Search Results: "Sheldon Meyer"


BOOK REVIEW

MEYER by Stephen Dixon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"An anemic mishmash—for loyal fans only."
The prolific postmodernist (Phone Rings, 2005, etc.) profiles a writer trawling for material among family memories and fantasies. Read full book review >

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LIVING WITH JAZZ by Dan Morgenstern
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 16, 2004

"An informative, brightly written anthology—and a must for any jazz bookshelf."
One of jazz's most distinguished critics and historians receives a welcome compilation. Read full book review >

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MRS. MEYER THE BIRD by Wolf Erlbruch
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 1997

"Splendid. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This book is very nearly a piece of art, both in the tender, offbeat story and in the illustrations. Mrs. Meyer is a worrier and not just about the small stuff. Read full book review >

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GÖTZ AND MEYER by David Albahari
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 5, 2005

"Decades later, the Holocaust continues to enslave and inspire the European literary imagination—seldom more memorably than in Albahari's brilliantly disturbing novel."
What Hannah Arendt called "the banality of evil" is evoked with intensity in the prizewinning Serbian-born author's previously untranslated 1998 novel. Read full book review >

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THE TRIALS OF MOLLY SHELDON by Julian F. Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"For better treatments of the subject, check out Stephanie Tolans Save Halloween (1993) or Kathryn Laskys Memoirs of a Bookbat (1994), both of which examine clashing values in American small towns with—if not sympathy—a modicum of respect for both sides. (Fiction. 11- 15)"
This savage diatribe against would-be book and film censors contains little of the wit or engaging intellectual discourse that animates most novels by Thompson (Philo Fortune's Awesome Journey to His Comfort Zone, p. 641, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 15, 2012

"A silly superhero tale showcasing a tasty, healthy berry."
Sheldon Bilberry, also known as Blueberry Boy, is a nutritional superhero in this outside-the-box children's series starter by debut author Jones. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: July 1, 2009

"A fine offering for would-be explorers. (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
Lifelong naturalist William Beebe is most famous for his record-breaking deep-sea dive. Read full book review >

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BARNUM BROWN: DINOSAUR HUNTER by David Sheldon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Meaty afterword too, plus address and reading lists. (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
Paying tribute to the renowned paleontologist who discovered T. Rex, Sheldon pairs a simply written text rich in specific detail to painted scenes of spectral prehistoric beasts rearing up behind a nerdy, dapper gent who is, usually, standing in some dusty locale and staring distractedly through wire-rimmed glasses at likely looking rock formations. Read full book review >

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Rendezvous in Baghdad by Ben Sheldon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 13, 2012

"An inconsistent protagonist hinders an otherwise convincing tale of a country and its people enduring civil unrest."
Sheldon's (Dragula, 2004) latest thriller tells of an Air Force colonel, whose deployment to Italy sets off an act of retribution against a priest—who happens to be the new pope. Read full book review >

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THE CRAZY THINGS GIRLS DO FOR LOVE by Dyan Sheldon
FICTION
Released: Dec. 13, 2011

"Plenty of witty merriment for all high-school social sets. (Chick-lit comedy. 12-18)"
Superior comic writing combined with a major snark factor turns this full-on chick-lit outing into major fun. Read full book review >

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I CONQUER BRITAIN by Dyan Sheldon
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Light and funny, Sheldon's characters are smart, offbeat and completely real. (Fiction. 12-14)"
In this companion novel to Sophie Pitt-Turnbull Discovers America (2005), Cherokee Salamanca travels to England from her home in Brooklyn. Read full book review >

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THE CONFESSION by Sheldon Siegel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 23, 2004

"Siegel's dialogue crackles with pace and authenticity. His brisk narrative offers a nonstop barrage of cynical asides to the reader—not to every taste."
Sardonic Frisco attorney Michael Daley defends a popular priest against a murder charge. Read full book review >