Search Results: "Paul Engleman"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MAN WITH MY NAME by Paul Engleman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"1989, etc.) sets up an irresistibly paranoid Act One for his new hero before spiraling into an absurdly complicated Act Two it would have taken a Lawrence Block to tame."
The 3 a.m. phone call that wakes up former Chicago Fire Department paramedic Phil Moony and his wife, Frankie Martin, is from one Larry Little looking for Phil Moony—but it isn't our Phil, it's some other guy in town who spells his name the same funny way, and who'll want to hear (says Larry) that Tony Rio's just gotten back from ``vacation.'' Just to keep the conversation going, Phil offers to help Larry find the other Phil for $500. Read full book review >

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LEFT FOR DEAD by Paul Engleman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 9, 1996

"Another dizzying period piece, chockablock with heartwarming, if not terribly timely, revelations about J. Edgar Hoover's FBI."
Blaxploitation actress Harmony Rollins would like to find her brother Harpo, and so would the FBI. Read full book review >

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PAUL by A.N. Wilson
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

In a worthy companion volume to his Jesus: A Life (1992), novelist-biographer Wilson (A Watch in the Night, 1996, etc.) adeptly recreates the milieu of Christianity's greatest interpreter and missionary. Read full book review >

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PAUL by Jerome Murphy-O'Connor
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1996

"Acts, though historically imprecise, makes for a much better story."
A dry historical tome that would be more aptly titled ``Paul: A Cultural History.'' The difficulties of doing ancient biography are compounded when one of the two major sources available is believed to be historically unreliable and corrupt. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Paul by Gesner Noel
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 5, 2016

"An excellent single-volume introduction to Christianity's first theologian."
A brief but thorough account of St. Paul's life and an analysis of its significance in the subsequent development of Christianity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MAN WITH MY CAT by Paul Engleman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"Strictly for people who love the cats that earn their hate."
When Phil Moony's dad died, Phil got Phul, the cat, an inheritance he believes he could have done without. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2005

"Flawed, but surprisingly engrossing."
Another knock-off of Anita Diamant's The Red Tent: this time, the story of Saint Paul. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PAUL GAUGUIN by David Sweetman
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 21, 1996

"And if Sweetman doesn't entirely succeed in maintaining his narrative focus, he does provide a biography that brings our own time into clearer view along with that of his subject. (color and b&w illustrations, not seen)"
This sprawling narrative of Paul Gauguin's messy life provides new insights, despite its lack of formal coherence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PAUL ROBESON by Jordan Goodman
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"A fact-driven, scholarly account that lacks slightly in narrative drive."
The story of the U.S. government's persecution of entertainer and peace advocate Paul Robeson. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAINT PAUL by David Self
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2010

"The most glaring omission is the lack of a chart of the Bible books that are attributed to Paul; only a vague reference indicates that Paul's letters are found in the New Testament. (Religion. 8-12)"
What we know of the complicated life of this early Christian missionary is related through several books in the New Testament. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PAUL BOWLES by Virginia Spencer Carr
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"Nonanalytical and nonjudgmental, very much the way Bowles would have wanted it."
Blinkered by the friendship she developed with her subject over the last ten years of his life, academic biographer Carr (Dos Passos, 1984, etc.) presents a one-sided and less than reliable account of America's supreme decadent genius. Read full book review >