Search Results: "John Jeremiah Sullivan"


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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2004

"Reflections from horse country about equine bloodlines, as well as the author's own. (20 b&w illustrations)"
The offspring of a journalist tells of equine bloodlines and, not incidentally, his own family history. Read full book review >

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THE BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS 2014 by John Jeremiah Sullivan
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Good reading on a variety of topics by an observant band of essayists."
The current iteration in the venerable franchise, edited this year by essayist Sullivan (Pulphead, 2011, etc.), who contributes a thoughtful introduction on the art of the essay since it was defined by Montaigne.Read full book review >

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PULPHEAD by John Jeremiah Sullivan
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Mostly impressive work from a writer who frequently causes readers to challenge their own perspectives."
Though many of the articles collected here illuminate the surfaces of popular culture, the best of them go deeper into the heart of America. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 1992

"While Sullivan is right to decry the gap in the current literature on Japan, he fails to stake out new territory here."
From Sullivan (Univ. of Washington Business School): a study that's part exploration of the role of Japanese corporations in American life, part critique of the current US-Japan dialogue, part how-to for Americans working for Japanese managers—and far too meandering and diffuse to offer a proper treatment of its many subjects. Read full book review >

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THE FALL OF DECLAN CURTIS by John Jeremiah
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 25, 2017

"A classic mob tale with some welcome and unexpectedly fresh notes."
A debut novel blends loss, intrigue, action, and the criminal underworld. Read full book review >

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ACT OF GOD by Jeremiah Healy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 15, 1994

"None of it helps a story that starts with intriguing possibilities but disintegrates as it pursues its clumsy and unbelievable plot."
Healy is in less than top form here as John Cuddy, his wily, Boston-based PI (Foursome, 1993, etc.) takes on a two-pronged investigation for gentle, grief-stricken Pearl Rivkind and cold- fish pharmacist William Proft. Read full book review >

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FOURSOME by Jeremiah Healy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 2, 1993

"Boston's mean streets and Maine's peaceful waters provide the richly contrasting background for a sometimes chilling, always compelling story: Healy's best to date."

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RIGHT TO DIE by Jeremiah Healy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 11, 1991

"But nothing can save Andrus—and only the vivid characters, lots of Marathon lore, and the Boston backdrop salvage the far- fetched plot in this flawed but lively entertainment."
This time out, Boston's tough/sentimental p.i. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 30, 1998

"These 17 cases for Boston shamus John Francis Cuddy, most of them models of the form, include five Shamus nominees and a couple of others——Someone to Turn Out the Lights' and 'Spin-a-rama——that are miracles of resourcefulness, economy, righteousness, and compassion."
Healy (The Stalking of Sheilah Quinn, p. 781, etc.) is the most consistently successful writer of private-eye stories since Ross Macdonald. Read full book review >

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VANISHING NEW YORK by Jeremiah  Moss
Released: July 25, 2017

"Maddening if you're not mega-wealthy, and a vigorous, righteously indignant book that would do Jane Jacobs proud."
The Big Apple is morphing into a class-war amusement park for the very rich. Thus this irate argument for remaking it into a city for the rest of us. Read full book review >

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THE ONLY GOOD LAWYER by Jeremiah Healy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 10, 1998

"Looks like Cuddy's 12th will be a bust—unless there's a last-minute burst of evidence whose timing puts this case well below Invasion of Privacy (1996)."
A successful Boston divorce lawyer has been executed; the estranged husband of his latest client, a churlish bigot, has been arrested for the murder. Read full book review >

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TURNABOUT by Jeremiah Healy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 19, 2001

"Matthew Langway is no Cuddy, and this slickly plotted, arid little puzzle is miles below the talented author's most memorable work."
John Francis Cuddy (Spiral, 1999, etc.) must be out of town, because when Kenny Van Horne is kidnapped, his great-grandfather, millionaire Beacon Harbor (Mass.) tank seller General Alexander Van Horne, calls instead on Matthew Langway, the private eye who helped design his 27-acre compound's elaborate security system. Read full book review >