Search Results: "N. K. Sinclair"


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THE PAPER FACTORY by N. K. Sinclair
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 9, 2013

"A fast-paced thriller full of action, murder and betrayal."
A man's thirst for power has serious consequences for shadowy American power brokers in Sinclair's debut thriller. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"For Protestants and other 'Gentiles,' Mormon America is an invaluable primer; Latter-Day Saints will find the book a useful refresher course."
A thoroughly researched, impartial treatment of that homegrown American religion so shrouded in mystery and myth: Mormonism. Read full book review >

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THE RETURN OF LANNY BUDD by Upton Sinclair
Released: April 20, 1953

"But somehow, the plot seems synthetic, the development contrived, and the injection of modern socialism and a new approach to the peace movement arbitrary."
Let's put the cards on the table and confess that it was with something of relief that I accepted O Shepherd, Speak! as the end of Lanny Budd, and that his "return" was unwelcome news. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 24, 2012

"Loquacious, raving and madly provocative."
The nimble London-based author offers a loose-limbed set of disgruntled observations on the massively disruptive development that became the 2012 Olympic Village. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Sinclair's eccentric style works best when taken in small doses—and with the supplement of a map. (8 pages color illustrations, not seen)"
Walking tour of the neighborhoods and communities that border London's M25 highway: amusing and evocative, but bewildering to those not familiar with the territory. Read full book review >

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THE GNOMOBILE by Upton Sinclair
Released: Sept. 8, 1936

"It's the kind of spoofing adults like better than children."
A fairy tale, with a mildly apparent lesson in tree conservation. Read full book review >

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CO-OP by Upton Sinclair
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 2, 1936

"Political views color the story and emotional phases are inevitable, though the emphasis is on reasoning rather than on party and the line is sharply drawn between socialism and communism."
This story does not follow exactly the thread indicated by the title. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"A crude but vivid account of life beyond the bounds of decency."
In 1965 Sinclair killed a store clerk during a bungled robbery. He was subsequently imprisoned in what he describes as "America's worst prison system"—and this autobiographical account supports that description. Read full book review >

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HER FATHER'S HOUSE by Emma Sinclair
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Romance fiction with Masterpiece Theatre gloss."
One of those Made in England stories long on bloodlines and antiquity and less mindful of the inner life of characters caught up in a plot-driven tale of love, greed, and a Great House. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 18, 1996

"Honest, simple storytelling with a gentle bite. (Author tour)"
The sequel to Sinclair's bestselling Coffee Will Make You Black (1994) once again features sassy Stevie, now on a Candide-esque journey from working-class Chicago to college in the Illinois sticks to San Francisco at the height of gay liberation. Read full book review >

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JERUSALEM by Andrew Sinclair
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 20, 1995

"Drain the book of religio-political bile and you are left with some engaging chapters on the Jerusalem Templebased architecture, mathematics, and geometry still revered by the Masons and other spiritual descendants of the Templars. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A dizzyingly quick and unbalanced overview of the gorier side of 3,000 years of Jerusalem's glory. Read full book review >