Search Results: "Nicholas Griffin"


BOOK REVIEW

THE REQUIEM SHARK by Nicholas Griffin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2000

"A splendid debut."
Exciting, and occasionally gruesome, debut swashbuckler that replaces Hollywood conventions of swordplay and melodramatic revenge with brutally frank historical realism. Read full book review >

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DIZZY CITY by Nicholas Griffin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 21, 2007

"Smart entertainment."
In the latest from Griffin (Caucasus: A Journey to the Land Between Christianity and Islam, 2004, etc.), a petty criminal flees the carnage of the Great War and lands among con men in the Big Apple, where war of a different sort is being waged. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 15, 1992

"A brilliant psychological portrait, annotated and explained with tact and sensitivity."
An "epistolary biography'' comprised of a selection of Russell's previously unpublished correspondence—mostly love letters to his wife, Alys, and to Ottoline Morrell, a married Bloomsbury courtesan—discussing his work, education, women's rights and his own priggish morality. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE OF SIGHT AND SHADOW by Nicholas Griffin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 27, 2001

"Griffin's House is drenched in foggy, gaslit, garbage-strewn detail (not to mention several heavy echoes of A Tale of Two Cities), but it fails to live up to the viscerally dramatic promise of its yeasty opening chapters. Disappointing."
Images of Hogarth's Gin Lane and Fielding's Inns of Court arise from this densely atmospheric historical tale, the second from the young English-born author of The Requiem Shark (2000). Read full book review >

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CAUCASUS by Nicholas Griffin
NON-FICTION
Released: March 21, 2003

"Lively, thoughtful, and a big help in elucidating bewildering struggles in faraway mountains."
A satisfying blend of history and travel memoir, set in the tortured, contested landscapes of the Caucasus Mountains. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Griffin bites off a huge story but manages to maintain lively interest in the array of personalities involved."
A quirky, thoroughly enjoyable trek through the implausible beginnings of international table tennis and the colorful characters-cum-diplomats behind it. Read full book review >

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THE UNFINISHED LIFE OF ADDISON STONE by Adele Griffin
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"An interesting but ultimately unsatisfying experiment in form. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Why did an 18-year-old artist fall from an overpass in New York City in the middle of the night? Read full book review >

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NICHOLAS REYNOLDS
by Gregory McNamee

Hemingway. Ernest Hemingway. The noted American author, widely admired and often parodied, was many things over his long career, from amateur boxer to open-ocean fisherman and world traveler. Along the way, he dropped into some of the ugliest war zones in the world of his day, casting his lot with the underdog in the fight, whether the French Resistance or ...


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CHRISTMAS IN APRIL
by Bobbi Dumas

At the end of 2016, I requested a few Christmas titles from a few publishers, and while I was able to enjoy them over the season, it was a little late to write about them during the season.

So I decided to do something a little fun and informative with the authors. For the last two weeks in April, I’ll ...


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ALL YOU NEVER WANTED by Adele Griffin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"A sumptuously written examination of sibling rivalry and socioeconomic class. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Two sisters painfully discover that money can't buy happiness in this provocative family drama. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"A (vegetarian) recipe and a school report comparing Daniel Boone and Vlad the Impaler close this droll tale. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Having earned her Slayer's Pin with a twin killing in Vampire Island (2007), more-or-less vegan, more-or-less ex-vampire Maddy tackles a pair of tougher challenges in this equally tongue-in-cheek sequel. Read full book review >