Books by John Taylor

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 18, 2005

"Elegant, even Plimptonesque at points—top-notch sports history."
Taut, well-crafted account of the fierce decade-long rivalry and odd friendship between two (literal) giants of basketball. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: May 28, 2002

"Still, true-crime buffs ought to enjoy this outing, which suggests that just about everyone involved had it coming."
Of big bucks, bedrooms, and bullets: a classy if glacially paced real-life whodunit by seasoned journalist and nonfiction author Taylor (Falling, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >
FALLING by John Taylor
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Taylor's writing has style, but this book will most interest those—be they single, married, or divorced—with a curiosity about the most intimate details of someone else's marriage. (Author tour)"
A polished nonfiction writer exercises his powers of observation and his writer's craft to reflect on his own marriage's collapse. Read full book review >
MYSTERIES OF THE BODY AND THE MIND by John Taylor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1998

"In all, a holding pattern for a talented author waiting for a subject."
Taylor (The Presence of Things Past, 1992) returns with stories that aim for the perfect nuance and control of his first volume but that, this time around, seem hungry for content. Read full book review >
THE PRESENCE OF THINGS PAST by John Taylor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 30, 1992

"The entire collection, though undramatic, is a sort of Ray Bradbury Dandelion Wine remembrance of the Midwest as a golden place, a green world that lives on only in memory."
Forty-two short-shorts, collected from two volumes originally published in France, chronicle a childhood and adolescence in Des Moines, Iowa. Read full book review >