Search Results: "Stan Blits"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Simple malarkey, solely for the host of fans."
A ranking functionary of America's most durable TV game show offers some fleeting peeks backstage for the edification of its apparently indefatigable devotees. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Simple malarkey, solely for the host of fans."
A ranking functionary of America's most durable TV game show offers some fleeting peeks backstage for the edification of its apparently indefatigable devotees. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HEART IS NOT A SIZE by Beth Kephart
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2010

"Still, readers with an affinity for realistic tales of friendships will appreciate this story and recognize the honesty in both the girls' struggle and their reluctance to address painful experiences. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A young woman fears losing her best friend to anorexia even as she convinces her to join a volunteer work trip to Juarez, Mexico, in this tender but uneven novel. Read full book review >

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STAN GETZ by Donald L. Maggin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1996

"Definitive in its documentation of Getz's career but less successful as an analysis of Getz's art. (25 b&w photos, not seen)"
Maggin (Bankers, Builders, Knaves, and Thieves: The $300 Million Scam at ESM, 1989) essays a definitive biography of the tenor sax great. Read full book review >

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STAN MUSIAL by George Vecsey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 10, 2011

"Rather than a journalist's or a biographer's disinterested analysis, the author offers a fan's notes."
A deeply admiring, fawning biography of the great St. Louis Cardinal. Read full book review >

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FRANK 'N' STAN by M.P. Robertson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"Appealing both to the eye and the heart, and even though children are unlikely to catch the literary references, their parents will chuckle over them. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A heartwarming tale of a boy and his robot. Read full book review >

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STAN AND THE TOILET MONSTER by Steve Shreve
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Tableaux done as large, simple line drawings featuring the annoyed-looking monster and hunched, hapless-looking smaller figures on nearly every page give the tale that fashionable Wimpy Kid look A serviceable placeholder for the Captain's next outing, with all the stinks and goo but not so much of the wit. (Illustrated fiction. 9-11)"
A pet iguana flushed down a toilet, a scientist's unwelcomed potion for giant Brussels sprouts, a sociopathic dog named Mr. Snuggles and a reeking glob of slime that turns out not to be a baseball are but some of the elements in this Captain Underpants-style yuck-o-rama. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 16, 2002

"If you skip the preaching to the choir and the film-school analysis, Louvish's wide-eyed love for his subjects' simple, forthright, and hardworking desire to please will bring down the house. (Filmography and 52 b&w photos)"
A fan's gleeful, if excessive, double-take on the beloved bumblers of silent and talking picture fame, seeing their prodigious pile of slapstick misadventures as high art. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Alternative comics are shortchanged, European and Japanese comics don't even exist in this Marvel-centric account, but it will probably stand as the definitive history of this particular slice of American popular culture."
Evenhanded and readable biography of comic maestro Lee and, through him, a history of the genre. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHITEWASH by Stan Gordon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A fast-paced, gripping cross-cultural crime novel."
A police procedural thriller set on an Apache reservation in 1935. Read full book review >

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SLEETMUTE by Stan Resnicoff
Released: Nov. 11, 2012

"An amusing, worthwhile read that could use some fleshing out."
Resnicoff (Tom, the Talking Toilet, 2012, etc.) recounts the year in 1968 he spent living in an isolated Alaskan village as part of VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America). Read full book review >

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FROZEN SUN by Stan Jones
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"That rare thing, a deftly plotted mystery that's also an irresistible love story. With it, Jones's Alaska series (Shaman Pass, 2003, etc.) takes a quantum leap forward."
They call her Amazing Grace and, dead or alive, Alaska state trooper Nathan Active has to find her. Read full book review >