Books by Tom Grimes

MENTOR by Tom Grimes
Released: Aug. 15, 2010

"Without wasting a word, Grimes presents a thoroughly readable view of how stories—and writers, at least of a certain kind—are made."
An illuminating account of a writer's life under the tutelage of another writer. Read full book review >
Released: May 15, 2003

"The unwitting laughter he steadily evokes, page by page, makes Grimes (City of God, 1995) a joyous dark humorist."
Dystopian satire on the Information Age and medicated students that may well charm its way intravenously into the hearts of younger readers. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 20, 1999

"Supporters of M.F.A. programs may resent egg-production metaphors, but it takes a tough writing program to make such tender short stories."
Three-and-a-half dozen grade-A short stories, as hatched in one of the country's premier academic incubators of creativity. Read full book review >
CITY OF GOD by Tom Grimes
Released: Aug. 14, 1995

"Pungent with the lunatic language of consumer-driven tabloid America, this horrifying prophecy of a book, coming on the heels of the Oklahoma City bombing, seems closer to social commentary than satire."
A near-future novel that depicts with savage glee the economic-driven Armageddon awaiting us: a choreographed, televised race war brought to you by your local sponsors. Read full book review >
SEASON'S END by Tom Grimes
Released: April 2, 1992

"Passionate, entertaining, and refreshingly confident."
Grimes's second novel—the spirited tale of a rookie player fighting to survive in the complex world of professional baseball- -picks up where his first, A Stone of the Heart (1990), left off in evoking the bleak choices facing the previous generation of middle- class America and its children's mad desire to get away. Read full book review >