Search Results: "Marc Spitz"


BOOK REVIEW

HOW SOON IS NEVER? by Marc Spitz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Of little ambition, and out-of-tune."
Debut from Spin senior writer Spitz, a story of (surprise) 1980s rock 'n' roll. Read full book review >

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TWEE by Marc Spitz
NON-FICTION
Released: June 3, 2014

"For those who get twee, the book is a soothing, self-justifying enabler; for those who don't, it's an amiable guide for the perplexed."
Salinger to Seuss and beyond: a flattering assessment of Pop Culture's Division of Arrested Development, with some intriguing stops along the way. Read full book review >

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POSEUR by Marc Spitz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Many of those who look for their real names here will feel they could have written a better book."
There is lots of name-dropping and post-punk heroin hipster cliché in this memoir by a rock journalist who seems to be a legend in his own mind. Read full book review >

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BOWIE by Marc Spitz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Only time will tell if this is the definitive Bowie bio, but for now it should satisfy hardcore Ziggy freaks and most casual fans."
A breezy, well-lit portrait of the ever-enigmatic rocker. Read full book review >

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TOO MUCH, TOO LATE by Marc Spitz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2006

"Slight and sugary—but not in the way that makes for a great pop song."
A garage-rock band made up of middle-aged guys suddenly hits the big time in this lightweight comedy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"This is an interesting but not quite satisfying addition to the Adventures in Art series and is also less suitable for the younger readers for whom it is intended. (Biography. 12+)"
Marc Chagall is a difficult subject for a biography, especially one for children. Read full book review >

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MARC CHAGALL by Brigitta Höpler
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"The book's creative design makes this highly appropriate for use in art-appreciation lessons at the elementary level. (Biography. 8-11)"
Playfully arranged multicolored text complements the artwork in this short but enticing introduction to Chagall's work. Read full book review >

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MARC CHAGALL by Jonathan Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 13, 2007

"At times too brief, but written with clarity and compassion: a portrait Chagall would have enjoyed."
A brisk and very sympathetic biography of the celebrated painter by fiction-writer Wilson (An Ambulance Is on the Way, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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A PICTURE FOR MARC by Eric A. Kimmel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2007

"Simple black-and-white drawings have a childlike quality as if done by the young Chagall. (author's note, bibliography) (Fiction. 6-10)"
For a young Jewish boy growing up in Tsarist Russia, wanting to become an artist is not likely to meet with enthusiastic parental support. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1997

"A strong, fascinating portrait of a nation undergoing an astonishing transformation."
Riboud, a superb documentary photographer, has traveled repeatedly in China over the past 40 years. Read full book review >

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MARC BROWN'S PLAYTIME RHYMES by Marc Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Just right for family play, while honoring the tradition of passing these rhymes to future generations. (Picture book/poetry. 3-6)"
Twenty of Brown's favorite finger rhymes, complete with tiny pictograms to demonstrate motions and actions for each phrase. Read full book review >

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I AM MARC CHAGALL by Bimba Landmann
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"A timeline provides concrete facts, but the overall effect of the whole inevitably (and perhaps appropriately) emphasizes image over mere biography. (Picture book/biography. 7-12)"
Hot on the heels of Michelle Markel's Dreamer from the Village (2005) comes another picture-book biography of the great 20th-century surrealist, this one illustrated with stunningly three-dimensional mixed-media collages. Read full book review >