Search Results: "Ted Heller"


BOOK REVIEW

FUNNYMEN by Ted Heller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 2, 2002

"Totally entertaining, but Mike Nichols and Elaine May couldn't get here a minute too soon."
Friends, enemies, employees, associates, enablers, girlfriends, relatives and other observers tell absolutely everything about a zany/croony midcentury comedy duo. Read full book review >

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SLAB RAT by Ted Heller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 8, 2000

"A delightful, smart, twisted commentary on ambition, careerism, love, and modern life by the most likely newcomer since Nick Hornby to make you laugh out loud on a bus."
Every generation needs its What Makes Sammy Run, its Floater, its tale of a young man trying to make it in the glamour biz of the moment. Read full book review >

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A BOOK FOR WOODY by Nicholas Heller
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1995

"But by— successfully— making the story so self-referential and the action so abstract Heller puts his book in a genre of storytelling that is a little unconventional and self-conscious, and a lot avante-garde. (Picture book. 4+)"
Woody, a young pig in need of reading material for the trip home from his grandparents', sits down in front of a shelf with six books. Read full book review >

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THE TOOTH TREE by Nicholas Heller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 1991

"Astute readers may conclude from clues in Heller's expressive, sophisticated illustrations that the adventure was a dream; either way, an entertaining story reflecting a genuinely childlike imagination. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Claiming that there's no tooth fairy, Charlie buries a tooth out in the yard, where it grows into a tree whose ferocious branches invade his room to munch on his belongings. Read full book review >

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UP, UP AND AWAY by Ruth Heller
NONFICTION
Released: Nov. 7, 1991

"Just right to lighten up the lesson, even at the high-school level; Heller's admonitions are not only more fun but often clearer than more earnest explanations. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 9+)"
Continuing her unique series on parts of speech (Kites Sail High: A Book About Verbs, 1988), Heller tackles one of the most difficult with her usual panache, coupling a deftly rhymed text with gloriously bold, colorful illustrations (``Some ADVERBS end in WARD, and others...in WISE... Read full book review >

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AN EX TO GRIND by Jane Heller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2005

"Unlikable heroine, mean-spirited plot."
The author of, most recently, Best Enemies (2003), introduces the "bumbo." Read full book review >

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HELL OR HIGH WATER by Peter Heller
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 13, 2004

"Considering the irascibility of the team leader and his distance from the action, Heller works a difficult story gamely, getting enough color into the narrative to keep readers involved, if not exhilarated."
A hearty report on the running of Tibet's Tsangpo River, modestly diminished by the author's observer status. Read full book review >

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HANDYMAN by Jean Heller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Despite an overreliance on coincidence rather than true twists, a quick and addictive read, its NC-17 content chillingly penned."
Hot topic (media personalities) meets formerly hot topic (serial killers) in an attention-keeping tale of a slice-'em-'n'- dice-'em murderer on the loose in Florida: a second novel from the author of 1993's dull thud, Maximum Impact. Read full book review >

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FEMALE INTELLIGENCE by Jane Heller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 21, 2001

"Entertaining, lightweight satire."
The author of Name Dropping (2000) spins a feminist plot with a few decidedly retro twists. Read full book review >