Search Results: "Richard Klein"


BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE KLEIN by Anne Ylvisaker
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Instead of a typical boy-and-his-dog story, the author has created something unique and memorable. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Little Klein, aka Harold, is definitely the runt of the litter. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 23, 2015

"Klein changed the way rock does business. In this balanced, fascinating, and well-written biography, Goodman gives him credit where it's due."
The story of a manager more often vilified than any other in the history of rock. Read full book review >

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ANDROMEDA KLEIN by Frank Portman
FICTION
Released: Aug. 25, 2009

"Alas, the conclusion (satisfying but easy, with a frustrating and unnecessary near-magical disability cure) is a rush job after hundreds of pages of meandering magickal confusion. (Supernatural. 12-14)"
A disappointing second outing from the author of King Dork (2006) introduces Andromeda Klein, teenage occultist. Read full book review >

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MELANIE KLEIN by Julia Kristeva
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Of much substance, though of interest to a very small readership."
The second installment, of more narrow interest than her Hannah Arendt (p. 787), in postmodern pioneer Kristeva's planned three-volume triptych on female geniuses. Read full book review >

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RICHARD NIXON by John A. Farrell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 28, 2017

"Full of fresh, endlessly revealing insights into Nixon's political career, less on the matter of his character, refreshingly, than on the events that accompanied and resulted from it."
A sturdy study of the man ranked at the bottom of many historians' lists of presidents. Read full book review >

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RICHARD NIXON by Conrad Black
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"A massively detailed and generous assessment of a seemingly imperishable politician whose controversial career insures that this won't be the last word."
A lively, hugely sympathetic biography of possibly the most intriguing man to occupy the Oval Office. Read full book review >

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EAT FAT by Richard Klein
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 11, 1996

"Anathema for the fitness crowd, but a comforting and delicious treat for fat folks."
A ``postmodern diet book,'' according to its unabashedly fat author, a professor of French at Cornell who does not simply accept fat, but loves it and finds it beautiful. Read full book review >

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MAD RICHARD by Lesley Krueger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2017

"An entrancing portrait of artistic minds confounded by the Victorian Age."
On a cold January day in 1853, diminutive and curious Charlotte Brontë traveled to Bedlam to interview a broken Richard Dadd, one of the most celebrated artists of her day. A correspondence between their minds haunted her and perhaps altered her life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 1994

"David's Day."
One of the many biographies of the actor, who died in 1984, including the surpassing Richard Burton: A Life (1988) by Melvyn Bragg and Richard Burton, My Brother (1988) by Graham Jenkins. Read full book review >

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JEWELRY TALKS by Richard Klein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2001

"Seamless, sophisticated, and compelling: fiction that wears its learning lightly, makes 'gender' become again something fascinating, and weaves out of words a richer dish by far than another old 'story' might ever be."
Klein (Cigarettes Are Sublime, 1993; Eat Fat, 1996) adds to the recent spate of novels without events (or with mighty few). And he does so brilliantly, in a book riveting to anybody interested in sex, celebrities, monarchies, gossip, history—or jewelry. Read full book review >

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CIGARETTES ARE SUBLIME by Richard Klein
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

Many people, deciding to quit smoking, go cold turkey; others use nicotine gum or a patch. Read full book review >

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RICHARD WRIGHT by Hazel Rowley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 14, 2001

"A fresh and realistic depiction."
Australian biographer Rowley (Christina Stead, 1994) offers an insightful look at the African-American cultural icon and iconoclast. Read full book review >