spirited, often entertaining rant against things as they are."
When did Americans come to shun reality? When did the American experiment become a congeries of solipsisms? Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Sure to be a hot gag-gift item inside the Beltway—and to provoke angry tweets from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave."
A rollicking spoof by classically trained actor Baldwin (Nevertheless, 2017), who has made considerable hay in the past year as the foremost Donald Trump impersonator, and Spy magazine co-founder Andersen (Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire, 2017, etc.). Read full book review >

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BIG RIG BUGS by Kurt Cyrus
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2010

"The bare-bones, rhyming text makes this accessible to even very young children, while the combination of construction trucks and bugs is sure to guarantee its popularity. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Cyrus offers a creative, appealing comparison between bugs and construction trucks. Read full book review >

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TANGLE TOWN by Kurt Cyrus
by Kurt Cyrus, illustrated by Kurt Cyrus
ANIMALS
Released: April 15, 1997

The glass door says ``pull,'' but the mayor is pushing, and he's getting blisters. Read full book review >

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BILLIONS OF BRICKS by Kurt Cyrus
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"After sharing this, readers will have a new appreciation for bricks and will want to count all the ways they're used in their own communities. (Counting/picture book. 4-7)"
This describes itself as "a counting book about building," but it is so much more. Read full book review >

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HOTEL DEEP by Kurt Cyrus
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"A fine, finny outing, equally suitable for a quick dip or full immersion. (Picture book/poetry. 6-10)"
The author/illustrator of Oddhopper Opera (2001) dives to a marine setting for 21 equally witty encounters between various undersea denizens and a small, strayed, rightly anxious sardine. Read full book review >

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ODDHOPPER OPERA by Kurt Cyrus
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Two-legged fans of Douglas Florian's Insectlopedia (1998) and J. Patrick Lewis's The Little Buggers (1998) will scurry after this verbal and visual tour-de-force. (Poetry. 7-10)"
Cyrus (The Mousery, 2000, etc.) promises bugs and verses, and delivers plenty of both in this ground-level view of a vegetable garden's teeming residents. Read full book review >

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THE BOLEYN DECEIT by Laura Andersen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"Although the romance rings hollow, this is an intriguing re-imagining of Tudor England and the treacheries of court life."
What might have happened if Anne Boleyn had indeed borne a son to King Henry VIII? Read full book review >

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THE GOOD SON by Christopher Andersen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"An intimate and compelling look at 'the most brilliant star in the Kennedy firmament.'"
Best-selling biographer Andersen (These Few Precious Days: The Final Year of Jack with Jackie, 2013, etc.) chronicles John F. Kennedy Jr.'s too-brief life and the complex relationship he shared with his beautiful, enigmatic mother, Jacqueline.Read full book review >