Search Results: "Ray Gibson"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"As it is, they have come up with a merely tepid true-crime tale. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
A lackluster account of the murder of a swinging Illinois housewife/community activist, by a pair of Chicago Tribune reporters writing with the victim's brother. Read full book review >

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WOLFIE PAINTS THE TOWN by Sabina Gibson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"A nice choice to encourage kids to explore their own neighborhoods. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Portrait of a town by a young wolf. Read full book review >

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BURN by Heath Gibson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 8, 2012

"Readers know that it's only a matter of time before he gets caught by the law or by his own doings, and they will find waiting for it compelling reading. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
A good-ol'-boy teen firefighter might not be quite as good as he seems. Read full book review >

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DREAMS BEYOND THE SHORE by Tamika Gibson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 15, 2017

"A beautiful, gently woven reflection on family, choices, and the power of perception. (Fiction. 13-17)"
Chelsea Marchand does not care about politics, law, or Oxford University. Read full book review >

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A BRIGHT MOON FOR FOOLS by Jasper Gibson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Gibson has created a larger-than-life character in Harry Christmas—who is many things but not Santa Claus, thank you very much."
This book is part thriller, part farce, part Don Quixote, and has plenty of excellent writing. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2008

"Tensions and tenderness, beautifully rendered."
Poet Gibson (One Body, 2007, etc.) applies keen intellect to the formidable task of recapitulating the essentials of one's childhood. Read full book review >

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THE PERIPHERAL by William Gibson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"This is quintessential Gibson: gonzo yet cool, sharp-edged, sophisticated—but ultimately, vaguely unsatisfying."
While placed firmly in the sci-fi genre of his earlier works, Gibson's latest retains the social commentary from his more recent novels (Zero History, 2010, etc.).Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 12, 2015

"Not quite Terkel or Jane Jacobs redux, but Gibson delivers adequate sociology about current urban life, with the edgy, pungent flavor of the Big Apple."
A New York journalist finds the vox populi of the metropolis in regard to the vexing problem of gentrification.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GENTLEMAN DEATH by Graeme Gibson
Released: March 22, 1995

"Some creative writing about the creative process but, for the most part, uncompelling."
Two failed novels and a writer's angst are the material for this largely unsuccessful experiment by Gibson (Perpetual Motion, 1983, etc.) Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Mastering vast quantities of information, Gibson succeeds in evoking not only Dal°'s life, but also the intellectual and aesthetic milieu of a close-knit group of artists and writers whose work shocked the world. (30 color illustrations, b&w illustrations)"
In January 1986 Dal° summoned Gibson to a meeting at which he exhorted author to make it clear in the forthcoming second volume of his biography of Gabriel Garc°a Lorca that the poet had loved Dal° sexually. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Judicious chronicles of individual islands (Haiti, Cuba) emerge from a larger, bleak picture of an 'invented paradise.'"
How 500 years of European rule in the Caribbean helped determine the patterns of "human malfeasance" repeated globally to the present day. Read full book review >