Search Results: "Pauline Kael"


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THE CITIZEN KANE BOOK by Pauline Kael
Released: Oct. 28, 1971

"Miss Kael's piece is, expectably, spankingly entertaining as well as informative and the dual project will have its new-old appeal."
The only name that doesn't belong above is that of Orson Welles', for if Citizen Kane was not only his greatest movie but is still as fresh as the day that it opened, he had nothing to do with "The Shooting Script" which, along with takes from it, and notes by Gary Carey, constitute three quarters of this book. Read full book review >

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HOOKED by Pauline Kael
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Released: March 29, 1989

Another collection of acerbic and X-ray perceptive film commentary from the veteran New Yorker film critic. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 11, 1994

"That's the pleasure of a book like this: Nearly everything in it was written in the heat of the moment, and as a record of American popular culture it offers the eclectic reactions of one quirky intelligence."
Think of this as the Riverside Shakespeare of longtime New Yorker film critic Kael's writing: It's not the complete works, but it's close. Read full book review >

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LOOKING FOR COLORS WITH LILY AND MILO by Pauline Oud
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2017

"These lovable characters in simple, recognizable scenes will easily engage toddlers in basic language development. (Picture book. 18 mos.-3)"
Lily, a bunny, and Milo, a mouse, have fun identifying colors throughout their playtime. Read full book review >

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MODERN ART by Pauline Ridley
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1995

"Their strengths are putting artists and art movements in a larger context rather than investigating individuals; they are especially advantageous when used in conjunction with other texts. (full-color reproductions, glossary, bibliography, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 11-15)"
From the Art and Artists series. Read full book review >

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PROJECT FARCRY by Pauline Ashwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

British Ashwell's first hardcover (the paperback Unwillingly to Earth) is, technically, a ``fix-up''that is, a concatenation of six linked but independent stories (at least one of which has appeared under the name Paul Ash). Read full book review >

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MURDER AT ST. OSWALD'S by Pauline Bell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 18, 1993

"An undoubtedly talented newcomer in dire need of discipline and direction."
Chief-Inspector Browne and Detective Sergeant Hunter are among the parishioners at St. Read full book review >

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THE VENTRILOQUIST'S TALE by Pauline Melville
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 1998

"Melville's wise and artful fiction suggests, in Rosa's fate, some of the ways the West and the larger world, as well as myth and the mundane, might find common ground Rich, penetrating, idiosyncratic work from a new, uniquely gifted storyteller."
"All stories are told for revenge or tribute," says the unnamed narrator here. Read full book review >

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A RARE AND CURIOUS GIFT by Pauline Holdstock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"An incoherent treatment of a potentially fascinating theme. Strictly for those who want putrefying flesh on every page."
Plugged as an art historical novel in the style of Girl with a Pearl Earring, Holdstock's debut about the Italian Renaissance is more Bosch than Botticelli. Read full book review >

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A KILLING COAST by Pauline Rowson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2012

"A generally satisfying puzzler whose hero takes a little too long to connect the dots."
DI Andy Horton (Blood on the Sand, 2010, etc.) misses the mark when he mistakes a murder for an accidental drowning. Read full book review >

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DEADLY WATERS by Pauline Rowson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"Rowson (In for the Kill, 2007, etc.) adds an appealing, if not especially original, hero to the British procedural ranks."
Solving a brutal murder is the least of DI Horton's problems. Read full book review >