Search Results: "Michael Palmer"


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 PALMER METHOD by E.S. Goldman
Released: Sept. 21, 1995

"Generous, amiable, and touching: a delight."
Sixteen new stories, plus four reprinted from Big Chocolate Cookies (1988) and Earthly Justice (1990), from octogenarian Goldman: a refreshing reminder that, in writing, a late start takes nothing away from a good eye and strong voice. Read full book review >

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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 >

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THE PATIENT by Michael Palmer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 4, 2000

"This is not brain surgery."
Another deathless medical woman-in-periler from Palmer (Critical Judgement, 1996, etc.), this time pitting a young, plucky brain surgeon against an international terrorist who needs a life-saving operation only she can perform. Read full book review >

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NATURAL CAUSES by Michael Palmer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 14, 1994

"Mildly entertaining, but without much verve or suspense."
A by-the-charts medical thriller Ö la Robin Cook by Palmer (Extreme Measures, 1991, etc.), who is also a physician. Read full book review >

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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 >

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POLITICAL SUICIDE by Michael Palmer
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"A competent entertainment; nothing to think about overmuch, but with plenty of chills and spills."
Political, legal, military and medical mayhem all rolled up into a bite-size package—well, for those who take big bites, anyway. Read full book review >

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THE FIRST PATIENT by Michael Palmer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 19, 2008

"A derivative, low-tension ride."
A predictable and anticlimactic medical thriller featuring physician Gabe Singleton, a recovering alcoholic and ex-con who's summoned to Washington D.C. Read full book review >

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CRITICAL JUDGMENT by Michael Palmer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1996

"Warmed-over Robin Cook-esque hospital paranoia, though saved by an earnest appreciation of emergency room heroics."
Realistically portrayed medical procedures and more than you'd care to know about toxic poisoning—both pump up a relentlessly predictable emergency-room melodrama. Read full book review >