Search Results: "Charlie Stella"


BOOK REVIEW

CHEAPSKATES by Charlie Stella
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2005

"Stella (Charlie Opera, 2003, etc.) loves his people, the bad no less than the good, which is why you will too."
A friendship between two men of principle extends far beyond the day they're released from jail. Read full book review >

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EDDIE’S WORLD by Charlie Stella
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"A sure-footed debut from a writer with a spare, no-nonsense prose style who can make you like characters you think you shouldn't."
Eddie Senta's world is out of whack and, as he'll be the first to tell you, he's got no one to blame but himself. Read full book review >

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JIMMY BENCH-PRESS by Charlie Stella
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"Almost redeeming."
Born Jimmy Mangino, he's known these days, some 35 years later, as Jimmy Bench-Press, marking the time he lifted 402 pounds while marking time in the slammer. Read full book review >

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SHAKEDOWN by Charlie Stella
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 15, 2006

"With his fifth entertaining entry in the gangster follies (Cheapskates, 2005, etc.), Stella earns a place among the most readable writers in crime fiction."
Can a mob bookmaker have a wife and a family and be out for good? "Fuhgetaboutit," say the wiseguys. Read full book review >

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CHARLIE OPERA by Charlie Stella
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"Violent, brutal at times, but the pace never slows, and you'll like tough, tenderhearted Charlie a lot."
Stella's Goodfellas (Jimmy Bench-Press, 2002, etc.) do their wild and crazy thing once more. Read full book review >

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ZUBERT by Charlie Sutcliffe
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"It's a playful, even psychedelic feast for the eyes, but don't get it for the story. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Attendees at a convention of extraterrestrials mingle with equally strange, large-headed children as young Zubert rides with his mother in her van to deliver flowers to the best hotels in London. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 2, 2012

"Trenchantly sardonic."
A wry, entertaining study of the history of blame. Read full book review >

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PEAKS ON THE HORIZON by Charlie Carroll
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"A gripping, enlightening journey."
An English traveler examines the occupation of Tibet firsthand while crossing paths with a Tibetan refugee whose life exemplifies that conflict. Read full book review >

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ARTISTIC DIFFERENCES by Charlie Hauck
Released: June 24, 1993

"Each chapter is preceded by a mildly amusing showbiz anecdote, maybe to compensate for the sour taste of what follows."
Another version of the showbiz story about the Impossible Star who makes life hell for everybody—this time in the context of a TV sitcom. Read full book review >

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DETROIT by Charlie LeDuff
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 7, 2013

"A book full of both literary grace and hard-won world-weariness."
Iggy Pop meets Jim Carroll and Charles Bukowski in this gritty downer of a Rust Belt portrait. Read full book review >

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THE MYSTIC ARTS OF ERASING ALL SIGNS OF DEATH by Charlie Huston
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 13, 2009

"Violent and uncomfortably graphic at times, but the dialogue is sharp and funny, and Huston (The Shotgun Rule, 2007, etc.), as always, does it his way."
A troubled young man tries to redeem his life. Read full book review >