Search Results: "Benson Grayson"


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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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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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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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WATERLOO STATION by Emily Grayson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2003

"Tripe, served lukewarm."
Predictable WWII romance from the author of, among others, The Fountain (2001). Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE

"A funny, odd, somehow familiar and fully convincing fictional world."
The dynamic Brooklyn cityscape serves as the backdrop in this beguiling collection of short stories. 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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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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SUMMER IN BROOKLYN by Richard Grayson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 17, 2008

"Skip the diary. Read the author's short stories."
A collection of diary entries culled from summers over a six-year period. Read full book review >

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THE OBSERVATORY by Emily Grayson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2000

"Agreeable, but nothing more."
It's back to Longwood Falls for the author of The Gazebo (1999), though Grayson focuses on a new cast of characters in her upstate New York town. Read full book review >

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ANGEL DANCE by M.D. Grayson
Released: March 9, 2012

"With two more books in the works and a cast of interesting characters awaiting development, this author is worth watching."
A PI operates his firm with a tattooed female partner in this Pacific Northwest noir. Read full book review >