Search Results: "Stanley Crawford"


BOOK REVIEW

SEED by Stanley Crawford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2015

"Gossamer-thin entertainment."
Everything must go in this playful snapshot of an end-of-life giveaway, the sixth novel from an offbeat author (Petroleum Man, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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PETROLEUM MAN by Stanley Crawford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2005

"Reads like a buttoned-down Tom Wolfe."
Satirical self-portrait of a tycoon better at managing his money than his family—in Crawford's first novel since Some Instructions (1978). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOAN CRAWFORD by David Bret
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Bedroom noir."
A flat, superficial biography that obsesses over Crawford's sex life as intensely as Crawford reportedly obsessed over having sex. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 22, 1992

"Somewhat self-conscious and static in spots, but, still, an evocative book written in clean, often startlingly beautiful prose. (Illustrations.)"
A contemplative, ``overeducated'' writer turned small-time farmer tells of his adventures planting and harvesting garlic on a semi-arid plot of land in New Mexico. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STANLEY AT SCHOOL by Linda Bailey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"Here's hoping readers feel the same way about school as Stanley does; even if they don't, though, they are sure to laugh at the dogs' adventures. Where will they end up next? (Picture book. 4-8)"
Stanley's curiosity this time leads him to find out what all the kids do in school every day. Read full book review >

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THE CRAWFORD COUNTY SKETCHBOOK by Tom Janikowski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2015

"An elaborate morality play set among the cult of Southerners and their haunted landscapes."
Grotesque tales of the struggle between good and evil from a dark corner of the American heartland. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STANLEY KUBRICK by Vincent LoBrutto
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 30, 1996

"A brave, and often successful, attempt to chronicle the life of a filmmaker famous for his noncooperation with chroniclers."
American cinema's least Hollywood-like director never quite emerges from the shadows in this biography, but many useful career details do. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STANLEY THE FARMER by William Bee
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"Steady and bright, this will appeal to toddlers looking for comfort, not thrills. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A cartoonlike hamster named Stanley and two other small mammals demonstrate the steps used to plant, maintain and harvest wheat at a typical commercial farm. Read full book review >

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STANLEY THE BUILDER by William Bee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Nonetheless, little listeners are sure to come back to Stanley over and over, as he explores jobs and uses equipment sure to pique their interest. (Picture book. 2-6)"
In Bee's new series, Stanley the hamster explores jobs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STANLEY, CALIFORNIA by Sheila Evans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Arlene might find a sense of home again, but she does it without much feeling of resolution."
Evans's second (after Maggie's Rags, not reviewed) is a bit like Cheever's story "The Swimmer," with less of the emotional trauma and essential mystery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STANLEY PARK by Timothy Taylor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2001

"Still, the reader is plunged right into the steamy excitement of a great restaurant going at full throttle, creating a serious craving, say, for Jeremy's grilled lime-marinated sockeye salmon."
An uneven but tasty debut about a Vancouver chef who turns guerrilla prankster while trying to reconnect with his slightly mad anthropologist father. Read full book review >

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STANLEY GOES FISHING by Craig Frazier
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2006

"A visual conundrum that accentuates the 'art' of looking at the world in different ways. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Meet Stanley, a fellow who sees things differently, as in his two previous stories, Stanley Goes for a Drive (2005) and Stanley Mows the Lawn (2004). Read full book review >