Search Results: "Benson Grayson"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 22, 2011

"A solid story of political warfare made doubly compelling by the dubious hero leading the charge."
A callous mogul tries his hand at politics and uses his undue influence to get a former governor elected president, only to regret his support and redirect his resources to ousting the same man. Read full book review >

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MY TROUBLES WITH TIME by Benson Grayson
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"A light character study of a professor altered by his own invention."
Grayson (Lust Takes the White House, 2011) chronicles the efforts of a hapless, mid-30s physics professor to gain self-respect using a time machine. Read full book review >

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Fables of the CIA by Benson Lee Grayson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 13, 2015

"This collection astutely highlights the spy thriller, though the much shorter tales offer solid support."
Officers and analysts struggle, whether in the field or behind a desk, in this collection of CIA-centric stories. 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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 22, 2007

"Funny and devastatingly incisive."
A witty campaign diary by a wannabe Congressman far too clever to ever be elected. Read full book review >

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WHO WILL KISS THE PIG? by Richard Grayson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 2008

"Funny, pleasurable and often prescient short fiction that delivers many more hits than misses."
A career-spanning compilation of fascinating short fiction and flash fiction from Grayson (And to Think that He Kissed Him on Lorimer Street, 2006, etc.), ranging from his first published story (1975's “Rampant Burping”) to fresh work. Read full book review >

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DEATH OFF STAGE by Richard Grayson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 15, 1992

"The solutions are a shade too far-fetched for credibility, but, still, this is agreeable entertainment—for its painlessly imparted history, heightened sense of time and place, and its pleasantly civilized style."
Ninth in a richly textured series set in Paris of the early 1900's that chronicles the casebook of the SñretÇ's urbane Inspector Gautier (Death on the Cards, etc.), whose mistress of the moment is Princess Sophia Dashkova, wealthy widow of a Russian prince, in Paris to promote her newly formed ballet company. Read full book review >

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AUTUMN IN BROOKLYN by Richard Grayson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"Those familiar with Grayson's life and work will appreciate the inside look into these formative months."
Three months' worth of diary entries from a pivotal period in the author's life and career. Read full book review >

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DEATH AU GRATIN by Richard Grayson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 18, 1995

"The story is overburdened with minor characters and minor incidents, but Grayson's lively evocation of the streets, cafÇs, and boudoirs of belle Çpoque Paris can't be faulted."
It's the early 1900s and, in Paris, the SuràtÇ's Inspector Gautier (Death Off Stage, 1992, etc.) is once again enmeshed in the affairspublic and privateof the upper classes. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE

"An iconoclast sways to his own beat, making beautiful music along the way."
An audacious and wickedly smart comedic writer brings his full weight to bear in a collection of his early work. Read full book review >

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UNLATCHED by Jennifer Grayson
NON-FICTION
Released: July 5, 2016

"Persuasive arguments backed by scientific research that clearly demonstrate the benefits of breast-feeding for as long as possible."
A new analysis of the controversy surrounding women breast-feeding their children. Read full book review >