Search Results: "James Roger Sharp"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 15, 1993

"A cogent analysis of how the Constitution was tested by—and then came to accommodate—the brawling two-party system."
An insightful treatment of the ``hothouse atmosphere of passion, suspicion, and fear'' through which the US passed in the Federalist Era (1789-1801). Read full book review >

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SHARP by David Fitzpatrick
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Fitzpatrick slam-dunks readers into the grim, murky bowels of his psychotic ordeal, yet provides a promising coda for himself and those jonesing for a 'normal' life."
A young man harrowingly details the depth of a two-decade bout with mental illness. Read full book review >

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SHARP SHOOTER by Nadia Gordon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2002

"The heroine's nickname perfectly suits Gordon's pleasant debut."
Sunny McCoskey is living your basic Northern California daydream. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"With the blessing,' the next Jacky adventure will come along soon. (Fiction. YA)"
The third installment—"and the Dear knows"—of Jacky Faber, now back in England and pressed into ship service despite being all girl and all of 15. Read full book review >

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SHARP EDGES by Jayne Ann Krentz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Krentz's usual lilting, charming prose and slightly eccentric characters find themselves at the service of a regrettably pedestrian suspenser."
Perhaps Krentz's fiction (Grand Passion, 1994, etc.) ought to be packaged with madeleines, if only to reinforce the sense of dÇjÖ vu her fans must feel with every page, tripping over bits and pieces that have been used in her historical romances, written as Amanda Quick, and that may well be incorporated in her science-fictional ones, written as Jayne Castle. Read full book review >

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ROGER AILES by Zev Chafets
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 19, 2013

"No matter where readers are on the political spectrum, this light biography is a tantalizing look into the life of a man who altered the TV-news landscape."
A chatty look into the life and motivations of Fox News founder Roger Ailes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SHARP TIME by Mary O'Connell
FICTION
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"Sharp storytelling indeed. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Palpable grief plus irreverent humor equal one extraordinary debut novel. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 2000

"On the other hand, all but the most devoted theorists will catch a whiff, sooner or later, of a conference paper run amok."
Psychoanalyst Bayard takes a moment away from teaching French literature to reopen one of the most celebrated murder cases in fiction, with surprising results. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHARP TEETH by Toby Barlow
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"A refreshing leap across genres."
Rival gangs of werewolves duke it out for control of Los Angeles in this dark but oddly tender free-verse novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHARP OBJECTS by Gillian Flynn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 10, 2006

"Piercingly effective and genuinely terrifying."
A savage debut thriller that renders the Electra complex electric, the mother/daughter bond a psychopathic stranglehold. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TWELVE SHARP by Janet Evanovich
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 20, 2006

"Evanovich wisely soft-pedals the mystery, which has never been her strong suit, and finds exactly the right tone of danger-laden farce for Stephanie's duel with the false Ranger, spicing it with a million one-liners, aspiring bond enforcers and hapless criminals on the run."
Trenton's most renowned bounty hunter (Eleven on Top, 2005, etc.) becomes the prey of a delusional stalker. Read full book review >

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ROGER GETS CARRIED AWAY by Barbara Todd
ADVENTURE
Released: July 1, 2005

"EWSLUGp1991 is a little too far out will come along more happily on this ride. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Wild encounters with a succession of toothy, googly-eyed space aliens bring a reluctant lad around to accepting his first pair of glasses. Read full book review >