Search Results: "Simon Reynolds"


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REYNOLDS by Donley Watt
Released: April 1, 2001

"Wry details and witty, dead-on dialogue charged with biblical echoes give Watt (Haley, Texas 1959, 1999, etc.) real class."
East Texas novel built on the Cain-and-Abel story. Read full book review >

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SIMON by Richard Kennedy
Released: Feb. 25, 1954

"Historical romance on an old theme, broad enough to give it new life."
England during Cromwell's revolution, and especially that part of Devon which saw the heat of it, backgrounds an adventure of loyalties and plots, highlights a character and vividly paints the issues with which he has to deal. Read full book review >

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SIMON by Alexander Masters
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2012

"A rarefied glimpse at bizarre brilliance."
The breezy biography of a highly eccentric mathematician. Read full book review >

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MRS. REYNOLDS by Gertrude Stein
Released: June 15, 1952

"Intellectual snob appeal."
Perhaps the simplest way to describe this book is to let Miss Stein explain it herself, as she does in her epilogue. Read full book review >

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SICK SIMON by Dan Krall
by Dan Krall, illustrated by Dan Krall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"Though the science is not particularly solid, the message is an important one, and with the level of gross in the illustrations, it is sure to get through to young audiences. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Krall's latest is a disgusting, tongue-in-cheek lesson in contagiousness. Read full book review >

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SIMON SAID by Sarah R. Shaber
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 11, 1997

"Still, an accomplished debut."
A first novel set in Raleigh, N.C., where Pulitzer Prizewinner Simon Shaw teaches history at small, prestigious Kenan College, built largely on the estate once owned by the Bloodsworth family—now reduced to a distant cousin and her son Bobby Hinton, a student at Kenan. Read full book review >

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SIMPLE SIMON by Ryne Douglas Pearson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1996

"The Chicago landscape, meantime, is dimly glimpsed, and the climactic, glass-shattering shoot-out on top of the Sears Tower seems lifted from the Die Hard movies. (Film rights to Universal)"
A crowded, violent thriller involving an autistic boy who effortlessly cracks a supposedly unbreakable government communications code—and then becomes the target of murderous villainy from shady Washington spies and a sadistic Japanese hit- woman. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 1998

"Although neither Reynolds nor anyone else can predict post-rave's future, his hardcore history of its first decade is a heady remix of the soundscape's greatest hits."
Rock journalist Reynolds (The Sex Revolts) chronicles how MDMA (a psychedelic amphetamine, aka "ecstasy") and MIDI (computer sound technology) together spawned the unique dance culture of the "chemical generation." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"For neo-glamsters, a blueprint for how to get things done; for oldsters, a nostalgic look into a shining, glittery era."
"In the early seventies, decadence was what we'd nowadays call a ‘meme.' " The wide-ranging rock journalist probes the highs and lows of glam. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 26, 2011

"Important—and alarming—reading for pop-music aficionados."
A leading British music critic argues that our fascination with the recent past has stifled innovation and originality in popular culture. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2006

"A compelling read, swamped in the end by the new wave of '80s rock."
The history of postpunk rock gets a microscopic examination by a keen-eyed English observer. Read full book review >

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SIMON SAYS by William Poe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 18, 2012

"For a novel so filled with debauchery, it could use a few more real thrills."
After his father's death, Simon Powell moves from sleepy Sibley, Ark., to Los Angeles, where he's pulled into a seedy underworld. Read full book review >