Search Results: "Gary Krist"


BOOK REVIEW

GARY by Leila Rudge
Kirkus Star
by Leila Rudge, illustrated by Leila Rudge
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"This convivial and gentle story about differences is a needed addition to collections about challenging the norm or upending physical expectations. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A racing pigeon who can't fly dreams of travel but ultimately finds—and shares—his own way to adventure. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 17, 2012

"A grim but eager narrative that delivers vivid reading."
Think you've had a rough couple of weeks? The author of The White Cascade: The Great Northern Railway Disaster and America's Deadliest Avalanche (2007) returns with a tale of air disaster, race and ethnic riots, labor violence, child murder, political corruption and more—all in a Windy City fortnight in 1919. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"A wild, well-told tale."
A colorful account of reform efforts to eradicate sin, corruption and violence in early-20th-century New Orleans. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EXTRAVAGANCE by Gary Krist
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 24, 2002

"Mildly entertaining, but the plot was fresher 15 years ago in the movie Wall Street, and there's not a character as galvanizing as Gordon Gekko anywhere in sight."
Krist's third novel (after Chaos Theory, 2000, etc.) reminds us that there have been other New Economies as he blends his ambitious hero's adventures in 1690s London with similar events in New York from September 1999 to March 2000. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 6, 2007

"A treat for American-history and railroad buffs, though lacking dramatic fireworks."
Novelist Krist (Chaos Theory, 2000, etc.) turns to nonfiction for a familiar tale of Man-vs.-Nature. As usual, Nature wins. Read full book review >

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CHAOS THEORY by Gary Krist
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"Most readers will remember this wild ride, though, as a page-turner with new dangers and set-pieces every two minutes."
Doubling the stakes of John Grisham's The Client, Krist plunges a pair of young heroes into peril that starts with a bang and ends with a bang-bang-bang. Read full book review >

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BAD CHEMISTRY by Gary Krist
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"For most of the ride, though, it's strictly efficient formula suspense."
A model husband's disappearance plunges his never-say-die wife into agitation, mystery, danger, designer-drug intrigue, and trouble with the local cops. Read full book review >

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BONE BY BONE by Gary Krist
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1994

"Sharp dialogue and an economic style can't compensate for utter predictability."
This second collection by the author of The Garden State (1988) gathers 13 slick but formulaic stories, half of which have appeared in small magazines. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GARY AND RAY by Sarah Adams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Lovely. (Picture book. 3-8)"
All the other animals seem to have family or friends with whom to interact, but Gary the gorilla has no one. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2000

"To be illustrated with black and white photos. (Index, notes, Web sites, bibliography) (Biography. 12+)"
In an above-average entry to an established series and a useful, modestly engaging biography, the author demonstrates that a careful, close reading of the Paulsen oeuvre and the judicious mining of selected biographical details can be shaped into an involving read. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GARY COOPER by Jeffrey Meyers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1998

"The book's lifeless prose suggests great haste and no small lack of interest. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
The indefatigably prolific Meyers (Bogart: A Life in Hollywood, 1997, etc.) continues to work his way through the major icons of American film. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GARY JENNINGS’ AZTEC RAGE by Robert Gleason
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2006

"If the Aztecs are enraged, it's because one of them read this improbable mess."
Answer "no" immediately if someone asks, "Would you like to know . . . about the men I have killed, the women I have loved, the fortunes I have made . . . and stolen?" Read full book review >