Search Results: "Victor S. Navasky"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ART OF CONTROVERSY by Victor S. Navasky
NON-FICTION
Released: April 10, 2013

"Generally engaging and often illuminating, but the study might better have gone deeper rather than wide."
The veteran journalist offers a survey of political caricature, international in scope, but a little sketchy in its short biographical summaries. Read full book review >

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A MATTER OF OPINION by Victor S. Navasky
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 4, 2005

"A pleasure for general readers, and a blessing for students of the independent media and contemporary letters."
The country's oldest weekly magazine, a fixture of liberal households since the Civil War, has a dirty secret, its long-time editor/publisher discloses. It loses money. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A useful, even timely collection, even though some of the pieces are 10 years old."
A collection of smart essays and lectures by accomplished professionals in the magazine world. Read full book review >

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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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S. by Slavenka Drakulic
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"This one is more painful than most."
Justly acclaimed as a journalist and an essayist, Drakuli—chose the novel for her latest tale of the terrors of the breakup of the former Yugoslavia. Read full book review >

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S by John Updike
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 12, 1988

"Possible moral here: a rage for symmetry isn't always an artist's best friend."
A companion piece to Roger's Version, this is Updike updating Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter by having Hester Prynne—here, Sarah Worth—get her two cents in as well. Read full book review >

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S. by J.J. Abrams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"Beguiling. For fans of mysteries, postmodern fiction and fine bookmaking: a book that makes demands of its reader, but that amply entertains in return."
A delightful, endlessly unfolding fiction that is meta beyond meta, a sort of Da Vinci Code for smart people. Read full book review >

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HISS-S-S-S! by Eric A. Kimmel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"With a disappointing lack of emotion and humor, the story feels less like a boy's adventure with his first pet and more like a manual on how to (and how not to) care for a pet snake. (Fiction. 7-12)"
Ophidiophobes beware! Readers who aren't genuine snake lovers will likely find it difficult to sink their fangs into this tale. 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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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 >