Search Results: "Mick Wall"


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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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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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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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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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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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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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WATER LESSONS by Chadwick Wall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"A novel with many positive attributes but not enough conflict to justify its length."
In Wall's debutnovel, a young man survives a hurricane and moves to Massachusetts to plot a new future for himself. Read full book review >

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FLAUBERT by Geoffrey Wall
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2001

"Like so much of its subject's work, a chronicle of the progression from youthful romanticism to middle-aged disillusionment, but narrated without Flaubert's style and bent for psychological realism. (30 b&w illustrations)"
The French master receives serviceable though not sterling biographical treatment from a translator of Flaubert's works for Penguin Classics. Read full book review >