Search Results: "Lou Costello"


BOOK REVIEW

ELIZABETH COSTELLO by J.M. Coetzee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 20, 2003

"As argument, literate, impassioned, and disturbing; as fiction, overemphatic and often dull. Perhaps only for Coetzee's most ardent admirers."
Multiple Booker winner Coetzee (Disgrace, 2000, etc.) dramatizes—just barely—a celebrated Australian author's considerations of "the humanities" as embodied in moral action. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOU GEHRIG by David A. Adler
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 1997

"Readers will feel good after reading this biography—and maybe even inspired to start measuring themselves against Gehrig's standard. (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
The aw-shucks decency of Gehrig drives this picture-book biography from Adler (One Yellow Daffodil, 1995, etc.); what comes through is Gehrig as a genuine rarity, blessed with colossal athletic talent that he carried with dignity and modesty. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOU HOOVER by Nancy A. Colbert
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 9, 1997

"This is a serviceable biography of one of the unsung women of the era, but it's also dull, more of a laundry list of good works than the story of a person's life. (b&w photos, chronology, bibiliography, index) (Biography. 12-14)"
Colbert delivers all the facts in this entry in the Notable Americans series, but the life she chronicles, though admirable, is more about duty than inspiration. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOU REED by Anthony DeCurtis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Essential reading for Reed fans and strongly recommended for anyone interested in rock as art."
A full-length portrait of legendary musician Lou Reed (1942-2013). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOU HARRISON by Leta E. Miller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1998

That this biographical study of composer, polymath, and activist Lou Harrison began as an oral history explains a lot; its cozy tone betrays long exposure not only to octogenarian Harrison himself, but also the dizzying orbit of progressive artists, musical and otherwise, with whom he has come into contact over a long and diverse career. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHO'S ON FIRST? by Bud Abbott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"Not up to the original—leave it on the shelf and find a recording of the real Abbott and Costello. (afterword, biographical notes) (Picture book. 7-10)"
One of the funniest comedy routines ever to be heard doesn't successfully translate to print although nearly every word is intact. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIZZIE AND LOU SEAL by Patricia Keeler
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"An amusing if slight addition to beach reading. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Lizzie's companion is a big, blue inflatable seal named Lou. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TRUTH ABOUT LOU by Angela von der Lippe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 30, 2007

"The truth about Lou? Not likely."
A debut about a famous fin-de-siècle figure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BETTY LOU BLUE by Nancy Crocker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Pair this with Feet Man and Mr. Tiny (April 2006) for a foot-long storytime theme. (Picture book. 4-8)"
"Betty Lou Blue had the world's largest feet. Whackety, thwackety, flappety feet." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SINGING WITH MOMMA LOU by Linda Jacobs Altman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

Tamika decides to try to restore her grandmother's memory in this realistic story about a family dealing with Alzheimer's Disease. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE THING LOU COULDN'T DO by Ashley Spires
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"While it offers a valuable lesson, it's not a terribly eventful or memorable book. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Try, try, and try again, even if you don't succeed. Read full book review >