Search Results: "Gordon Bowker"


BOOK REVIEW

JAMES JOYCE by Gordon Bowker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 12, 2012

"The narrative path is sometimes obscured by a lush undergrowth of detail, but our guide is wise and the journey is wondrous."
The biographer of Orwell, Lowry and Durrell returns with a massively detailed narrative of the life of the author of Ulysses. Read full book review >

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GEORGE ORWELL by Gordon Bowker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"No matter how many incursions are made into his life, the compelling fascination of this politically and morally crucial author always comes through."
An outstanding, if somewhat superfluous, account of "one of the great misfits of his generation." Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 23, 1995

"Everything a literary biography should be. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A well-honed and meticulously researched, drink-by-drink account of one of literature's greatest squandered talents. Read full book review >

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Released: June 16, 1997

"A noteworthy success that meets the highest standard of literary biography. (16 pages illustrations, not seen)"
As with his equally masterful biography of Malcolm Lowry (Pursued by Furies, 1995), Bowker here does signal service in reviving a once great literary reputation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I LOVE MY SMITH AND WESSON by David Bowker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 11, 2004

"Superior crime fiction: vivid, original, edgy, and constantly surprising."
Success can't disentangle a crime writer from his cool contract killer pal. Read full book review >

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HOW TO BE BAD by David Bowker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 6, 2005

"Bowker (I Love My Smith and Wesson, 2004, etc.) gets locked into a pattern of escalating absurdity that becomes a bit predictable, but his first-person confessional is deliciously entertaining."
A hapless British bookstore owner backs into a life of crime to hold onto the twisted girl of his dreams. Read full book review >

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THE DEATH YOU DESERVE by David Bowker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2003

"Alternately quirky and grisly (perhaps too grisly for some), Bowker's first crackles with energy and surprising warmth."
Briton Bowker's US debut. Read full book review >

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THE TWELVE PRINCESSES by Gordon Fitchett
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2000

"Unfortunately, the text does not match the humorous and lush illustrations in wittiness or style, but those ducks do have a certain appeal. (Picture book/fairy tale. 5-8)"
High-fashion ducks rendered in rich color pencil star in an otherwise ordinary retelling of this Grimms fairytale. Read full book review >

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DAY AND NIGHT by Maria Gordon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Such sentences will be a little bald for some readers and just plain misleading for others. (further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 5-7)"
Simple explanations of complicated concepts (nocturnal and diurnal creatures, the rotation of the earth, etc.) are presented with colorful cartoons. Read full book review >

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THE TINKER AND THE FOLD by Scott Gordon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 2016

"A fast-paced popcorn space opera with occasional hints of depth—easily digestible like its predecessor."
An adolescent inventor tries to rescue his brother from a power-mad alien, while Earth faces a controlled existence as a member of a galactic association. Read full book review >

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I CAN'T BREATHE! by H. M. Bowker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 22, 2014

"A multilayered melodrama with a documentarylike feel."
In this debut novel, horrific health issues and other troubles plague the Bowman family and other residents of the small mining town of Libby, Montana. Read full book review >

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WHAT GOES AROUND
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for The Boomerang Effect by Gordon Jack

Cover Story: Viking Cute
BFF Charm: Roger Murtaugh
Swoonworthy Scale: 2
Talky Talk: Real Boy
Bonus Factor: Unexpected Friendships
Relationship Status: Maybe in a Few Years 

Cover Story: Viking Cute

A cutesy viking is kind of an oxymoron when you think about the actual history of vikings, but this one with ...


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