Search Results: "Philip Carlo"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"For Mafia buffs, a sure thing—though the denouement may be the most shocking thing about this labored book."
Mix The Godfather with The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and you've got this routine true-crime study of one of the most coldblooded murderers in history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GASPIPE by Philip Carlo
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2008

"An authoritative look at a once-rampant predator now at bay."
True-crime veteran Carlo (The Iceman: Confessions of a Mafia Contract Killer, 2006, etc.) chronicles the extraordinary life of Lucchese family underboss Anthony "Gaspipe" Casso. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 23, 2010

"A brave psychological exploration of a writer's craft and terminal illness."
In a tragic turnaround, bestselling true-crime writer Carlo (The Butcher: Anatomy of a Mafia Psychopath, 2009, etc.) was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and is forced to reckon with an entirely new—and inescapable—kind of killer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KISS CARLO by Adriana Trigiani
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 20, 2017

"A delightfully sprawling comedy full of extended families, in all their cocooning warmth and suffocating expectations."
Calla Borelli inherited her love of the theater from her father, Sam, but directing only Shakespeare plays in 1949 might spell the end of her beloved Borelli theater. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"Pugliese's research is impeccable, though this important work at times demands of nonspecialist readers an uncommon erudition. (14 halftones, 1 line illustration, not seen)"
A scholarly biography of the prominent Italian antifascist intellectual, writer, and activist who was stabbed to death by political assassins in 1937. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CARLO LIKES READING by Jessica Spanyol
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Though Spanyol mislabels a flying insect 'daddy longlegs,' and an extra, unlabeled spread seems to have been tacked on just to fill out the page count—or to show how well-rounded he is—this debut is bright, well-conceived, and infectiously enthusiastic. (Picture book. 4-6)"
In Carlo the giraffe's world, everything has a label, so reading is a constant, continuing activity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PHILIP JOHNSON by Franz Schulze
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 17, 1994

"An expansive view of Johnson's prickly intellect, ambition, and shifting aesthetic core. (125 photos, not seen)"
Spry and readable, this first major Johnson biography delivers the goods on the puckish 87-year-old godfather of American architecture. Read full book review >

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KING PHILIP by Esther Averill
Released: Oct. 18, 1950

"Mark this as a three star attraction — for school, regional interest and a swell story."
A thrilling and sincerely conceived story of the great chief of the Narragansett Indians who led a "rebellion" against the New England colonists in 1675. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"Calorie-rich fare for those who enjoy snacking on royal stories."
The author of Sylvia, Queen of the Headhunters (2007) returns with a flattering account of Philip, who could have become King of Greece but instead married the woman who would be queen. Read full book review >

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PHILIP LARKIN by Andrew Motion
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1993

"Sure to be the standard life for some time, this cadaverous book seems dead to Larkin's amazing sense of humor, one of the sources of his poetic achievement. (Photos)"
One of three literary executors of British poet Philip Larkin (1922-85), fellow poet Motion (The Lamberts, 1987) ill serves his subject with this drab, exhaustive biography full of bland literary criticism and inappropriate psychologizing. Read full book review >

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PRINCE PHILIP by John Parker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 21, 1991

"Of interest to the royalty-obsessed only. (Sixteen pages of photographs—not seen.)"
Parker's previous book about royalty, on the Duke of Windsor (King of Fools, 1989), was a gossipy quick read, but Prince Philip makes for a tamer subject with less egregiously dirty laundry. Read full book review >

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CARLO LIKES COLORS by Jessica Spanyol
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"A great book for color recognition, though you might have to make up your own ending. (Picture book. 2-5)"
After reading and counting, Carlo the cartoon giraffe explores yet another topic with preschoolers. Read full book review >