Search Results: "G.J. Meyer"


BOOK REVIEW

MEYER by Stephen Dixon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"An anemic mishmash—for loyal fans only."
The prolific postmodernist (Phone Rings, 2005, etc.) profiles a writer trawling for material among family memories and fantasies. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2010

"Energetic and comprehensive."
Contextually sweeping history of the gloriously infamous Tudor era. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Here's a funny, frank, and underlying it all, melancholy journal of a painful journey. (First serial to Harper's)"
Corporate flack Meyer (The Memphis Murders, not reviewed) tells his own story, from rags to riches to outplacement hell. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WORLD REMADE by G.J. Meyer
NON-FICTION
Released: March 7, 2017

"A refreshing look at this still-much-debated world debacle."
A sturdy one-volume study of America's role in World War I. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MRS. MEYER THE BIRD by Wolf Erlbruch
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 1997

"Splendid. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This book is very nearly a piece of art, both in the tender, offbeat story and in the illustrations. Mrs. Meyer is a worrier and not just about the small stuff. Read full book review >

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GÖTZ AND MEYER by David Albahari
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 5, 2005

"Decades later, the Holocaust continues to enslave and inspire the European literary imagination—seldom more memorably than in Albahari's brilliantly disturbing novel."
What Hannah Arendt called "the banality of evil" is evoked with intensity in the prizewinning Serbian-born author's previously untranslated 1998 novel. Read full book review >

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FOUR NAILS by G.J. Berger
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A highly entertaining, sophisticated look at the Second Punic War through the eyes of an unlikely hero."
In Berger's (South of Burnt Rocks—West of the Moon, 2012) epic historical fiction, a young elephant driver from India fights in Hannibal's army as it marches toward Rome. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"An insightful but sometimes (like life itself) bland story that is likely to hold appeal for a limited audience. (Historical fiction. 11-18)"
Margaret Bourke-White (1904-1971) was a well-known professional photographer at a time when most other women aspired to homemaking if they were not doing menial labor. Read full book review >

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THESE FAIR DAYS by James Meyer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 20, 2015

"Oklahoma finds a new champion in this original, smart compilation of verse."
Meyer's debut collection of poetry depicts youthful days in rural Western Oklahoma. Read full book review >

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ICARUS by Deon Meyer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Unlike previous Griessel volumes, this one makes only passing references to the political and racial climate of post-apartheid South Africa. But the surprising plot twists and the wealth of juicy subplots make this a standout entry in a superior series."
Sex, lies, and a lot of alcohol are the key elements in Meyer's (Cobra, 2014, etc.) latest thriller featuring Detective Captain Benny Griessel of the leading South African investigative team known as the Hawks. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 17, 2015

"A work of enormous heart as well as research."
A satisfying, elegant personal journey in China's fabled Northeast. Read full book review >