Search Results: "Maxim Biller"


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LOVE TODAY by Maxim Biller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2008

"<\b>A globe-spanning collection that offers a keyhole view of mostly doomed relationships."
A German author makes his U.S. debut with 27 portraits of love dying on the vine. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 12, 2011

"A disturbing and provocative illustration of an important topic."
A former youth player chronicles the abuse he suffered as part of a notorious Ukrainian hockey team. Read full book review >

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LIFE IN THE WORLD OF WOMEN by Maxim  Jakubowski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 1997

"More a spiky pillow book than a crime collection, but the hints of J.G. Ballard and James M. Cain provide virtually the only narrative impetus at all."
London bookseller/anthologist Jakubowski (the New Crimes series, etc.) has come up with an early contender for the most hilariously inappropriate title of the year. Read full book review >

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ON TENDERNESS EXPRESS by Maxim  Jakubowski
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 2, 2000

"Consider yourself warned."
It all starts decorously enough, with London shamus Martin Jackson taking on two new clients. Read full book review >

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THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF COMIC CRIME by Maxim  Jakubowski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2002

"It's an equally good bet, then, that nobody will chortle or even simper at every entry and that there really is something for everyone."
Given the modest cover price for this cornucopia of 42 tales reprinting material from H.R.F. Keating to Michael Z. Lewin, from Sarah Caudwell to Carol Anne Davis—and including ten new stories by Marc Blake, Mike Phillips, Julian Rathbone, Keith Miles, Peter T. Garratt, Rebecca Tope, Catherine Aird, David Stuart Davies, Amy Myers, and David Wishart—it's probably ungracious to quibble. Read full book review >

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THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF PULP ACTION by Maxim  Jakubowski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"Despite the cast, the collection lacks the pow one would expect from the pulps."
Jakubowski, editor of The Mammoth Book of Pulp Fiction (not reviewed), breezily and confidently defines the genre of this collection of 23 stories and novelettes as a place "where action and thrills are paramount and the reader is trapped in a whirlwind of adventure and suspense." Read full book review >

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100 GREAT DETECTIVES by Maxim  Jakubowski
Released: Aug. 15, 1991

"Could Jakubowski find no writer, however, whose favorite detectives were Dashiell Hammett's Nick and Nora Charles, Stephen Greenleaf's John Marshall Tanner, or—the most glaring omission here—the most popular fictional detective of the past 50 years, Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer?"
Julian Symons on Sam Spade, Paula Gosling on Rex Stout, Loren D. Estleman on Philip Marlowe, Anne Hart on Hercule Poirot—and 96 other mystery writers on favorite literary detectives, each limned in a short essay appended by a bibliography and edited by Jakubowski (ed., New Crimes, 1990). Read full book review >

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IT'S YOU THAT I WANT TO KISS by Maxim  Jakubowski
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 22, 1997

"Extending the trajectory from Double Indemnity to Basic Instinct, Jakubowski seems to have perfected a new genre: naked noir."
Boy meets girl, girl steals diamonds, boy and girl take it on the lam in this overripe slice of unsugared Cain from prolific Jakubowski. Read full book review >

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RED LOVE by Maxim Leo
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 2014

"In this winner of the European Book Prize, Leo not only produces a moving family memoir, but also a probing exploration of the human need to believe and belong."
A prize-winning German journalist's account of how he revisited his family's socialist past to find answers about his parents' relationship to him and to each other. Read full book review >

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MONSIEUR by Emma Becker
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"Ultimately, Ellie's novel is erotic, prurient and kind of boring."
The subtitle "An Erotic Novel," makes it clear what to expect from Becker's first novel, translated from its original French: Fifty Shades of Grey sex weighted (or balanced depending on one's taste) with literary pretentions. Read full book review >

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FRESH BLOOD 2 by Mike Ripley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 6, 1998

"Altogether, a stronger collection than its in-your-face predecessor."
If they don't watch out, editors Ripley and Jakubowski, whose Fresh Blood (1997) seemed the anthology with something to offend everybody, will find themselves getting snapped up by old ladies of both sexes. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Nostalgia bests storytelling in this meandering memoir."
A Russian-Jewish family spends a summer in Italy as they wait for their U.S. visas. Read full book review >