Search Results: "Christopher Leonard"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MEAT RACKET by Christopher Leonard
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 18, 2014

"An authoritative look at a ruthlessly efficient system."
An engrossing report on the industrialized American meat business. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

CHRISTOPHER DE HAMEL
by Brianna Jewell

“Stick your nose into other people’s business and it’s considered rude,” Christopher de Hamel says, “but stick your nose far enough back and it’s considered history.” In his latest book, Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts: Twelve Journeys into the Medieval World, de Hamel turns what he sees as the voyeuristic pleasure of discovering secrets about others’ lives into historical ...


Read the full post >

BOOK REVIEW

A COYOTE’S IN THE HOUSE by Elmore Leonard
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2004

"Good fun. (Fiction. 9-13)"
The author of Get Shorty turns to children's books with a character study of three very different types. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 4, 1990

This biography of the volatile basketball coach profits from the author's sense of fairness and objectivity but, lacking Thompson's cooperation and input—and that of friends, associates, and players—fails to get to the man behind the great teams and bitter controversies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 29, 1989

Cullings from the "Missing Links" column that paleontologist Khrishtalka writes for a bimonthly Carnegie Institution magazine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 13, 1994

"Suspenseful and awful in its grisly details, but done with good taste and compassion."
Sanders (Fort Worth, 1984, etc.) puts the novelist's eye for detail and a sharp sense of pace to good use in this outstanding true-crime narrative about the rape and murder of a retired Oklahoma schoolteacher. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 15, 2015

"A thought-provoking assertion that humans are hard-wired for worship."
A detailed work that looks at the possible biological basis of spiritual faith. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A WILD PEOPLE by Hugh Leonard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2002

"Delightfully witty, funny, and true-to-life: Leonard's debut novel should travel better than Guinness."
A rollicking yarn, in the best J.P. Donleavy tradition, about an Irish scribbler on the make, told with wit and style by playwright Leonard (Out After Dark, 1991, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNDERKILL by Leonard Chang
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 5, 2003

"A gripping story laced with action, though moody Allen's determination to see everything that's happened to Linda's family as an echo of his own life keeps it from the breakneck pace of his scorching debut."
Now that he's flushed every last skeleton from his family's closet (Over the Shoulder, 2001), Allen Choice is ready to start on his girlfriend Linda Maldonado's. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TIME’S FOOL by Leonard Tourney
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2004

"The Bard comes off poorly in this faddish incarnation. He fails to use either his imagination or even rudimentary logic to uncover obvious clues, demonstrates no sense of humor (where did those comedies come from?), and is all too similar to his own creation, the mopey, indecisive Hamlet."
Or, "The Dark Lady's Revenge," as characters from William Shakespeare's past revisit him at the peak of his career as England's leading dramatist. Read full book review >