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Young Frankenstein: A Mel Brooks Book: The Story of the Making of the Film - Book Review

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By Mel Brooks, Judd Apatow (Foreword by)
$29.99
ISBN: 9780316315470
Availability: Special Order
Published: Black Dog & Leventhal - October 18th, 2016

In the year that we mark the passing of Gene Wilder, we celebrate the mad brilliance of Mel Brooks’ iconic 1974 film. With interviews, commentary and more than 200 photos, this is the perfect gift for every film lover from Equinox Mountain to Camel’s Hump. What hump? ~ Reviewed by Stan Hynds


Body of Water by Chris Dombrowski - Book Review

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Body of Water: A Sage, a Seeker, and the World's Most Alluring Fish Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781571313522
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Published: Milkweed Editions - October 18th, 2016

The history of bonefishing in the Bahamas, from its early days in the 1950s and the role of legendary guide David Pinder Sr. to the mythical allure of this challenging sport. Natural history at its finest for flyfishers and armchair travelers alike. ~ Reviewed by Stan Hynds


Nutshell

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ISBN: 9780385542074
Availability: Hard to Find - May no longer be available
Published: Nan A. Talese - September 13th, 2016

A brilliantly wacky idea that McEwan pulls off like the pro he is. A highly cognizant unborn baby with an amazing vocabulary eavesdrops on the criminal plans of his mother and her lover (who is the brother of his father!) What can he do but listen, wait and worry? The prose is sublime and the abundant humor is dark. ~ Reviewed by Stan Hynds


Penalty Area

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By Alain Gillot, Howard Curtis (Translated by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9781609453534
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Published: Europa Editions - September 6th, 2016

My 17 year old son read it in one sitting. We both loved it. A French youth soccer coach must unexpectedly care for his nephew who has undiagnosed Asperger's Syndrome. The young man turns out to have an uncanny ability to defend the goal--not because of his athletic prowess but because of his thorough analysis of his uncle's many recordings of Premiere League matches. The soccer sequences are very well done but the relationships are what make the novel truly special. ~ Reviewed by Stan Hynds


Leave Me by Gayle Forman - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781616206178
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Algonquin Books - September 6th, 2016

A woman's book? Well, I read it and thought it was great. Maribeth Klein, post-heart attack, is underappreciated and put upon by her kids, her husband and her mother. So she actually does it (we've all thought about it). She leaves. A fascinating journey of self-discovery. ~ Reviewed by Stan Hynds


A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles - Book Review

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$28.00
ISBN: 9780670026197
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Published: Viking - September 6th, 2016

This novel is pure pleasure. Full of atmosphere, characters and sublime prose you could ever hope to find in a novel. Enjoy.


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