Search Results: "Jordan Raphael"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Alternative comics are shortchanged, European and Japanese comics don't even exist in this Marvel-centric account, but it will probably stand as the definitive history of this particular slice of American popular culture."
Evenhanded and readable biography of comic maestro Lee and, through him, a history of the genre. Read full book review >

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THE FORTUNATE FALL by Raphael Carter
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 1996

"All in all, though, an assured, noteworthy, auspicious debut."
A future historical concerned with virtual reality, computer networks, war crimes, and mind control, set in 23rd-century Russia. Read full book review >

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THE DEATH OF A CONSTANT LOVER by Lev Raphael
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 1999

"In the end, cutting back on the gossip that dominated Let's Get Criminal (1996) and The Edith Wharton Murders (1997) leaves room for the exploration of character that makes this Raphael's strongest book yet."
The worthy staff of the mythical State University of Michigan at Michiganapolis, always glancing back nervously over their shoulders at their colleagues at Ann Arbor, are giving them a run for their money in one important measure: homicide. Read full book review >

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ALL HIS SONS by Frederic Raphael
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"'Try not to be cruel.' 'I loved Eyes Wide Shut.'"
If this were a movie written by Raphael, the climactic dialogue might sound like this: Read full book review >

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COAST TO COAST by Frederic Raphael
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1999

"Have you ever read a novel that's all dialogue?" Read full book review >

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THE SPIRIT OF '74 by Ray Raphael
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"The authors shine a light on a dark corner of the struggle for American independence."
A well-conceived work of popular history that fills a gap in the chronology of the American Revolution. Read full book review >

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WINTER EYES by Lev Raphael
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 23, 1992

"The whole never coheres, so we have to settle for a sometimes touching but mostly tedious narrative that promises more than it delivers."
Raphael's second book (Dancing on Tisha B'av, 1990)—a gay coming-of-age novel about a boy whose Jewish parents separate—is a competent account that becomes programmatic and tiresome, calling upon the Holocaust and the Sixties to spice up an all-too- predictable plot. Read full book review >

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ISLAND STORIES by Raphael Samuel
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1998

"As fascinating and politically astute as Island Stories is, it suffers nonetheless from a lingering incompletion. (illustrations, not seen)"
A collection of scholarly, oddly compelling essays that aim to unravel the complexities of British identity. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2001

"An unusual look at the nation's founding."
A fresh and compelling history, bringing together the voices of the rebel leaders, the men and boys who made up the core of the Continental Army, the women of the colonies, the Tory loyalists and Quaker pacifists who opposed the war, the American Indians (who stood to gain little by anyone's victory), and the African-Americans (who had almost as little to gain—although slaves belonging to rebels were promised freedom if they took up arms for the British). Read full book review >

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PERFECT DAYS by Raphael Montes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"Readers of Thomas Harris and Henning Mankell may feel that they've been here before, but a fast and fluent read all the same."
Psychopathology, Carioca style: well-paced but troubling thriller by Brazilian novelist/lawyer Montes. Read full book review >

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WRITING A JEWISH LIFE by Lev Raphael
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"An important writer with nothing new to say."
After traversing many different genres, from literary fiction (Dancing on Tisha B'Av, 1990) to academic mysteries (the Nick Hoffman series) and critical essays (Journeys and Arrivals, 1996), Raphael returns to nonfiction, drawing together 12 pieces about being a gay, Jewish writer. Read full book review >

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OFF THE KING’S ROAD by Phyllis Raphael
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 23, 2007

"An elegant, low-keyed memoir of a swinging time."
Journalist and novelist Raphael chronicles her daunting but ultimately rewarding stint living in London in 1968 as the abandoned wife and mother of three. Read full book review >