Search Results: "Michael Stone"


BOOK REVIEW

A LONG REACH by Michael Stone
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"It isn't, not by a long shot, even though Stone's twists actually rob his fast, sleek tale of tension; the ingenious finale, featuring a kidnapping, three pairs of handcuffs, a hand grenade, and a thoroughly exasperated mime, could have used a jolt of adrenaline from the opening pages."
Carol Irwin's afraid of Kevin Swallow. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BAD BOY by Eric Fischl
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 7, 2013

"Best for the discussions of his own work; worst for the gushing offered by some of his contributors."
A celebrated contemporary American artist, now in his 60s, paints his life and offers a review. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LOW END OF NOWHERE by Michael Stone
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"As for Streeter and Story, think Travis McGee and his latest lady fair—as Stone is obviously thinking too."
Streeter's his name, bounty-hunting's his game, and he's not fussy about his clients—he'd just as soon take Story Moffatt's money as follow her around Denver trying to get the photos that will nail her for insurance fraud. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOKEN OF REMORSE by Michael Stone
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Though you'll need a diagram to keep track of the double-crosses, Stone's dry, unfussy narration keeps two things perfectly clear throughout: Everybody's into everybody else, and everybody's going to get burned."
Richie Moats's initial foray into armed robbery is blemished when his mask slips off mid-heist, revealing his face to the two acquaintances—collectors picking up the weekly take from Rudy Fontana's string of massage parlors—he's in the process of robbing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOTALLY DEAD by Michael Stone
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Not Marlow, though. (Author tour)"
Undersized septuagenarian Alphonse Lucci likes to pretend he's as edgy and dangerous as the mafiosos he romanticizes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 19, 2000

"Overly detailed characterizations encumber an otherwise tension-filled tale of crime and punishment."
A murder investigation becomes a large-scale assault on drug gangs in this painstaking first book by New York City journalist Stone. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL NESMITH
by Nick A. Zaino III

Michael Nesmith’s first big job in the music industry didn’t make much sense to him. He was hired—along with Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, and Peter Tork—to be part of a rock and roll band on television called the Monkees. It would change his life in ways he couldn’t quite comprehend. He addresses this in his new memoir, Infinite Tuesday: An ...


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MICHAEL FRANK
by Marjorie Baumgarten

Perhaps you recognize the names of Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank Jr. A married couple, they were Hollywood screenwriters responsible for authoring such Oscar-nominated classics as Hud and Norma Rae. Active from the late Forties through the mid-Eighties, the collaborators built a reputation for quality scripts based on their eight films with maverick filmmaker Martin Ritt and their screen adaptations ...


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BOOK REVIEW

WHAT NIGHT DO ANGELS WANDER? by Phoebe Stone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Stone weaves a generous spell; it will be hard for children not to smile along with the final, glorious spreads. (Picture book. 4-8)"
How do angels celebrate Christmas Eve? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AT THE END OF WORDS by Miriam Stone
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2003

"This offering stands as a moving tribute to a lovely and loving mother and daughter relationship. (Memoir. YA)"
A sensitive and poetic examination of the author's mother's last days, this spare memoir provides a distinctly literary alternative for fans of traditional teen weepers as well as an inspiration for aspiring writers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEAR MARTIN by Nic Stone
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Though constrained, the work nevertheless stands apart in a literature that too often finds it hard to look hard truths in the face. Take interest and ask questions. (Fiction. 14-18)"
In this roller-coaster ride of a debut, the author summons the popular legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. to respond to the recent tragic violence befalling unarmed black men and boys. Read full book review >