Search Results: "Jay McInerney"


BOOK REVIEW

JAY by Jay Reed
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 16, 2016

"An account that rushes too quickly from one memory to the next without allowing a scene's potential to develop fully."
A debut memoir focuses on a rural childhood and adventurous self-discovery. Read full book review >

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THE JUICE by Jay McInerney
NON-FICTION
Released: May 8, 2012

"Much of the material here sounds like it was more fun to research than to write or read."
Another collection of the acclaimed writer's wine journalism, dominated by short pieces for the Wall Street Journal, some of which seem to have been decanting for too long. Read full book review >

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HOW IT ENDED by Jay McInerney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2009

"The wit and the engaging voice in the best of these stories aren't enough to offset the impression that neither the third nor the second acts of the novelist's career have fulfilled the promise or equaled the accomplishment of the first."
From McInerney (The Good Life, 2006, etc.), a collection of 26 stories spanning some three decades. Read full book review >

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BRIGHT, PRECIOUS DAYS by Jay McInerney
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"Whether you love him or hate him, this novel is just what you're expecting from McInerney. So he must be doing it on purpose."
McInerney returns to Russell and Corrine Calloway, the protagonists of his last two novels—call it The Adventures of Mr. and Mrs. Fancy Pants, Volume III: The Cialis Years. Read full book review >

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THE GOOD LIFE by Jay McInerney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"The title suggests a number of questions—What constitutes the good life? Is it possible to sustain it in post-9/11 New York? Can it be bought? Or earned?—that the author fails to resolve."
McInerney's novel of 9/11 and its aftershocks offers acute cultural observation before sinking into a sappy romance. Read full book review >

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MODEL BEHAVIOR by Jay McInerney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 1998

"Droll, sharp-edged fun."
A mordantly funny portrait of the incestuous, fame-addled worlds of publishing and celebrity journalism, as viewed through the eyes of a frantinally lovelorn writer. Read full book review >

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THE LAST OF THE SAVAGES by Jay McInerney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 1996

From the hokey title to the sentimental insight of the last line, McInerney's latest yuppie melodrama (Brightness Falls, 1992, etc.) at best recalls the social-climbing novels of John O'Hara. Read full book review >

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BRIGHTNESS FALLS by Jay McInerney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 8, 1992

"And he can probably take that to the bank, no matter how much it wounds his literary credit."
His own career very much a creation of 80's hype, McInerney here attempts an unironic post-mortem on the era of leveraged buyouts and consumer excess. Read full book review >

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BLUE JAY GIRL by Sylvia Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"An appealing window into a long-ago world. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Because her friends' parents think her dangerous, nine-year-old Blue Jay Girl tries to change her nature to that of a careful quail, but the tribal healer and her husband help her adopt careful ways without sacrificing her boldness. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Now, writing with Miller, he shares the secrets of his inspirations and creations. (Abrams; $35.00; Oct.; 160 pages; ISBN 0-8109-3579-1; color and b&w photos)"
If you're just a little bored with Tiffany's (a girl can use only so many tasteful diamonds, after all), here's a change: Kenneth Jay Lane: Faking It, the fabulous faker's tribute to himself and his 30-years-plus as a creator of wildly imaginative costume jewelry. Read full book review >

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JABBER THE STELLER'S JAY by Sylvester Allred
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"A well-intentioned effort that fails to take flight. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
The first year in the life of a Steller's jay is recounted, with a focus on the Southwest ponderosa pine forest and other animals that live there. Read full book review >

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ALAN JAY LERNER by Edward Jablonski
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 9, 1996

"However, he relies on the standard literature in retelling Lerner's life, barely moving beyond a handful of well-known sources for further insights. (32 b&w photos, not seen)"
Serviceable biography of a noted Broadway and film lyricist/librettist. Read full book review >