Search Results: "Robert Rodi"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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THE BEST SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, & HORROR READS IN MAY
by John DeNardo

Looking for something to read in May? Here's an irresistible selection of science fiction, fantasy, and horror books that will satisfy your readerly desires. They include stories about an alternate WWII, steampunk airships, the zombie apocalypse, assassins hellbent on revenge, a space-based suicide mission, souls available for rent, and more.

 

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BOOK REVIEW

ROBERT CROWTHER'S POP-UP DINOSAUR ABC by Robert Crowther
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"From Allosaurus to Zuniceratops, a mix of familiar standbys and new or rare finds with bite-sized facts for confirmed dinomanes. (Informational pop-up book. 6-8)"
Twenty-six dinos rear up, unfold or slide into view in a pop-up prehistoric procession. Read full book review >

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THE WHITE HOUSE by Robert Sabuda
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 29, 2015

"A selective but resplendent tour. (Informational pop-up. 6-9)"
White House high spots, presented with 3-D flair by the archon of paper architects. Read full book review >

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A BUNNY IN THE BALLET by Robert Beck
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2014

"Alas, not the stuff of dreams for balletomane readers. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Toe shoes and tutus are the stuff of dreams for a rabbit. Read full book review >

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THE DRAGON & THE KNIGHT by Robert Sabuda
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"With Sabuda, it's hard to set expectations too high or wide, but here he rides triumphantly roughshod over them anyway. (Pop-up picture book. 5-9)"
Sabuda gives the usual relationship between story and picture a hefty tweak in this pop-up romp. Read full book review >