A useful introduction to the man who established photographs as both works of art and important historical documents.
Pruning away the florid subplots that often clutter his heaven-storming blood baths, Burke produces his most sharply focused, and perhaps his most harrowing, study of human evil, refracted through the conventions of the crime novel.
Hollis gives a few details about this "no-man's land of the city," but he never does get down in it, preferring to observe from above. This becomes increasingly problematic as "Cities Are Good for You" progresses...
...this book, Ava Gardner, The Private Conversations, brings her roaring back to life. Often books are described as page-turners but this one really is — it’s almost painful to put down because it is so funny and sad, beautiful and bittersweet.
Thompson’s eclectic “meta” mix of writing styles—punctuated by interviews with Rich Nichols, the group’s longtime comanager—appropriately captures the almost two-decade-long history of the Roots.
It’s a time machine laden with long-lost physical objects...a meditation on the plastic possibilities of womankind and a very special treat.
Parents and (more likely) grandparents who want to introduce children to their favorite band would do better to play a song or two on whatever device is handy...
In more than one sense, “The Soundtrack of My Life” could have used lots more Clive.
Dark Horse has produced a wonderful volume at a very attractive price point, and it is no wonder that it was able to grab Amazon.com’s #1 sales spot...
A masterful work of critical journalism.
Charmingly forthright, as when she recalls the use of push-up bras and heated hair rollers at the start of her career.
Perhaps the sunniest and most ardent Bennett fans will be completely happy with this book, but just about everyone else will wish he delved deeper, revealed more overall. Life may be a gift, but this memoir is something less.
"Titian" is both exhaustive and exhausting: better, perhaps, as a reference text than one that brings the painter back to life.
Kitty Kelley’s text dreamily recalls her sister-brother relationship with Stanley Tretick.
...music lovers will find much to enthrall them in his pages, while readers interested in the intellectual history of Europe and the United States will be captured by its application to Beethoven’s Fifth.
Bruce Springsteen is one of the most significant artistic and cultural forces of the past four decades: Carlin’s insightful, powerful biography is for anyone who wonders why.
The writing is a cut above workmanlike, the tone pitched right and the jokes good.
Thank you again, John, for this truthful and yet still understated book. I recommend it and eagerly await your next musical contribution to the world.
...Thomson — arguably the world's most intelligent student of the cinema — proves remarkably up to the task. The Big Screen is beautiful and expansive...
...Egan's excellent book stands as a fitting tribute to an American original who fought for a people with his camera and his art.