Search Results: "Nick Tosches"


BOOK REVIEW

WHERE DEAD VOICES GATHER by Nick Tosches
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 21, 2001

"An assured hand sifting through the cultural ashes."
Music critic/biographer Tosches (The Devil and Sonny Liston, not reviewed, etc.) pens a densely informative and striking exploration of race, authenticity, and musical lineage. Read full book review >

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UNDER TIBERIUS by Nick Tosches
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"One of the grumpiest stories ever told about the greatest story ever told."
Meet the real Jesus Christ: a slovenly reprobate who becomes a religious huckster with the help of a Roman Svengali. Read full book review >

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DINO by Nick Tosches
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1992

"One-hundred-proof prose at its most scorching, and it will melt cash registers. (Thirty b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Flamboyantly overwritten, saddest celebrity bio of the past decade. Read full book review >

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ME AND THE DEVIL by Nick Tosches
Released: Dec. 4, 2012

"Grim, oversexed, arrogant, intense—Tosches' protagonist has dumped out his id for all to see, narrative integrity be damned."
The longtime chronicler of pop music's shadowy corners explores New York's dark side in this rambling, at times grotesque tale. Read full book review >

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KING OF THE JEWS by Nick Tosches
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2005

"Tosches's Theory of Everything, disguised as biography: energetic, histrionic, polemical and heaps of fun."
Intoxicated with words, including those he crafts himself, Tosches (In the Hand of Dante, 2002, etc.) offers deft ruminations on large matters under cover of the biography of a gangster. Read full book review >

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IN THE HAND OF DANTE by Nick Tosches
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 4, 2002

"Tosches would have us believe that he is Orson Welles, writing badly for dough and well for posterity. But Little, Brown promises only that it will be 'the most talked-about book of the decade.' No wonder he's pissed."
From cultural critic and occasional novelist Tosches (Where Dead Voices Gather, 2001, etc.), a personal Commedia of errors that may not be the book of the millennium he aims for. Read full book review >

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TRINITIES by Nick Tosches
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Tosches's torture scenes are less nauseating than his literary pretensions. (Film rights to MGM; author tour)"
Mafia retirees do battle with a new generation of Asian heroin traffickers in this stupefyingly overwritten thriller by Tosches (Dino, 1992, etc.). Read full book review >

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NICK & JAKE by Tad Richards
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Although occasionally almost too self-consciously witty, this is a rollicking good read."
Goofy, funny and full of literary in-jokes. Read full book review >

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...AND NICK by Emily Gore
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 16, 2015

"Charming, encouraging, and delightful. Go, Nick! (Picture book. 3-8)"
In a mouse family of four nearly identical brothers, Nick always seems to be trying to catch up. Read full book review >

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NICK PLAYS BASEBALL by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"A gentle introduction to the National Pastime. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Nick and his teammates on the Little League Rockets prepare for a big game. Read full book review >

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NICK OF TIME by Anne Lindbergh
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1994

With its earnestly wholesome principles, the progressive little school in Alcott, N.H., could have been designed by Bronson Alcott himself; but despite the idealistic pedantry of its founder/headmaster (who prefers the title ``Fugleman''), what goes on among its eight pupils (who are markedly smarter than their ``mentors'' [teachers]) is farce. Read full book review >

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THE NICK ADAMS STORIES by Ernest Hemingway
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 1972

"There are eight new stories constituting 40% of the book and extending its interest as unpublished rather than merely republished Hemingway."
A short preface by Philip Young explains the raison d'etre of this presentation of the Nick Adams stories which here are arranged chronologically and therefore provide a continuity — from child to adolescent to soldier to writer — and reveal the character developmentally. Read full book review >