Search Results: "John Saul"


BOOK REVIEW

SAUL by Rosemary Kay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Still, better as real life than as fiction."
In Britain, Kay's story of her premature baby's four months of life is being presented as nonfiction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAUL STEINBERG by Deirdre Bair
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"Followers of the postwar art world will love this book but may be disappointed by the lack of examples of his work."
National Book Award winner Bair (Calling It Quits: Late-Life Divorce and Starting Over, 2007, etc.) exhaustively explores everything related to Steinberg. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Although told with great panache, this is a story that we have heard before."
An absorbing, if conventional, look at the latest "Quest for the Historical Jesus" through the letters of the apostle Paul. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAUL BELLOW by Benjamin Taylor
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2010

"Alas, that letter is not in this book."
I didn't ask to write about Saul Bellow: Letters so I could mention that I once received a letter from the late Nobel Prize-winning novelist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SMALL SAUL by Ashley Spires
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Charrrh-ming. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Small Saul's in love with the sea. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NIGHTSHADE by John Saul
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2000

"The stronger themes here can't even be hinted at. But the story grips for a solid three- or four-hour read, which makes it a success."
Author Saul rewrites Psycho in his own image. Read full book review >

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SAUL AND PATSY by Charles Baxter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2003

"Baxter is a master of stealth, easing us by degrees from a world shaped by love toward a creepy nihilism. His deft fusion of a love story with a post-Columbine psychodrama is a major achievement."
What seems like a safe haven for a loving young couple is shattered by a high-school dropout's suicide: Baxter's latest follows The Feast of Love, an NBA finalist in 2000. Read full book review >

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THE MANHATTAN HUNT CLUB by John Saul
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Readers unfamiliar with earlier versions may well be carried away, mainly by the immense research Saul has put into his tunnels and underground societies, less so by the strained melodrama."
Saul's new suspense brainchild rips off Richard Connell's much admired 1924 short story, "The Most Dangerous Game," a work so boredom-proof that this takeoff is no dangerous gambit. 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 >

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PERFECT NIGHTMARE by John Saul
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 23, 2005

"Just the thing for readers who think there's nothing worse than trying to sell your house in the suburbs."
Veteran suspense-monger Saul (Midnight Voices, 2002, etc.) manages to mess up the foolproof story of a family whose teenaged daughter is kidnapped. Read full book review >

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MIDNIGHT VOICES by John Saul
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2001

"Rosemary's Remake, with a richly entertaining demonic payoff."
Saul (The Manhattan Hunt Club, 2001, etc.) rings some changes on a classic horror storyline. Read full book review >

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HOUSE OF RECKONING by John Saul
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"The storytelling is strenuously unnuanced but undeniably powerful as it brings to vivid life an adolescent's zero-sum view of moral realities."
Hit-or-miss horrormeister Saul (Faces of Fear, 2008, etc.) drops a vulnerable teenager into a new town with no friends but a schizophrenic, a witch and a big old house. Read full book review >