Search Results: "John Morgan Wilson"


BOOK REVIEW

MORGAN by Jean Strouse
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1999

"Especially at a time when American wealth and monopoly again reign, this life of a notable dollar-diplomat is most welcome. (b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
A superbly researched, well-written biography of a great—and, in the author's view, somewhat misrepresented—figure in American history. J. Pierpont Morgan's (1837—1913) every touch, it seemed, yielded pure gold. Read full book review >

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WILSON by A. Scott Berg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Readable, authoritative and, most usefully, inspiring."
Accomplished biographer Berg (Lindbergh, 1998, etc.) emphasizes the extraordinary talents of this unlikely president in an impressive, nearly hagiographic account. Read full book review >

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WILSON by David Mamet
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Well, folks, we're here to tell you—Wilson isn't even half-vast."
You'll want to clear your sinuses by renting a video of Glengarry Glen Ross or American Buffalo after wrestling with this unruly anti-novel by the noted playwright and remarkably unremarkable writer of fiction. Read full book review >

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MOTH AND FLAME by John Morgan Wilson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Wilson scatters clues so generously that most readers will beat Justice to the punch. Along the way, though, they'll find an affectionate portrait of West Hollywood and some hard-won wisdom about fathers and sons."
Recovering from the traumatic events of Blind Eye (2003), disgraced ex-journalist Benjamin Justice has been put on Prozac. But the rest of his world hasn't. Read full book review >

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RHAPSODY IN BLOOD by John Morgan Wilson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 16, 2006

"Justice deserves a break from his West Hollywood beat, but fans can only pray for his return to La-La-Land from Never-Never-Land."
Journalist-turned-memoirist Benjamin Justice, who's most compelling when he's got a stake in the evil concealed by a murder (Moth and Flame, 2005, etc.), meets his silliest case at a doom-ridden California motel. Read full book review >

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BLIND EYE by John Morgan Wilson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2003

"Though unlikely to get the Church's imprimatur, Justice's fifth (Justice at Risk, 1999, etc.) is his finest yet: a white-hot exposé fueled by anger, bewilderment, and pain."
Disgraced ex-reporter Benjamin Justice goes up against his most fearsome adversary yet—the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Read full book review >

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JUSTICE AT RISK by John Morgan Wilson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 20, 1999

"Justice is as infuriatingly oracular as ever, but Wilson handles the complex, ambitious plot with resonance and maturity even as he hits the obligatory emotional high spots."
So what if the electronic media are driving Benjamin Justice's old newspaper colleagues to compromise and bankruptcy? Read full book review >

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SPIDER SEASON by John Morgan Wilson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 9, 2008

"Just the thing for fans who want to hear Justice reading extended passages from Deep Background at bookstores, including an audience limited to a single dozing homeless man who provokes deep sympathy."
Disgraced journalist Benjamin Justice, who treats so many of his cases (Rhapsody in Blood, 2006, etc.) as if they're all about him, finally gets one that is. Read full book review >

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REVISION OF JUSTICE by John Morgan Wilson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 1997

"A worthy successor to Wilson's Edgar-winning debut (Simple Justice, 1996)—a gay-themed '90s remake of Ross Macdonald's classic The Barbarous Coast."
Screenwriting teacher Gordon Cantwell's monthly networking party is where Hollywood hopefuls swap ideas and contacts while watching from the corners of their eyes to make sure nobody's climbing the greasy pole faster than they are. Read full book review >

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SIMPLE JUSTICE by John Morgan Wilson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"But sensitive Justice, once he's come to terms with his demons, should be well worth an encore."
Six years after returning his Pulitzer, Benjamin Justice gets a visit from Harry Brofsky, the former Los Angeles Times editor he got fired along with himself over a fraudulently fictionalized AIDS human-interest story. Read full book review >

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GOOD MORNING, HEARTACHE by Peter Duchin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"Apart from these streaks of purple, the prose is colorless and the plotting lame. Bandleader Duchin and mystery writer Wilson (Justice at Risk<\I>, 1999, etc.) have collaborated on a work about as punchy as a diatonic scale."
Society bandleader/sleuth Peter Damon returns in an encore clinker. Read full book review >

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WOODROW WILSON by John Milton Cooper Jr.
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 2, 2009

"Cooper exhibits complete command of his materials, a sure knowledge of the man and a nuanced understanding of a presidency almost Shakespearean in its dimensions."
A noted Woodrow Wilson expert comprehensively examines the life and career of America's 28th president. Read full book review >