Search Results: "Stephen Singular"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 9, 2015

"Tragic, gripping, and authentic, this book deserves a wide audience."
An investigation into the plague of violence engulfing a generation of American youth. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 12, 2011

"A disturbing, haunting journey into unrepentant hatred."
An in-depth examination of the 2009 murder of an abortion doctor in Wichita, Kan. Read full book review >

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SINGULAR PLEASURES by Harry Mathews
Released: May 7, 1993

"The illustrations by Francesco Clemente aren't lubricous at all, but (usually) slight, charming, and as ephemeral as a—well, as, say, a falling leaf."
The singular pleasures of Mathews's (Cigarettes, 1987, etc.) title are in fact only one pleasure, and that one is the—well, the pleasure of masturbation. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2008

"A harrowing, well-written account of a frightening cult."
Veteran journalist Singular (Unholy Messenger: The Life and Crimes of the BTK Serial Killer, 2006, etc.) delves into the dark life and spectacular flameout of notorious Mormon preacher Warren Jeffs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 4, 2006

"A compelling and clear-eyed portrait of a recognizable American community, devastated by the secret heart of a quintessential good neighbor—the sort of neighbor who makes one feel comfortable leaving the doors unlocked at night."
The banality of evil, right next door. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"Without fully lighting the dark corners of an unappealing realm, Singular has produced a balanced, detailed, thoughtful consideration of an incident usually reduced to cultural dissonance. (First printing of 100,000; $100,000 ad/promo)"
Veteran crime journalist Singular (Talked to Death, 1987, etc.) offers an original perspective on the sadly epochal killing of JonBenet Ramsey. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 1993

"Not quite enough lore to go with the legends, but this should make the faithful dewy-eyed. (Sixteen page photo insert—not seen)"
The late Ed ``Moose'' Krause spent 60 years at Notre Dame, 32 as its athletic director. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STEPHEN SPENDER by John Sutherland
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Pays fitting tribute to a man who was as admirable as he was gifted."
An excellent account of the British poet's life, particularly strong on his personality, literary friendships, and political activism. Read full book review >

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STEPHEN FAIR by Tim Wynne-Jones
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: April 1, 1998

"An intense study in friendship and troubled family relations, in which the steadiest characters are the teenagers. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Recurrent nightmares and a strong feeling that his mother is hiding something haunt a teenager in this ethereal novel from Wynne-Jones (The Maestro, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >

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STEPHEN CRANE by Mark Sufrin
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 30, 1992

"Bibliography; b&w photos and index not seen. (Biography. 12+)"
An intelligent, beautifully written portrait of ``the first great pyro-technician of the novel, [who] probably wrote more trash than any other serious novelist of his time'' (Alfred Kazin): a strait-laced Methodist minister's rebellious son, who died in 1900, at 28, after a remarkably eventful life. Read full book review >

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STEPHEN CRANE by Paul Sorrentino
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2014

"Sorrentino's authoritative and sympathetic portrait revives a 'bohemian rebel' and prolific, groundbreaking writer."
Thoroughly researched biography of Stephen Crane (1871-1900), who shocked his contemporaries with raw, gritty fiction. Read full book review >

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STEPHEN SONDHEIM by Meryle Secrest
NON-FICTION
Released: June 14, 1998

"Some genuine insights into one of our living masters, but a disappointingly disorganized work with a surfeit of dollar-book Freud and Jung. (95 photos, not seen) (Literary Guild selection; author tour)"
Veteran biographer Secrest moves, logically, from Leonard Bernstein (1994) to one of his collaborators and friends—and one of the undoubted giants of the American theater—Stephen Sondheim. Read full book review >