Search Results: "James Reese"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 10, 2012

"While overall appeal may be limited, it will hook patient readers by the palpable sense of foreboding established early on, and they will enjoy the gradual build of suspense in this gritty and layered novel. (Historical fiction. 12-18)"
A reworking of the classic tale of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde imagines his beastly transformation is achieved at the hands of a desperate young woman in this slowly paced thriller that's steeped in historical detail. Read full book review >

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THE DRACULA DOSSIER by James Reese
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Gore and gothic trappings mask a thin, wobbly plot."
Reese (The Book of Shadows, 2002, etc.) sends Jack the Ripper after Bram Stoker in yet another fog-laden tale of mutilation. Read full book review >

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REESE WITHERSPOON by Lauren Brown
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"This very slight portrait offers little for all but the most devoted, or ill-informed, of Witherspoon's fans."
By-the-numbers biography of the A-list actress. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF SHADOWS by James Reese
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2002

"Harry Potter for oversexed Wicca freaks. Masochists, hermaphrodites and nun-fetishists unite!"
Debut supernatural vampire/witch superdrama whose lesson seems to be that sex is better when (1) it's a sin, (2) it hurts, and (3) it involves barely adolescent girls. Read full book review >

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THE WITCHERY by James Reese
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Pretty prose, but the true magic lies in the narrative's ability to make scheming alchemists, steamy hermaphrodite sex and witchcraft much less exciting than they sound."
The concluding volume of the Herculine trilogy (The Book of Spirits, 2005, etc.), in which a hermaphroditic witch explores her powers and seeks her place in the world. 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 >

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C.L.R. JAMES by Kent Worcester
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"EWSLUGCLR James emerges from this engaging book as a man who lived his life fully and whose work is worthy of further study, and Worcester has done much to rescue his subject from oblivion."
Well-crafted biography of a man once characterized as ``the sharpest and most interesting mind that the British Caribbean has produced in three centuries of learning.'' Although the Trinidadian writer and activist Cyril Lionel Robert James (190189) was at the center of many political and literary movements in his time, he is little known today. ``By the 1960s,'' Worcester observes, ``he was an elder radical statesperson on several continents, famous for his writing and historical impact. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JAMES DEAN by Val Holley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 30, 1995

"A biography by the numbers that never quite adds up. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
The author of this quotidian, excessively anecdotal life of James Dean has done a lot of research, but too rarely does he conjoin it with any real understanding. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEAR JAMES by Jon Hassler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1993

"Hassler satirizes both Minnesotan and European types, but his affection for his people is evident in the great good humor that's pervasive."
Hassler's seventh (North of Hope, 1990, etc.) again delivers the goods: this time, Agatha McGee (who first appeared in A Green Journey, 1985) travels to Italy to visit her old friend and pen-pal James, a Catholic priest. Read full book review >

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THE REVENGE OF RANDAL REESE-RAT by Tor Seidler
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 20, 2001

"Loyally and lovably ratty. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Though a rational ratriot, Randal Reese-Rat can't help being jealous and slightly embarrassed at the way Montague Mad-Rat both saved ratkind and stole his fiancé from him in A Rat's Tale (1986). 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 >