Search Results: "Larry Stempel"


BOOK REVIEW

SHOWTIME by Larry Stempel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 6, 2010

"Not just a catalog or reference book, but a highly astute, integrative cultural history."
A comprehensive critical analysis of significant Broadway shows from the 18th century to The Lion King and beyond. 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

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

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 >

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

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2007

"A fair-minded, consistently interesting attempt to unpack the 'boxes within boxes in An's life' and a fascinating contribution to our understanding of America's defeat in Vietnam."
The morally ambiguous life of a respected journalist for Time who turned out to be a spy for the North Vietnamese. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ALIBI BREAKFAST by Larry Duberstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1995

"Duberstein has created a warm, witty, and self-effacing male protagonist whose funny insights and quirky ways make him immensely appealing."
Writer/husband/father Maurice Locksley faces a midlife crisis consisting of writer's block and marital uncertainty in this fourth novel and sequel, of sorts, to Duberstein's debut, The Marriage Hearse (1987). 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 >