Search Results: "Jim Fusilli"


BOOK REVIEW

TRIBECA BLUES by Jim Fusilli
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 13, 2003

"Fusilli (A Well-Known Secret, 2002, etc.) writes with such poetic intensity that it's easy to overlook how little Terry's two cases have to do with each other, apart from the righteous indignation that fuels them both."
Pro bono shamus Terry Orr, still looking for jobs to do while he's waiting to avenge the deaths of his wife and infant son, finds work close to home that doesn't even involve a mystery. Read full book review >

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HARD, HARD CITY by Jim Fusilli
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Fusilli's plot gets shaggy, but his noir prose is peerless, as is his darkly romantic portrait of the Big Apple."
An NYC private eye encounters unexpected violence when he searches for a missing teenaged misfit. Read full book review >

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A WELL-KNOWN SECRET by Jim Fusilli
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Steeped in melancholic reverie and spot-on Manhattan detail, Terry's noir saga doesn't make it as mystery, but sparkles as a literary event."
New York private eye Terry Orr is still struggling to recover from the subway murder of his wife Marina and infant son Davy (Closing Time, 2001). Read full book review >

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CLOSING TIME by Jim Fusilli
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 10, 2001

"Music critic Fusilli's debut is high-minded and drenched in atmosphere, with long, looping descriptions of night, the city, and the power of love that readers will find either darkly exalting (think Seven with family values) or intolerably literary."
There's no obvious way to recover after a madman throws your infant son on the subway tracks and your wife perishes as well in her attempt to save him. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 26, 2012

"A ride alongside a master flier with a cool head and sly sense of humor who, even facing death, refused to be grounded by circumstance."
Facing a terminal illness, an aviator reflects on his time above and below the clouds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LUCKY JIM by James Hart
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 11, 2017

"A finely written, painful, but profound book."
A former business executive tells the moving story of his rise from poverty to privilege and the secrets that haunted—and almost destroyed—his life. Read full book review >

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GENTLEMAN JIM by Raymond Briggs
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: July 1, 2008

"A short, sweet and meaningful volume."
This slim volume, a reissue of a 1980 work, has seminal significance in the development of the graphic novel. Read full book review >

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JIM MORRISON by Dylan Jones
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1991

"Sixty-five color and 65 b&w photos boost the Jones; the 40 color and 75 b&w photos that accompany the Dylan were not seen."
Incandescent rock star Jim Morrison doused his own fire by drowning, drugged, in a Paris bathtub 20 years ago. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JIM CURIOUS by Matthias Picard
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2014

"Required prop notwithstanding, a thoroughly immersive outing. (Picture book/novelty. 6-9)"
Two pairs of 3-D glasses included with the book add plenty of depth to an explorer's undersea adventures in this wordless import. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JIM DANDY by Irvin Faust
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 1994

"You're better off renting a wreck than trying to jump-start this lemon."
Faust (Newsreel, 1980, etc.) returns to the novel after a 14- year hiatus in this impenetrable tale comprised of shards of dialogue and a fragmented plot. Read full book review >

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JIM-DANDY by Hadley Irwin
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1994

"Beautifully wrought; the compelling simplicity and subtly rendered emotion invite comparison with Sarah, Plain and Tall. (Fiction. 10+)"
In their first historical novel since I Be Somebody (1984), a well-regarded pseudonymous team constructs a taut tale of the spirited horse that Custer actually purchased for his wife and the fictional Kansas farm boy who raised him. Read full book review >

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JIM HENSON by Brian Jay Jones
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"A solid biography that can be enjoyed by readers of more than one generation."
Biographer Jones (Washington Irving: An American Original, 2007) relies on strict chronology to tell the life of Muppets creator Jim Henson (1936-1990). Read full book review >