Search Results: "John Gray"


BOOK REVIEW

GRAY by Pete Wentz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Accomplished, though the mean-spirited denouement may put off some readers, and the lead's lack of transformation gives it a dark undercurrent."
A young rock star marinates himself in psychotropic drugs, ruminates on life on the road and pines away for his girl. 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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ALASKA GRAY by Susan Froetschel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 21, 1994

"Even Jane's dread secret turns out to be disappointingly guilt-free."
Her new job as director of finance for Sitka's Katmai Shee Inc. canceled before she even has a chance to show up for work, Jane McBride, already smitten with the Alaskan town and resolved not to go back to Boston and the unspeakable secret she left behind there, lands a lesser job teaching economics at Holmes Barrett College and stays on with native Katmai Shee director/TV news reporter Francesca LaQuestion while she cultivates friendships with brotherly Daily Record reporter Bob Denson, psychiatrist Michael Benoit, and Holmes Barrett museum curator Daniel Greer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIELD GRAY by Philip Kerr
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 14, 2011

"An accomplished thriller."
When fans meet Bernie Gunther in this latest saga in the adventurous life of the hard-bitten, sardonic policeman, Kerr's (If the Dead Rise Not, 2010, etc.) stalwart Berliner detective is in pre-Castro Cuba. Read full book review >

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GRAY MATTER by Gary Braver
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A solid enough performer but unlikely to win the author many new fans."
Medical thriller with an abundance of preaching—and a blessed lack of typical plot machinations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SILENCE OF ANIMALS by John Gray
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 4, 2013

"The world is all chaos, Gray wants us to know, but he has a good time delivering the message."
Another bucket of cold water splashed in the face of idealism by Gray (European Thought/London School of Economics; Black Mass: Apocalyptic Religion and the Death of Utopia, 2007, etc.), this time focused on humankind's stubbornly feral nature. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Makes a discomfiting case that Western liberal democracy just is not suitable for much of the world."
Seeing history as a progressive narrative, especially one with a utopian ending, is a practice that has doomed earlier civilizations and threatens our own, argues Gray (European Thought/London School of Economics). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TWO FACES OF LIBERALISM by John Gray
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Another John Gray offered more insight than this in Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus."
A disappointing capitulation to vague postmodern multiculturalism from one of England's leading political and economic theorists. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRAY MOUNTAIN by John Grisham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"Literary fast food: It's tasty enough, but it's probably not so good for you, with or without the lumps of coal."
"I want all the boys to sit up straight and notice, and not just my ass." Yup, there's a new sheriff in town, and she's come to bring down Big Coal—and maybe strut her stuff, too. Read full book review >

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SQUIRRELLY GRAY by James Kochalka
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 28, 2007

"It's all a bit slight, but the shiny cover, simply drawn art and jaunty protagonist will draw readers. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Here, alternative-comics-artist Kochalka looks to a younger audience with a mixed-format tale featuring a bored squirrel who has adventures once he turns his TV off. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRAY MATTER by Shirley Kennett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Telemovie thrills may leave some readers sleepless, but not Thomas Harris."
Pauley Mac is a serial killer with brains—the brains of his victims, which he eats in order to absorb their particular skills. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRAY FOX by Jonathan London
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1993

"A good balance between tenderness toward life and recognition that it goes on after an individual death. (Picture book. 4-9)"
A quiet, poetic text and luminous art depict a fox's year from fall to summer when, mesmerized by headlights, he's struck by a truck on a country road. Read full book review >