Search Results: "Douglas Kennedy"


BOOK REVIEW

HUGLESS DOUGLAS by David Melling
by David Melling, illustrated by David Melling, developed by Hachette UK
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 18, 2011

"This app won't win any awards for technological innovation, but it offers enough warmth and educational value to justify the price. (iPad storybook app. 3-8)"
A cub searches for a much-needed bear hug. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL DOUGLAS by Marc Eliot
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"A fleeting account of ambition tempered by experience, with special emphasis on reconciling past and present and finding a renewed sense of family."
Celebrity biographer Eliot (Steve McQueen, 2011, etc.) highlights American actor and producer Michael Douglas, considering his life and career through a competitive lens. Read full book review >

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DON'T WORRY, DOUGLAS! by David Melling
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Simple and sweet, with a winning streak of silly. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When bumbling Douglas wrecks a gift, what can he do? Read full book review >

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THE MOMENT by Douglas Kennedy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2011

"Despite his rambling pace, Kennedy's evocative prose makes the eventual spellbinding finish worth the trip."
An American writer is prompted by receipt of a mysterious package to reflect upon the pivotal moment of his life. Read full book review >

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THE KENNEDY CHRONICLES by Kennedy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 30, 2013

"Mildly entertaining but superficial and unremarkable."
One of the original video jockeys waxes nostalgic on her time with the MTV network. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEMPTATION by Douglas Kennedy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 24, 2012

"The pages turn at such a blistering pace that readers will happily overlook the improbable plot."
A Hollywood writer, not content with adequate wealth, aims for filthy lucre with disastrous results. Read full book review >

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THE BLUE HOUR by Douglas Kennedy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"Kennedy has a knack for portraying characters readers love to hate."
A dream Moroccan vacation turns into a series of progressively more disastrous misadventures for an accountant from Buffalo. Read full book review >

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THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS by Douglas Kennedy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 19, 2010

"The prolific Kennedy (Leaving the World, 2010, etc.), known mainly in the U.K. and France, deserves a wider readership in his native United States."
Ex-pat Kennedy's stateside calling card is a ponderous tale of doomed love set in McCarthy-era Manhattan. Read full book review >

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THE JOB by Douglas Kennedy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1998

"Even so, Kennedy dishes up this familiar fare with enough pizzazz to keep you reading long after you've worked out every single twist two steps ahead of the hapless hero. ($500,000 ad/promo [with The Big Picture]; author tour)"
An up-and-coming ad exec tossed out on his ear finds a new job that's a bargain with the Devil, in a glossy, fast-moving, by-the-numbers thriller from Douglas (The Big Picture, 1997). Read full book review >

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DOUGLAS MACARTHUR by Arthur Herman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 14, 2016

"Featuring the use of new archives, a highly regarded historian offers a significant reappraisal."
A freshly critical life of the great American general, whose "spectacular successes were always haunted by his equally spectacular failures." Read full book review >

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HUGLESS DOUGLAS by David Melling
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Many of Melling's illustrations have rib-tickling touches, and a hilarious appendix shows the rabbit and a small flock of sheep demonstrating more than a dozen different hugs (the shy and unrequited hugs are particularly snort-inducing). (Picture book. 3-6)"
A lovable brown bear needs a hug, but he doesn't know his own strength. Read full book review >

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JACK KENNEDY by Chris Matthews
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Matthews' admiration and gratitude for JFK trump his disapprobation."
Hardball host Matthews (Life's a Campaign: What Politics Has Taught Me About Friendship, Rivalry, Reputation, and Success, 2007, etc.) blends tributes and chastisement in this highly personal account of John F. Kennedy's career.Read full book review >