Search Results: "Matthys Levy"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 9, 1995

"A fun, sturdy book filled with helpful charts and dozens of illustrations."
A nifty popularization of the hard science and history of volcanoes and earthquakes. Read full book review >

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TACKLING DAD by Elizabeth Levy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Just in time for the football season. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Missing the fun of Peewee league, seventh-grader Cassie Fowler leaps at the chance to sign up for the middle-school football team when her former coach invites her and her friend Molly joins her. Read full book review >

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MY LIFE AS A FIFTH-GRADE COMEDIAN by Elizabeth Levy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1997

"Things may work out a little too well in the end, but scenes of Bobby's home life and his relationship with his friends and relatives make the book hard to put down. (Fiction. 8-12)"
From the author of The Drowned (1995), etc., a boy who seems headed straight for The School for Intervention, just like his brother before him. Read full book review >

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RUN FOR YOUR LIFE by Marilyn Levy
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 1996

"Such a huge dose of fantasy—even though the story is based on true events—makes it all the harder to swallow the author's messages, however well-intentioned. (Fiction. 11-14)"
An Oakland teenager builds some self-respect by joining her housing project's new track team in this earnest, if lurid and unpolished, novel. Read full book review >

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KING OF COMEDY by Shawn Levy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1996

"Marred only by a lack of a bibliography and footnotes, this scrupulous, skillful, incessantly fair account should go a long way toward restoring Lewis to his proper place in the entertainment firmament. (32 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Put your mitts together for this ``sock'' biography of one of the last of the great entertainers. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 5, 2011

"A rollicking, thoroughly refreshing debut."
An ex-Peace Corps volunteer chronicles the two years he spent living and working deep in the Chinese hinterlands. Read full book review >

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EXECUTIVE JUNGLE by David Levy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Bloody well done."
Levy's fifth (Potomac Jungle, not reviewed) takes on Madison Avenue and the advertising game much as its template—Frederick Wakeman's The Hucksters—did 50 years ago. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Solid work in desperate need of the careful attention of a competent copy editor."
Well-informed biography of the flamboyant director, utterly lacking the stylishness that made his films so memorable. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1998

"And although Levy's take on all this is suitably critical, there is something creepily voyeuristic about the relish with which he peddles these tales. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
Levy shifts the focus from one of show business's great egotists, Jerry Lewis (King of Comedy, 1996), to entertainment's most hedonistic gathering of narcissists, the Rat Pack. Read full book review >

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EL VOLCÁN by C.L. Levy
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Intriguing characters, intense action and an exotic, exhilarating plot."
This fast-paced military thriller is set in Central America during Cold War-era late 1980s. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"A vastly intelligent, comprehensively procured treat for film buffs, gay or otherwise."
Articulate career analyses of five multitalented, openly gay male film directors. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2008

"Conveys with ghastly power the relentlessness of Cortés, the tragedy of Montezuma, the brutality of battle and the utter bewilderment of one culture in the face of the other."
Lively account of the Spanish conquest of Mexico. Read full book review >