Search Results: "Victor Bockris"


BOOK REVIEW

KEITH RICHARDS by Victor Bockris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Interesting, and probably choice fare for Richards fans, but hardly gospel. (B&w photographs—not seen.)"
A gushing Keith Richards fanzine and high-bias Rolling Stones history. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"In the end, though, it all feels a little sad, and Buell has the smarts to know it: 'I wanted to make others happy more than I wanted to make myself happy.'"
A name-dropping memoir ("I had a similar experience with Salvador Dalí") by the ex-model who became lover and muse to a 30-year stretch of American glitterati. Read full book review >

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PATTI SMITH by Victor Bockris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"But she and her many fans deserve better than this sometimes sensationalistic, second-hand account of her life."
Lou Reed and Keith Richards biographer Bockris offers the first full-length portrait of —70s rock icon Patti Smith, a woman whose charismatic live shows and uncompromising music earned her the moniker "The High Priestess of Punk." Read full book review >

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TRANSFORMER by Victor Bockris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Bockris's animosity and prurience produce no insights into either the man or his music."
A slovenly, vicious biography of singer/guitarist/songwriter Reed, whose brilliant '60s work with the Velvet Underground and solo career merit more sensitive scrutiny. Read full book review >

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Released: May 25, 1981

"Otherwise, this is more a portrait of others' need for Burroughs to be an elder Great than of the more modest (and more engaging) actuality."
After the resounding thud made by Burroughs' last novel, Cities of the Red Night, these transcriptions of table-talk serve some rehabilitative purpose, presenting a picture of an aging, conservative, serious man who, with his best work perhaps now behind him, admits himself that he may have come to sound "like some sort of great nineteenth-century crank who thought that brown sugar was the answer to everything and was practicing something he called brain breathing." Read full book review >

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DEL-DEL by Victor Kelleher
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 1992

"A well-plotted and engrossing portrayal of a child's inability to cope with death, from an Australian whose novels have consistently been of interest (Baily's Bones). (Fiction. 12+)"
Sam is seven, brilliant, and deeply disturbed by the death of his sister Laura. Read full book review >

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RESCUE! by Victor Kelleher
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Still, a thought-provoking thriller with a respectable grounding in natural history and human nature. (Fiction. 11-15)"
Appalled by the experimental surgery on two baboons, African-American Jess and Australian David escape with them to the bush near where their scientist parents are working. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"A slight but enjoyable read for film fans, theater junkies and '60s nostalgics."
Amusing if fitfully irritating memoir of a (sort-of) brilliant career. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Well researched and thoughtful. (b&w photos, not seen)"
In a vividly evocative account, Stater (History/Louisiana State Univ.) weaves social and political history into a plot that reads like a Restoration-era episode of Dallas. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2001

"A brilliant memoir illuminating a rich and complex life. (20 b&w photographs)"
In language ranging from lush to poignant to erotic to horrifying, an eminent literary scholar recalls his childhood and youth. Read full book review >