River Phoenix: A Short Life

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Plexus, 1995 - Biography & Autobiography - 168 pages
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A lasting tribute to River Phoenix, this illustrated biography provides an insightful, detailed look at the short but accomplished life of the talented young screen star.

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User Review  - Jevron McCrory - Goodreads

After Keanu Reeves; An Excellent Adventure, this is another solid book by Brian J. Robb, who's style makes for a detailed yet light read. The book follows River's birth by 'society-free' parents and ... Read full review


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About the author (1995)

Brian J. Robb is a New York Times and Sunday Times best-selling author. Among his works are Timeless Adventures: How Doctor Who Conquered TV (Kamera, 2009), A Brief History of Star Trek (Constable & Robinson, 2012) and A Brief History of Star Wars (Constable & Robinson, 2012). He has also written Silent Cinema (Kamera, 2007), Counterfeit Worlds: Philip K. Dick on Film (Titan, 2005), and Screams and Nightmares: The Films of Wes Craven (Titan, 1998). Brian is a biographer of River Phoenix (Plexus, 1994), Heath Ledger (Plexus, 2008), Brad Pitt (Plexus, 2001), Johnny Depp (Plexus, 2006), and Keanu Reeves (Plexus, 2003), among others. He has also written books about Laurel and Hardy (Pocket Essentials, 2008), Ridley Scott (Pocket Essentials, 2005), and James Cameron (Pocket Essentials, 2002). His recent work includes A Brief Guide to Superheroes for Running Press, as well as Middle-earth Envisioned: The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings: On Screen, On Stage, and Beyond (with Paul Simpson) for Race Point Publishing.

Paul Simpson has written official guides to the TV series Farscape and Smallville, in addition to the films The Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy and Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. He has also authored unofficial books about subjects as diverse as James Bond, Nicole Kidman, and the TV series The O.C. Paul wrote an unofficial guide to CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, as well as That's What They Want You to Think, for Zenith Press. A regular visitor to film and TV sets, he has reported for numerous newspapers and magazines, including TV Guide. For five years, he was the editor of the official licensed Star Trek Magazine. Paul's recent work includes The Mammoth Book of Air Disasters and Near Misses and A Brief Guide to Stephen King for Running Press, as well as Middle-earth Envisioned: The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings: On Screen, On Stage, and Beyond (with Brian J. Robb) for Race Point Publishing.

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