Search Results: "James Leck"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ADVENTURES OF JACK LIME by James Leck
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"So, of course, I stuck around') laced with gleefully clichéd slang, this is perfect for Chet Gecko grads. (Mystery. 10-12)"
In three soft-boiled capers a narcoleptic teenage sleuth braves sneering punks, bad-news bombshells, beatings (including one from a suspect's little sister) and more to get clients out of tough fixes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AFTER DARK by James Leck
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"A great light read for graduates of John Kloepfer's The Zombie Chasers (2010). (Horror. 10-14)"
Rolling Hills is a boring, little hick town…until sundown. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF JACK LIME by James Leck
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"A winning formula, replete with wince-worthy contretemps reported in properly poker-faced prose. (Mystery. 10-12)"
More high school noir, centered on a humorless amateur gumshoe for whom a punch in the nose is all in a day's work. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JAMES GANDOLFINI by Dan Bischoff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 8, 2014

"Not the last word but an earnest, endearing homage to an outstanding actor."
A bittersweet biography of an intensely private artist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JENNIEMAE & JAMES by Brooke Newman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 30, 2010

"A low-key, sweet portrait of an unusual friendship. Jenniemae is a scene-stealer, though, and the strongest parts of the memoir focus on her and her community."
A grown daughter remembers her troubled, genius father's endearing friendship with their charismatic maid. Read full book review >

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JAMES MONROE by Gary Hart
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 5, 2005

"A well-written, useful précis of Monroe's life and career."
A nearly forgotten president comes in for soft-spoken tribute, courtesy of one-time U.S. Senator Hart (The Fourth Power, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1997

"In an afterword, Jacobs describes his contact with one of Printer's books, an encounter that only makes this novel more vital. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Jacobs (Sleepers, Wake, 1991) makes clear the tragedy of an artist inhibited by the circumstances of his birth in this unusual historical novel, set during a brutal English-Indian war in 17th-century Massachusetts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Too bad his biographer can't claim the same. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Novick, who previously dissected the life of Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JAMES JOYCE by Alfonso Zapico
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2016

"A solid account of the development of a writer not easy to encapsulate."
A graphic biography of the literary master. Read full book review >