Search Results: "John Glatt"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"In any case, Graham's life was so downbeat (he died in 1991 in a helicopter crash following a decade of new personal declines) that one wonders why we need another bio to supplement his own: for rock completists only. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
A balanced, if redundant, account of the life and times of rock promoter Bill Graham, by English-born investigative journalist Glatt. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 19, 1998

"For those interested in glimpsing how royalty live, this is probably, and perhaps regrettably, a winner."
Hard on the heels of the death of one princess, Glatt gathers info and gossip about the world's other favorite princess, Grace Kelly of Monaco, and her three rebellious children, Prince Albert and Princesses Caroline and Stephanie. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 1995

"Puffy amusement for celebrity-trauma fans that lacks any fondness for its subject. (Photos, not seen)"
A depressing and annoying account of the troubled life of actor River Phoenix. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 14, 2015

"For a wide-angle view of the horrific string of crimes start to finish, Glatt constructs an absorbing winner."
Journalist and seasoned true-crime writer Glatt (The Prince of Paradise: The True Story of a Hotel Heir, His Seductive Wife, and a Ruthless Murder, 2013, etc.) recounts the highly publicized story of three women kidnapped and held in captivity for a decade.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 16, 2013

"Though not always polished, the writing is generally solid, and the story is interesting enough to keep most true-crime fans happy."
Investigative reporter and true-crime vet Glatt (Love Her to Death, 2012, etc.) turns his attention to the story of a rich playboy's gruesome murder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CHIEFTAINS by John Glatt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1997

"Though he offers little to the uninitiated, Glatt has written an indispensable chronicle for the casual listener, the die-hard fan, and all levels in between. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Among Frank Zappa's last public statements was this: ``U2 is maybe the most popular and successful export coming from Ireland today, but there's no comparison between the musical quality of what they do and what the Chieftains do.'' Glatt ably explains why. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

JOHN!  by Rolin Bruno
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 24, 2015

"While sometimes offering a confusing tangle of voices that lack individual features, this tale delivers a fresh and well-researched fictionalization of the assembling of the Apostles from John's point of view."
A young John the Apostle leaves his home to follow Jesus in this debut biblical novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KING JOHN by Marc Morris
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2015

"The result is a traditional politics-and-war biography: a relentless succession of intrigues, quarrels, battles, sieges, negotiations, truces, and betrayals illuminated by lucid writing but muddied by Morris' decision to jump back and forth in chronology."
King John (1166-1216) is a rare English medieval monarch whose fame owes less to Shakespeare than legend. His villainy remains so ingrained, writes historian and broadcaster Morris (The Norman Conquest: The Battle of Hastings and the Fall of Anglo-Saxon England, 2013) in this capable biography, that no subsequent king has named a son "John." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 CONSTABLE by Anthony Bailey
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"And so it is that Constable is known today, though this literate and lively biography adds new shades to the artist's well-earned reputation."
The Romantic art rebel comes in for thoughtful biographical treatment at the hands of New Yorker alumnus Bailey. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 22, 2006

"Breathless prose and many juicy revelations—an absorbing read."
An erstwhile "friendly acquaintance" who fell out with Rumpole of the Bailey's creator over this biography strips back the man's jovial veneer to reveal dark and adulterous activities. Read full book review >