Thrillers Book Reviews (page 46)

AFTER LIFE by Rhian Ellis
THRILLERS
Released: July 1, 2000

"Impressively assured and insightful."
First-novelist Ellis makes an auspicious debut with this imaginatively rendered psychological suspense thriller set in an upstate New York town inhabited entirely by mediums and spiritualists. Read full book review >
THE COLOR OF SUMMER by Reinaldo Arenas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2000

"Excessive, redundant, chaotic, and absolutely necessary. And if Fifo ever gets hold of a copy, he'll be swallowing his cigars."
Fourth volume of the late (1943-90) Cuban writer's semiautobiographical "pentagony" (Arenas's word), written in 1991 as part of a five-volume sequence (The Palace of White Skunks, 1990, etc.). Read full book review >

FLASH POINT by James W. Huston
THRILLERS
Released: June 1, 2000

"A thinking man's military thriller, with superb action, crackling hardware-speak, and just enough tragedy to emphasize the emotional price for so much gung-ho American heroism."
Huston's third military thriller is also his best as it examines the cost of another hypothetical American reprisal against terrorism, this time with a supersonic fighter-jet pursuit of a bin Laden stand-in to his secret desert fortress. Read full book review >
THE NIGHT BUS by Janice Law
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2000

"A superior performance, inarguably the author's best to date."
We first meet Cath Tolland as an anonymous passenger on the night bus to Florida, traveling in a deep personal fog that eventually lands her in a hospital emergency room. Read full book review >
SNAKE by Mary Woronov
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2000

"If David Lynch wants a new script, send him this chunk of lost highway."
A first-rate suspense thriller by actress/director Woronov (Swimming Underground: My Years in the Warhol Factory, 1995), who has appeared in over 20 films, including Paul Bartel's surreal Eating Raoul and Warhol's Chelsea Girls. Read full book review >

THE NOTORIOUS DR. AUGUST by Christopher Bram
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2000

A deeply felt novel about the "crimes" of love that ultimately brings fresh meaning to that tired phrase "family values." Read full book review >
HEARTS IN ATLANTIS by Stephen King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 14, 1999

"His masterpiece."
King's fat new work impressively follows his general literary upgrading begun with Bag of Bones (1998) and settles readers onto the seabottom of one of his most satisfying ideas ever. Read full book review >
WHEN THE WIND BLOWS by James Patterson
THRILLERS
Released: Nov. 4, 1998

"Reads like a dream."
This time out, Patterson (Jack and Jill, 1996, etc.) summons some brio and does a magic hat trick with the million-dollar—promo thriller genre. Read full book review >
DAMASCUS GATE by Robert Stone
THRILLERS
Released: May 14, 1998

"Not to be missed."
Stone's inordinately ambitious sixth novel, which in several surface ways resembles his A Flag for Sunrise (1981), grapples with intractable issues of political and religious faith, compromise, and betrayal. Read full book review >
PANDORA by Anne Rice
THRILLERS
Released: March 19, 1998

"This is Rice in top romantic form, despite a slippery page here and there."
First sheaf in a new series by Rice, picking up where The Tale of the Body Thief (1992) left off and telling of 2,000-year-old Pandora, who is seduced in Paris by newly-fanged David Talbot, an elderly scholar, into writing her memoirs. Read full book review >
ENDURING LOVE by Ian McEwan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Painful and powerful work by one of England's best novelists."
A sad, chilling, precise exploration of deranged love, by the author of, among other works, the novels The Innocent (1990) and Black Dogs (1992). Read full book review >
THE WIND-UP BIRD CHRONICLE by Haruki Murakami
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 26, 1997

"On a canvas stretched from Manchuria to Malta, and with sound effects from strange birdcalls to sleigh bells in cyberspace, this is a fully mature, engrossing tale of individual and national destinies entwined. It will be hard to surpass."
Not merely a big book from the broadly respected Murakami (Dance Dance Dance, 1994, etc.), but a major work bringing signature themes of alienation, dislocation, and nameless fears through the saga of a gentle man forced to trade the familiar for the utterly unknown. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Marilu Henner
author of CHANGING NORMAL
April 26, 2016

After they’d been dating only a short while, and as they were falling in love, Marilu Henner and Michael Brown were hit with the ultimate bad news: Michael was diagnosed with cancer. Refusing traditional care, they pieced together a personal and holistic view on battling his cancer, all while forging an unbreakable bond. In this moving and informative book, Marilu pulls back the curtain on how they dealt with the blow. She relates her holistic perspective on health—including the superfoods, exercises, and immunotherapy they used to fight back—and why a diagnosis doesn’t have to be the end of romance or of a happy and fulfilling life. “An inspiring love story wrapped in a serious call for new ways to treat disease,” our reviewer writes. View video >