Search Results: "Larry Dierker"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 7, 2003

"Reverent in his irreverent way, Dierker demonstrates how a simple game gets complex as you struggle to make one more run than the other team."
Dierker, the improbable manager of the Houston Astros from 1997 to 2002, deals some choice observations on the game. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PEBOAN AND SEEGWUN by Charles Larry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 20, 1993

"Afterword. (Folklore/Picture book. 6-10)"
An Anishinabe (Ojibwa) riddle/myth about the turning seasons. Read full book review >

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ATTACK OF THE SMART PIES by Larry Gonick
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"Sporting an array of odd forms in the tiny vignettes with which this tale is sprinkled, the New Muses may keep their current fans amused, but they're unlikely to draw many new ones with this offbeat episode. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
A zany premise and an equally off-the-wall plot keep this wandering tale—the first separate outing for characters with a regular gig in MUSE magazine—afloat, but just barely. Read full book review >

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TANGLED LIP IN BLUE by Larry Duplechan
Released: March 18, 1989

It's hard to imagine a fluffy novel about AIDS, but, here, Duplechan (Blackbird Singing, 1987) offers just that. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RINGWORLD THRONE by Larry Niven
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 1996

"Notably schizophrenic and confusing but inventive enough that Ringworld admirers will surely wish to investigate."
Third in Niven's famous Ringworld series (The Ringworld Engineers, not reviewed), set on a colossal space habitat that forms a complete ring, 600 million miles in circumference, around its sun, and comes complete with cleverly engineered days and nights, seasons, oceans, mountains, and what-all. Read full book review >

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NICE LEGS! by Larry Zeiger
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"A pleasant collection of reminiscences and japes."
Two oenophile buddies share their misadventures in this winsome collection of real-life shaggy-dog stories. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1998

"Although there is much to enjoy here, the overall impression is that of a book by a man who really didn't want to write one. (Author tour)"
A grab-bag of reminiscences, commentaries, bright jokes, and dark thoughts by a gifted comedy writer. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN HERO by Larry Beinhart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 12, 1993

"What a terrific movie this book is never, ever going to make."
The creator of the Tony Cassella p.i. stories (Foreign Exchange, etc.) turns to political satire with a breathtakingly nasty premise: Operation Desert Storm was not only staged for TV but was a piece of Hollywood entertainment drafted and choreographed by filmmakers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1996

"But if you want to look at this mass phenomenon seriously, here is the place to start."
Courtly prose and amiable digressions distinguish this study of what some may not consider a serious topic: tourism. Read full book review >