Search Results: "Sally Cline"


BOOK REVIEW

DASHIELL HAMMETT by Sally Cline
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Crisp portrait of the life and social environment of a principled, self-destructive, singular cultural figure."
Concise biography of Dashiell Hammett (1894-1961), literary pioneer and luckless radical. Read full book review >

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JUST DESSERTS by Sally Cline
NON-FICTION
Released: July 15, 1991

"But without much analysis or any direction for change, it sounds mostly like a lot of good old-fashioned unliberated whining."
Midway through this extended collage of kvetching, British feminist Cline (co-author, Reflecting Men, 1987) cites a finding that women do not view cooking as drudgery and in fact can find it ``a creative and enjoyable process.'' But that gets lost in the barrage of quotes from women who hate themselves for secret bingeing, or are terrorized by the demands of raging, loutish husbands for hot meat-centered meals (and heaven help her if he sees any gristle!), or lose sleep and miss out on career advancement for worrying about what to serve their families for dinner, or feel physically sick when they find themselves in supermarkets. Read full book review >

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RADCLYFFE HALL by Sally Cline
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 25, 1998

"Apart from its valuable contribution to the study of lesbian literature per se, this biography dramatizes through Hall's life the complex and still often surprising sexual politics of the early century. (16 b&w illustrations, not seen)"
This workmanlike biography is a welcome fleshing out of a writer still largely known for just one of her books, the pioneering lesbian apologia The Well of Loneliness. Read full book review >

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ZELDA FITZGERALD by Sally Cline
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2003

"Though less fluent than Nancy Milford's now-standard, 33-year-old Zelda, Cline's account should find considerable following among students of women's literature and art."
Wrapped up in a thorough biography, a strong case for why the unfortunate Zelda Fitzgerald should be remembered as an artist foremost, not merely as a victim of mental illness. Read full book review >

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WOMEN, PASSION AND CELIBACY by Sally Cline
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 16, 1994

"An angry little book, full of ammunition for the war between the sexes."
A modern-day (and humorless) Lysistrata, in which celibacy is not a means for forcing men to end a war but for women to achieve political power and independence. Read full book review >

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ARMADA by Ernest Cline
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 14, 2015

"A hackneyed sci-fi spectacle."
From the author of Ready Player One (2011), another book centered around video games and the 1980s.Read full book review >

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READY PLAYER ONE by Ernest Cline
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 16, 2011

"Too much puzzle-solving, not enough suspense."
Video-game players embrace the quest of a lifetime in a virtual world; screenwriter Cline's first novel is old wine in new bottles. Read full book review >

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Banking on Confidence by Dale K. Cline
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 16, 2015

"A cogent, if academic work, unencumbered by financial jargon and appropriate for any reader."
A certified public accountant and real estate investor offers a lucid debut overview of America's financial system. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 11, 1998

"Enlivened by epistolary amours and detective-like research revelations, yet still a sluggish rendition of a resonant tale. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
An admirable if not always compelling exploration of a once-sensational murder and trial that recall our recent obsession with the Simpson case. Read full book review >

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MY LIAR by Rachel Cline
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 26, 2008

"Variously shadowy, exasperating and snappish characters populate a delicate, muted, not quite complete tale."
The uneasy relationship between two differently self-absorbed women leads to betrayal and tragedy. Read full book review >

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SPARROWHAWK, BOOK I, JACK FRAKE by Edward Cline
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"A solid if less than thrilling effort to render a complicated period in English history."
Suspense novelist Cline (Whisper the Guns, not reviewed, etc.) switches genres for a tidy, well-grounded historical, the first in a projected trilogy, about a smuggling ring in tax-smarting 18th-century England. Read full book review >