Search Results: "Sidney Poitier"


BOOK REVIEW

I AM NOT SIDNEY POITIER by Percival Everett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2009

"The author had some fun; the reader will too."
Everett (The Water Cure, 2007, etc.) returns with what might be considered a wacky slapstick. Read full book review >

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MONTARO CAINE by Sidney Poitier
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 7, 2013

"A pleasant surprise, elegantly written and keenly observed. Think of it, in a way, as a Little Prince for grown-ups, without the aeronautics."
In his ninth decade, the legendary actor and civil rights activist Poitier adds novelist to his resume. Read full book review >

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PHILIP SIDNEY by Alan Stewart
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"While the accretion of detail upon detail sometimes slows the narrative flow, Stewart provides a textured insight into the society that shaped the poet. (14 illustrations, 13 b&w plates)"
A lengthy account of a short life. Read full book review >

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DON’T CALL ME SIDNEY by Jane Sutton
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2010

"Gallio's muted and stylish acrylic-and-collage illustrations add a spark of whimsy and fun to what might otherwise have been a pedestrian piggy parable. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Sidney the pig discovers that he is quite a poet when he pens a verse for his best friend, Gabie the duck, on her birthday. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SIR PHILIP SIDNEY by Katherine Duncan-Jones
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 16, 1991

"If not the best, this is certainly the most humanizing of Sidney biographies. (Sixteen pages of b&w illustrations—not seen.)"
A spirited, speculative, scholarly account of the brief life (1554-86) of the Elizabethan courtier, soldier, diplomat, author, patron—to some the embodiment of the Renaissance ideal—by Duncan- Jones (English/Oxford). ``It is entirely possible,'' ``in fact, most probable,'' and ``bluntly apparent''—to use some of the author's decisively uncertain terms, that the illustrious Sir Philip Sidney considered himself a failure, his life spent as an ``aspirant administrator'' waiting for preferments, as well as for appropriate and endowed brides who would accept him without a title; even recognition as a writer was delayed until after his death. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SIDNEY SHELDON'S CHASING TOMORROW by Tilly Bagshawe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"After nearly 30 years, Tracy Whitney hasn't aged a day."
Bagshawe switches out the infamous jewel thief from the late Sheldon's If Tomorrow Comes (1985) with a brilliant replica.Read full book review >

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THE CASEBOOK OF SIDNEY ZOOM by Erle Stanley Gardner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 30, 2006

"Part avenger, part detective, Zoom is a fascinating link between the dozens of earlier action heroes Gardner created (The Danger Zone, 2004, etc.) and the suavely bare-knuckled Perry Mason."
Ten adventures of Sidney Zoom, a one-man justice league who sallied forth from his private yacht to walk the mean streets in the early 1930s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NUMBERS by Anton Poitier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"This book will have babies and toddlers spinning the pages again and again. (Board book. 1-3)"
A genuinely clever new twist on standard board-book topics. Read full book review >

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SIDNEY CHAMBERS AND THE PERSISTENCE OF LOVE by James Runcie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 23, 2017

"Fans of the series may appreciate the continuing tales of beloved characters, thick with references to previous adventures and tragedies, but newcomers will be left out in the cold."
Archdeacon Sidney Chambers (Sidney Chambers and the Dangers of Temptation, 2016, etc.) is torn between his vocations as detective and as Anglican priest in six interlinked stories set amid the discontent of 1970s Britain. Read full book review >

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SIDNEY CHAMBERS AND THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS by James Runcie
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 19, 2015

"Runcie (Sidney Chambers and the Problem of Evil, 2014, etc.) gives his genial hero just enough love of a good pint, a pretty woman, and a complex puzzle to save him from blandness or buffoonery in these gently humorous and sometimes-poignant stories."
Sidney Chambers is back for a fourth round of crimes to solve when his religious duties allow him time—or is it the other way around? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 2012

"Only a churl could resist Sidney, whose musings on love, evil and morality, penchant for quoting snippets of poetry, preference for whiskey over the endless cups of tea he is offered, and ratiocinative success at unraveling crimes make him endearing."
A cleric celebrates Queen Elizabeth II's coronation year by assisting a detective inspector in solving a series of genteel crimes. Read full book review >