Search Results: "Malcolm W. Browne"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"While the author says little here about his private life, his episodic recollections of a news-gathering career in the world's combat zones and boondocks make for an absorbing chronicle. (Sixteen pages of photographs—not seen)"
A top foreign correspondent's anecdotal memoir that, despite its ramshackle structure, affords many pleasures and not a few surprises. Read full book review >

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HOW DO YOU FEEL? by Anthony Browne
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2002

"For a younger audience than Browne's brilliantly dark, subtle pieces, this is a hearty, cheerful offering that appropriately refrains from undermining the non-cheerful emotions. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Emotions are so critical to childhood that there's always room for a bright new book about them. Read full book review >

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VOICES IN THE PARK by Anthony Browne
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Browne's artwork is deft and kaleidoscopic, with sidelong imagery and a nod to RenÇ Magritte that heighten the surreal aspects of the story. (Picture book. 5-11)"
Browne's exceptional out-of-time story—about a visit to the neighborhood park by his familiar gorillas—is told from four perspectives. Read full book review >

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INTO THE FOREST by Anthony Browne
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Not as whole, perhaps, as Outside Over There, but a fine, unsettling evocation of emotion nevertheless. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A little boy's anxieties over his absent father channel themselves into a deeply metaphorical journey through a fairy-tale forest to Grandma's. Read full book review >

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THE LAND AND PEOPLE OF CANADA by Andrew Malcolm
NONFICTION
Released: Nov. 30, 1991

"Extensively annotated bibliography and filmography; index. (Nonfiction. 14+)"
Few geography books compare and contrast their subjects with the US as well as this one does. Read full book review >

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SHEEP, GOATS AND SOAP by John Malcolm
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Disappointing—especially after the author's polished last outing (The Wrong Impression, 1990)."
Eighth in the series featuring art-expert/sleuth Tim Simpson, one of a three-man team that invests in art for White's Bank of London. Read full book review >

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HUNG OVER by John Malcolm
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 11, 1995

"Slow-paced, talky, and a bit precious, even for the art-oriented."
An 11th adventure for Tim Simpson (A Deceptive Appearance, 1992, etc.), art-investment advisor to White's Bank in London, who is once again embroiled in chicanery and murder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 21, 2004

"No longer outlaws, perhaps, but the author shows enough of these riders remaining wary of selling out to keep their misfit status intact."
Entertainment Weekly music critic Browne (Dream Brother, 2001) takes an informative look at the uneasy interface of alternative sports and corporate America. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HOLY GRAIL by Malcolm Godwin
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1994

"Lavishly illustrated, it will make a fine coffee-table book. (180 color and b&w illustrations)"
An extensive treatment of the various legends of the Holy Grail that ultimately falls apart because of its pursuit of flimsy speculation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Readers genuinely interested in exploring both sides of the controversy of women as soldiers will quickly realize they're getting only one here."
Dense polemic arguing that women are unfit to serve in the armed forces will likely convince only those who already agree with the author's contention. Read full book review >

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BETWEEN TWO WORLDS by Malcolm Gaskill
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"A comprehensive history of America's colonists, who struggled to separate while remaining English, and the English, who just wanted a cash cow."
Gaskill (Early Modern History/Univ. of East Anglia; Witchcraft: A Very Short Introduction, 2010, etc.) studies the effects of 17th-century colonization on three generations of English in both England and America. Read full book review >