Search Results: "Ricky Gervais"


BOOK REVIEW

CRAZY-PENNY by Ricky Taillefer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 26, 2015

"A quirky but barely comprehensible novel."
Taillefer tells the story of man whose lucky coin starts to talk in this debut novel. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 21, 2011

"Late Satch gets a deep look, but Riccardi's main theses remain unproven."
The second half of the trumpeter-singer's career receives a thorough but uneven chronicle. Read full book review >

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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE by Paul Gervais
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"Curiously, Gervais never made this fundamental choice; the result is a work without shape and direction."
A first novel that reads like a work-in-progress, with assorted chapters from a memoir of a Lowell, Massachusetts, family: unloving father, alcoholic mother, and two mama's boys who become gay men. Read full book review >

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KENTUCKY TRAVELER by Ricky  Skaggs
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"Lacking the dirt of other high-profile music memoirs, Skaggs' life is an affirmation of hard work, drive and faith."
Legendary bluegrass and country musician Skaggs reflects on his life and career. Read full book review >

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THE OPEN OCEAN by Francesco Pittau
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2014

"An attention-getter thanks to trim size and eye-filling art—but not an attention-keeper. (Novelty nonfiction. 4-8)"
The author/illustrators' latest raft-sized display of animal portraits focuses on sea life, from oyster and sand hopper to blue whale. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2005

"Still, there's enough content here to pay repeat visits, and, enhanced by the occasional pull tab, paper wheel or other special effect for variety, the dozens of acts of discovery that this encourages could well turn 'Spot' or 'Maisy' junkies into budding naturalists. (Picture book. 5-7)"
In this interactive countryside stroll, practically every rock, bush, cloud or tuft of leaves on each topical spread is a single or multilayered flap, beneath which lurks a common, simply drawn animal or plant, captioned by a morsel of natural history. Read full book review >