Search Results: "John Prendergast"


BOOK REVIEW

JUMP by John Prendergast
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"A plodding, tedious, lukewarm version of The Big Chill, minus the original's tension and conflict."
Shallow characters and mediocre angst, in a debut novel that often reads like an outline for a novel. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2007

"A persuasive and authoritative call for action with an engaging personal touch."
Film star Cheadle and human-rights activist Prendergast pool their talents in an earnest attempt to arouse public concern over the genocide in Darfur and channel that concern into productive action. Read full book review >

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 >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 17, 2011

"A feel-good narrative that underscores the brutal effects of poverty at home and injustice abroad."
Unusual split memoir of the intertwined lives of a reformed drug dealer and a misfit turned Africa diplomat. 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

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 7, 2010

"Sometimes overblown and repetitive, but an important, valuable toolkit that will inspire many."
In follow-up to their bestseller Not on Our Watch: The Mission to End Genocide in Darfur and Beyond (2007), Prendergast, a human-rights activist and co-founder of the Enough Project, and actor Cheadle urge ordinary citizens to take action against genocide, the recruitment of child soldiers and the use of rape as a war weapon in African nations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOHN PRINE by Eddie Huffman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2015

"It's difficult for Huffman to establish much stylistic continuity when he relies so heavily on quotes from other journalists, but the unlikely success of the reluctant performer makes for fascinating reading."
A guide to the troubadour's career lacks access to the artist himself but benefits from a subject who is as intriguing as his songs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 6, 2005

"Strong language, partying, sex and drugs were a big part of John's life, and their portrayal makes this a work for older readers, who will find it fascinating. (afterword, discography, index) (Nonfiction. YA)"
"The guitar's all very well, John, but you'll never make a living out of it." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOHN ADAMS by James Grant
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"A well-researched complement to McCullough's somewhat more accessible life: of much interest to students of the early Republic and the revolutionary era."
An agile life of Adams, "the unbeloved ‘president by three votes.' " Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 23, 2004

"Primarily of interest to devoted fans and those who knew Gardner."
Breezy appreciation by Silesky (Ferlinghetti, 1990, etc.), presenting the novelist as less an "outlaw" than a conventional man with a modest talent, a fierce drive, and a gift for self-destruction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GWEN JOHN by Sue Roe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"An impressive portrait of a 'busy, daring, and eventful life,' profoundly independent and intellectual, though also melancholic."
British novelist and poet Roe (The Spitfire Factory, not reviewed, etc.) pens a well-tempered, bracing biography of the painter too often trivialized as Augustus John's sister or Auguste Rodin's lover. Read full book review >