Search Results: "Brian Daniel Starr"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 5, 2011

"Undermined by esotericism."
Mysterious, mind-boggling collection of ancient genealogies. Read full book review >

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THE PRIEST, THE KNIGHT, ZEUS AND GOD by Brian Daniel Starr
NON-FICTION
Released: June 17, 2011

"Muddled and under-researched, Starr's work would benefit from more explanatory text to provide clarity and unification."
Starr's debut work of genealogy is an ambitious text that promises to deliver the secrets of Christianity. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 7, 2010

"An uneven but well-documented mix of forensic science, narrative nonfiction and criminal psychology."
Important developments in 19th-century forensics and criminal justice are interwoven with the killing spree of French serial killer Joseph Vasher. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIGHTS OUT by Jason Starr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 25, 2006

"Noir fiction has long mired ordinary guys in impossible situations. Starr's distinctive contribution is to make virtually everyone involved seethe with resentment from the opening scene. The result is scorching."
Starr raises the stakes from his usual sour-noir entries (Twisted City, 2004, etc.) by making his entire cast despicable. Read full book review >

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SAVAGE LANE by Jason Starr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Clumsy prose and a dull plot that's anything but erotic."
Starr throws everything from scheming wives to child rape to crabs (and not the type one finds on a restaurant menu) into his latest effort. Read full book review >

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HARD FEELINGS by Jason Starr
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 15, 2002

"Starr (Nothing Personal, 2000, etc.) makes all the right noir moves, but if noir to you means no more than dismal, be warned: you won't easily stomach self-hating, rancorous Richard."
For Richard Segal, these are the deep-dyed worst of times. Read full book review >

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THE FOLLOWER by Jason Starr
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 9, 2007

"As in his first seven novels (Lights Out, 2006, etc.), Starr updates the noir playbook by making every single character as unappealing as last night's cigarette smoke."
Starr's latest walk on the sour side stakes out his heroine between an insensitive lout and a murderous sociopath. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

"A penetrating addition to an altogether splendid series, which (thanks to the broad appeal of its subject matter and period) could prove a breakout book."
The fifth volume in Starr's grand and wide-ranging history of California (Endangered Dreams, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

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DANIEL LOWE
by Megan Labrise

A few months shy of his 60th birthday, Daniel Lowe’s publishing dreams came true—with a novel that proceeds from a nightmarish premise.

In All That’s Left to Tell, a mid-level American executive named Marc Laurent is held captive in Pakistan by two local guards. Each day he is blindfolded and an English-speaking woman, who identifies herself as “Josephine,” questions ...


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BOOK REVIEW

CARAVAN OF NO DESPAIR by Mirabai Starr
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2015

"Difficult reading at times, but the sometimes-scattershot nature of the book fits the chaotic nature of the author's grief."
A memoir about writing through a devastating loss. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 2004

"A sequel, please."
The creation of the American media, that is—a process that, as argued here, helped forward the country's rise as an economic and political power. Read full book review >