Search Results: "Ralph Steadman"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GRAPES OF RALPH by Ralph Steadman
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Effervescent and not too dry."
For the oenophile with a sense of humor: In The Grapes Of Ralph ($35.00; Oct. 1996; 224 pages; ISBN 0-15-100245-2) the wicked cartoonist and illustrator offers a tour of the wine countries of the world and their leading denizens. Read full book review >

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GARIBALDI’S BISCUITS by Ralph Steadman
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2009

"Likely a miss on this side, but that's the way the cookie crumbles. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Anglophones and -philes who have wondered about the origins of the Peek Freans Company's Bourbon and Garibaldi Biscuits will be entertained by Steadman's fanciful version of history and enlightened by the (somewhat) straighter dope in his afterword. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE.COM by Ralph Steadman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2016

"The artist's fans might key in, but most young readers will be left in the dark. (Picture book. 7-9)"
When your computer powers down, the little "dot" is off-duty. You don't think it just sits there, do you? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 2, 2006

"Retains little of gonzo journalism's original fun and destructive joy."
The original art director of all things gonzo, Steadman recalls 30 years of mythic adventures with the Master. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"An effulgent album of insubordinate, psychogeographical postage stamps: colorful, crowded and transporting."
Self (The Book of Dave, 2006, etc.) walks, and as he walks, he spins the shambling, freely associative web of a drunken spider. Read full book review >

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THE MILDENHALL TREASURE by Roald Dahl
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"A fascinating story. (Nonfiction. 12+ )"
Dahl (The Umbrella Man and Other Stories, 1998, etc.) weaves the story of the treasure and greed that unearthed the richest collection of Roman silver plate ever found in British soil. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PSYCHO TOO by Will Self
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"A journalistic feast best savored in small bites over several days."
The quirky follow-up to the author/illustrator duo's PscyhoGeography (2007). Read full book review >

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THE CURSE OF LONO by Ralph Steadman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1983

"But he hasn't—just an occasionally amusing Haole and generally insufferable wise-ass."
Fear and Loathing on the Kona coast of Hawaii: Thompson trots out his familiar act as Yahoo-anarchist-poète maudit—but despite a few inspired fits of zaniness, and some appropriately phantasmagoric drawings by Ralph Steadman, it just doesn't work. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HUMPHREY & RALPH by Katharine Andres
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Amusing and well told. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A funny, beautifully written book by the award-winning author of Fish Story (1993). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RALPH NADER by Teresa Celsi
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 15, 1991

"Well-chosen b&w photos; notes; bibliography on consumer issues; index. (Biography. 12-18)"
Our best-known consumer advocate gets his full due in a well-written biography. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 2, 2001

"Gracelessly written, but indispensable to students of Ellison, Oklahoma City in the 1920s, or Harlem in the '40s."
Painstaking biography covering the first half of the noted African-American writer's life, through his acceptance of the National Book Award in 1953. Read full book review >

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RUNAWAY RALPH by Louis Darling
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1970

"Happily, Ralph will be tearing along in his ping-pong ball crash helmet for a long time, on the elusive trail of peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches and boys who go Pb-pb-b-b-b."
The return of The Mouse and the Motorcycle is a departure—from the wide-open corridors of Mountain View Inn to a cage that's also a vantage point in a typical summer camp; but tipping the balance from fantasy to personality doesn't throw freedom rider Ralph. Read full book review >