Search Results: "Bob Forrest"


BOOK REVIEW

RUNNING WITH MONSTERS by Bob Forrest
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"An adequate recovery memoir."
A walk on the wild side of Los Angeles rock, as a junkie musician-turned-celebrity rehab counselor tells the story of his recovery, while suggesting that he still has some issues. Read full book review >

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NAMEDROPPER by Emma Forrest
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"The antic Viva is fine in small doses, but the worldly-wise Viva who struggles to the kinds of realizations actual kids have before they're well into their teens, is a little hard to take."
A punk London schoolgirl discovers some of the many things she doesn't know about life and love in a snappy first novel that's meant to tug at your heartstrings too. Read full book review >

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DAUGHTER OF FRANCE by Liz Forrest
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 29, 2008

"An absolute must-read for fans of French history and intrigue."
Exquisitely crafted rags-to-riches tale set in pre-Revolutionary France, encompassing the historical Affair of the Diamond Necklace. Read full book review >

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HERACLIX AND POMP by Forrest Aguirre
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Massively flawed, then, but nonetheless hugely enjoyable."
A historical fantasy set in 1780s Vienna is the first full-length novel from the author of the story collection Fugue XXIX (2005, etc.).Read full book review >

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DEATH IN THE SECRET GARDEN by Richard Forrest
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2005

"Maybe a little too replete with unconnected violent incident, but nobody will complain that Forrest doesn't keep the pot boiling or season the stew with occasional clues: a tale that must set a record for megadeaths per capita."
More small-town mayhem for Connecticut State Senator Bea Wentworth and her children's-author husband Lyon (The Pied Piper of Death, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE GENTLEMAN by Forrest Leo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"Though the poet discovers plenty about love, friendship, and art in his quest, this novel is mainly slapstick, played for laughs."
Historical farce that pits a middling London poet against a very gentlemanly Devil. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 24, 2002

"Well-told tale of ego and excess run amok in big-time sports."
From journalist Forrest, a compact account of the ill-fated 2001 launch of a made-for-TV alternative football league. Read full book review >

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THE AGE OF THE HORSE by Susanna Forrest
NON-FICTION
Released: May 2, 2017

"The prose sometimes plods like a Clydesdale, but overall, the narrative is quite good, making a worthy addition to the equestrian library."
An encyclopedic account of horses and those who love them, put them to work, and eat them. Read full book review >

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MESSAGES by Forrest Carr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 11, 2013

"A spirited, lavishly detailed behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of a newsroom."
Journalist Carr's (A Journal of the Crazy Year, 2013, etc.) accomplished debut novel takes readers into the world of local newsroom politics, rendering that world in elaborate, Dickensian detail. Read full book review >

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THE PIED PIPER OF DEATH by Richard Forrest
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 17, 1997

"Neatly plotted, with a particularly deft use of the Piper family curse and the most surprising visit to a family tomb in years."
Munitions king Peyton Piper is used to being in control. Read full book review >

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YOUR VOICE IN MY HEAD by Emma Forrest
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2011

"A brilliantly realized memoir of surprise and startling beauty."
Screenwriter and novelist Forrest (Cherries in the Snow, 2005, etc.) delivers an intense story of madness and redemption. Read full book review >