Search Results: "Leslie Daniels"


BOOK REVIEW

LESLIE by Omar Tyree
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2002

"Implausibly melodramatic portrait of a killer whose actions evoke horror rather than sympathy."
Tyree (Just Say No!, 2001, etc.), whose grim tales of life in the 'hood usually offer moments of grace or wisdom, tells a horrifying and essentially nasty story of a woman who murders those who get in her way. Read full book review >

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CLEANING NABOKOV'S HOUSE by Leslie Daniels
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2011

"Barb is fine company—blunt, mordantly funny, with a winning combination of ruthlessness and warmth."
Daniels' debut concerns Barb Barrett, a woman who's hit rock bottom. Read full book review >

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My Brother the Boxer: The Terry Daniels Story by Jeff Daniels
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 9, 2015

"While the fight descriptions are vivid, the subject remains one-dimensional."
A fond recollection of the boxing career of an unlikely heavyweight championship contender. Read full book review >

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PLAN Z BY LESLIE KOVE by Betsy Robinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2001

"A standard tale that features a particularly irritating adolescent narrator. The Curse of Holden Caulfield strikes again."
A trip back in time to the 1970s and all, supposedly, that was groovy. Read full book review >

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ONCE SHADOWS FALL by Robert Daniels
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 8, 2015

"The story's execution is smooth if a bit predictable; the murders, chases, and last-minute rescues all arrive like clockwork. But Daniels provides a killer with a believable back story and motive, bringing the mystery to a satisfying conclusion."
Daniels' debut is a psychological thriller, complete with a deranged but charismatic serial killer and a damaged but intrepid cop. Read full book review >

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THE GATEWAY by JoAnna Daniels
Released: Aug. 27, 2010

"Christopher's blind belief in his relatives and himself can make the exploration plot feel a bit trite compared to its many action-adventure peers, but the young man's heartfelt quest to find and create his family is richly engaging."
When a young man embarks on a quest in the South American jungle to find the physical and emotional remains of his explorer great-grandfather who disappeared 72 years earlier, he discovers an unbelievable truth. Read full book review >

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FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT by Roger Daniels
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 30, 2016

"An excellent resource that hews to the president's words as reflecting or obscuring his actions."
A fine, fully fleshed portrait of Franklin Roosevelt during his final years, in his own words. Read full book review >

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FOOLPROOF by Philip Daniels
Released: Aug. 10, 1995

"1993, etc.), aka Peter Chambersthough the snappy writing provides a certain pulpish drive."
In darkest London, two unlikely allies join forces for a big, slow score. Read full book review >

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GOLDMINE--LONDON W.1. by Philip Daniels
Released: Oct. 13, 1993

"Slight, but not without charm, as old-hand Daniels (aka Peter Chambers—The Day the Thames Caught Fire, 1990, etc.) sets in motion a twist or two, including one implicating Walton's former nemesis in the Austen's venture."
Architect Edward Walton—who lost his wife to his business partner and said goodbye to ten years of freedom thanks to the cad's (false) embezzlement charges—is finally released from prison and, in short order, meets the lovely sales rep Peggy and the mysterious ``Major,'' who promises him 100,000 pounds if he'll construct an underground tunnel for him. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"A hardly unbiased study of the banality of evil under authoritarian Communism."
Biting account of the outer squalor and inner landscape of totalitarianism found in Albania, North Korea, Romania, Vietnam, and Cuba; by British psychiatrist and travel-writer Daniels (Coups and Cocaine, 1986, etc.), who in 1989 visited Communist states still refusing the pull toward democracy then engulfing the Soviet sphere. Read full book review >

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The Situation by Graeme Daniels
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 30, 2014

"A somewhat muddled psychological thriller for the conspiracy set."
In this companion piece—"A best friend, maybe"—to his 2012 novel Crystal From the Hills, Daniels returns to the experiences of "Shadow seers" Chris Leavitt and Bryan "Weed" Tecco, retelling, elaborating upon and streamlining the events of the previous novel. Read full book review >