Search Results: "Nick Tosches"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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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BAD KITTY SCHOOL DAZE by Nick Bruel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Bad Kitty's legions of fans will not be disappointed. (Graphic hybrid fiction. 8-12)"
Can Diabla von Gloom's School for Wayward Pets take the "bad" out of Bad Kitty? Read full book review >

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BAD KITTY by Nick Bruel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Fun for all, especially fans. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Bad Kitty is back; and, just like every morning, she doesn't want to get out of bed. Read full book review >

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FARMER GEORGE AND THE NEW PIGLET by Nick Ward
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2002

"Pure homespun fun. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Ward's bucolic Galahad, Farmer George, makes a triumphant return, this time rescuing a swine in distress. Read full book review >

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BAD KITTY by Nick Bruel
Kirkus Star
by Nick Bruel, illustrated by Nick Bruel
ABC BOOKS
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Even the alphabet-experienced will love this bad, bad kitty! (Picture book. 3-9)"
She may be a "bad bad BAD Kitty," but she's the star of an alphabet book that should be in every collection. Read full book review >

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A WONDERFUL YEAR by Nick Bruel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"From silly to quite touching, an array of emotions spans this whole wide, wonderful year. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A comics-style look at the seasons in four short episodes of buffoonery. Read full book review >