Search Results: "John MacLachlan Gray"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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 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 >

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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 >

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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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AMELIA GRAY
by Rachel Sugar

If you know anything about Isadora Duncan, it is likely you know this: she was a modern dancer—not just any modern dancer, but the mother of modern dance—and she died, spectacularly, when her silk scarf (hand painted) caught in the wheel of an open automobile.

“When I tell people about Isadora,” says Amelia Gray, whose latest novel — titled ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1995

More pithy reductionism from Gray (What Your Mother Couldn't Tell You and Your Father Didn't Know, 1994, etc.). 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 >

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ROAD TRIPPIN’ IT WITH JOHN BURNINGHAM
by Julie Danielson

The holidays are nigh. I wrote this time last year about my favorite holiday picture book of all time – John Burningham’s Harvey Slumfenburger’s Christmas Present, originally published back in 1993.

I’m a big Burningham fan. (If you are, too, and you’ve not yet read this, run to your nearest bookstore or library.) And in thinking about Harvey, I was ...


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WE ARE MORE THAN MACHINES
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Defy the Stars (Defy the Stars #1) by Claudia Gray

Cover Story: Trippy ‘Splosion
BFF Charm: Heck Yes
Swoonworthy Scale: 7
Talky Talk: Boy (Robot) Meets Girl
Bonus Factors: Space Colonies, Unlikely Team
Relationship Status: Stowaway

Cover Story: Trippy ‘Splosion

I feel like this book should have come with special 3D-like glasses that make the title ...


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