Search Results: "Michael Cox"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MEANING OF NIGHT by Michael Cox
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Cox has a fine time putting all these questions into play in this long, learned and remarkably entertaining treat, which begs comparison with the work of Patricia Highsmith."
A bibliophilic, cozy, murderous confection out of foggy old England. Read full book review >

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THE GLASS OF TIME by Michael Cox
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"A sequel that will provide utterly different but equally rewarding experiences for readers who have and haven't read its equally leisurely predecessor."
Cox's second pastiche of Victorian sensational fiction is doubly remarkable for its sure grasp of the genre's idiom and its strange relationship to his first (The Meaning of Night, 2006). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"Pangloss and Pollyanna tackle what Carlyle once called 'the Dismal Science' in a polemic sure to attract dissent."
Cox, a Federal Reserve economist and adviser to the CATO institute, presents, with Dallas Morning News business reporter Alm, an aggressively rosy report on the nation's economy. Read full book review >

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IS THAT YOU, MONSTER? by Steve Cox
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"An interchangeable knockoff but still tailor-made to spark bursts of delighted nighttime screaming. (Novelty/picture book. 4-7)"
In a barely disguised remake of Is That You, Wolf? (2012), intrepid readers are invited to stick their hands into a series of pockets…and feel what lies within. Read full book review >

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IS THAT YOU, ALIEN? by Steve Cox
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"A labored effort to squeeze a little more juice from a once-fresh gimmick. (Novelty. 5-7)"
Intrepid readers who don't mind slipping their hands into places without looking will get what they deserve from this backyard hunt for aliens. Read full book review >

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NIGHT TALK by Elizabeth Cox
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"An affecting celebration of the resilience of friendship, but undercut by its stock characters, who, despite nods to Faulkner and other southern greats, remain flat and unsurprising."
Friendship across the great racial divide of the South is sensitively addressed in a novel that tries too hard to make a moving tale profound. Read full book review >

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THE WAGES OF SIN by Sarah Cox
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Cox lavishes attention on the murders' visceral details at the expense of the investigation's deductive details."
DS Matt Arnold (Blood Is Thicker, 2008) faces the effects of his son's injury while grappling with a serial killer whose signature defies belief.Home in London is no haven for DS Arnold, whose wife Jo barely speaks to him. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"A brief but edifying remembrance that's filled with poignant personal reflection, as well as moments of international adventure."
A personal memoir about a man's difficult relationship with his father, his search for enlightenment, and his obsession with tennis. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

X-FILMS by Alex Cox
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Suggests that director commentary is best left to the special-features disc."
An iconic independent filmmaker looks back on his career. Read full book review >

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A RING OF TRUTH by Michelle Cox
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2017

"An engaging and effective romp rich with historical details."
In this second installment of a mystery series, a young woman navigates her future with her fiance and the unfriendly world of the upper class. Read full book review >

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WHEN THE SUN SHINES THROUGH by Allan Cox
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"Creative inspiration for poetry novices, small groups and those who are burned out by the business world."
In this spare volume of poetry and reflection, Cox ("Whoa! Are They Glad You're in Their Lives?" 2013, etc.) encourages creativity in the corporate world and beyond. Read full book review >