Search Results: "James Frey"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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SOME THOUGHTS ON LOVE
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

So many people make New Year’s Resolutions to start the year, but for the second January in a row, I’ll be contemplating memories and saying good-byes.

My husband lost his father this week.

There’s a lot of emotion to visit, of course, though he suffered from memory issues and so, in many ways, his family has said their ...


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BOOK REVIEW

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 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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SPRINGING INTO MUST-READ CONTEMPORARY & SUSPENSE
by Bobbi Dumas

April is here, though you wouldn’t know it from my window view - snow is falling! (sigh) Thankfully it’s not sticking, and according to the forecast, it will be seventy degrees by the weekend. Mother Nature seems to be slightly confused in the Midwest this spring, and the national news can make my heart feel cold, but I’m glad we can ...


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CROWNING ACHIEVEMENT
by Julie Danielson

To say that Derrick Barnes and Gordon C. James knocked their first picture book out of the ballpark would be an understatement about a book with very little that is understated about it. In the short time it’s been on shelves, Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut has garnered a host of starred reviews and much-deserved praise.

This rhythmic ...


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