Search Results: "Michael Griffo"


BOOK REVIEW

MICHAEL by Henry Flesh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Amen."
Flesh's X-rated debut novel, the Lambda Award-winning Massage (1999), told of life at the bottom of Manhattan's gay subculture. Read full book review >

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UNNATURAL by Michael Griffo
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: March 1, 2011

"Aimed squarely at the YA niche carved out by Stephenie Meyer's Twilight saga and P.C. Cast's House of Night series, this nonsensical wannabe epic falls far short of the mark. (Paranormal. 14 & up)"
A thicket of overplotting and rampant misuse of literary techniques mar debut novelist Griffo's multicultural, GLBTQ paranormal series opener. Read full book review >

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MOONGLOW by Michael Griffo
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"The glimpses of monstrous action from the werewolf's point of view don't make up for the trite human interactions. (author's letter to readers, preview of next book) (Paranormal adventure. 14-17)"
A teenage girl is cursed with lycanthropy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNWELCOME by Michael Griffo
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Literature for teens could use more vampire stories with gay protagonists; it's a shame this one is such a slog. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
An almost unreadable morass of supernatural creatures, double crosses and internal monologues. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MICHAEL JORDAN by Roland Lazenby
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2014

"Studded with insights but unnecessarily long—though, given the continued aura of Jordan, likely to sell well."
An exhaustive—and exhausting—biography of the greatest player in NBA history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHANGING MICHAEL by Jeff Schilling
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"Like the main character, not as smart as it thinks it is. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A teen provocateur decides to befriend and help a social outcast. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL JORDAN by Robert Lipsyte
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 30, 1994

"Kids are lucky to have Lipsyte writing on their side. (Biography. 10-14)"
According to New York Times sportswriter Lipsyte (Arnold Schwarzenegger, 1993, etc.), Michael Jordan is a master of timing not just in his game but in his whole involvement with basketball and advertising. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MICHAEL DOUGLAS by Marc Eliot
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"A fleeting account of ambition tempered by experience, with special emphasis on reconciling past and present and finding a renewed sense of family."
Celebrity biographer Eliot (Steve McQueen, 2011, etc.) highlights American actor and producer Michael Douglas, considering his life and career through a competitive lens. Read full book review >