Search Results: "James Frey"


BOOK REVIEW

SKY KEY by James Frey
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Opportunistic, paint-by-numbers hackwork. (Adventure. 12-16)"
Endgame continues as the Players hunt for the Sky Key. Read full book review >

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THE CALLING by James Frey
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"A poor start, but future installments might be worth it. (Adventure. 12-16)"
A dangerous game begins with players from around the world competing for the future of the human race. Read full book review >

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MY FRIEND LEONARD by James Frey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 16, 2005

"A small fortune could be made by bottling this story and selling it as an antidote to self-pity. Frey will have to settle for the small fortune it will make in big sales."
A story of post-rehab, post-prison that's about as comforting as a sawn-off shotgun with a dark angel in attendance. Read full book review >

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CAME A DEAD CAT by James Frey
Released: Nov. 21, 1991

"With fewer cute encumbrances (martial-arts sessions, for instance), Odyssey could develop into someone worth knowing."
Semi-tough California (yes, another one) p.i. Read full book review >

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A MILLION LITTLE PIECES by James Frey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 2003

"Startling, at times pretentious in its self-regard, but ultimately breathtaking: The Lost Weekend for the under-25 set."
Frey's lacerating, intimate debut chronicles his recovery from multiple addictions with adrenal rage and sprawling prose. Read full book review >

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WINTER OF THE WOLVES by James N. Frey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 9, 1992

"Recommended for high-energy addicts a lot more credulous than the hero."
A single-minded duel of tough, tough former operatives for the CIA-based Exchange—one retired, one feared lost to the opposition— now turned against each other. Read full book review >

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SHADOW ACCOUNT by Stephen Frey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2004

"Plotting that swings from absurd to soapy, pasteboard people, and pedestrian prose: it's enough to give conspiracy a bad name."
Money-melodrama in which characters join conspiracies the way they once pledged fraternities. Read full book review >

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THE PROTÉGÉ by Stephen Frey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 27, 2005

"A series character shapes up and even shows a bit of humanity."
Frey's skillful, crowded novel revisits Christian Gillette's high-stakes investment firm, Everest Capital, amid in-house treachery and mafia blackmail. Read full book review >

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THE LEGACY by Stephen Frey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1998

"Inept storytelling, overheated action."
Cluttered, clumsy plot-boiler about a marginally sleazy but good-looking investment banker who's dubiously blessed with a Zapruder-style video of the Kennedy assassination that shows a second gunman. Read full book review >

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THE TAKEOVER by Stephen Frey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"The bottom line: standard and poor. (First printing of 200,000; film rights to Paramount; Book-of-the-Month Club featured alternate; $125,000 ad/promo)"
For all the advance hype, investment banker Frey's first novel, an over-the-top Wall Street/Washington thriller that's less imaginative than paranoid, falls far short of blue-chip, let alone blockbuster, status. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"Painstaking and scrupulously scholarly without managing to be evocative. (84 b&w illustrations; 24 pages color illustrations, not seen)"
Stiff and hobbled by its own exhaustiveness, this biography of Paris's tiny painter/provocateur (18641901) takes lively material and renders it lifeless. Read full book review >

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BALCONY VIEW by Julia Frey
Released: Dec. 2, 2011

"Engaging and candid; an insightful look at how one woman copes with personal and national trauma."
An intimate memoir of love and loss in the shadow of 9/11. Read full book review >