Search Results: "Jake Arnott"


BOOK REVIEW

THE HOUSE OF RUMOUR by Jake Arnott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 19, 2013

"A novel that combines the pleasures of genre fiction and the thematic richness of literary fiction, while blurring the line between the two and exploding the very concept of genre."
An audaciously ambitious novel that takes great creative risks and, against considerable odds, makes most of them pay dividends. Read full book review >

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TRUECRIME by Jake Arnott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"The big buildup leads to the big letdown."
A thriller that promises something new ends up delivering something old. Read full book review >

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HE KILLS COPPERS by Jake Arnott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Jim Thompson, James Ellroy—and Arnott in his first novel—have all done it better."
The London criminal underground that was such an ebullient presence in Arnott's terrific debut, The Long Firm (1999), is likewise the setting and subject of this ambitious but disappointing successor. Read full book review >

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THE LONG FIRM by Jake Arnott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"And don't miss the miniseries."
British writer Arnott's ingeniously constructed first novel, set in the criminal world of London's West End and reminiscent of such recent films as The Long Good Friday and The Krays, is in fact already being made into a five-part BBC-TV miniseries. Read full book review >

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JAKE by Audrey Couloumbis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 28, 2010

"Pleasant and satisfying. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Ten-year-old Jake's holiday season gets off to an inauspicious start when his widowed mom slips on the ice in a mall parking lot before Christmas and has to be hospitalized. Read full book review >

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JAKE GOES PEANUTS by Michael Wright
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 17, 2010

"And the quality of the book's color alone makes it stand out; even the dark ones are buffed to radiance. (Picture book. 4-7)"
It matters not a whit that Wright's latest Jake adventure is a story so well traveled there are holes in its elbows, for it delights the ear and the eye. Read full book review >

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JUST JAKE by Jake Marcionette
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"It's an eye-catching read without a whole lot of depth. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Sixth-grader Jake Mathews' popularity has just fallen "off a cliff and [sunk] to the bottom of the ocean." Read full book review >

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Jake & Clara by David R. Stokes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 20, 2015

"A potent, nearly perfect brew of politics, murder, mayhem, and mystery.
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Stokes' (How to Keep Calm and Carry On, 2014, etc.) crisp work of historical fiction animates the most sensational homicide trial in the criminal annals of Oklahoma. Read full book review >

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LUCKY JAKE by Sharon Hart Addy
ADVENTURE
Released: May 7, 2007

"A treasure. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Young Jake is, indeed, lucky. Read full book review >

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FINDING JAKE by Bryan Reardon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"A compelling read; disturbingly relevant in contemporary America."
A father hears about a shooting incident at his son's high school—and then finds his son is one of the suspected killers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SLITHERY JAKE by Rose-Marie Provencher
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"An enticing cover, good title, and funny family will slither the tale into popularity. (Picture book. 4-7)"
When Sid finds a snake and brings it home, he names him Jake, but family hysteria ensues when Jake escapes from his box. Read full book review >