Search Results: "John Guy"


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

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

BAD GUY by Hannah Barnaby
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"The humor feels accidental here, with illustrations that fail to establish a consistent visual subtext. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Another wannabe bad guy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: July 3, 2012

"Encouragement and instructive pointers in a package guy writers will enjoy. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Guys love writing as much as they love reading...when they can do their own thing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GUY WIRE by Sarah Weeks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

Laughs won out over tears in Guy Strang's previous appearances (My Guy,2001; Guy Time, 2000, etc.), but not this time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HARD GUY by Thornton Elliott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 27, 1992

"You've met these reptiles and their super-macho mystique before, in Jim Thompson and Donald Goines, but Elliott draws them with knowledge and energy enough to make it fun to watch them slither."
It's not only the ex-con hero of this lean and mean (and familiar) crime thriller who's a hard guy: first-novelist Elliott is himself doing life in a Tennessee state prison. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GUY TIME by Sarah Weeks
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 2000

"Light, readable, familiar fare. (Fiction. 10-12)"
In a fluffy sequel to Regular Guy (1999), Weeks propels her clueless seventh grader into both a hare-brained scheme to reunite his estranged parents and the rocky terra incognita of co-ed friendship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPY GUY by Jessica Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"Will Spy Guy be the next 007? Unless there's another book, readers will never know. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A small, pixie-haired, gap-toothed, pink-skinned boy rocking a fedora aspires to competence as a spy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STANDUP GUY by Stuart Woods
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"The subplots lead nowhere, and the main upshot of Fratelli's little problem is some uncharacteristically salty language."
New York attorney Stone Barrington (Doing Hard Time, 2013, etc.) reaps the whirlwind after advising a walk-in client how to live safely on several million dollars in ill-gotten gains. Read full book review >

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REGULAR GUY by Sarah Weeks
Released: June 30, 1999

"The whole thing blows up in a melodramatic misinterpretation, as Guy figures out that there is no place like home—a foreordained ending in a novel that starts with a thin premise and grows flimsier with each page. (Fiction. 9-12)"
PLB 0-06-028368-8 A boy finds himself so ill-suited for his family that he believes he must have been switched at birth—a classic childhood hunch that in Weeks's first novel, by turns drab and exaggerated, falls pretty flat. Read full book review >