Search Results: "Michael Cunningham"


BOOK REVIEW

MICHAEL by Henry Flesh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Amen."
Flesh's X-rated debut novel, the Lambda Award-winning Massage (1999), told of life at the bottom of Manhattan's gay subculture. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"And 'if I die tomorrow, Provincetown is where I want my ashes scattered.' That's a sense of place called home."
A leisurely walking tour and shrewd exposition of that "eccentrics' sanctuary"—Provincetown, Massachusetts—from Pulitzer-winning novelist Cunningham (The Hours, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BY NIGHTFALL by Michael Cunningham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 5, 2010

"'Does America get the art it deserves?' wonders Peter. Or the novel?"
A surfeit of literary and cultural references can't disguise a lightweight soap opera. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHANGING MICHAEL by Jeff Schilling
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"Like the main character, not as smart as it thinks it is. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A teen provocateur decides to befriend and help a social outcast. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL JORDAN by Robert Lipsyte
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 30, 1994

"Kids are lucky to have Lipsyte writing on their side. (Biography. 10-14)"
According to New York Times sportswriter Lipsyte (Arnold Schwarzenegger, 1993, etc.), Michael Jordan is a master of timing not just in his game but in his whole involvement with basketball and advertising. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLESH AND BLOOD by Michael Cunningham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1995

"Stock characters and equally stock situations do little to help a breathless tale that, despite its gay sympathies, is just an old-fashioned melodrama in contemporary drag. (First printing of 75,000; Author tour)"
Cunningham (At Home at the End of the World, 1990) adds a gay spin to the dysfunctional family genre with a novel that typically blames Mom and Dad, especially Dad, for everything that goes wrong. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SNOW QUEEN by Michael Cunningham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 2014

"A stellar writer working on a small canvas; Cunningham has done greater work."
An apparition spotted in Central Park has a man marveling at the place of magic in our lives. Or is it all just a trick of the light? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPECIMEN DAYS by Michael Cunningham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2005

Ohioan Michael Cunningham produced two well-received early novels, A Home at the End of the World (1990) and Flesh and Blood (1995), then expanded his range decisively with The Hours (1998). Read full book review >

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THE HOURS by Michael Cunningham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Hardly a false note in an extraordinary carrying on of a true greatness that doubted itself."
Steeped in the work and life of Virginia Woolf, Cunningham (Flesh and Blood, 1995, etc.) offers up a sequel to the work of the great author, complete with her own pathos and brilliance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MICHAEL DOUGLAS by Marc Eliot
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"A fleeting account of ambition tempered by experience, with special emphasis on reconciling past and present and finding a renewed sense of family."
Celebrity biographer Eliot (Steve McQueen, 2011, etc.) highlights American actor and producer Michael Douglas, considering his life and career through a competitive lens. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MICHAEL JORDAN by Roland Lazenby
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2014

"Studded with insights but unnecessarily long—though, given the continued aura of Jordan, likely to sell well."
An exhaustive—and exhausting—biography of the greatest player in NBA history. Read full book review >