Search Results: "Neil Jordan"


BOOK REVIEW

JORDAN by Mitchell Krugel
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1994

"Includes a handy listing of Jordan statistics and records, and some interesting basketball lore and history; but there's really little new here. (8 pages photos, not seen)"
Yet another book about the ``retired'' basketball superstar, this one with passages written as if by Jordan, from ``Michael's perspective,'' though not in his ``exact words.'' Krugel, a sportswriter for the Hammond (Ill.) 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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NEIL ARMSTRONG by Jay Barbree
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 8, 2014

"A wholly admiring assessment of Armstrong the aviator and Armstrong the man."
A longtime NBC News space correspondent looks back on the aviation career of the first man to set foot on the moon. Read full book review >

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SHADE by Neil Jordan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 2004

"Still, Jordan undoubtedly has the skills to turn it into a movie that will be well worth seeing."
The ghost of a murdered woman relives and evaluates her life in this elaborately orchestrated tale from the Irish novelist (The Dream of a Beast, 1989, etc.) and filmmaker (Mona Lisa, The Crying Game, etc.). Read full book review >

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CARNIVALESQUE by Neil Jordan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"Still, spun sugar is tasty, and there's much here to like."
An adolescent boy is abducted into a world of secrets and addictions by a magical circus while his mother suspects something is masquerading as her son in Jordan's (The Drowned Detective, 2016, etc.) coming-of-age fairy tale. Read full book review >

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MISTAKEN by Neil Jordan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"An uneven work that is at its most authentic in its evocation of a time when Dublin was more large village than city."
The Irish filmmaker offers a doppelgänger novel about the entwined lives of two Dubliners, as his sixth work of fiction (Shade, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE DREAM OF A BEAST by Neil Jordan
Released: Feb. 28, 1989

Film-maker (Mona Lisa) and fiction-writer (Nights in Tunisia, 1980; The Past, 1980) Jordan here offers a solemn and ponderous allegory that barely disguises its simpleminded moral message—that lust turns men into beasts. Read full book review >

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THE DROWNED DETECTIVE by Neil Jordan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 2016

"This is a novel in which the reader is apt to become as lost as the woman its hero is searching for."
A private detective's pursuit of a missing young woman leads him into an obsessive relationship and undermines the life he took for granted. Read full book review >

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NIGHTLINES by Neil Jordan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 29, 1995

"A movie version is in order."
A slim and moody third novel by author and movie-director Jordan resembles his film The Crying Game with its unusual and highly personalized sense of Irish politics. Read full book review >

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CHASING JORDAN by Heidi W. Boehringer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 29, 2005

"A first novel as testimony to a mother's hell—without transcendence."
Motherhood sinks to an all-time low in Boehringer's bleak debut, set in the soulless suburbs of South Florida. 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 >