Search Results: "Douglas Kennedy"


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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 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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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 BIG PICTURE by Douglas Kennedy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1997

"A startlingly unoriginal story whipped up by Kennedy's overdrive pacing and mastery of detail. (First printing of 400,000; Literary Guild selection; $750,000 ad/promo)"
Kennedy's well-hyped debut showcases a Connecticut lawyer who loses his designer life to a moment of murderous rage—and then squirms frantically to avoid retribution. Read full book review >

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FIVE DAYS by Douglas Kennedy
Released: April 30, 2013

"Despite some character underdevelopment, a fine tale of lives re-examined."
Two middle-aged, ordinary Mainers have an opportunity to alter their lives through love. 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 >

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JFK by Stephen Kennedy Smith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 2, 2017

"Amid the stream of JFK books to be released for the centennial, this work should emerge as one of the most complete and useful."
Smith (Sloan School of Management/MIT), John F. Kennedy's nephew, and Brinkley (History/Rice Univ.; Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America, 2016, etc.) assemble a large collection of material by and about the late president. Read full book review >

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PIRATE PETE’S GIANT ADVENTURE by Kim Kennedy
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Not the most rousing of pirate adventures, but a relatively nonviolent addition to the fleet. (Picture book. 6-8)"
With a touch of Disney-style Little Mermaid in the cartoon pictures and a bit of Br'er Rabbit in the story, this follow-up to Pirate Pete (2002) should keep young mateys anchored to their seats. Read full book review >

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MR. BUMBLE by Kim Kennedy
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Yet it is Mr. Bumble, like the hero in M.K. Brown's Let's Go Swimming with Mr. Sillypants (1986), who steals the show, a winning dweeb with pluck and heart enough to inspire readers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A motivational tale starring ``the clumsiest bee that ever buzzed.'' Bumbling, fumbling, tumbling, Mr. Bumble drops his freight of pollen every time, returning to his queen with a bucket full of dents. Read full book review >

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HEE-HAW-DINI AND THE GREAT ZAMBINI by Kim Kennedy
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2009

"Doug Kennedy's acrylics really pop—the mustachio'd Hee-Haw-Dini is a treat to behold—but his illustrations seem aimed at a younger audience than sister Kim's ample text. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A farm odd couple becomes a magical team. Read full book review >