Search Results: "Jonathan Gould"


BOOK REVIEW

OTIS REDDING by Jonathan Gould
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 16, 2017

"Better late than never, the soul master receives his considerable due in this superbly researched and written biography."
A music biography with the depth to do its subject justice. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 2, 2007

"Well-worn information and questionable musical analysis add up to a very disposable take on the Fab Four."
Another year, another Beatles biography. 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

Purple Canary by Joyce Gould
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 22, 2016

"Despite its flaws, this book may be useful for families affected by porphyria and may interest others frustrated by flawed education and medical systems in the United States."
A mother helps her daughter cope with a rare disease in this memoir. Read full book review >

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MEDUSA'S GIFT by Lois Gould
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"But what she's up to here—other than a freewheeling discussion of fame and a long drink of thick text—is anyone's guess."
Another sophisticated puzzler from Gould (Subject to Change, 1988, etc.) that uses ambiguous—though always rich—language and fragments of popular culture to toy with readers in a perversely pleasing way. Read full book review >

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THE BEST IS YET TO COME by Judith Gould
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 2002

"More polished than this popular author's usual (A Moment in Time, 2001, etc.), but still with plenty of sweaty sex for the fans."
Wronged wife vs. beautiful mistress. And the winner is . . . . Read full book review >

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THE GREEK VILLA by Judith Gould
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2003

"This latest from bestselling Gould (The Best Is Yet to Come, 2002, etc.) is—well, indescribable."
A mother's little ghostwriter digs up family secrets galore. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"A fine celebration of the journeyman golfer that goes a long way toward putting the game back in perspective. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
For every Arnold Palmer and Tiger Woods, there is a platoon of Joe Hopefuls torturing themselves in qualifying school, the pro tour's proving ground and charnel house. Read full book review >

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SECOND LOVE by Judith Gould
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 8, 1997

"Gould's fourth hardcover (Too Damn Rich, 1992, etc.) is one of her sillier offerings, with lots of explicit sex mixing pain with pleasure, and orgasms with visions of flower gardens, like clichÇs in ecstasy."
Gould continues in the Sidney Sheldon tradition, this time with echoes of Windmills of the Gods: a widowed heroine, a hit- woman, and a group of ominously foreign bad guys. Read full book review >

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REFLEX by Steven Gould
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"Compelling, chilling, and completely satisfying, with lots of knowing jokes for the fans and plenty of scope for more sequels."
Belated sequel to Gould's fine debut (Jumper, 1992) involving teleportation, spooks, and paranoia. Read full book review >

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RHAPSODY by Judith Gould
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 1999

"Even with the dropping of some upscale labels you won—t find in Jackie Collins, a fairly lackluster kitchen-sinker."
Once again, Gould (Till the End of Time, 1998, etc.) brokers soapy transactions among the very rich and gorgeous. Read full book review >