Search Results: "Rene Lopez, Jr"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 3, 2012

"A lovable lead character and the hint of mystery make this trip down Memory Lane pleasurable enough to leave readers anticipating the next chapter."
In the first young-adult novel in a projected series, Lopez documents the life and loves of Hermie Brambleweed, a teenager dealing with typical high school drama—and some big secrets. Read full book review >

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CINDERELLA LOPEZ by Berta Platas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2006

"Berta's (Friday Night Chicas, not reviewed) Latin-flavored chick-lit leaves no cliché unused."
A Latina's hope for love and success is hampered by an obligation to look after her party-girl stepsisters. Read full book review >

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LOPEZ LOMONG by Ana Eulate
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"It's inspiring, but it presents Lomong more as an object lesson than as a living person. (Picture book/biography. 8-10)"
The story of a Sudanese "Lost Boy" who pursued and achieved his dream of running in the Olympics. Read full book review >

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GOD JR. by Dennis Cooper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"A refreshing departure from the obsessive redundancy of its predecessors. Probably Cooper's best yet."
And now for something different from the master of homosexual punk sadomasochism. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1998

"As an interpreter of interpreters, Lopez functions here twice removed from the actual religion of Tibet; readers should approach with some prior knowledge of Buddhism."
In this fine scholarly work, Lopez (Asian Languages and Cultures/Univ. of Michigan) warns his readers away from romanticized visions of Tibet, which ultimately harm that beleaguered nation's prospects for independence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WITTGENSTEIN JR by Lars Iyer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Pieced together from terse vignettes and enlivened with a liberal scattering of exclamation points, the novel teeters between exaggerated gloom and moments of true tenderness. Existential angst is rarely this entertaining."
An enigmatic young philosophy lecturer infuriates, intrigues and ultimately beguiles his Cambridge University students in this droll love story about logic and learning from Iyer (Philosophy/Newcastle Univ.; Exodus, 2013, etc.). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Blending scholarship and ironic detachment, an admirably balanced treatment of a politician who provoked anything but objectivity during his Marion Barry-like career. (Thirty-five b&w photographs—not seen.)"
The first full-length biography—and likely the authoritative one for years to come—of the flamboyant black congressman who, as civil-rights gadfly and as libertine, exemplified the gap between our nation's ideals and practices that was given a name in Gunnar Myrdal's ``American Dilemma.'' Blessed with good looks, eloquence, and a bully pulpit (he succeeded his father as head of the Abyssinian Baptist Church, the nation's largest black congregation), Powell became ``Mr. Civil Rights'' in the pre-King era by combining agitation and electoral politics. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A tribute with the genre's characteristic virtues (warmth) and vices (lack of objectivity), but on the money in assessing a justice unwavering in his dedication to civil rights and civil liberties."
The happy warrior of the Supreme Court's liberal wing from 1956 to 1990 is fondly recalled in these miscellaneous articles collected by Goldman (Constitutional Law and Criminal Procedure/St. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 8, 2006

"A compelling portrait of a conflicted feminist."
Finely detailed biography of a woman whose ascension as a cult figure writing as a man was the most visible facet of her fascinating and, in the end, tragic life. Read full book review >

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LOOK-ALIKES JR. by Joan Steiner
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Captioned by couplets, closed with a complete key to materials, these pages take Walter Wick's photographs for the I Spy series a step further, to an imagination- expanding realm where a pencil or a breadstick can play any number of amazing roles. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Steiner brings the dazzling ingenuity of her debut, Look-Alikes (1998) to a series of less dense, but no less savory, sight games for younger children. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Jane Doe Jr.  by Berta Briones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 31, 2015

"A slapdash attempt to address the very serious issues of gender identity and teen suicide."
A transgender teen, born as Mark but determined to live as Samantha, struggles for acceptance from her peers and family in this novella. Read full book review >