Search Results: "Dana Priest"


BOOK REVIEW

PRIEST by Ken Bruen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2007

"As bleak and uncompromising a noir stylist as anyone working the genre. And there's comfort for the squeamish: The insights are always sharp, the wit can flash and, anyway, you don't read Bruen for his worldview."
When a pedophile priest is decapitated, p.i. Jack Taylor (The Dramatist, 2006, etc.) seeks to get his own head on straight. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2003

"Rich instruction for policymakers, soldiers, and politics junkies alike."
A clear-eyed portrait of American military culture, and a subtle critique of the civilian leadership that governs the armed forces. Read full book review >

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THE PRIEST by Gerard O'Donovan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2011

"The killer's religio-pathic background is never quite convincing, but O'Donovan juggles his suspects deftly, and frustrated Mulcahy promises to be excellent company for the long term."
Journalist O'Donovan launches a new series with the tale of a Dublin assailant whose crimes give the Troubles and Ireland's current economic crisis stiff competition. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 6, 2011

"A mixture of investigative reporting and advocacy journalism that shines light in dark corners but is ultimately depressing because the authors seem convinced that the paranoia and its dangerous offshoots will never dissipate."
A newsworthy examination demonstrating that U.S. government secrecy is eroding civil liberties, busting the federal budget, contributing to deaths in unauthorized wars and spreading paranoia among large portions of the citizenry. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUDAS PRIEST by Ralph McInerny
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 25, 1991

"Some non-boring religious love, mostly unhackneyed characters, and a lively flow of events make for one of the better efforts in this series."
Father Dowling's quiet days at the rectory of St. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 5, 1996

"How sad that this book that might have taught us so much about today's paranoid populism turned out to be of so little value. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
All the facts about one of the Depression era's most controversial and influential figures—but little understanding of his motives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PRIEST by Thomas M. Disch
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 24, 1995

"Not something the Pope will be reading before bedtime."
From the prolific Disch (The Businessman, 1984, etc.), another severely weird boogie through a strange and specific world, this time the hermetic enclaves of some homosexual Catholic priests. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOLLYWOOD PRIEST by Ellwood E. Kieser
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 9, 1991

"Honest and thoughtful, if not very exciting."
Kieser, a Catholic priest who produces movies and TV shows, earnestly reveals his personal struggle behind his work. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DYING FOR DANA by Jim Patton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

Max Travis, the white-knight ADA of Portland, Oregon, is in big trouble this time, and it's all his fault. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRIEST KID by Lyralen Kaye
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 14, 2017

"Heart-wrenching, heartwarming, charming, but most of all fun—a meeting of the most complex of relationships, plagued by the same aches."
Returning home for a holiday, a young woman faces stirring parallels between her difficulties with her polyamorous girlfriend and memories of growing up with her liberal Episcopalian priest mother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Priest and the Cardinal by William DuBay
NON-FICTION
Released: June 23, 2016

"An informative study of the Catholic Church's problems reconciling itself with modernity.
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A Catholic priest's remembrance of his struggle to draw the church into the fight over American civil rights. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SENATOR AND THE PRIEST by Andrew M. Greeley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 14, 2006

"Slow and relentlessly cloying. The author (The Bishop in the Old Neighborhood, 2005, etc.) has done much better work."
Catholic priest Greeley tells a blarney-drenched tale of Cain and Abel on the Beltway. Read full book review >