Search Results: "Woody Barlow"


BOOK REVIEW

TARZAN WORE CHAPS by Woody Barlow
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 4, 2013

"A delightful exploration of childhood fantasy, rudely awakened by reality."
Barlow, the son of a Kansas farmer, escapes into a wonderful world of daydreams in this promising debut memoir. Read full book review >

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A COW’S ALFALFA-BET by Woody Jackson
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 22, 2003

"The pictures in this artist's showcase are tableaus that tell no stories, but reflective viewers may catch a hint of the slow rhythms of a vanishing way of life. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Vermont artist Jackson, best known for the distinctive cows decorating cartons of Ben and Jerry's ice cream, strews a string of rural landscapes with similarly eyeless, stylized Holsteins in this series of New England farmscapes. Read full book review >

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ABIGAIL ADAMS by Woody Holton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2009

"The 'saucy' lady gets a generous treatment in this entertaining gambol through the Founding era."
Richly detailed biography of Abigail Adams (1744-1818), sprightly with quotes from letters and chockfull of legendary names. Read full book review >

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BABAYAGA by Toby Barlow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Great reading for a flight to Paris. Just stay away from witches, bathtubs and maybe the Metro once you get there—oh, and spooks, too."
Mix up Mad Men, Russian folklore, James Bond, An American in Paris, Gorky Park and maybe a hint of Franz Kafka, and you get something like, well, this decidedly odd and most entertaining sophomore novel by Barlow (Sharp Teeth, 2008). Read full book review >

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BLUE FUTURE by Maude Barlow
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A somewhat strident but important call to action."
Blue Planet Project founder Barlow (Blue Covenant: The Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water, 2008, etc.) reports on a significant victory in the fight to establish the human right to water but warns that there is much left to do. Read full book review >

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SHARP TEETH by Toby Barlow
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"A refreshing leap across genres."
Rival gangs of werewolves duke it out for control of Los Angeles in this dark but oddly tender free-verse novel. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 4, 2008

"A savory travelogue with insights that go beyond taste and texture."
British gourmand in Spain discovers that the journey is more interesting than the meal—and the meals are good. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 1996

"Surprisingly, Haut makes a sounder case for pulp fiction's political analysis of American culture than for its central importance to that culture."
Forget the snappy but misleading title: Haut focuses on the paperback originals that took the place of pulp magazines in the period from 1945 to 1963. Read full book review >

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SPIDER FROM MARS by Woody Woodmansey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"A genial if surface-level glimpse into a brief but critical period of Bowie's career."
One of David Bowie's former drummers recalls his brief and occasionally baffling tenure with Ziggy Stardust. Read full book review >

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ALIEN, I by Pamela Barlow
Released: May 23, 2005

"A trick ending-in which the final three quarters of the book is revealed to have been only a (possibly prophetic) dream-cheapens the already broken tale. (Science fiction. 11-13)"
Potentially intriguing stylistic choices instead form a knot of incomprehensible prose in this convoluted sci-fi tale. Read full book review >