Search Results: "Simon Reynolds"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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NICHOLAS REYNOLDS
by Gregory McNamee

Hemingway. Ernest Hemingway. The noted American author, widely admired and often parodied, was many things over his long career, from amateur boxer to open-ocean fisherman and world traveler. Along the way, he dropped into some of the ugliest war zones in the world of his day, casting his lot with the underdog in the fight, whether the French Resistance or ...


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BOOK REVIEW

PETE AND POLO’S BIG SCHOOL ADVENTURE by Adrian Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"While the story doesn't break any new ground, the comforting tale will reassure young children awaiting their own big first day of school. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This cozy debut as an author from illustrator Reynolds (Sammy and the Dinosaurs, 1999) sympathetically addresses the jitters that often herald the transition into preschool. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I'M HERE by Peter Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 2011

"Overall, an excellent selection, replete with warmth, originality and the promise of good things to come. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Eloquent, fanciful text and illustrations that sparkle with clarity combine to perfectly portray a solitary boy's flight of imagination. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CELEBRATE! by Jan Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2006

"The fascinating photographs are the strong point here, but the short paragraphs that explain the rituals and customs will tantalize readers to find out more. (bibliography) (Nonfiction. 7-11)"
The well-traveled author-photographer, who has provided many strongly individual portraits of peoples, now emphasizes similarities in the celebrations that humans have created for the seasons, births, deaths, weddings and histories. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOWN UNDER by Jan Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

"Still, she does a real service in presenting both groups as they have been; the books are handsome, appealing, and informative. (Nonfiction. 7-11)"
One of two new volumes in a series Reynolds initiated in 1991 with books about the Himalayas and the Sahara. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PETE AND POLO’S FARMYARD ADVENTURE by Adrian Reynolds
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"He makes it real that this is the kind of adventure a kid could have on his own, inviting a free association with Pete. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The boy and the stuffed polar bear from Pete and Polo's Big School Adventure (2000) take a trip to Grandpa's farm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN I WAS THE GREATEST by Jason Reynolds
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"An author worth watching. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A literary story of growing up in Brooklyn. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BREAK THESE RULES by Luke  Reynolds
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A well-meaning but uneven collection. (about the contributors) (Essays. 12 & up)"
Thirty-five essays encourage young readers to break the rules. Read full book review >