Search Results: "Jonathan Santlofer"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MARIJUANA CHRONICLES by Jonathan Santlofer
Released: July 2, 2013

"It's not entirely clear who this anthology is intended for, but the literate stoner is better served by digging into some Terry Southern and Hunter Thompson—and hunting up some more Joyce Carol Oates, too."
Akashic Books' program to anthologize the world continues with this half-baked—in every sense—collection of pieces on the demon weed. Read full book review >

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INHERIT THE DEAD by Jonathan Santlofer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"Other contributors include Stephen L. Carter, Charlaine Harris, Sarah Weinman, Bryan Gruley, Alafair Burke, John Connolly, Lisa Unger, S.J. Rozan, Mary Higgins Clark, Mark Billingham and Lawrence Block, all of them presumably recruited for the much better work they've done elsewhere."
In a follow-up, though hardly a sequel, to the round-robin novel No Rest for the Dead (2011), 20 authors team up to track down a missing heiress and raise money for the victims' support group Safe Horizon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE KILLING ART by Jonathan Santlofer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 11, 2005

"Some okay material about the New York School fails to redeem a generally lackluster effort."
A third art-and-murder cocktail from Santlofer (Color Blind, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COLOR BLIND by Jonathan Santlofer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"An exhausting, overstuffed read that still manages to leave key questions unsatisfied."
Second-novelist Santlofer (The Death Artist, 2002) unleashes another fictional serial killer on his colleagues in the Manhattan art world. Read full book review >

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THE DEATH ARTIST by Jonathan Santlofer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"On balance, the formulaic structure, hit-and-miss satire, and facile plot turns keep this one from ever quite delivering what its unsettling theme promises."
An inconsistently written first outing about a killer who stalks the denizens of Manhattan's art scene. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOOD CITY by Joy Santlofer
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Rich, impeccably researched urban history with plenty of fun fodder for foodies."
A comprehensive history of New York City's food industry, from the late chair of New York University's Food Studies Program. Read full book review >

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JONATHAN DEE
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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.

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BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE BIG by Jonathan Bentley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A sweet book that needs a little more oomph to make it a big hit. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A little one tries to imagine himself big in this picture-book treatment of sibling dynamics. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AT NIGHT by Jonathan Bean
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Aug. 7, 2007

"Quietly lovely. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Small in both size and concept, this sweet, gentle story is perfectly constructed and balanced. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MISSING! by Jonathan Langley
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"And his warm-hearted illustrations make the whole episode a spoonful of sweet medicine. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A pair of feverish imaginations work their respective owners into swivets in this gently amusing story of crossed signals. Read full book review >

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A FOR ANTARCTICA by Jonathan Chester
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 1995

"Recommended only for those in need of pictorial material on this region. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-10)"
A pastiche of full-color photographs, some quite wonderful, that do not make a coherent alphabetical listing. Read full book review >