Search Results: "Jack Cady"


BOOK REVIEW

THE OFF SEASON by Jack Cady
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 14, 1995

"The lively writing and good insight into the human condition barely mask a ragged, too-familiar tale."
Cady (Inagehi, 1994, etc.) lampoons his Puget Sound stomping ground in this loopy, somewhat loose-limbed eighth novel: a saga of good and evil battling for the souls of a Washington tourist town trapped in its past. Read full book review >

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INAGEHI by Jack Cady
Released: May 1, 1994

"Although it falters occasionally, Inagehi effects a taut blend of the mythical and emotional aspects of human life."
An introspective novel by the author of The Sons of Noah and Other Stories (1992, not reviewed), in which a Cherokee woman's examination of the circumstances surrounding her father's death leads to a flirtation with the dark side of Native American cosmology. Read full book review >

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THE HAUNTING OF HOOD CANAL by Jack Cady
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"You would have to be deaf to miss the John Millington Synge in Cady's twanging, Twain-like tall tale. But you can always depend on Cady for a full-blooded monster and a big damn contest between good and evil. It's that Pacific Northwest darkness coursing in his veins, whatever the comedy."
Uncivil actions at the Hood Canal find an immortal entity dragging cars into the Puget Sound sluice's wide and dismal depths. Read full book review >

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GHOSTS OF YESTERDAY by Jack Cady
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2003

"Some of the tales don't pass muster, and ultimately the gathering feels like scrapings from the writer's trunk. Cady has his fans, though, who appreciate his adroit phrasing and keen sense of the spooky."
A scattering of short, mostly minor efforts from one of the more underrated American writers of the fantastic (The Haunting of Hood Canal, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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JACK by F. Paul Wilson
Released: May 27, 2008

"Cracking good fun for teens. (Fiction. YA)"
The bestselling author of the Repairman Jack thriller series moves into the young-adult market with a prequel about the teenage Jack, who is just discovering his talents. Read full book review >

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JACK by Liesl Shurtliff
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"Fans of retold fairy tales will be well-satisfied. (author's note) (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Boom! Boom! Boom! Giants are real! Jack sees them slide down from Above to raid his farm. Worse, they take his Papa. Read full book review >

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JACK by Geoffrey Perret
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 30, 2001

"For a cradle-to-grave biography free of piety and pathography, start here. For fresh disclosures on this most intensely examined president, turn elsewhere."
An intriguing take on JFK? Yes. "A Life Like No Other"? Hype. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 9, 2004

"Detailed, mildly salacious, not especially moving or surprising."
Everything-but-the-kitchen-sink style portrait of the noted actor and unstoppable womanizer. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Clear prose, numerous photographs, thorough source notes, and a solid bibliography make this a fine biography for young readers and a worthwhile addition to biography collections. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
"Jack Kennedy's life was a gift, but one that was wrapped with many strings." Read full book review >

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JACK by Tomie dePaola
by Tomie dePaola, illustrated by Tomie dePaola
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"Adults who have been through the ordeal of a fixer-upper may appreciate the ending more than kids, but everyone will enjoy the fun. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A new tale from dePaola is always a reason to cheer, and this riff on "Jack" tale variants will bring smiles. Read full book review >

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JACK by Rebecca Elgar
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"Fun until the flaps wear off, which they may from the repeated work-outs this book is certain to enjoy. (Board book. 1-3)"
It's Jack the pup's birthday, and like any inquisitive youngster, he's trying to guess his presents' contents by their shapes. Read full book review >