Search Results: "Michael Gruber"


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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THE FORGERY OF VENUS by Michael Gruber
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2008

"Fast, frightening and, as usual, richly imagined."
The stupendous talent of an otherwise wasted illustrator pushes him to the edge of madness and leads to the creation of an original work by a master who has been dead for centuries. Read full book review >

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VALLEY OF THE BONES by Michael Gruber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 4, 2005

"No second-novel slump here. Gruber has drawn even with John Sandford and has power to spare."
Afro-Cuban Miami detective Iago Paz, policeman, chef, and heartthrob hero of Gruber's superb 2003 debut (Tropic of Night), returns to sort out the defenestration of a spectacularly nasty Sudanese petro-thug. Read full book review >

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THE RETURN by Michael Gruber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Thrilling and compulsively readable."
After being diagnosed with a fatal brain condition, a seemingly mild-mannered New York book editor heads to Mexico for a violent confrontation with his past. Read full book review >

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THE GOOD SON by Michael Gruber
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2010

"Smart, tense and vastly entertaining."
A son reconnects with his past as he goes to astonishing lengths to save his mother from the radicals who have kidnapped her. Read full book review >

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THE WITCH’S BOY by Michael Gruber
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: April 1, 2005

"One of the least sympathetic characters readers will ever meet in literature, Lump is going to make many a teen, preteen or for that matter, parent uncomfortable—and there's plenty of grist for fans of Donna Jo Napoli's fairy tale psychodramas, too. (Fantasy. 12+)"
Threading recognizable but artfully altered fairy tales throughout, Gruber crafts a hefty bildungsroman that takes an ugly foundling child from dour innocence through an utterly hellish adolescence to joyful maturity. Read full book review >

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TROPIC OF NIGHT by Michael Gruber
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 4, 2003

"Monstrously entertaining."
An aristocratic anthropologist's field leads out of academia and into African "magic." Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF AIR AND SHADOWS by Michael Gruber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2007

"A wonderful story with absolutely superb casting."
Encoded Jacobean documents suggest the existence of an un-produced Shakespeare play written in the bard's own hand. There is, as one would expect, considerable interest in the location of that work. Read full book review >

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NIGHT OF THE JAGUAR by Michael Gruber
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 4, 2006

"Gruber's asking for bigger gulps of disbelief than his fans may be willing to swallow here."
A tiny but powerful South American shaman kicks quite a bit of Miami ass in an effort to protect the rainforest back home. 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 >