Search Results: "Mick Wall"


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LOVE BECOMES A FUNERAL PYRE by Mick Wall
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Solid overall, as we have come to expect from Wall, though some readers might prefer Jerry Hopkins and Danny Sugarmen's canonical No One Here Gets Out Alive (1980) for sheer rock-'n'-roll esprit."
In which the Lizard King is revealed to have been human after all. Read full book review >

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W.A.R. by Mick Wall
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 7, 2008

"You don't have to be a Guns N' Roses fanatic to dig this energetic, comprehensive, few-holds-barred portrait of modern metal's most charismatic figure."
Tons of sex, drugs and, oh yeah, a dash of rock 'n' roll. Read full book review >

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AC/DC by Mick Wall
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"Like most of Wall's books, this one will be best appreciated by devotees of the band, which, given the fact that AC/DC has sold more than 200 million albums worldwide, is quite a large audience."
Comprehensive, albeit indirect, retelling of how an unlikely collection of lads road the highway to hell straight into the upper echelons of rock's pantheon of gods. Read full book review >

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BLACK SABBATH by Mick Wall
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 14, 2015

"Another straightforward, solid hard rock bio from Wall."
A raucous biography of the legendary heavy metal band infamous for their offstage behavior. Read full book review >

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ENTER NIGHT by Mick Wall
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 10, 2011

"Wall's tales of encounters with the band over the years all seem to make the point that he has never been a true Metallica fan. That would explain this lackluster treatment."
Semi-sympathetic biography of a difficult band to like. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 10, 2009

"Some fresh reporting and colorful description amid a well-known tale—fans will love it."
The whirlwind story of the rock legends. Read full book review >

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GOOSE GOES TO SCHOOL by Laura Wall
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2015

"What adventures will Sophie and Goose have next? (Picture book. 3-7)"
Sophie and her friend Goose are again parted, this time for Sophie's first day of school, but just as in their first outing, Goose (2015), they aren't separated for long.Read full book review >

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GOOSE ON THE FARM by Laura Wall
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 21, 2016

"Fans of the other titles in the series will enjoy this run-of-the-farm story, though it lacks the charm of Tad Hill's Duck and Goose books. (Picture book. 4-6)"
The latest book about Sophie and Goose describes an ordinary field trip to a farm. Read full book review >

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KIPPER'S BIRTHDAY by Mick Inkpen
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1993

"Inkpen's clean, affectionately comical style. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Last seen in an imaginative counting book (Kipper's Toybox, 1992), the appealingly flop-eared little dog is back with a satisfying variation on the old birthday-party-confusion theme. Read full book review >

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GOOSE by Laura Wall
by Laura Wall, illustrated by Laura Wall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Simple, elegant design produces a title with high appeal for the preschool set. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Young Sophie is portrayed with yellow hair and a red dress and smiles out at readers as the story begins. Soon she makes the acquaintance of a most amiable goose. Read full book review >

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GOOSE GOES TO THE ZOO by Laura Wall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"Wall's cheery, flat, brightly colored illustrations are neatly suited to this naïve rendering of the age-old dilemma of friendship: how to enjoy others' company in spite of different tastes and habits. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Human Sophie and goose Goose are best friends; they do everything together, but needless to say, in some respects they are not compatible. Read full book review >

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KIPPER AND ROLY by Mick Inkpen
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Though this may not have the psychological depth of Russell Hoban's A Birthday for Frances (1968), for instance, the harmonious, tidy resolution brings its own brand of satisfaction. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Pig sends out birthday party invitations with a gift list that turns out to be a bit too short on suggestions in this latest episode of a popular series. Read full book review >