Search Results: "Charles C. Kenney"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1992

"A corporate history bearing vivid witness to the warning that pride goeth before a fall. (Twenty-two photographs—not seen.)"
The cautionary tale of a world-class high-tech enterprise that hit the skids faster than it reached the heights. Read full book review >

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C by Tom McCarthy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Flawed but fascinating."
An ambitious, epochal second novel from the author of Remainder (2007). Read full book review >

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RESCUE MEN by Charles Kenney
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Some poignant stories, lots of ambition, but the result is but a flicker of a flame."
The evolving fortunes of a large Boston firefighting family, the Cocoanut Grove fire of 1942, the changing racial politics of Bean Town, the redemptive powers of work and writing—all intermixed with accounts of the derring-do of fire-and-rescue teams. Read full book review >

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THE SON OF JOHN DEVLIN by Charles Kenney
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"A sensitive but dull revenger, solemn and high-minded."
A blandly plotted attempt to write a character-driven, mean-streets cop drama without the sex and violence demanded by the genre. Read full book review >

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HAMMURABI'S CODE by Charles Kenney
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1995

"Disappointing."
The murder of a respected public official brings to light his seamy personal dealings—in this first novel by a Boston Globe reporter. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2008

"Strictly for the already converted."
A cheerleading look at how some healthcare professionals are trying to improve quality by changing the way doctors and hospitals handle patients. Read full book review >

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THE LAST MAN by Charles Kenney
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2001

"Two-and-a-half good stories, marred by, respectively, implausibility, sentimentality, and a desire to wrap up things too neatly."
Light is shed on a host of secrets buried in the pasts of two separate but casually linked families when an elderly concentration-camp survivor, now living in the Boston area, spots a man she believes is the last unaccountable figure in a group photo of Nazis she's carried with her for decades. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 6, 2014

"While the book gives outsiders a peek into the inner workings of a large medical group, its message is directed primarily at members of the medical profession, more specifically, to those in management positions."
The executive director of the Permanente Foundation argues that physicians are the key to creating a health care system that is patient-centered, safe, equitable, accessible and affordable. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FORMAT C: by Edwin Black
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 15, 1999

"Others, perhaps, will not, although Black throughout shows great smarts and at times displays virtuoso rhetoric. (First printing of 50,000; $150,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Massively conceived, neatly chiseled computer novel that begins on the wrong foot with lists of consumer goods enjoyed by a sybaritic hero only a Honda Del Sol salesman could love. Read full book review >

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MIDDLE C by William H. Gass
Released: March 12, 2013

"Gass, now 88, clearly has endings on his mind, which he addresses with fearsome brio and wit."
Misanthropy, atrocity, the Midwest—Gass revisits some familiar themes in this novel, though this ride is smoother than its epic predecessor, The Tunnel (1995). Read full book review >

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COMPANY C by John Sack
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1995

"Readers in search of a gritty grunt's-eye view of the Gulf War will be far better served by Carsten Stroud's estimable Iron Bravo (1995)."
A journalist's perfervid, impressionistic, and ultimately pointless take on an American armored unit that survived Desert Storm with a minimum of combat casualties. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 8, 2005

"An Israeli version of Anthony Swofford's Jarhead (2004), both hard-nosed and thoughtful—and most illuminating."
A nuanced view of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict by a former foot soldier in the long war. Read full book review >