Search Results: "Dylan Jones"


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DAVID BOWIE by Dylan Jones
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A dishy but overstuffed and overly praiseful portrait."
A sweeping, gossipy biography of the chameleonic pop star in the form of an oral history, with input from dozens of collaborators, lovers, and admirers. Read full book review >

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THICKER THAN WATER by Dylan Jones
Released: June 23, 1994

"Small wonder it's already been made into a BBC miniseries to be shown on the Arts and Entertainment network."
Six months after his pregnant wife, Jo, is murdered, Dr. Sam Crawford returns to Wales and a fresh round of nightmares. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"Some choice nuggets hidden among an uneven 'reference' book."
Not the comprehensive reference the title promises, but a long-winded volume of music criticism by journalist Jones (When Ziggy Played Guitar: David Bowie and Four Minutes that Shook the World, 2012, etc.), editor of the U.K. version of GQ. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 13, 2005

"'I am the iBore,' Jones warns—take note."
Thoughts on playlists stretched out to ear/mind-numbing book length. Read full book review >

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OUTSIDE THE RULES by Dylan Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 1995

"But the chills that course through this gothic freak show are all too real."
What ought to be a break for the CID in their efforts to catch The Carpenter, a serial killer who tortures his female victims in truly horrific ways before letting them die—the unaccountable survival of Dr. Thomas Meredith, who witnessed the crucifixion and murder of his companion Jilly Grant in numbing detail—is foiled when Meredith retreats into apathy in an attempt to block out his awful memories. Read full book review >

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UNNATURAL ACTS by Dylan Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 13, 1996

"A macabre feast for connoisseurs of the horrible, though the tender-minded are advised to leave at the first intermission."
Jones's stalking of Hannibal Lecter goes stateside in the ghoulish case of conventioneering British immunologist Catrin Jacob, killed by a lunatic at Chicago's Adler Planetarium. Read full book review >

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MR MOJO by Dylan Jones
Released: April 9, 2015

"Jones has not learned enough since his previous biography to warrant fresh publication with a new title. A definite pass for all but the most obsessed Morrison devotees."
A slim revised biography of the Lizard King. Read full book review >

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JIM MORRISON by Dylan Jones
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1991

"Sixty-five color and 65 b&w photos boost the Jones; the 40 color and 75 b&w photos that accompany the Dylan were not seen."
Incandescent rock star Jim Morrison doused his own fire by drowning, drugged, in a Paris bathtub 20 years ago. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 17, 2012

"A provocative critique of the power of positive thinking and a solid addition to the behavioral-economics shelf."
Risk analyst and popular-science writer Evans (Placebo: Mind Over Matter in Modern Medicine, 2004, etc.) analyzes the fallacy of the quest for certainty in making decisions. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 6, 2006

"Fraught lessons learned about the stuff of living and the staff of life, along with kvetching in the kitchen."
Dysfunctional family angst rises precariously in bread-baking classes at a New York cooking school. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"The images continue in a splendid visual extension of Dylan's wry wit; children will delight in the chance to supply the final animal's name themselves. (Picture book. 3-10)"
Dylan fans extant in 1979 when his album Slow Train Coming was released won't be able to keep his rasping voice out of their heads, but that shouldn't impair their appreciation, or children's, of this wonderfully imaginative visualization of the lyrics. Read full book review >

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THE DUST OF EARTH by Dylan Huntington
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 19, 2015

"Sci-fi enthusiasts should prepare to be lured in by this series entry that's sturdier and more assertive than the first."
Huntington's (The Rings of Elpída, 2013) sci-fi series continues, as the inhabitants of a dying Earth train youngsters to acclimate to another planet—and its mind-invading alien species. Read full book review >