Search Results: "Richard Condon"


BOOK REVIEW

THE FINAL ADDICTION by Richard Condon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

Politics and cocaine spinalize Condon's latest black comedy, a strong improvement over his Emperor of America (1989). Read full book review >

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THE VENERABLE BEAD by Richard Condon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Betrayal of love and trust leads to a repeat ending of Prizzi's Honor that's even wilder than the original."
Galloping satire whose hairpin turns can be followed only by God (the Bible) and Condon (The Manchurian Candidate, etc. etc.), and one of those may still be in the dark. Read full book review >

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PRIZZI'S MONEY by Richard Condon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 1994

"A tangled web!"
Condon in top form with his fourth all-Prizzi novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 2007

"Wise and entertaining, this book is hard to put down."
A deft, compelling autobiography of an Everyman. Read full book review >

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RIVER STREET by Phil Condon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 9, 1994

"Too macho for its own good."
A flat, emotionless style deadens the impact of this debut collection of short stories and a novella. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 2007

"Wise and entertaining, this book is hard to put down."
A deft, compelling autobiography of an Everyman. Read full book review >

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AMERICA, MY NEW HOME by Monica Gunning
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"An attractive, thoughtful addition to poetry collections. (Poetry. 8-12)"
Jamaica-born Gunning turns from her previous offerings of Caribbean poems to these free-verse and rhyming poems about the immigrant experience. Read full book review >

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TIRE MOUNTAIN by Andrea Cheng
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"The detailed illustrations are realistically depictive of the city and done in subtle chalky hues. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Aaron's dad owns a tire-service shop next door to their house. Read full book review >

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ALL THE COLORS OF BUSYTOWN! by Richard Scarry
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"While many will welcome concept books with Richard Scarry art, are these rehashed offerings really necessary with so many of his classics still in print? (Board book. 2-4)"
Richard Scarry's iconic characters present nine different colors. Read full book review >

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CAT BURGLAR BLACK by Richard Sala
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Expect sequels. (Graphic fiction. 10-12)"
Sala usually aims his pulpy gothics at older teens and adults, but here he tries for a younger audience. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"This one is, and doesn't. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
``Politics ought to be fun—after baseball it's our next favorite pastime,'' says Texas Gov. Read full book review >

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NIGHT BECOMES DAY by Richard McGuire
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Unusual and amusing, but don't look too deeply. (Fiction/Picture book. 3-8)"
Day becomes night, actually, in this strange game of word association by McGuire (The Orange Book, 1992). Read full book review >