Search Results: "John Case"


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THE SYNDROME by John Case
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2001

"Strip off the biomedical razzle-dazzle, and what's left is old-hat megalomaniac melodrama."
Husband-and-wife writing team Jim and Carolyn Hougan have done good work under the Case pseudonym (The First Horseman, 1998, etc.), but they stumble here with an overlong thriller about brain implants and other mind-boggling developments. Read full book review >

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THE HALF-LIFE OF HAPPINESS by John Casey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 25, 1998

"Still, it's undoubtedly a moving work, and often in its portrait of intelligent people haplessly adrift, a convincing one. (First printing of 50,000)"
A lovingly detailed excavation of a failed marriage—and of several damaged lives. Read full book review >

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THE FIRST HORSEMAN by John Case
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 30, 1998

"Far more realistic than Stephen King's superflu in The Stand."
Superchilling tale of the Spanish Flu's revival (which killed 20 to 30 million people in 1918)from the pseudonymous Case (the well-received biotech thriller The Genesis Code, 1997). Read full book review >

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THE MURDER ARTIST by John Case
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 12, 2004

"It's all in the telling, and Case does it just right: no clue, moment, or character unturned."
Searching for his kidnapped twin sons, a TV journalist follows an eerie trail. Read full book review >

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COMPASS ROSE by John Casey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 2010

"Casey writes old-fashioned novels in the best sense—character-driven, thick with dialogue, nuanced and multilayered as they reveal relationships."
Casey (The Half-Life of Happiness, 1998, etc.) revisits Spartina (1989) territory—coastal Rhode Island—to see what his characters have been up to. Read full book review >

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BEYOND THE FIRST DRAFT by John Casey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 18, 2014

"Not a handbook for students but a guidebook for thinking about fiction."
National Book Award–winning novelist Casey (English/Univ. of Virginia; Compass Rose, 2010, etc.) waxes thoughtful about his craft in a collection of essays, some nearly 20 years old. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1992

"An instructive and encouraging overview that submits that the nation's business glass may be well over half full."
A journalist's persuasive brief for the intriguing proposition that American business has taken a turn for the better over the past couple of decades. Read full book review >

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THE EIGHTH DAY by John Case
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"A standard come-to-realize, run-like-hell plot (consult your Collected Alfred Hitchcock), but Case, who writes so very well, keeps it all at a merry boil."
Briskly paced thriller from Case (The Syndrome, 2001, etc.), with high-tech gadgetry, old-fashioned melodrama, and much ado about "gray goo." Read full book review >

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SPARTINA by John Casey
Released: June 2, 1989

Dick Pierce is a Rhode Island fisherman, of only so-so financial success. Read full book review >

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ENCHANTMENTS by Linda Ferri
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2005

"The small thrills and heartbreaks of childhood."
A charming, weightless collection of vignettes tracking a wealthy Italian family in late-1960s Paris. Read full book review >

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YOU’RE AN ANIMAL, VISKOVITZ by Alessandro Boffa
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 28, 2002

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 9, 2011

"Occasionally self-indulgent, but the collection's rustic charm and indomitable spirit transcend its flaws."
An author/lit professor/exercise fanatic chronicles his lifelong pursuit of endurance sports and survival training. Read full book review >