Search Results: "Jonathan Case"


BOOK REVIEW

DEAR CREATURE by Jonathan Case
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A funny, bizarre, unexpected pleasure that gives a creature from the depths heart and soul as well as a happy ending."
A mutant submariner pines for a surface girl trapped in a prison of her own making. Read full book review >

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JONATHAN DEE
by Rachel Sugar

Jonathan Dee’s latest, an exquisitely nuanced drama of simmering small-town politics, is so prescient—so uncannily current—it’s a source of concern. “I worry a little bit the novel is close enough to current events that people are going to read it a little too much as if it were a key to current events,” Dee says.

But if The Locals ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 3, 2014

"A good, undemanding collection for those seeking to understand and commune with God."
Case provides a slim but thoughtful volume of prayers, based upon Christian Scripture but far from orthodox or didactic in character. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUT OF CABRINI by Dave Case
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 5, 2006

"This grim and gritty procedural, veteran cop Case's fiction debut, earns extra tension via short chapters with timelines. Watch for the series."
Streetwise Chicago cops take down a rising gang leader. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1992

"An instructive and encouraging overview that submits that the nation's business glass may be well over half full."
A journalist's persuasive brief for the intriguing proposition that American business has taken a turn for the better over the past couple of decades. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE EIGHTH DAY by John Case
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"A standard come-to-realize, run-like-hell plot (consult your Collected Alfred Hitchcock), but Case, who writes so very well, keeps it all at a merry boil."
Briskly paced thriller from Case (The Syndrome, 2001, etc.), with high-tech gadgetry, old-fashioned melodrama, and much ado about "gray goo." Read full book review >

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SOPHIE AND THE NEXT-DOOR MONSTERS by Chris Case
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"This saucy, tongue-in-cheek tale has a timely message worth sharing. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Meeting the new neighbors turns into a monstrous affair for the intrepid Sophie in this wry tale. Read full book review >

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THE SYNDROME by John Case
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2001

"Strip off the biomedical razzle-dazzle, and what's left is old-hat megalomaniac melodrama."
Husband-and-wife writing team Jim and Carolyn Hougan have done good work under the Case pseudonym (The First Horseman, 1998, etc.), but they stumble here with an overlong thriller about brain implants and other mind-boggling developments. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Pariah's Syntax by Byron Case
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES

"Shows flashes of brilliance, but lacks cohesion."
A man serving a life sentence for murder offers glimpses of his past and present in this vivid yet jumbled debut collection of essays, blog posts and poetry by Case. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE THIRD WAVE by Steve Case
NON-FICTION
Released: April 5, 2016

"Opportunity beckons, and Case ably describes the possibilities, but the price of the chase may harm as well as benefit."
The founder of America Online outlines some of the potentialities he sees emerging in the "Internet of Everything." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOVE, DAVID by Dianne Case
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 8-12)"
From South Africa, a moving evocation of the life of the ``colored'' under apartheid, based on the childhood of the author's mother. Read full book review >

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EMMA AND THE WHALE by Julie Case
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"A well-intentioned effort from a debut author, this does not rise above the plethora of existing tales about whales—beached, biblical, or bellicose. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Emma lives near the sea, where she enjoys beachcombing and playing with her dog, Nemo. Read full book review >