Search Results: "Jeff Gomez"


BOOK REVIEW

ATTEMPTED CHEMISTRY by Jeff Gomez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Once a single entity emerges from this smooth concoction, it takes on a quiet life of its own, artfully embodying everything from the dissolute to the profound—with a clear preference for the former."
The sweet rhythms of Gomez's earlier, slacker work (Geniuses of Crack, 1997, etc.) echo here, in a ramble through the glades of Manhattan, where yuppies graze and gather to mate, breed, and try not to get culled from the herd. Read full book review >

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OUR NOISE by Jeff Gomez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"And there's enough material here for a season's worth of TV shows."
A slacker soap opera, first published as a serial 'zine through mail order, classifieds, and in Tower Record stores, that lacks the literary pretensions of Douglas Coupland's Gen-X sagasand is much the better for it. Read full book review >

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BESIDE MYSELF by Jeff Gomez
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Nov. 9, 2012

"A savvy, thoughtful and well-made app both in its writing and its presentation."
Veteran novelist Gomez (Our Noise, 1995; Geniuses of Crack, 1997; etc) makes his iPad fiction debut with a canny study of split personalities, family and roads not taken. Read full book review >

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GENIUSES OF CRACK by Jeff Gomez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"A gentle, broadly appealing tale of fumbling love and slick betrayal from a writer who's been there, done that, and still has plenty to say."
Deftly beguiling sequel to a Gen-X soap opera (Our Noise, 1995) about the misadventures of the Virginia bar band Bottlecap. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"A personal, heart-rending story of struggle and anguish in the face of unconditional love."
Following the untimely death of his adopted African-American son, a father seeks posthumous reconciliation in this affecting collection of personal letters by Gough. Read full book review >

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TOO SOON FOR JEFF by Marilyn Reynolds
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Another candidate for next year's BBYA list. (Fiction. 12+)"
Jeff, almost 18, and Christy, two years younger, have been going together for months. Read full book review >

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WHEN JEFF COMES HOME by Catherine Atkins
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Readers will not be able to view incidents of kidnapping and sexual abuse in the same way again. (Fiction. 13+)"
An accomplished, intense, and powerful first novel about what happens when a kidnapped boy is returned to his family. Read full book review >

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NO HOPE FOR GOMEZ! by Graham Parke
Released: Jan. 12, 2011

"At times laugh-out-loud funny, occasionally just weird for the sake of weird, but consistently entertaining."
A drug trial participant blogs about his experiences on an experimental medication and questions whether the strangeness in his life is a side-effect or just weirdness as usual. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 2, 2005

"A salty, sexy story with a deeply likable heroine who's dancing as fast as she can."
Horsewoman and freelance writer Dunn unexpectedly loses herself in salsa, where she finds personal insight and a whole new community. Read full book review >

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FAT BALD JEFF by Leslie Stella
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"More convincing as a stand-up comedy routine than a novel, but nonetheless a hilarious send-up of hippies and hipsters."
Newcomer Stella, founder of the Chicago 'zine Lumpen, creates a slacker hell and a disgruntled, wisecracking protagonist who rages successfully against the machine. Read full book review >

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GRANNY GOMEZ & JIGSAW by Deborah Underwood
ANIMALS
Released: March 9, 2010

"A solid addition to any collection. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Granny Gomez lives in a large house out in the country. Read full book review >

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MISS GOMEZ AND THE BRETHREN by William Trevor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1997

"Early work, strictly for fans, who are (justifiably) legion."
First published in England in 1971, a rambling novel of lower-middle-class manners that lacks the distinctive qualities of the mature Trevor (After Rain, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >