Search Results: "Charles Phillips"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 26, 2012

"A suspense-filled journey through the Civil War told by a brave, skilled soldier."
Phillips' work of historical fiction follows a Civil War-era sharpshooter in the Union Army. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Fast-paced and electrifying, Moore's story is 'gonzo science' at its best."
Firsthand account of how plastics pervade our oceans in unimaginable ways, killing marine life and causing wide-ranging environmental and health effects. Read full book review >

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CHARLES TAYLOR

Reliant as they were on call girls, cars, corpses, and Kris Kristofferson, the B-movies of the 1970s may not qualify as high art, according to cultural critic Charles Taylor, but at least they took American audiences seriously.

“For me, the staying power of these movies has to do with the way they stand in opposition to the current juvenile state ...


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GIN PHILLIPS
by Megan Labrise

Gin Phillips had no intention of writing summer’s most scintillating literary thriller.

“I wanted to write a book about motherhood,” Phillips says of Fierce Kingdom, the story of a mother and four-year-old son trapped in their local zoo by an active shooter event.

“I was aware it was a faster plot than I normally focus on,” she says ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE ARTIST’S WIFE by Max Phillips
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2001

"Unlike his high-minded heroine, Phillips (Snakebite Sonnet, 1998) scrupulously avoids any worship at the shrine of art: the result, thankfully, is highly entertaining."
An inventive, vividly written fictional autobiography of Alma Mahler (1879-1964). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Phillips's rebirth is a beautiful thing to behold, fresh air rushing through a scarred system."
A hard-bitten, working-class childhood on the fringes of decaying Buffalo, New York, goes a long way toward rendering freelancer Phillips's memoir into a plaint, an extended ache that finds its way right into the reader's heart. Read full book review >

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HIGH HAND by Gary Phillips
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Here's hoping Phillips buffs up his prose, because Chainey's too good to give up."
Even Ross Macdonald produced occasional howlers like "prone on her back," but in this series icebreaker by the creator of Ivan Monk (Bad Night Is Falling, 1998, etc.), a veritable fusillade of solecisms ("looking for an egress into the Apex building" is merely the most egregious) mars the otherwise brilliant debut of Martha Chainey. Read full book review >

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A DISTANT SHORE by Caryl Phillips
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 19, 2003

"Harsh and sad, but worth the trip."
An unlikely couple seek shelter from the brutal chill of northern English attitudes. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 9, 1996

This hit parade of psychological and mythical views of a basic family bond teems with good intentions but fails to spark with originality or humanistic warmth. Read full book review >

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HOUDINI’S BOX by Adam Phillips
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 3, 2001

"No blinding insights here, but rather a scaffolding of Freudian interpretation that feels highly provisional when not downright rickety."
Tentative explorations into what it means to escape, from noted British psychoanalyst Phillips (The Beast in the Nursery, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

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PERFECT FIT by Carly Phillips
Released: Dec. 31, 2012

"Phillips delivers another satisfying romance with emotional depth and intriguing plot elements in her popular small-town series, extending the brand with the new 'Serendipity's Finest' police theme."
When Michael Marsden and Cara Hartley shared one passionate night together, they both knew the score—no commitments. But will Michael's love-'em-and-leave-'em M.O. survive when he has to move back to his small hometown, connect with his sick adopted father, comfort his close-knit family and work day in and day out with the only woman who's ever touched his heart? Read full book review >

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THE NATURE OF BLOOD by Caryl Phillips
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 1997

"Not one of this talented author's better books."
The West Indianborn author of Crossing the River (1994), among other fiction, here offers an earnest novel composed of parallel narratives, each exploring the consequences of racial or ethnic prejudice and hatred. Read full book review >