Search Results: "Robert Rodi"


BOOK REVIEW

CLOSET CASE by Robert Rodi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 1993

"Rodi's caricature of office politics is a hoot—but the comedy here is so one-sided and broad that it often misses its target."
Clever, lightweight entertainment from the author of Fag Hag (1992—not reviewed): a broad farce about a Chicago account- executive at an ad agency populated by homophobes who lives through a series of embarrassing misadventures—before screaming out his sexual preference to the world. Read full book review >

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DRAG QUEEN by Robert Rodi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 20, 1995

"The plot's flighty and incoherent, but when it congeals, the humor is merciless and swift."
Another plateful of giddy meringue from Rodi (What They Did to Princess Paragon, 1994, etc.), the undisputed doyen of the effervescent gay novel of manners. Read full book review >

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WHEN YOU WERE ME by Robert Rodi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2007

"Amiable diversion, more Freaky Friday than Dorian Gray."
Wealthy middle-aged gay man depressed over his lost youth takes supernatural measures to swap bodies with a penniless young stud. Read full book review >

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KEPT BOY by Robert Rodi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 25, 1996

"What happens after a desperate Dennis decides to seduce Jasper is predictable enough, but it in no way diminishes Rodi's high-speed, at times hilarious tale."
Rodi (Drag Queen, 1995, etc.) takes a shot a being the gay Moliäre and succeeds in pulling off a smart, funny, and terrifically entertaining farce. Read full book review >

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WHAT THEY DID TO PRINCESS PARAGON by Robert Rodi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 1994

"A competent and often funny storyteller in need of fresh material."
Rodi (Closet Case, 1993), the '90s answer to Armistead Maupin and his Tales of the City, provides more frothy entertainment, but his formula is wearing thin. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 21, 2011

"A lighthearted account, a touch snobbish at times, but entertaining and funny."
An American writer from Chicago falls in love with what he sees as an ideal society in the Bruco contrada, an ancient subdivision of Siena, Italy, and strives mightily to become accepted into it. Read full book review >

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BITCH GODDESS by Robert Rodi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"Well-written bitchery, but it's all so-o-o Dynasty and so dated."
Has-been sex symbol tells all—well, not quite all—in this latest from the author of Drag Queen (1995). Read full book review >

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ROBERT BROWNING by Pamela Neville-Sington
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2006

"Close readings of Browning's work done with a deft, light hand."
Husband of the more famous Victorian poet Elizabeth Barrett emerges his own man in the 30 years after her death in this sprightly life by British biographer Neville-Sington (Fanny Trollope, 1998). Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 15, 1990

"Gripping."
The bright bolt of Robert Graves's thralldom to The White Goddess in the figure of Laura Riding—a long, rich, butchering madness; middle volume in Richard Graves's life of his uncle Robert, begun with Robert Graves: The Assault Heroic, 1895-1926 (1987). Read full book review >

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ROBERT ALTMAN by Patrick McGilligan
Released: May 10, 1989

Jumbo, sympathetic trek through the incredibly productive life of hard-drinking, maverick, anticommercial film director Robert Altman. Read full book review >

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ROBERT KENNEDY by Evan Thomas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 13, 2000

"A compelling re-telling of one of the saddest and most intriguing life stories in American politics."
Newsweek assistant managing editor Thomas (The Very Best Men, 1995, etc.) enlivens his engrossing RFK biography with fresh interviews and the use of previously restricted sources. Read full book review >