Search Results: "Guy Grieve"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 7, 2012

"Uneven testosterone-fueled entertainment."
The spirited account of how a Scottish newspaper sales executive built and lived in a log cabin in the middle of the Alaskan wilderness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BAD GUY by Hannah Barnaby
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"The humor feels accidental here, with illustrations that fail to establish a consistent visual subtext. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Another wannabe bad guy. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: July 3, 2012

"Encouragement and instructive pointers in a package guy writers will enjoy. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Guys love writing as much as they love reading...when they can do their own thing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GUY WIRE by Sarah Weeks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

Laughs won out over tears in Guy Strang's previous appearances (My Guy,2001; Guy Time, 2000, etc.), but not this time. Read full book review >

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HARD GUY by Thornton Elliott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 27, 1992

"You've met these reptiles and their super-macho mystique before, in Jim Thompson and Donald Goines, but Elliott draws them with knowledge and energy enough to make it fun to watch them slither."
It's not only the ex-con hero of this lean and mean (and familiar) crime thriller who's a hard guy: first-novelist Elliott is himself doing life in a Tennessee state prison. Read full book review >

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WISE GUY by M.D. Usher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 2, 2005

"An intimate, memorable, outstanding introduction. (biographical sketches, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 8-10)"
"He was a curious boy, and cheeky too, but more than anything in all the world he wanted to be happy, he wanted to be good, and he wanted to be wise." Read full book review >

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FALL GUY by Carol Lea Benjamin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Upstairs neighbor Irwin the dwarf overstays his welcome, but Dashiell is admirable, and there won't be a dry eye in the house when Benjamin (The Long Good Boy, 2001, etc.) lays out all the O'Fallon tragedies."
By-passing relatives, neighbors, and even fellow cop Michael Brody, Tim O'Fallon names a virtual stranger to be executor of his will. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FALL GUY by Scott Mackay
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Mackay (Cold Comfort, 1998, etc.) provides a banquet of betrayal, vengeance, and felony for readers hardy enough to stay the rewarding distance."
The Chinatown scene of Edgar Lau's murder is knee-deep in evidence: a .45 clip that indicates the victim owned a gun; a glove in a nearby tree with traces of gunfire residue; a heroin stash valued at $3.5 million; a balloon-wrapped key in Lau's stomach to "Locker 43." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPY GUY by Jessica Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"Will Spy Guy be the next 007? Unless there's another book, readers will never know. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A small, pixie-haired, gap-toothed, pink-skinned boy rocking a fedora aspires to competence as a spy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STANDUP GUY by Stuart Woods
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"The subplots lead nowhere, and the main upshot of Fratelli's little problem is some uncharacteristically salty language."
New York attorney Stone Barrington (Doing Hard Time, 2013, etc.) reaps the whirlwind after advising a walk-in client how to live safely on several million dollars in ill-gotten gains. Read full book review >