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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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SHE LOVED ME ONCE by Lester Goran
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 21, 1997

"Literate tales that chart the waywardness of the human heart- -but in strokes too broad and sentimental to be truly affecting."
Veteran writer Goran revisits the milieu he introduced in Tales from the Irish Club (1996) with more nostalgic, if not always notable, tales of the club's habituÇs. Read full book review >

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TALES FROM THE IRISH CLUB by Lester Goran
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 1996

"Otherwise, Goran's tales fail to strike a fresh note, seeming more like set-pieces with unsurprising characters behaving in predictable ways."
A first collection from veteran Goran (a memoir, The Bright Streets of Surfside, 1994, etc.) consists of 11 low-key stories set in and around an old neighborhood hangout—the Irish Club—where the locals get together to drink, to dance, and always to talk. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"Leonardo-lite, but the illustrations are illuminating and da Vinci's life is inspiring."
Atlantic editor Lester (The Fourth Part of the World: The Epic Story of History's Greatest Map, 2009, etc.) returns with another narrative-on-crank, this time about Leonardo da Vinci's ubiquitous drawing known officially as his Vitruvian Man. Read full book review >

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THE MURDER OF A QUEEN BEE  by Meera Lester
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"The second from Lester (A Beeline To Murder, 2016) is long on romance, sweet tips, and honey recipes. There's a thin little mystery, too."
A beekeeper gets a second chance at love and solving a murder. 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 >