Search Results: "Gary R. Phillips"


BOOK REVIEW

NEW OLD SHOES by Charlotte Blessing
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"In a similar vein as Page McBrier's Beatrice's Goat, illustrated by Lori Lohstoeter (2001), this is likely to spark kids' interest in getting involved. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Told from the point of view of a pair of red sneakers, this tale fleshes out the journeys of the countless shoes that have traveled the globe through the Soles4Souls program. Read full book review >

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BAD NIGHT IS FALLING by Gary Phillips
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1998

"Monk's third case (Perdition, U.S.A., not reviewed, etc.) provides enough gritty gossip, blistering action, and trash talk to make real-life L.A. seem comparatively wholesome."
Efra°n Cruzado's traveled a long way from his political roots in Mexico, but not far enough to prevent somebody from tossing a Molotov cocktail through his sleeping daughters' bedroom window. Read full book review >

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SHOOTER’S POINT by Gary Phillips
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Both plotting and writing can occasionally go ragged, but Chainey is fresh, lively, and, as she puts it, 'good for the blood now and then.'"
Martha Chainey, the six-foot-tall ex-showgirl now working as a Vegas money courier, can "move and groove" with the best of them, but she likes a breather sometimes too. Read full book review >

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HIGH HAND by Gary Phillips
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Here's hoping Phillips buffs up his prose, because Chainey's too good to give up."
Even Ross Macdonald produced occasional howlers like "prone on her back," but in this series icebreaker by the creator of Ivan Monk (Bad Night Is Falling, 1998, etc.), a veritable fusillade of solecisms ("looking for an egress into the Apex building" is merely the most egregious) mars the otherwise brilliant debut of Martha Chainey. Read full book review >

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THE COCAINE CHRONICLES by Gary Phillips
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2005

"Just say no."
Seventeen never-before-published tales starring cocaine and its low-rent cousin, crack. Read full book review >

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APA DICTIONARY OF PSYCHOLOGY by Gary R. Vandenbos
NON-FICTION
Released: July 15, 2006

"In a science that has not been known for its clarity of terms, this lexicon is not only welcome, but invaluable."
A landmark dictionary of psychology that is at once erudite and accessible. Read full book review >

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Confessions of a Time Traveler by R. Gary Raham
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Feb. 4, 2015

"A welcome excursion for pop-sci fans featuring a number of striking artworks."
In this diverse collectionof essays, short stories, illustrations, anecdotes, and other missives, Raham informs without being dry and teaches without being pedantic while covering a wide range of subjects in biology and the history of science.Read full book review >

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GIN PHILLIPS
by Megan Labrise

Gin Phillips had no intention of writing summer’s most scintillating literary thriller.

“I wanted to write a book about motherhood,” Phillips says of Fierce Kingdom, the story of a mother and four-year-old son trapped in their local zoo by an active shooter event.

“I was aware it was a faster plot than I normally focus on,” she says ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BURN by Suzanne Phillips
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"The issue of how culpable he is for his later actions is also deftly dramatized, but it is far more ambiguous and complex, and will give teen readers something to ponder. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Like a traffic accident you can see coming a mile off and then can't look away from, Phillips's cautionary tale horrifies and disturbs as it rolls out the story of a bullied ninth-grade boy who, after being pushed to the wall, finally explodes. Read full book review >

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THE LATE CANDIDATE by Mike Phillips
Released: Dec. 1, 1990

Londoner Sam Dean, the black free-lance journalist introduced in Blood Rights, has old ties to both murder victim Aston Edwards, a savvy black politico, and the chief suspect, young Tony, who was obsessed with Aston's wife. Read full book review >

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"A fun, short novel, absent of pretension, which—while faulty—will satisfy anyone looking for a quick detective-fiction fix."
Mystery, murder and the muddled morality of the concept of law in California. Read full book review >