Search Results: "David Bowker"


BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO BE BAD by David Bowker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 6, 2005

"Bowker (I Love My Smith and Wesson, 2004, etc.) gets locked into a pattern of escalating absurdity that becomes a bit predictable, but his first-person confessional is deliciously entertaining."
A hapless British bookstore owner backs into a life of crime to hold onto the twisted girl of his dreams. Read full book review >

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THE DEATH YOU DESERVE by David Bowker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2003

"Alternately quirky and grisly (perhaps too grisly for some), Bowker's first crackles with energy and surprising warmth."
Briton Bowker's US debut. Read full book review >

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I LOVE MY SMITH AND WESSON by David Bowker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 11, 2004

"Superior crime fiction: vivid, original, edgy, and constantly surprising."
Success can't disentangle a crime writer from his cool contract killer pal. Read full book review >

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GEORGE ORWELL by Gordon Bowker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"No matter how many incursions are made into his life, the compelling fascination of this politically and morally crucial author always comes through."
An outstanding, if somewhat superfluous, account of "one of the great misfits of his generation." Read full book review >

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JAMES JOYCE by Gordon Bowker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 12, 2012

"The narrative path is sometimes obscured by a lush undergrowth of detail, but our guide is wise and the journey is wondrous."
The biographer of Orwell, Lowry and Durrell returns with a massively detailed narrative of the life of the author of Ulysses. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 16, 1997

"A noteworthy success that meets the highest standard of literary biography. (16 pages illustrations, not seen)"
As with his equally masterful biography of Malcolm Lowry (Pursued by Furies, 1995), Bowker here does signal service in reviving a once great literary reputation. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 23, 1995

"Everything a literary biography should be. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A well-honed and meticulously researched, drink-by-drink account of one of literature's greatest squandered talents. Read full book review >

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I CAN'T BREATHE! by H. M. Bowker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 22, 2014

"A multilayered melodrama with a documentarylike feel."
In this debut novel, horrific health issues and other troubles plague the Bowman family and other residents of the small mining town of Libby, Montana. Read full book review >

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DAVID OWEN
by Alex Layman

The American West has long been a place of myth and wonder, of dramatic canyons, mesas, and mountain ranges. These dramatic landscapes have wooed Americans for centuries, and The New Yorker’s David Owen isn’t immune to its siren song. Though Owen has lived in Connecticut for most of his adult life, he spent the summers of his youth in ...


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DAVID SAMUEL LEVINSON
by James McDonald

“I'm just furious,” David Samuel Levinson says, agitation lending his voice both energy and an edge. “I'm furious that we have to talk about this in 2017.” It was less than a month into the new administration when we discussed his novel, Tell Me How This Ends Well, and the dangerous implications for minority groups of ...


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LOVE YA
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

I don’t read a lot of Young Adult/New Adult books, but I’ve become a fan of Huntley Fitzpatrick.

I think I’ve read all of her books now (and hope a new one is coming out soon!).

I just finished What I Thought Was True, and I invite you all to read it!

Sometimes, with YA, I feel ...


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DAVID GARROW
by Gregory McNamee

Barack Obama has been portrayed as being many things over his life and political career. Some have thought him flippant, coasting by on charm and glibness. Others have thought him suspect. Admirers and detractors both have found him aloof, though very few have doubted the fact of his formidable intelligence.

And admirers and detractors alike have also found Barack Obama ...


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