Search Results: "John MacLachlan Gray"


BOOK REVIEW

NOT QUITE DEAD by John MacLachlan Gray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2007

"Despite some clutter—Gray (White Stone Day, 2005, etc.) does tend to hyper-plot at times—this is witty, stylish, literate fun."
A saucy stew seasoned with chunks of mystery, history, romance and literary sniping between Charles Dickens and Edgar Allan Poe while both are held for ransom. Read full book review >

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WHITE STONE DAY by John MacLachlan Gray
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 12, 2005

"Teeming with Dickensian reprobates, an elegantly written, artfully mischievous romp."
Merrie Olde England is foggy, dirty, thug-and-crime-ridden. Gray's journalist hero spends his second outing (The Fiend in Human, 2003) trying hard to keep from being murdered in it. Read full book review >

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THE FIEND IN HUMAN by John MacLachlan Gray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2003

"Smart, but echoing too familiarly."
Canadian composer, performer, and now first-novelist MacLachlan attempts a penetrating look at man's vile desires in a same-old serial killer tale, transported in time to 1852. Read full book review >

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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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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 >

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GRAY SKIES by David Self
Released: Dec. 31, 2012

"A succinct historical war novel that combines thorough research with a moving family tale."
Self's debut Civil War novel fictionalizes the true story of his ancestors and their place in United States history. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 8, 1999

"A book a bit prolix but quite sagacious on an urgent topic, that might serve as a handbook for a new world agency."
The good news is that we are all living longer. Read full book review >

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MUSIC IN THE WOOD by Cornelia Cornelissen
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: June 1, 1995

"Those who encounter the book without disc, however, will feel anything but slightedbookmaking, as in cello-making, has been given all due care. (Nonfiction. 8+)"
A simple, unassuming glimpse of how a violin maker's talents shape chunks of wood into a musical instrument. 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 >

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AL QAEDA AND WHAT IT MEANS TO BE MODERN by John Gray
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"A smart, learned, lucid, and alarming argument, occasionally overstated for rhetorical purposes."
From across the Atlantic, Gray (European Thought/London School of Economics) warns that the US will not much longer enjoy either its military hegemony or its economic puissance unless it abandons its procrustean international policies. Read full book review >