Search Results: "Jason Akley"


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LAZARUS by Jason Akley
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 22, 2008

"A challenging but altogether cutting-edge, first-rate magnum opus by an up-and-coming author."
An avant garde update of a classic Greek tragedy. Read full book review >

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RICK'S PLACE by Jason Akley
Released: April 28, 2011

"Blowsy, tiresome rumination."
The lives of three barflies intertwine in Akley's (Crossroads from Damascus, 2011, etc.) latest novel. Read full book review >

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Released: May 9, 2007

"Muddled, dull and derivative."
Young men drift through their 20s seeking connection and direction in these two novellas. Read full book review >

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CATADOUPE by Jason Akley
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An incoherent work that may be particularly unpleasant for animal lovers."
Characters consider their lives and philosophically reflect in this novel, which includes a short screenplay. Read full book review >

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THE PSALMIST by Jason Akley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 6, 2013

"An absorbing artist's story with a similar structure but darker tone than Irving Stone's The Agony and the Ecstasy(1961)."
A sprawling novel detailing the life of a 20th-century blues musician. Read full book review >

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Released: April 18, 2011

"An adequate collection of short stories and poetry, but the author's commentary doesn't connect the parts into a cohesive narrative."
A compilation of genre-spanning short works with behind-the-scenes style nonfictional interludes that chronicle an author's struggle with drugs, debt and family. Read full book review >

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SAVING JASON by Michael Sears
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"You don't need a background in economics to get drawn into this thriller, but it probably helps."
Sophisticated sleuth Jason Stafford gets drawn into a mysterious corporate takeover plot in Sears' (Long Way Down, 2015, etc.) latest high-finance thriller.Read full book review >

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JASON & KYRA by Dana Davidson
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2004

"Suffering without a strong story or inspired writing, Davidson's debut misses its mark. (Fiction. 12+)"
An improbable romance blossoms between two African-American students: Jason Vincent, basketball star and one of the most popular guys in school, and intelligent, but inexperienced Kyra Evans. Read full book review >

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JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS by Robert Byrd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A fine first introduction to an age-old tale of travel, adventure, and heroism. (Mythology. 6-9)"
Murder, intrigue, betrayal, patricide, regicide, and more constitute Jason's epic quest for the Golden Fleece. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"For committed conservative Christian audiences. (Christian science fiction. 12 & up)"
An imaginative science-fiction premise and a well-drawn, affecting character struggle to overcome heavy-handed religious proselytizing in this uneven suspense tale. Read full book review >

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VOYAGE WITH JASON by Ken Catran
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 25, 2006

"This first U.S. edition of an award-winner will please fans of tales featuring manly men and courageous deeds. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Kiwi author Catran offers a melodramatic retelling of Jason's quest for the Golden Fleece, seen through the eyes of a cabin boy. Read full book review >

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JASON AND THE BARD by Kate Gilmore
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1993

"Few readers will have enough familiarity with Shakespeare to enjoy the verbal sparring and the angst; those who do know him aren't likely to have much patience with the rest of the story. (Fiction. 12+)"
A third from Gilmore (Enter Three Witches, 1990) depicts the players behind a Shakespeare festival—eager neophytes, egotistical professional actors, feuding directors. Read full book review >