Search Results: "Al Jaffee"


BOOK REVIEW

AL JAFFEE'S MAD LIFE by Mary-Lou Weisman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Doesn't provide as much depth as more conventional biographies, but Jaffee's voice and life will hook the reader."
As journalist Weisman (My Baby Boomer Baby Book: A Record of Milestones, Millstones & Gallstones, 2006, etc.) demonstrates, the life story of veteran MAD cartoonist is stranger than anything he has ever drawn for the magazine. Read full book review >

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SUMMER COOL by Al Sarrantonio
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 16, 1993

"Sleep well, America."
When her husband Bobby, a Yonkers cop, goes out for ice cream one hot night and never comes back—pausing in his flight only long enough to make an abusive 4 a.m. phone call and clean out their bank accounts—Terry Petty calls Bobby's old friend and former colleague, stargazing shamus Jack Paine (who debuted in Cold Night, 1989). Read full book review >

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DUNSTON FALLS by Al Lamanda
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 19, 2008

"A debut novel written with a quiet authority that should engage readers, but the 90-degree turn midway through the story could also baffle them."
When an ice storm isolates a small Maine town, a serial killer runs amok. Read full book review >

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NURSING HOME NINJAS by Al Stevens
Released: Feb. 15, 2013

"Stevens' debut novel is short on circumstantial detail—the world outside Orchard Hills is as blank as Nancy Drew's River Heights—and long on geezer charm. His geezers are charming enough, though less funny than they think they are."
A trio of nursing home residents, convinced that the rash of injuries among their cohort is no coincidence, decides to take matters into their own hands. Read full book review >

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AL FRANKEN, GIANT OF THE SENATE by Al Franken
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 30, 2017

"Here's how the sausage is made on Capitol Hill—and in Franken's case, made with a smile."
The nation's funniest senator speaks of the strange ways of government by "old white men." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

999 by Al Sarrantonio
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 7, 1999

"Perhaps not quite the literary benchmark editor Sarrantonio hopes—nor is its excellence as consistent as some annuals by female editors of erotic suspense and vampire tales—but it will certainly be around for decades. ($200,000 ad/promo)"
Following the steps of groundbreaking anthologies such as Harlan Ellison's Dangerous Visions (not reviewed) and Kirby McCauley's Dark Forces (1980), this major publication of supernatural horror and nonsupernatural suspense offers 27 original works (no reprints) by Young Turks and top authors in the field. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 25, 2011

"An impressive and eloquent account of a soldier's life and culture."
An American Army veteran's memoir of his experiences in the European theatre of World War II. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Valuable, comprehensive instructions for potential big leaguers."
A useful guide for coaches and advanced players. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 12, 2004

"An enticing backstage pass to the meeting of arguably the two most influential acts in rock history."
The sometimes scattered chronicles of the rock journalist's friendship with a few of the most recognizable music icons in rock and pop history. Read full book review >