Search Results: "Larry Gonick"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CARTOON GUIDE TO CALCULUS by Larry Gonick
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"This is no idiot's guide to math, but it could be useful as a supplement to a standard course in calculus."
A tour of calculus from the polymath whose illustrated guides have illuminated a wide range of subjects, from genetics and sex to the environment and the universe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Despite his lefty, multi-culty inclinations, Gonick maintains the high level of sophistication, skepticism, and just plain fun established by the first volume."
Imagine a collaboration between Arnold Toynbee and R. Crumb and you get a pretty good idea of Gonick's clever and ambitious comic book series. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

CONTRARY IMAGINATIONS by Larry Callen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 26, 1991

Dad left after the divorce ``a bunch of years ago,'' and Alex and his twin siblings haven't seen him since. Read full book review >

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BOOKS by Larry McMurtry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2008

"A pleasant amble in Bookland and a treat for the bookishly inclined, as well as for McMurtry buffs."
Having written about other aspects of his life, novelist and screenwriter McMurtry (When the Light Goes, 2007, etc.) finally gets around to his bibliomania. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOONE'S LICK  by Larry McMurtry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2000

Reminds warmly of Lonesome Dove and others in the McMurtry canon (Comanche Moon, 1997, etc.): colorful, poignant, funny. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RABBIT FACTORY by Larry Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2003

"Brown's Fay (2000) remains his best—but it's good to see him extending his range. The Rabbit Factory has much to recommend it."
Relationships between people and animals and the hopes of both species that "love was out there for everybody, if they could just find it": these are the central issues in this Alabama author's relentlessly gritty latest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 7, 2005

"All in all, earnestly winning, old-fashioned storytelling."
A slapdash, repetitious but nonetheless compelling look at two phenoms of the late-19th-century, by Mr. Wild West himself. Read full book review >