Search Results: "Victor Levine"


BOOK REVIEW

VICTOR by Mordicai Gerstein
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Readers will be mesmerized, and even stirred by the questions Gerstein raises and attempts to answer. (Fiction. 13+)"
Gerstein (The Giant, 1995, etc.) brings to this novelization of the life of the so-called savage of Aveyron a sustained intensity that proves both haunting and chastening. Read full book review >

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VAPORIZED by Victor Levine
Released: May 26, 2011

"This book offers up a worthy mystery just short of gripping, along with an insider's tour of the dark underground of the early 1980s New York City music scene."
A mystery involving a real-life rocker, a perfume that will knock you out and a cast of characters ranging from drug-crazed Italians and mist-making Persians to wannabe musicians and star-struck Jersey girls. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INVENTING VICTOR by Jennifer Bannan
Released: Aug. 15, 2003

"A large new talent that can go anywhere it wants."
Eleven stories demonstrating a broad imagination and a chameleon's ability to leap seamlessly from culture to culture, subject to subject. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 9, 2008

"Scholarly, impassioned and riveting—a dandy corrective to an undervalued legacy and an immersive trip through a vanished era of popular entertainment."
The life and career of a protean figure from Hollywood's early days. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KELLY + VICTOR by Niall Griffiths
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2004

"Modern romance? More like an exorcism of writerly boredom."
The fourth from Welsh author Griffiths (Sheepshagger, 2002, etc.) gives vent to wasted urban youth via sadistic sex and feisty vernacular. Read full book review >

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TENDER IS LEVINE by Andrew Bergman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Though the biggest surprises come early on, Bergman (Hollywood and LeVine, 1975, etc.) piles on canny 1950 detail and keeps the story moving so smartly from New York to Havana to Las Vegas that you won't have a minute to consider what gossamer nonsense it is."
Like his creator, who's just returning to fiction after a sabbatical writing and directing Hollywood comedies like Striptease, New York shamus Jack LeVine has just come through a trying period, and he's in no mood for trouble. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOLA LEVINE IS NOT MEAN! by Monica Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Celebrate a truly accepting multicultural character. (Fiction. 6-10)"
Brown introduces a smart, young protagonist with a multicultural background in this series opener for chapter-book readers. Read full book review >

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VICTOR AND HUGO by Robert J. Blake
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"If readers are ready to forgive its confused plot, the art offers much to appreciate. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
Two dogs rescue their master's accordion—and the world's music—in Paris. Read full book review >

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VICTOR WANTS TO PLAY by Mark van Overveld
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 6, 2012

"Clean design and predictable story make this an enjoyable app to share with preschoolers. (iPad storybook app. 3-5)"
A sweet, if a bit slight, friendship story with good design elements. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LITTLEST LEVINE by Sandy Lanton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"This should be inspirational to little tykes who are expected to carry on with the tradition and need to understand their larger role in the Seder ceremony. (author's note) (Picture book. 3-6)"
For little Hannah, being the youngest in the family is a vexing issue—until it is time for the Passover Seder, and one special honor is given only to her. Read full book review >