Search Results: "Phil Kuntz"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SINATRA FILES by Tom Kuntz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2000

"The brothers Kuntz (Tom is a New York Times editor, Phil, a Wall Street Journal reporter) use journalism as a kind of noble rot: musty memoranda, under their careful sifting, ferment into a historical morality fable in which celebrity conquers all. (8 b&w photos, not seen)"
Far from stale gossip and bureaucratic tedium, this is a carefully edited and annotated compendium of FBI files on Sinatra, made public under the Freedom of Information Act. Read full book review >

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PHIL PICKLE by Kenny Herzog
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2016

"Real aspiring actors should be warned that it's not going to be that easy. Still, a feel-good story any way you slice it. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Most pickles just wait for their turns to be served with burgers and fries. Not Phil. Read full book review >

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PHIL JACKSON by Peter Richmond
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 26, 2013

"The book would have been more engaging as an oral history, weaving together stories and observations from Jackson's colleagues, teammates and friends. The narrative ends with the author no closer to validating his premise that Jackson's 'Zen thing' has been the key to his success."
Richmond (Badasses: The Legend of Snake, Foo, Dr. Death, and John Madden's Oakland Raiders, 2010, etc.) examines how the legendary coach's search for spiritual truths may have served as the blueprint for his future coaching success. Read full book review >

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HIDING PHIL by Eric Barclay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A slim story full of determination, problem-solving and pachyderm glee. (Picture book. 3-5)"
It's awfully hard to hide an elephant. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 23, 2013

"An unflinching portrait that will surely satisfy Harris' fans."
A candid narrative deconstructs the turbulent personal and professional life of the late Deadliest Catch star Phil Harris. Read full book review >

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PHIL AND FREDDY'S HALLOWEEN by Annelle Rigsby
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2011

"More trick than treat. (iPad storybook app. 2-6)"
Two amiable amphibians prepare to attend a Halloween party. Read full book review >

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THE BRIEF AND FRIGHTENING REIGN OF PHIL by George Saunders
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 20, 2005

"For those who appreciate speculative, experimental fiction, a mind-bending work inviting readers to ponder the nature of parable and the possibilities of language."
With an absurdist wit as playful as Monty Python's and a vision as dark as Samuel Beckett's, a post-modernist spins a provocative parable of political power and its abuses. Read full book review >

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HOTEL CRYSTAL by Olivier Rolin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 27, 2008

"Elegant fun, and one of the most enjoyable 'serious' novels in many seasons."
Visions of Italo Calvino's seminal postmodernist romp Invisible Cities arise as the reader enters the cleverly fabricated world of this novel, originally published in French in 2004, from Rolin (Paper Tiger, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE POWER OF FLIES by Lydie Salvayre
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 26, 2007

"Well-composed and provocative."
A madman's intense soliloquy in a slim, powerful volume by French author Salvayre (Everyday Life, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOTHING BUT WAVES AND WIND by Jane Kuntz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 23, 2017

"Sacrificing clarity for a kind of lyricism, this meditation on American life and culture fails to convince."
A Frenchman visits a backwoods Oregon bar. Read full book review >

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PUNK AVENUE by Phil Marcade
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 2, 2017

"Must-read for those who love that era and want a fresh perspective on it."
A musician's memoir of punk rock in its New York City heyday shows how much fun it was while it lasted, before AIDS and heroin had the last laugh. Read full book review >

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MUST BE RELEVANT TO MAKE SOME MONEY by Phil Copeland
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 24, 2016

"Extremely well organized and written with a keen observational eye; makes a strong case for business leaders to increase their awareness of key strategic areas and hone skills that can make their companies significant and profitable."
A debut book addresses specific fundamentals of achieving business relevancy. Read full book review >