Search Results: "Wayne McLoughlin"


BOOK REVIEW

MASTER ELK AND THE MOUNTAIN LION by Jonathan London
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Books with more precise, specific observations, like Susan Bonners's Hunter in the Snow (1994), deliver clearer insight into the natural world's checks and balances. (Picture book. 5-7)"
The creators of Voices of the Wild (1993) highlight California's Tule elk (once nearly extinct) in this dramatic but sketchy vignette. Read full book review >

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FIREFLIES by Alice Hoffman
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"The message isn't very subtle, the telling is long and windy, but there are those who will find comfort in these pages. (Picture book. 5-8)"
As in Hoffman's novels for adults (Here on Earth, p. 824, etc.), this picture book takes place where the ordinary and the extraordinary intersect—a pseudo-fairytale in which the town bumpkin makes good. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOHN WAYNE by Scott Eyman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2014

"Insightful, exhaustive and engrossing—a definitive portrait of the man and the legend."
A comprehensive and compelling examination of The Duke. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VOICES OF THE WILD by Jonathan London
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

In a spare, stalwart first person, a dozen animals describe themselves and their wariness of a man who paddles his kayak to observe them in their northern habitat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOHN WAYNE by Dan Barden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 9, 1997

"There are sharp, persuasive glimpses here of the reality of celebrity life and the agony of a family coming apart at the seams, but the novel remains an odd pastiche in which fiction and fact commingle without generating clarity or significant insights."
An unsettling and uneven blend of fact and fiction in a first novel about one family's involvement with John Wayne. Read full book review >

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JOHN WAYNE: AMERICAN by Randy Roberts
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 11, 1995

"Despite its occasional clunkiness, this is very likely to be the definitive Wayne biography for years to come. (38 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
An epic biography of one of America's most popular and iconographic movie stars. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WAYNE AND FORD by Nancy Schoenberger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"There's nothing groundbreaking here, but compleatist fans of Wayne and Ford will enjoy revisiting the films discussed."
Biography of the two figures, actor and director, who defined the Western film genre. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WAYNE OF GOTHAM by Tracy Hickman
Released: June 26, 2012

"Neither as grim as its cinematic counterpart nor as byzantine as the current comics, but casual readers and fanboys alike may be caught off guard by this divergent adventure."
Bruce Wayne, Gotham City's dark knight, discovers that the primeval event of his life—the murder of his parents, Thomas and Martha—may hold clues to the nature of his worst enemies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOD BLESS JOHN WAYNE by Kinky Friedman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"The smart money, though, will start on page one and quit reading as soon as the plot kicks in."
Before he became Ratso, flea-market Watson to Kinky Friedman's Sherlock, Larry Sloman was the adoptive son of Lilyan and Jack Sloman, late of Miami. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BROOKLYN NOIR by Tim McLoughlin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2004

"Most readers will turn with relief from these unappealing looks at Brooklyn byways and stereotypes back to Manhattan or Cedar Rapids."
Brooklyn continues to get no respect in this collection of 19 stories, most the work of unheralded hands, all previously unpublished for good reason. Read full book review >

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HEART OF THE OLD COUNTRY by Tim McLoughlin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"Carefully crafted, with authentic Brooklyn flavor—but no cheap thrills, alas."
A first novel offering stolid suspense from the land of the wiseguys. Read full book review >