Search Results: "Gregory Crouch"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2012

"Recondite but dramatically rendered and obsessively researched."
An immensely detailed examination of the obscure expansion of American aviation into China during Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalist era. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ENDURING PATAGONIA by Gregory Crouch
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 16, 2001

"Authentic alpine rambles, joyful and not a little bit lunatic."
Stories from an alpine life—in the southern alps of Patagonia, that is, where a climber's most common experience is pain and fear. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOCKED DOORS by Blake Crouch
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 11, 2005

"Blunt but expertly paced and viscerally effective, with many surprises and genuine chills."
Popular suspense writer Andrew Thomas (Desert Places, 2004), still wrongly believed to be a serial killer, lives in hiding but can't escape fan(atic)s or a copycat killer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DESERT PLACES by Blake Crouch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 21, 2004

"Sordid and mindlessly sadistic. There may be an audience for stuff this nasty, but wary readers will pass. Sadly, a sequel's in the works."
Brotherly love hammered ad nauseam in an unsavory horror debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Feb. 9, 1998

A self-impressed, capriciously hit-and-miss collection of New York Daily News columns and longer thought pieces by jazz guru and social/cultural critic Crouch (The All-American Skin Game, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAGGOT MOON by Sally Gardner
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Despite intentions, this tale never connects past to present, resulting in a book with a message but no resonance. (Speculative fiction. 13 & up)"
Standish Treadwell, 15, has lost parents, neighbors, best friend: All disappeared from Zone Seven, a post-war occupied territory, into the hellish clutches of the Motherland. Now a new horror approaches. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WHITE GLOVE WAR by Katie Crouch
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 3, 2012

"Though lighter on the romance, this creepy, cliffhanging thrill ride will still delight Magnolia League fans and leave them desperate for the next episode. (Supernatural thriller. 12 & up)"
In the second installment of the Magnolia League series, the stakes are higher, the drama more palpable and the hoodoo even hairier. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW


"Well-crafted with an authentic Southwestern setting, despite missing a compelling central character."
A grave robbing leads to a courtroom battle between two Texas attorneys. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STORMBRINGERS by Philippa Gregory
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 4, 2013

"Another miss, and we're only halfway through the series. (Historical fiction. 14-18)"
The second volume of a projected quartet of historical/paranormal novels is as sloppy as the first, Changeling (2012).Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Overall, a winner for Maguire's fans of all ages. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
When a terrible storm (think Katrina) strands an inept young man with his highly sheltered cousins, he turns to storytelling to hold their fears at bay. Read full book review >