Search Results: "Alex Perry"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"A critical look at the myths and national delusions surrounding globalization."
Globalization sounds good in theory but proves disastrous in practice, Time Africa bureau chief Perry demonstrates. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 6, 2011

"In that light, Chambers' story is the most upbeat to date—almost emblematic of the old adage, 'where there's a will there's a way.'"
The near-success story of one man's fight to control malaria in Africa, related by Time Africa bureau chief Perry (Falling Off the Edge: Travels Through the Dark Heart of Globalization, 2008). Read full book review >

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THE RIFT by Alex Perry
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"A welcome addition to our understanding of Africa that occasionally overpromises and underdelivers."
Exploring modern Africa in all of its complexities. Read full book review >

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THE DESCENT OF MAN by Grayson  Perry
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 30, 2017

"A gender-studies primer that translates academic jargon into conversational argument."
It's a man's world, and we're all the worse for it, according to this concise survey of gender issues and challenges. Read full book review >

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UPPER KING STREET by Valerie Perry
Released: June 10, 2011

"A character-driven tale that will appeal to readers interested in the fine arts and the subtleties of social relations."
An art gallery owner and a preservation contractor navigate personal entanglements and their attraction to each other in a novel of modern sensibilities. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1997

"Just when historical sideroads and blow-by-blow battle depictions threaten to swamp readers, Perry veers back to Oates and Chamberlain, the twin Everymen of his satisfying, wide-lens perspective on history. (16 b&w photos not seen) (History Book Club main selection; author tour)"
Focusing on two Civil War heroes who commanded opposing regiments at Gettysburg, this dual biography forges an expansive, dramatic, highly readable history of the generation that came of age during that fateful conflict. Read full book review >

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WAS IT A RAT I SAW? by Sue Perry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 1992

"Goodness knows why."
First novel in which the identity of a brutal academic murderer lies locked in the surgically separated cerebral hemispheres of a rock musician. Read full book review >

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A DANGEROUS MOURNING by Anne Perry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Repetitive emphasis on women's sorry lot in Victorian England is a minor irritant in what is nevertheless a richly textured, masterfully plotted, thoroughly enjoyable story."
Perry's Victorian era Police Inspector William Monk (The Face of a Stranger, etc.) plays second fiddle here to Hester Latterly, the plain, outspoken nurse whose experiences in the Crimea bloodbath have hardened her against the hypocrisies of London society. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"Perry views his 'functionalist' approach to education as a part of what needs to be done for the country to succeed. Many of his arguments are controversial, but they are crucial to the debate."
A leading agitator for reform of the American school system outlines what needs to be done now, and why. Read full book review >

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SLEEPING DOGS by Thomas Perry
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 24, 1992

"Tough and energetic, but suffering from a moral black hole at the center: the Butcher Boy himself, a finally unsympathetic antihero whose nonstop killing makes him little more than a thinking person's Terminator."
Since his Edgar-winning debut with Butcher's Boy (1982), Perry has inked a series of bold seriocomic thrillers (Metzger's Dog, Big Fish, Island) with ever more guffaws than grit. Read full book review >

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NO GRAVES AS YET by Anne Perry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Merchant/Ivory fans, Elgar devotees, Upstairs Downstairs freaks, and Galsworthy maniacs will wallow. Others may find it all a bit too stately."
Prolific period-mystery writer Perry (Seven Dials, 2002, etc.) arranges some stately murders in golden Cambridge in the last exquisitely beautiful days before the Great War. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NIGHTLIFE by Thomas Perry
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 14, 2006

"The hints of romance are less than convincing, but the agonizingly detailed pairing of two determined women, complicated by the intrusion of a freelance killer, is masterful."
A police detective tracks a resourceful serial killer in Perry's latest nail-biter (Dead Aim, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >