Search Results: "Jim Harris"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GREAT LEADER by Jim Harrison
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Wounds-and-all portrait of a lion in winter, beleaguered but still battling."
A mountain, a mess and an agonized moralist, Detective Sunderson makes this mock-epic one of the most memorable tales of contemporary master Harrison (In Search ofSmall Gods, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >

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BROWN DOG by Jim Harrison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 3, 2013

"Rollicking, expertly observed, beautifully written. Any new book by Harrison is cause for joy, and having all the Brown Dog stories in one place is no exception."
Pity poor Brown Dog, the Everyman of the North Woods, whose luck would be nonexistent were it not bad. Read full book review >

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As God Looked On by Jim Harris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"A tale for readers intrigued by the intersecting lives of hard-luck cases."
Harris (A Bottle of Rain, 2007, etc.) delivers a literary novel about a number of ramshackle characters based in modern-day FloridaRead full book review >

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RETURNING TO EARTH by Jim Harrison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2007

"Death remains a mystery, as Harrison explores the meaning it gives to life."
Meditations on mortality and quasi-incestuous desire inform this thoughtful, occasionally rambling novel. Read full book review >

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THE BEAST GOD FORGOT TO INVENT by Jim Harrison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Typical Harrison: familiar, high-flown, and fleeting, with equal parts fine writing, weak plotting, compelling vision, comic antics, and locker-room anecdotes. The real point, from the man himself: 'The danger of civilization, of course, is that you will piss away your life on nonsense.'"
Another trio of novellas from Harrison (Julip, 1994, etc.) that, to varying degrees of success, revisits themes and characters from earlier work. Read full book review >

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A REALLY BIG LUNCH by Jim Harrison
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 24, 2017

"If this is the last we get from Harrison, it serves as a fitting memorial."
A celebration of eating well and drinking even better as a recipe for the good life. Read full book review >

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TRUE NORTH by Jim Harrison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2004

"Bleak and uncompromising, but stout-hearted readers will be impressed by Harrison's fierce passion and dark poetry."
Brooding, occasionally brutal eighth novel, linked to the author's previous work (The Road Home, 1998, etc.) by blistering contempt for the diseased American polity and acute existential melancholy. Read full book review >

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THE ROAD HOME by Jim Harrison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"A vivid meditation on the defining power of the family, and of the kind of redemption offered by an awareness of nature's rather pitiless beauty. (First printing of 75,000; $100,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
There is in all of Harrison's (Julip, 1994, etc.) work an almost pagan celebration of lives spent close to the land, and of the necessary round of life and death. Read full book review >

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THE ANCIENT MINSTREL by Jim Harrison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2016

"Grand entertainments all and a pleasure."
An ascended master of the form returns to the novella, turning in three very different pieces with autobiographical elements in common. Read full book review >

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JULIP by Jim Harrison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 29, 1994

"Like most people, Harrison's characters are caught right in the middle."
A hit and two misses by novelist, poet, and journalist Harrison (Dalva, 1988; Legends of the Fall, 1979). Read full book review >

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THE RIVER SWIMMER by Jim Harrison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Everyday epiphanies from a major author."
Though these two novellas feel slight in comparison with the best of the prolific author's novels, the ways in which they complement and contrast with each other attest to his range. Read full book review >