Search Results: "John Darnton"


BOOK REVIEW

THE DARWIN CONSPIRACY by John Darnton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 20, 2005

"Reduces one of history's most important scientific discoveries to a mediocre whodunit."
Darwin's big secret, finally revealed! Read full book review >

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ALMOST A FAMILY by John Darnton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 17, 2011

"Exquisitely paced, masterful storytelling."
A George Polk Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist skillfully investigates the history of his family, recovering the life of the father he never knew. Read full book review >

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BLACK AND WHITE AND DEAD ALL OVER by John Darnton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 31, 2008

"Tingling suspense powered by Darnton's love for his battered profession."
Who killed the editor? A venerable New York newspaper becomes a crime scene in this multifaceted, gloriously entertaining thriller from Pulitzer-winning journalist Darnton (The Darwin Conspiracy, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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MIND CATCHER by John Darnton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Solid but uneven: brings to mind too many other, more exceptional, books."
A comatose young boy's mind is the prize in a tug of war between his father and a group of scientists with serious God complexes. Read full book review >

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WRITERS ON WRITING by John Darnton
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 1, 2001

"The eclectic nature of the essays in subject matter and tone are all unified by an overwhelming sense of generosity of spirit, of writers offering encouragement, reflection, and introspection in order to help untangle the often bewildering complexities of the writing process."
Forty-one essays on writing and reading, culled from the pages of the New York Times. Read full book review >

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JOHN by Niall Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Irish novelist Williams (Four Letters of Love, 1999, etc.) takes spiritual issues seriously—and continues to write compellingly about them."
John the Apostle, now a revered Master in exile with a small band of Christian brothers on the island of Patmos, confronts heresy, schism and doubt. Read full book review >

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JOHN TANA by Bill Fernandez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2017

"For the setting and era alone, this ripping adventure yarn offers sufficient rewards."
Set in 19th-century Hawaii, a historical novel stars a handsome young hero. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KING JOHN by Stephen Church
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 7, 2015

"Church sticks close to the evidence, almost all government records and surviving chronicles devoted to the deeds of great men. The result is not a page-turner but an insightful, likely definitive, biography."
Reigning from 1199 to 1216, King John's villainy remains a mainstay of popular media. Church (Medieval History/Univ. of East Anglia; The Household Knights of King John, 1999) does not downplay his defects in this scholarly but readable biography.Read full book review >

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JOHN CHEEVER by John Cheever
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2009

"Attention must be paid, and glasses should be raised in tribute and gratitude to it."
Despite the early acceptance of John Cheever (1912-82) as a writer of short stories for prestigious magazines (the New Republic, the New Yorker), he struggled for decades to support a growing family and earn critical respect (both of these goals were realized, in spades, in his later years). Read full book review >

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JOHN BETJEMAN by Bevis Hillier
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2007

"An exemplary biography evoking, in classic form, lives and times just gone."
The reigning authority on all things Betjemaniac squeezes his assiduous three-volume biography about the late poet laureate into one really big paperback. Read full book review >