Search Results: "Michael Bloch"


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THE DUCHESS OF WINDSOR by Michael Bloch
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"This book—in prose as flat as the duchess's chest—doesn't begin to probe those questions or convince the reader of her vaunted charm and wit. (130 photos, 30 in color)"
An empty account of an empty life, buoyed largely by speculation that Bessie Wallis Warfield Spencer Simpson, the duchess of Windsor, although thrice married, was a virgin when she died. Read full book review >

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Released: May 10, 1989

Drawn largely from the Duke's own papers: The story of his exile following abdication, and covering the first 18 years of his wanderings until the mid-1950's, when he at last abandoned hope of ever returning permanently to England with the Duchess. Read full book review >

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RIBBENTROP by Michael Bloch
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 9, 1993

"Bloch controls his material expertly, balancing personal and historic elements to produce a fascinating, cautionary tale. (Sixteen-page b&w photo insert—not seen)"
Powerful study of a life in Hitler's service, by Bloch (The Secret File of the Duke of Windsor, 1989, etc.). Read full book review >

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BUTTERFLIES IN MY STOMACH AND OTHER SCHOOL HAZARDS by Serge Bloch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Slight, just-right, back-to-school fun. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In a less-is-more approach, simple black-and-white cartoons augmented with photocollage depict one little boy's first-day-at-school encounters with a seemingly endless string of clichés. Read full book review >

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YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT by Serge Bloch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"There may not be a lot of food for thought in this offbeat offering, but the child's journey into nutritious eating proves a deliciously funny ride. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Food-related idioms are imagined literally when a picky eater rejects his family's attempts to broaden his horizons. Read full book review >

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ROBERT BLOCH'S PSYCHOS by Robert Bloch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Nice stuff, but not a story rises above narrative and strives to be as stylish and memorable as Lovecraft, Poppy Z. Brite, or like masters of a fearful eloquence."
Showcase horror anthology: 22 original tales by Stephen King, Charles Grant, Ed Gorman, Richard Christian Matheson, and lesser lights, presented by the Horror Writers' Association. Read full book review >

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MONSTERS IN OUR MIDST by Robert Bloch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Better than you may expect but not memorable."
Companion to last year's Psycho-Paths horror anthology, edited as before by the renowned motherstuffer of Psycho. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1993

"Seriously."
The irrepressible Bloch (Psycho, and gobbets of brethren) kicks off his bouncy autobiography by calling it ``unauthorized,'' as if it appeared from apparitional fingers without his permission. Read full book review >

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MY SNAKE BLAKE by Randy Siegel
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 19, 2012

"Clever, laugh-out-loud fun. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Blake the snake just might be the most spectacular pet of all time. Read full book review >

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THE ENEMY by Davide Cali
ADVENTURE
Released: April 14, 2009

"Though too metaphorical for the very young, middle-grade readers may well tuck away a small piece of this book to save for the future. (Picture book. 8-12)"
War demands an enemy: Two khaki-clad soldiers peer out of holes, torn through the page as if by bullets. Read full book review >