Search Results: "Thomas Beller"


BOOK REVIEW

J.D. SALINGER by Thomas Beller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 3, 2014

"A light and halfhearted treatment. Turn to David Shields and Shane Salerno's Salinger (2013) instead."
An attempt to come to terms with J.D. Salinger's life (1919-2010) and legacy. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: July 14, 1998

"Though it lacks a thematic focus, there's enough kvetching here for two generations. (Author tour)"
A hit-and-miss collection of essays by Gen X writers responding to Beller's (Seduction Theory, 1995) vague directive to —find something that matters to you and write about it.— Their concerns have little to do with the dreams or nightmares of the subtitle; hip cynicism and inchoate negativity about careers and relationships drive most of these edgy writings. Read full book review >

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SEDUCTION THEORY by Thomas Beller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 23, 1995

"Limited in perspective and lacking a firm voice, with a quality of writing that doesn't help."
A first collection with fewer insights than clichÇs. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Half of the writers here will cringe when they read their words in 20 years, but the rest provide some humdinging stuff, as much tortured fun as their subject."
A handful of young(ish) writers map their responses to J.D. Salinger's work in essays that range from loose and funny to remarkably uptight, gathered by Poughkeepsie Review founding editor Kotzen and novelist Beller (The Sleep-Over Artist, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >

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BEFORE & AFTER by Thomas Beller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 15, 2002

"Brief and memorable epitomes of the urban encounter: a transporting collection."
Sixty vignettes of life in New York City both before and after the Twin Towers went south with its heart-breaking charge Read full book review >

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THE SLEEP-OVER ARTIST by Thomas Beller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2000

"Often accomplished, always interesting work from a writer who seems to be still finding his voice."
Like its predecessor, Seduction Theory (1995), this energetic collection of 12 related short stories explores various formative events in the life of documentary filmmaker Alex Fader. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2005

"The definition of light diversion."
An episodic and hardly momentous account of growing into early middle age in New York City. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SACRED FIRE by Isi Beller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1994

"All in all, Sacred Fire is more smoke than flame. (First printing of 50,000)"
From psychoanalyst and clinician Beller comes this medical thriller set in the not too distant future, a time when the virus that causes AIDS has mutated into a new retrovirus that literally burns its victims alive in fever. Read full book review >

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UNDERNEATH EVERYTHING by Marcy Beller Paul
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"As it turns out, what's really underneath everything just isn't all that compelling. (Fiction. 13-17)"
After dropping off the social grid for a year and a half, Mattie decides to attend a party that will change the course of her senior year in ways she never could have imagined. Read full book review >

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NOT BLACK AND WHITE by G.A. Beller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"An engaging, thinly veiled fictionalization of Chicago politics."
The business partner of a power broker in Chicago recounts political shenanigans that led to a presidency in this debut novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"The book is unflinching in its accounts of the deaths and injuries of so many of the Irish Americans defending this country; their legacy, which will be unfamiliar to most readers, receives an intelligent and thorough treatment. (b&w photos, maps, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Beller (To Hold This Ground, 1995, not reviewed, etc.) returns again to the Civil War, focusing on the heroic exploits and origins of the Union army's 535-member Irish Brigade. Read full book review >

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BOOK REPORT for The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Cover Story: Statementastic
BFF Charm: Platinum Edition
Swoonworthy Scale:
 6
Talky Talk: A Star(r) Is Born
Bonus Factors:
 Political Activism, Awesome Family, Community
Relationship Status: Head Over Heels

Cover Story: Statementastic

Simple and perfect. Although I'll give it the benefit of the doubt that Starr is, indeed, in ...


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