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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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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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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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 >

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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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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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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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POST-APOCALYPTIC FICTION. TOO SOON?
by Karen Schechner

The collective love for post-apocalyptic fiction might have dipped a bit since The Handmaid’s Tale started to hew too closely to reality. But it’s an irresistible subgenre. For those looking for more depictions of a frightening, all-too-plausible future run by religious zealots hungry for control, The Seekers series, by David Litwack, may suit.  

In the series’ debut, The Children ...


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HE MAKES HIS STAND IN THE AUDITORIUM
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story by David Levithan

Cover Story: Fabulous
BFF Charm: Extra Sparkly Platinum
Swoonworthy Scale: 3
Talky Talk: The Script
Bonus Factors: LGBTQ, Musical
Relationship Status: Season Ticket Holder

 

Cover Story: Fabulous

Since this book is written as a script, the cover is extremely fitting. But the most appropriate aspect ...


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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 LEVITHAN CHANGES THE WORLD ONE KISS AT A TIME
by Sarah Pitre

 

 

BOOK REPORT for Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan  

Cover Story: PDAA
BFF Charm: Make It Rain
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk:  Whimsically Weighty
Bonus Factors: Diversity, World Record, YA Inside Joke
Relationship Status: Revolutionary

Cover Story: PDAA

Normally, when I see two people kissing on a cover, I consider it a defacement of the ...


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