Search Results: "Jonathan Nasaw"


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TWENTY-SEVEN BONES by Jonathan Nasaw
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2004

"Unsparingly gruesome in places. Still, it's a colorful cast, sharply observed and wittily presented: Pender in love is almost as much fun as Pender the sleuth. By far, Nasaw's third is his best yet (The Girls He Adored, 2001, etc.)."
Feckless psychopaths. Can those two words really be mentioned in the same breath? Read full book review >

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THE GIRLS HE ADORED by Jonathan Nasaw
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Relentlessly sadistic. Among the vampires of his earlier work (Shadows, 1997, etc.), Nasaw's done better."
An unsavory thriller about a man with multiple personalities, most of them unpleasant. Read full book review >

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THE WORLD ON BLOOD by Jonathan Nasaw
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 8, 1996

"But vampies must be vampies- -and Nick's choice is amusing if not convincing. (Literary Guild selection)"
Mildly supernatural, erotic tale from the author of West of the Moon (1987), etc., this about a mixed sexual bag of 12 vampires who form Vampires Anonymous in San Francisco, treat blood as an addictive drug, and hew to the Twelve Steps of AA. Read full book review >

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SHAKEDOWN STREET by Jonathan Nasaw
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Fast paced, but unconvincing. (Fiction. YA)"
Following the break-up of Guru Ganjaji's Paradise Village, 14-year-old Carolina (``Caro'') and her hippie mother end up homeless in San Francisco. Read full book review >

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WHEN SHE WAS BAD by Jonathan Nasaw
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Nasaw's overriding interest is an impressive body count, but even nine corpses can't guarantee thrills."
The sequel to The Girls He Adored (2001) uses multiple personality disorder as a come-on for a Jekyll and Hyde horror story. Read full book review >

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SHADOWS by Jonathan Nasaw
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 13, 1997

"Not as original as The World on Blood, but swift-moving, with fitfully interesting characters."
Nasaw, who invented the San Francisco's Vampires Anonymous group for The World on Blood (1996), brings Jamey Whistler, his most presentable and epicurean vampire, back from that novel, this time plunging him into greater peril. Read full book review >

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JONATHAN SWIFT by John Stubbs
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"A rich and sweeping story superbly told."
A resplendent biography of the "most notorious writer of his day." Read full book review >

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JONATHAN SWIFT by Leo Damrosch
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"A rich and rewarding portrait of an irreplaceable genius."
A feisty, first-class life of the sage and scourge of English Literature. Read full book review >

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JONATHAN EDWARDS by Philip F. Gura
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2005

"Controversial, and a quick, enjoyable read. Gura will grab at least some of the audience of armchair-history-lovers that professional historians always claim they want to reach."
A gauntlet-throwing biography of the 18th-century minister and theologian who's in the pantheon of great American intellectuals, along with Thomas Jefferson, W.E.B. DuBois, and the James brothers. Read full book review >

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JONATHAN UNLEASHED by Meg Rosoff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2016

"No bones about it, readers of this charmer are in for a real treat."
Jonathan's dogs are having an existential crisis. Or maybe it's just him. Read full book review >

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JONATHAN ROBERTS by Gregory P. Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 12, 2014

"An exhaustive biography, which serves as a welcome addition to American Civil War and Quaker history.
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Wilson chronicles the life of Jonathan Roberts, a Quaker who served in the Union Army during the Civil War despite his pacifist convictions. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 1999

"Like his Gulliver,' Glendinning concludes, 'Swift is always too big or small for the company he keeps,' but she at least puts him into some proportion to his life and times. (8 pages b&w illustrations, not seen)"
A lively, discursive distillation of the Swiftian essentials from Swift's own life. Read full book review >