Search Results: "Jonathan Phillips"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"Events too little remembered today, and well worth hearing about: Phillips does a good job of rendering this complex, even timely story intelligibly."
Well-crafted tale of "brutality and determination, depravity and avarice, political intrigue and religious zeal"—and even worse. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 9, 2010

"A straightforward, pertinent study replete with passionate personages both Christian and Muslim."
A fresh, no-nonsense take on the causes, human cost and continued relevance of the medieval Crusades. Read full book review >

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BURN by Suzanne Phillips
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"The issue of how culpable he is for his later actions is also deftly dramatized, but it is far more ambiguous and complex, and will give teen readers something to ponder. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Like a traffic accident you can see coming a mile off and then can't look away from, Phillips's cautionary tale horrifies and disturbs as it rolls out the story of a bullied ninth-grade boy who, after being pushed to the wall, finally explodes. Read full book review >

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THE LATE CANDIDATE by Mike Phillips
Released: Dec. 1, 1990

Londoner Sam Dean, the black free-lance journalist introduced in Blood Rights, has old ties to both murder victim Aston Edwards, a savvy black politico, and the chief suspect, young Tony, who was obsessed with Aston's wife. Read full book review >

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"A fun, short novel, absent of pretension, which—while faulty—will satisfy anyone looking for a quick detective-fiction fix."
Mystery, murder and the muddled morality of the concept of law in California. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1994

A probing exploration of the mysteriously rapid disappearance of many amphibian species—with disturbing portents for the wider ecological picture. Read full book review >

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Released: July 14, 2012

"Sensible, actionable advice for anyone hoping to move a brand into the upper echelons of retailing."
A fashionista offers marketers advice for connecting with the elusive luxury customer. Read full book review >

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DANCE OF THE MONGOOSE by T.J. Phillips
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Different and distinctive."
A second novel by Tom Savage (Precipice, 1994), here using a pseudonym, in the same settingSt. Read full book review >

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BESLAN by Timothy Phillips
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"A disturbing account of fundamentalism's lethal power."
A gritty account of the terrorist siege on a Russian elementary school in 2004. Read full book review >

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IN THE FALLING SNOW  by Caryl Phillips
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 4, 2009

"A stylistic tour de force, suffering from a little too much thematic connecting of the dots."
The head of a London office on Race Equality ends his affair with a woman he supervises, launching a schematic set of repercussions in this new novel by Phillips (Foreigners, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 2011

"Although linked by the author's sense of history and his awareness of being an outsider, these pieces seem uncomfortable together, as though forced to migrate from earlier settings to this new home."
A collection of essays on the themes of race, the African diaspora, otherness and identity, from a Caribbean-born, British-raised, and United States-based writer with a sharp eye for the tensions of modern society. Read full book review >