Search Results: "Michael Ridpath"


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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WHERE THE SHADOWS LIE by Michael Ridpath
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2011

"This series debut from Ridpath (Trading Reality, 1997, etc.) combines long-winded exposition, humdrum detection, fascinating echoes of Tolkien and Njal's Saga and acute observations about the distinctive culture of Iceland."
An Icelandic-American cop, exiled to his homeland, finds himself caught in a centuries-old web of murder, power grabs and the One True Ring. Read full book review >

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FREE TO TRADE by Michael Ridpath
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"Plunging a Boy Scout into an abyss of greed, deceit, and violence is nothing new, but it's rarely this embarrassing. (First printing of 100,000; $150,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
An absolute flop as a thriller, this first novel astounds as an exercise in slowly unfolding boredom. Read full book review >

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FAR NORTH by Michael Ridpath
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"As in Where the Shadows Lie (2011), Magnus doesn't shine as a detective, and his fish-out-of-water act could just as easily have played out back home in Boston. Even so, his second case is bound to hook readers who wonder about either the fictional or the real-life implications of the Icelandic financial crisis."
Detective Sgt. Magnus Jonson, seconded from Boston to Reykjavík, tackles two cases, one with global consequences, the other striking considerably closer to home. Read full book review >

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TRADING REALITY by Michael Ridpath
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Smooth and brimming with high-tech gimmicks: perfect for those who prefer no-brainer fiction; for the rest, this may seem a vapid tale peopled by flat characters. ($50,000 ad/promo)"
Keen to capitalize on his debut, Free to Trade (1995), a bestselling bond-market thriller, London-based Ridpath once again relies on his City trading know-how, but this time adds a dash of bonnie Scotland (in the form of a computer company specializing in virtual reality applications) to freshen the mix. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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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MICHAEL COLLINS by James Mackay
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 15, 1997

"Despite minor shortcomings, this is the best life of Collins now available, published just in time to coincide with Neil Jordan's film Michael Collins, with Liam Neeson in the lead role."
A stirring, comprehensive life of the great Irish patriot. ``If you think you understand what's going on, you're just confused,'' says a graffito current in Belfast. Read full book review >