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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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 >

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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 >

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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

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

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

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 >

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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 >