Search Results: "Robert Gordon"


BOOK REVIEW

RESPECT YOURSELF by Robert Gordon
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"Deep cultural and social history enlivened by a cast of colorful characters."
A spellbinding history of one of the most prolific hit-making independent record companies in the history of American music. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 23, 2002

"Excellent on the music, sketchy on the life. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
An upbeat if limited biography of the great blues singer and guitarist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN BOBBY KENNEDY WAS A MOVING MAN by Robert Gordon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"A rollicking, full-barrelled fantasy in which the foibles of dead Kennedys are as much a subject of caustic wit as more fictional material might be: a hard act to follow."
In a nimble, electrifying debut, Seattle-based Gordon uses his experience as a mover and as a writing teacher in Washington prisons to spin the yarn to end all Kennedy yarns—with Bobby reincarnated as a frustrated but sincere working-class hero. Read full book review >

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WHAT GOES AROUND
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for The Boomerang Effect by Gordon Jack

Cover Story: Viking Cute
BFF Charm: Roger Murtaugh
Swoonworthy Scale: 2
Talky Talk: Real Boy
Bonus Factor: Unexpected Friendships
Relationship Status: Maybe in a Few Years 

Cover Story: Viking Cute

A cutesy viking is kind of an oxymoron when you think about the actual history of vikings, but this one with ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"A masterful study to be read and reread by anyone interested in today's political economy."
A comprehensive analysis of "one of the most fundamental questions about American economic history." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SCOUT by Gordon McMillan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"An enthusiastic effort, but with lackluster results. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A dog searches for his lost ball and finds friends in this pedestrian tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE THREE LITTLE RIGS by David Gordon
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2005

"Illustrated in colors ranging from creamy taffies to shades of metallic gray, the art is a young industrialist's dream come true. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Mama rig sends the three little rigs out into the world to build their own garages. Read full book review >

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HANSEL AND DIESEL by David Gordon
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2006

"Imbued with industrial surrealism, this story, though harrowing, applauds the ingenuity of youngsters and the embrace of a loving family. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Gordon follows The Three Little Rigs (2005) and The Ugly Truckling (2004) with his third fractured fairy tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SMITTEN by David Gordon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 26, 2007

"Younger readers may need the title pun (which is also used as a punch line) explained, but should have no trouble following the main thread. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Shared adventures weave the fabric of romance for two lost items of clothing in this screen-ready odyssey "based," as the title page notes, "on an original concept by Susan Siegel." Read full book review >

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THE UGLY TRUCKLING by David Gordon
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"Not for every child, but a new rendition of a beloved fairy tale that will appeal to many. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A combination of The Ugly Duckling and Are You My Mother? with a problematic ending. Read full book review >