Search Results: "Lester Bangs"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 20, 2003

"A choice cut of Bangs's work, more than enough to understand why he developed so ardent a following, much of it post-mortem."
A cerebrally smoking (dope-fueled?)—but sharp, very smart—collection of writings from the late, legendary rock journalist, who never had an opinion he couldn't set on fire. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ISABELLA'S BED by Alison Lester
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1993

When they visit Grandmother, the children sleep in ``Isabella's'' handsome bed and explore the trunk of South American treasures at its foot. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A IS FOR SALAD by Mike Lester
ABC BOOKS
Released: April 1, 2000

"Lane territory, or Nicholas Heller's Goblins in Green (1995) and other residents of the picture-book universe's daffier reaches. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Lester debuts with a promisingly irreverent alphabet, inviting a closer look at the pictures by giving them misleading captions: "A" does indeed feature a salad—but an Alligator is eating it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARE WE THERE YET? by Alison Lester
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2005

"North American kids will be left with both a far greater understanding of the varied wonders of Australia and a sense that their own homeland may offer similarly gorgeous possibilities. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A three-month odyssey around Australia forms this infectiously enthusiastic love letter to the author's homeland. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN FRANK WAS FOUR by Alison Lester
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1996

A brilliantly conceived book about seven children, consisting entirely of variations on the same phrase: ``When Nicky was one she spilled spaghetti on her head. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CUPID by Julius Lester
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Useful for analyzing the original tale's moral sketchiness, but a sluggish read. (author's note) (Fiction. YA)"
This novelization of Cupid and Psyche has too little flavor and too much ego. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"Well-intentioned but frustrating."
By amateur historian/jazzman Lester, the first bio of legendary jazz pianist Tatum. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JACQUELINE KENNEDY ONASSIS by Lester David
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 28, 1994

"To be read under the hair dryer, but not really thrilling enough to take home. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen) (First printing of 50,000; first serial to New Woman)"
A rehash of the life of Jackie as she turns 65: a collection of old news, non-news, and tabloid analysis. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AND ALL OUR WOUNDS FORGIVEN by Julius Lester
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 27, 1994

"A forceful and startling look into the minds and hearts of those involved in the civil rights movement, this novel raises compelling questions about the successes and failures of that movement."
Lester (The Last Tales of Uncle Remus, 1994, etc.) offers a potentially controversial and intimate account of the life and death of a black civil rights leader as told 25 years later by the leader himself and the people who loved him. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2009

"A swift, sweeping primer on the Age of Discovery and the legacy of mapmaking."
The history of a rare and priceless map, which serves as a window to the mysteries and marvels of the Age of Discovery. Read full book review >