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 >

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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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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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CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2017

"Assorted revelations for enquirers who prefer their science straight up but not without occasional (semi-) comical relief. (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
More answers to questions common and otherwise from the veteran author of Ask a Science Teacher (2013). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"With the recent granting of the 2016 Summer Olympics to Rio de Janeiro, Rohter's accomplished overview proves a solid brush-up."
A timely, readable study of Brazil's history and current prospects. Read full book review >

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THE RAGTIME KID by Larry Karp
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 30, 2006

"Karp (First, Do No Harm, 2005, etc.) succeeds admirably in making both ragtime and Joplin more compelling than his mystery."
A young man's obsession with ragtime leads him to his idol Scott Joplin, and into the middle of a murder puzzle. 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 >

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THE LAST PICTURE SHOW  by Larry McMurtry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1966

"It's a commercial book guaranteed to the talented author's audience won with Horsemen Pass By (filmed as Hud) but chockablock with all the devices for teaching fictional heroes the facts of life one meets in print, with monotonous regularity."
Thalia, Texas is the sort of God foresaken small town where, "...you can't sneeze without somebody offerin' you a handkerchief." Read full book review >