Search Results: "Jason Akley"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 13, 2007

"Gibberish with meritless pictures. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A young girl's dream takes her on a fantastical adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 28, 2007

"Akley aims at complexity, but achieves incoherence. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A new sprout questions the meaning of life. Read full book review >

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HOW TO MAKE A PEANUT BUTTER, JELLY AND KUNG FU SANDWICH by Jason Bays
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017

"A zanily cluttered exploration of format and style that transcends its pages into the digital world. (Graphic fantasy. 6-11)"
In this action-packed graphic offering, a nervous young boy and his fearless robot companion fight to save everyone's favorite sandwich fixings from a nefarious fowl. Read full book review >

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WHEN I WAS THE GREATEST by Jason Reynolds
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"An author worth watching. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A literary story of growing up in Brooklyn. Read full book review >