Search Results: "Monica Crowley"


BOOK REVIEW

MONICA by Saunders Lewis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 31, 1997

"But Lewis is also an obtrusive writer whose digressions and summaries both vitiate this novel's artfulness and make it unlikely that Monica will ever be seen as anything more than an unusually interesting period piece."
Monica ($17.95 paperback original; Oct. 31; 120 pp.; 1-85411-195-7): The first American edition of a once-notorious 1930 novel by eminent Welsh writer Lewis (18931985), whose only foray into prose fiction was this Bovary-an tale of an unhappy housewife sustained, then betrayed, by her overheated romantic imagination. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1998

"Crowley might have helped us navigate our prejudices but, alas, is more apologist than guide. (Author tour)"
A hagiographic account of the last years of Richard M. Nixon. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 19, 2012

"More bilious pickings for Fox News junkies; all others should take a pass."
Political smut, slander, fiction, paranoia and conspiracy theories from the last four years are repackaged into this corrosive brew by Fox News contributor and former Nixon foreign policy assistant Crowley (Nixon in Winter: His Final Revelations about Diplomacy, Watergate and Life Out of the Arena, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MABEL CROWLEY by Jesse Wade
Released: Jan. 2, 2013

"A pleasing read for fans of romances and unique family sagas."
In Wade's debut romance novel, a woman struggles with love and family troubles in early-20th-century England. Read full book review >

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KILLING MONICA by Candace Bushnell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 23, 2015

"The book's portrayal of Pandy feels both self-congratulatory and unintentionally unpleasant, the hostility toward male characters is virulent—the only good male in the book may not be one—and the sense of humor is nil."
Bushnell (One Fifth Avenue, 2008, etc.) is still playing her Sex and the City riffs in this self-referential sort-of satire about an author whose insanely popular fictional creation has taken over her life.Read full book review >

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Keep Santa Monica Clean by Pasha Adam
Released: July 21, 2016

"A wildly entertaining take on Hollywood and the slime beneath the sparkle."
A Los Angeles noir novel shows readers a side of the city that they don't often allow themselves to see. Read full book review >

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OFFICER PANDA by Ashley Crowley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Officer Panda's investigation is not a great introduction to the justice system, but for readers with the right sense of humor, it has plenty of other delights. (fun facts about fingerprints) (Picture book. 4-8)"
The title character's metafictive investigation threatens to get under the skin of justice-minded readers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2017

"A useful handbook for understanding the current status of the U.S. in global affairs."
A foreign policy insider parses American diplomatic theories and practices overseas. Read full book review >

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THE STOLEN ONE by Suzanne Crowley
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2009

"As they revel in Kat's clear-as-a-bell, first-person observations of Tudor England's dangerous liaisons and fairy-tale gowns, teens will also relate to a girl who struggles not only to find her place but to know her heart. (epilogue, family tree, author's note) (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
Mystery and magic surround Katherine "Kat" Bab, a spirited 16-year-old with wild red hair her omen-wary adoptive mother Grace calls "wolf bait." Read full book review >

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LOVE AND SLEEP by John Crowley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 1994

"Disappointing."
Crowley (Aegypt, 1987, etc.) struggles to recapture the smooth blending of straight narrative and speculative hermeticism that gave his best work, Little, Big (1981), the startling quality of metaphysical realism. Read full book review >

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MONSTERLAND by James Crowley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"A compelling, imaginative, cathartic journey. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
A young boy confronts a devastating loss. Read full book review >