Search Results: "Roy Hoopes"


BOOK REVIEW

A WATERGATE TAPE by Roy Hoopes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2001

"Still, Hoopes (When the Stars Went to War, 1995, etc.) provides a rich, incisive portrait of a specific time and a singular event that quite overshadow the uninteresting mystery."
In the wake of the 1973 Watergate scandal, Washington buzzes with speculation on the fate of Richard Nixon. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 9, 1995

"A disappointing failure to explore a rich topic."
Nostalgia reigns in this account of how the film industry responded to WW II. Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 1986

"Very minor work by a minor master, then, more for Cain scholars than general readers—with solid introductory materials by Cain biographer Roy Hoopes."
Dedicated to revealing and preserving the human side of one of the preeminent tough guy writers of the 1930's, this volume brings together humorous short stories, satiric playlets, but only one work of distinctive (if very modest) quality: the comic novella Career in C Major, which originally appeared in hard-cover in 1943, then in a 1944 collection (Three of a Kind)—but was first sold to the movies. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 15, 1981

"A few early gems of raw, ugly Cain, then, in a generally undistinguished retrospective."
Collected here are the dialogues which, first published in Mencken's American Mercury, brought young Cain—then an editorial writer for Walter Lippmann at the New York World—his first taste of literary acclaim in the late Twenties. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO BE AN ELEPHANT by Katherine Roy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Solid information for wildlife enthusiasts, enhanced by thoughtful artwork. (author's note, sources, acknowledgements) (Informational picture book. 9-12)"
Elaborate watercolor paintings and scientific diagrams accompany detailed information about African elephants. Read full book review >

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BOOK by David Miles
by David Miles, illustrated by Natalie Hoopes
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 14, 2015

"One of the prettiest paeans to the codex in recent memory. (Picture book. 3-8)"
This book quietly praises reading as a path to imaginative adventures while also taking several gentle swipes at high-tech gadgetry. Read full book review >

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THE FIRE CHILDREN by Lauren Roy
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 18, 2015

"This entry in the stuffed paranormal-romance genre refreshingly lacks passive angst. (Fantasy. 11-14)"
In a fantasyland desert, one girl's encounter with her gods is both dangerous and romantic. Read full book review >

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CORDIALLY UNINVITED by Jennifer Roy
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2012

"Only the most passionate of princess devotees will fall head-over-heels for this one. (Fiction. 8-11)"
A junior bridesmaid's work is never done. Read full book review >

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BLOOD KIN by Roy Hart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 23, 1992

"A fine variety of believable characters adds solid underpinning to a steadily intriguing example of the English village procedural."
A crisply developed story that has quietly competent Inspector Roper (Robber Blind, etc.) called in to investigate the disappearance of legendary one-time movie star Rita Cavallo—who's now married to TV actor George Sheridan but has a past laden with several husbands and an infant son, all of whom met premature deaths. Read full book review >

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CAMELS ARE EASY, COMEDY'S HARD by Roy Blount
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"All in all, some hard-shell writing talent."
Fresh from a sojourn as novelist (First Hubby, 1990), funny essayist Blount, Jr. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2001

"A fascinating expedition into a forgotten corner of history."
An armchair historian's account of his obsession with a 2,500-mile-long shrubbery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MADNESS by Roy Porter
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2001

"A small book that raises big questions about the profession of psychiatry and the notion of scientific progress. (28 b&w illustrations, many of them etchings and engravings from the 16th to 19th centuries)"
A generously illustrated and pocket-sized distillation of the ways madness has been perceived and treated, from ancient times to the present. Read full book review >