Search Results: "James Brady"


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GIN LANE by James Brady
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 19, 1998

"But Brady fans litter the landscape, and may disagree."
Tedium in excelsis as Advertising Age and Parade columnist Brady extends his line of novels about wealthy Long Islanders begun with Further Lane (1997). Read full book review >

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WARNING OF WAR by James Brady
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2002

"Shapely, an absolute natural for film."
Brady returns to his beloved Corps (the memoir The Coldest War, 1990) to write his second Marine Corps novel (The Marines of Autumn, 2000). Read full book review >

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WHY MARINES FIGHT by James Brady
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"These inspirational tales cover as many Marine experiences as Brady can pack in."
Official blather, cruel truths and occasional eloquence by Marine veterans of all wars, as told to Brady (The Scariest Place in the World: A Marine Returns to North Korea, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 20, 2005

"Graceful, even elegant, and always eloquent tribute to men at arms in a war that, in a way, never ended."
An affecting memoir, by novelist/journalist Brady (The Marine, 2003, etc.), of service in what is still a strangely forgotten war. Read full book review >

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THE MARINE by James Brady
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2003

"Brady enfacts novels, gives them sweep and action, but stylelessly so."
Brady balances his glitterati-clotted, high-fashion Hampton novels (Gin Lane, 1998) with blood-and-guts war stories full of bitter ass-hauling and despair. Read full book review >

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FURTHER LANE by James Brady
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 14, 1997

"Chock-full of famous names and nicely nasty asides, but otherwise unsurprising."
Again, the Ad Age columnist and novelist (Designs, 1986, etc.) relies on celebrity cameos rather than a gripping plot, producing a limp whodunit featuring an amiable Hamptons native as detective, a flighty member of British royalty as the love interest, and an ambitious millionairess as the victim. Read full book review >

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FASHION SHOW by James Brady
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 2, 1992

"Silly fiction—for those who prefer their Coco, Ivana, and Calvin hot and spicy."
Another mildly entertaining haute-fashion farce by Brady (The Coldest War, 1990; Designs, 1986, etc.)—this one featuring the chatty Mr. Bingo Marsh, fashion-magazine publishing phenomenon and social butterfly extraordinaire, and the respectful Ohio journalist who falls into his clutches. Read full book review >

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THE MARINES OF AUTUMN by James Brady
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 8, 2000

Taking a break from his fluffy satires of summering glitterati (The House That Ate the Hamptons, 1999, etc.), Parade and Advertising Age columnist Brady, delivers a bitter, despairing novel of the valiant but futile stand by US Marines against the Chinese Army at the Chosin Reservoir.. Read full book review >

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A HAMPTONS CHRISTMAS by James Brady
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Upgraded Nancy Drew, faintly tart under a huge topping of meringue, just the dish for Brady's fans."
Brady, aside from his recent bitter, despairing novel, The Marines of Autumn (p. 493), feeds off glitterati in the Hamptons (The House That Ate the Hamptons, 1999). Read full book review >

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THE GOOD LIFE by John Brady
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 17, 1995

"An unwavering air of menace accompanies a brilliant depiction of the city's slatternly underside—its foul smells, foul language, mean streets, and desperate lives overshadowing the twists and turns of plot—all of it riveting to the last page."
The fifth in Brady's superb police procedural series, Irish- style, finds Dublin's Murder Squad—sparked by Inspector Matt Minogue (All Souls, 1993, etc.)—grappling with the killing of ex- prostitute Mary Mullen. Read full book review >