Search Results: "Lee Siegel"


BOOK REVIEW

LEE by Tito Perdue
Released: Aug. 15, 1991

"A promising debut."
A first novel that follows an old man, a kind of Old Testament prophet full of books and anger at the age, as he wanders— sometimes violently—through the modern urban world and into his own past. Read full book review >

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THE DRAW by Lee Siegel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 4, 2017

"An unsparing, intimate reflection on the many ways money—or the lack thereof—can tear a family apart."
A frank memoir of money and the man. Read full book review >

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GROUCHO MARX by Lee Siegel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"A perceptive, though dark, portrait."
An unsparing look at the abrasive performer. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 28, 2011

"A seriously serious investigation. Seriously."
An intriguing examination of the power and precision of words. Read full book review >

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LOVE AND THE INCREDIBLY OLD MAN by Lee Siegel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2008

"The novel is whimsical, erotic and comic all at the same time, and Ponce de León is revealed as an exuberant, self-indulgent and crusty old guy."
The "incredibly old man" of the title is none other than Juan Ponce de León, who (in Siegel's take) did discover the Fountain of Youth, lived through tumultuous historical times and died in 2006. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Siegel's snotty, Luddite attitude doesn't make much of a case for 'being human.'"
News flash! The Internet has changed our lives! Read full book review >

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LOVE AND OTHER GAMES OF CHANCE by Lee Siegel
Released: Feb. 10, 2003

"Vast and zany."
Raucous adventure tale of a man's journey from the Dead Sea to the top of Mt. Everest, in a hundred vignettes touring early 20th-century pop culture. Read full book review >

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LOVE IN A DEAD LANGUAGE by Lee Siegel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1999

"Textually dense, erotically lukewarm, and narratively inert: an unrewarding novel, with its inverted pages, computer-screen replications, and transcripts, that's too fascinated with how it looks to concern itself with how it reads—poorly, at best."
Siegel's sixth book (after City of Dreadful Night, 1995, etc.) is a flat chore, defrauding the reader of an engaging story with dense typographical hocus-pocus and the bland tatter of footnotes, appendices, and an ostensibly saucy theme. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 2, 2007

"Those interested in the modern television landscape should turn to Bill Carter's Desperate Networks (2006), a fine work of straight-up journalism that offers critical insight into today's television scene—and Carter wasn't even trying."
Hit-and-mostly-miss collection of 50-plus New Republic essays over-intellectualizing the boob tube's not particularly intellectual output. Read full book review >

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CITY OF DREADFUL NIGHT by Lee Siegel
Released: Oct. 31, 1995

"One wishes the author of this unfortunately turgid homage to it had done the same."
Riveting material is given redundant and indifferent treatment in this misshapen first novel ``about horror and the macabre in India,'' by Siegel (Net of Magic, not reviewed, etc.), a professor of religion at the University of Hawaii. Read full book review >

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A SIEGEL FILM by Don Siegel
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"One of the top-drawer screen books, from which you rise gorged from an eye-popping Thanksgiving dinner of filmcraft. (Sixty b&w photographs)"
Funny, ever entertaining, immensely readable and revealing autobiography of action/suspense director Don Siegel and how he made or contributed to some 50 or more movies and TV shows. Read full book review >