Search Results: "James Herbert"


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OTHERS by James Herbert
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Even so, Nick Dismas remains one of the most tenderly drawn monsters since Hugo's bell-ringer. ($75,000 ad/promo)"
Prolific horror writer Herbert (Portent, 1996, etc.) revives a sentimental favorite, Victor Hugo's Quasimodo, dresses him up in a modern setting, and sends him forth as Nicholas Dismas, private investigator. Read full book review >

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THE GHOSTS OF SLEATH by James Herbert
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Familiar stuff, working toward Sleath's invasion by a flesh- mist, but page by page Herbert grips by anchoring us into his skeptical psychic investigator."
For his 17th horror novel, Herbert goes back to Haunted (1989) to recover his footing after some weaker tries to scare the reader. Read full book review >

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ONCE... by James Herbert
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2001

"Leaf-clogged suspense until a slashing succubus appears to add stress to Thom's recovery."
After ringing changes on Victor Hugo in Others (1999), Herbert now takes us to a fairyland decidedly not out of James M. Barrie. Read full book review >

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PORTENT by James Herbert
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1996

"This may be Herbert's best novel, its prose keen, characters crisp, and pace terrific, though the world-shattering end is disappointly unsurprising and generic."
Herbert's 18th horror novel works toward another of his familiar apocalyptic climaxes (The Ghosts of Sleath, 1995, etc.) but features perhaps his finest writing. Read full book review >

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Wah-Say-Lan: Seneca Warrior by James Herbert Smith
Released: Nov. 1, 2015

"Solid historical fiction dedicated to historical accuracy, sometimes at the expense of rip-roaring storytelling."
Smith (Wah-Say-Lan: A Tale of the Iroquois in the American Revolution, 2009) braids together historical fact and fiction in this YA version of a tale he's spun before as a novel—one that's full of passion, romance, loss, and carefully researched historical information.Read full book review >

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ASH by James Herbert
Released: Dec. 11, 2012

"A yarn that has almost everything wrong with it, yet still reveals a compelling truth."
Curious blend of supernatural horror and conspiracy theory, from the veteran ghost-chaser (The Secret of Crickley Hall, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >

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To Jonah, When You Are Twenty-Five by James Herbert
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 8, 2014

"A smart memoir, wrapped inside an overly didactic advice book."
Herbert's (Creating the AHRC, 2008) latest book—half epistolary memoir, half advice guide— tells young adults why they should be serious about their work. Read full book review >

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'48 by James Herbert
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1997

"But the plot goes forward like a tiresome movie crunchfest, action scene upon action scene, boom upon boom."
Mad Max meets dystopian London bloodsuckers three years after the Allies lose WW II, in a what-if tale by the author of (among 18 others) the much richer, or at least completely different, Portent (1996). Read full book review >

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COLETTE by Herbert Lottman
Released: Feb. 5, 1990

Life of the great French novelist Sidonie Gabrielle Colette (1873-1954), author of Gigi, Cheri, etc. As in his Albert Camus (1979) and Flaubert (1988), biographer Lottman still writes more as a fact-assembler than as one inspired by his subject. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 30, 1995

"However, a generally superficial treatment of economics often undercuts his analyses and conclusions."
A collection of recent articles concerning topical economic issues and a life as a public economist that is sometimes informative, occasionally humorous, and never profound. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1998

"Nevertheless, this is a book that will recharge a teacher's batteries."
Creed mixed with memoir by a veteran educator. Read full book review >

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LOSING OUR WAY by Bob Herbert
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"In vivid anecdotes and moving portraits, Herbert humanizes the many problems he uncovers, and he clearly believes that Americans can, and will, band together to set the nation on a new course."
Former New York Times opinion columnist Herbert (Promises Betrayed: Waking Up from the American Dream, 2005) reports on his cross-country trip investigating the lives of the 99 percent. Read full book review >