Search Results: "Scotty Bowers"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"A singularly off-putting and seamy reading experience."
A memoir about the author's role in the secret sex lives of Hollywood's Golden Age stars. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEAM ME UP, SCOTTY by Michael Guinzburg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1993

"Crack City'' is well-observed, but these elements can't support an ultimately slight tale."
Fast-moving, extremely broad satire of 12-Step programs and New York's downtown drug scene; glimmers of cleverness are lost amidst over-the-top violence and constant recourse to the ``silly name'' school of humor. Read full book review >

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SCOTTY AND THE GYPSY BANDIT by David Winkler
Released: March 27, 2000

"Overall, it's patchwork storytelling, but the tone is reminiscent of that found in Jack Gantos's autobiographical novels (Jack on the Tracks, 1999, etc.), and the cast is enjoyably quirky. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Winkler's debut for children is an offbeat, darkly humorous tale that takes a preteen from the death of his father to a healing round of Thanksgiving deliveries to local children's shelters, with murder, romance, adolescent pranks, and plenty of growing up in between. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"McLennan's is less an aid to hikers than a handbook for outlet-mall devotees."
For those who know they want a meaningful spiritual life, but don—t know where to find one. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"A fascinating twin narrative, though not quite the story the title suggests. (bibliography, sources, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
In 1946, The Adventures of Superman radio show took on the Ku Klux Klan in an effort to teach young listeners lessons about tolerance and standing up to bigotry. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOOSE ENDS by Neal Bowers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 16, 2001

"A disappointment."
A rather underimagined seriocomic novel, the first by the Iowa author of the well-received nonfiction Words for the Taking: The Hunt for a Plagiarist (1997). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"Scotty's real monument is not this book, but his music. (65 b&w illustrations, not seen)"
The sad trajectory of Elvis Presley's life is a familiar story, but this memoir does shed a little new light on the early years. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 31, 1994

"Despite such limitations, Civil War buffs north and south of the Mason-Dixon Line will still find enough in this book not to be entirely disappointed."
A flawed chronicle of the two 1863 Tennessee battles in the Civil War that fell on the heels of Gettysburg and Vicksburg. Read full book review >