Search Results: "Keith Ferrell"


BOOK REVIEW

ROBERT LUDLUM’S THE LAZARUS VENDETTA by Keith Ferrell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 19, 2004

"The science stuff is terrific, though the paranoia level is lower than old Bob's."
Fifth entry in the Ludlum fiction factory's Covert-One series, this time from notes fleshed out by historical novelist Larkin (Passing Judgment, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >

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PASSING JUDGMENT by Keith Ferrell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1996

"A tepid, tedious tale that fails to capitalize fully on a potentially intriguing theme: apostles of the Religious Right finding themselves at odds with their own values as well as with those of secular society."
A wunderkind film director forced into early retirement becomes embroiled in old causes and ancient crimes in this too- tentative thriller from Omni editor-in-chief Ferrell (John Steinbeck, a 1986 YA title, etc.). Read full book review >

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HISTORY DECODED by Brad Meltzer
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"Slick and engaging but lightweight—a good impulse read for fans of secret histories."
From a prolific novelist and legal analyst, a bemused look at the hidden conspiracies threaded throughout American history—the companion volume to the History Channel show. Read full book review >

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THE ANSWER IS ALWAYS YES by Monica Ferrell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2008

"A pyrotechnic debut."
A first novel more focused on phrasing than plot. Read full book review >

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HOME FOR THE DAY by Anderson Ferrell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 1994

"Brevity, overwrought language, and episodes with little bearing on the plot combine to give this the feeling of an excellent short story padded into a so-so novel."
A slight, drifting novel full of emotion but lacking in action. Read full book review >

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SCREWBALL by David Ferrell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2003

"For all who believe the worst about baseball management."
The Boston Red Sox acquire a fabulous young pitcher who has, as they say, an issue. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 5, 2001

"Simplistic at best."
Apparently disgruntled by the lack of appreciation for his efforts to improve the landscape through street singing, spraying graffiti, and putting a smelly couch in an intersection as "an act of political resistance," the author concludes that a race and class war is being waged against "outsiders and outlaws" over control of public space. Read full book review >

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HARRY S. TRUMAN by Robert H. Ferrell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"An incisive study of a gutsy underdog who rose to the occasion."
An estimable biography that portrays Truman, the patron saint of beleaguered pols, as an ordinary American but an extraordinary president. Read full book review >

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THE SNURTCH by Sean Ferrell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Original in its visual and linguistic presentation of behavioral problems, this important call for understanding should sit on library, classroom, and bedrooms shelves—the high ones, just above a Snurtch's reach. (Picture book. 2-8)"
The Snurtch sits in Ruthie's seat at school, all furry, spiky, goofy, and googly-eyed, waiting—just as she expected. Read full book review >

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THE PRESIDENCY OF CALVIN COOLIDGE by Robert H. Ferrell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 29, 1998

"A well-researched account of American policy and society during the 1920s, which should become a standard reference, to the extent one is necessary, on this anything-but-visionary president."
From presidential biographer and historian Ferrell (Indiana Univ.; The Dying President?, p. 168; Harry S. Truman, 1994; Ill-Advised, 1992), a thoughtful, suitably prosaic treatment of the life, career, and legacy, such as it is, of Silent Cal. Read full book review >

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HAVE YOU HEARD by Anderson Ferrell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 2004

"Despite some narrative flaws: deeply enjoyable for its heart, spirit, and furiously wagging tongues."
An extraordinary friendship in small-town North Carolina dominates Ferrell's compelling third novel. Read full book review >