Search Results: "Marilyn Mona Hoffer"


BOOK REVIEW

FREEFALL by William Hoffer
Released: April 18, 1989

Terror in the skies as a disabled Canadian Airlines 767 hurtles toward earth: another effective thrills-and-chills spectacle from disaster master Hoffer (coauthor of Not Without My Daughter and Midnight Express; author of Saved!: The Story of the Andrea Doria), here writing with his wife, a free-lance journalist. Read full book review >

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ADAMS V. TEXAS by Randall Adams
NON-FICTION
Released: June 18, 1991

"A chilling, forthright account of a Kafkaesque nightmare, rendered with a remarkable lack of resentment."
In a shocking and absorbing narrative, Adams, a former inmate on death row, recounts his wrongful conviction for murder in 1976, his 13 years in a Texas prison, and the protracted legal and political battle to free him. Read full book review >

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MARILYN by Norman Mailer
Released: Aug. 1, 1973

"The dazzling transaction that was Marilyn is all that matters and her immanent allure — so hard to isolate or perpetuate — is as palpable as it ever was."
The necessary specifics first (before you flinch at the one with the dollar sign above) — this is a coffee-table-shaped photovisual presentation of Marilyn including some 100 photographs (full page, black and white or color) representing the work of 24 major photographers. Read full book review >

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MARILYN by Lois Banner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 17, 2012

"Surely not the last word, but a complete and honest effort and a good starting place."
Fifty years after her death and hundreds of books later, are we any closer to understanding Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962)? Probably not, but this new biography brings the known facts up to date and offers a fresh, modern take on the tragic star's life and choices. Read full book review >

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MARILYN by Carole Nelson Douglas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 1997

"Douglas (Cat With an Emerald Eye, 1996, etc.) provides waves of delight for Monroephiles, though there's not much illumination deeper than Gloria Steinem's neo-feminist analysis."
Thirty-five years after her death, Marilyn Monroe lives, and dies, again in this collection of 21 new stories. Read full book review >

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WARRIORS IN EDEN by Mariano Gagnon
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 25, 1993

"A moderately gripping story of a modern-day hero, despite the warts. (Photos)"
A Franciscan missionary battles drug-runners and Shining Path terrorists on behalf of Peruvian Indians: a story competently told with the help of the Hoffers, specialists in coauthoring tales of Third World trauma (Midnight Express, Not Without My Daughter). Read full book review >

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Released: July 26, 2012

"In this dark and bizarre satire, Dumanis proposes a world in which hyperreligious fervor shields and empowers the truly demented while destroying individualism and artistic expression."
The future Big Split between the Northern and Southern United States leads to religious demagogy and the right-wing political delirium that provides the backdrop for Dumanis' novel. Read full book review >

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MONA LISA by Dianne Hales
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"The breezy tone is a jarring contrast to the considerable scholarship that informs the author's history."
Like many visitors to the Louvre, journalist Hales (La Bella Lingua: A Passionate Journey through the World's Most Beautiful Language, 2009, etc.) was fascinated by Leonardo da Vinci's famous portrait and set out to investigate the real Lisa Gherardini del Giocondo: "Why did the most renowned painter of her time choose her as his model?...And why does her smile enchant us still?" Read full book review >

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Missing Mona by Joe Klingler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 23, 2015

"A winning tale of music, technology, and femme fatales."
In this modern noir, a man sets out to discover himself on a road trip only to become mixed up with counterfeiters. Read full book review >

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MARILYN & ME by Lawrence Schiller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 29, 2012

"An unhappy little book that fails to illuminate the Monroe legend or the woman underneath."
A photographer's unfocused memoir of his time with Marilyn Monroe. Read full book review >

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MARILYN MONROE by Barbara Leaming
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 4, 1998

"Odd, but with a touch of genius. (32 paghes b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
A dramatic, psychologically astute biography of the troubled sex symbol and star of such classics as Some Like It Hot, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and The Seven Year Itch. Read full book review >

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MONDO MARILYN by Richard Peabody
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"A couple of worthwhile efforts separated by many an oops."
Ebersole and Peabody (Mondo Barbie, 1993, etc.) continue their exploration of national icons with this collection of stories and poems. Read full book review >