Search Results: "Roger Ebert"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GREAT MOVIES by Roger Ebert
NON-FICTION
Released: March 5, 2002

"A sad reminder of the current vacuum in American film reviewing. (100 b&w photos)"
Longtime TV and newspaper reviewer Ebert (Roger Ebert's Book of Film, 1996, etc.) hosts a genial, dutiful Cook's Tour of 100 film masterpieces. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIFE ITSELF by Roger Ebert
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"Two thumbs sideways."
The Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic reviews his life and career, finding much to be grateful for. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"An entertaining hodgepodge, but a hodgepodge all the same. (Book-of-the-Month Club selection; author tour)"
TV film maven and Chicago Tribune columnist Ebert (A Kiss Is Still a Kiss, 1984) gathers 100 pieces in belated tribute to the first century of the movies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TIME'S DISEASE by R.S. Ebert
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Genre fans seeking a fix of especially ornate, challenging and imaginative high fantasy could find this one quite catchy."
Grief, madness and treachery send King Leon on a murderous campaign against former allies and the mystic nomads of Laurent, culminating in rebellion and war. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DONKEY-DONKEY by Roger Duvoisin
Released: July 1, 1940

"More or less routine story with a moral."
It is a donkey that is dissatisfied this time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"Even jaded or knowledgeable Vietnam War-readers will find fresh material here."
Vivid, creative use of oral history (here, with the remembrances woven together by incisive commentary) that takes the conventional combat-report format—induction, boot camp, raw recruit, seasoned vet—and breathes new life into the war experience. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Welsch (Touching the Fire, 1992) is familiar with the society he describes, and he presents it in a real, sympathetic, and comprehensible manner. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When you enter the Big Belly Lodge you are entering the world of Uncle Smoke and the imaginary Nehawka Indian tribe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUFFON by Jacques Roger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1997

A dry yet thorough life of the Enlightenment philosopher and naturalist Georges-Louis Leclerc, comte de Buffon (170788). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1997

"Inevitably, just a bit gaseous. ($30,000 ad/promo; TV satellite tour)"
That guy in the bib overalls who shows up on TV on Sunday mornings offers a tongue-in-cheek celebration of the larger meaning of the comestibles he likes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"An authoritative and accessible investigation of one of nature's most destructive forces."
A British seismologist explains earthquakes. Read full book review >