Search Results: "Paul Griffin"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

DIE GRIEF (THE GRIFFIN) by Richard Hirschhorn
MYSTERY THRILLER

"An often audacious Nazi mystery with plenty of well-placed plot twists."
Hirshhorn (A Pride of Healers, 1983, etc.) offers an animated chase through Boston and Europe as his characters unravel a mystery involving six pairs of identical Jewish twins saved from a German concentration camp.Read full book review >

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THE GRIFFIN OF DARKWOOD by Becky Citra
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"Solid worldbuilding makes this a believable, page-turning adventure. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
The son of a fantasy novelist finds himself in an adventure worthy of one of his mother's plots. Read full book review >

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YEAR OF THE GRIFFIN by Diana Wynne Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2000

"Like a chocolate-covered marshmallow, this is tasty fluff, but unsatisfying. (Fiction. 11-14)"
The sequel to Dark Lord of Derkholm (not reviewed) continues to spoof traditional fantasy, this time satirizing the "school for magic" genre. 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 >

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BURNING BLUE by Paul Griffin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 25, 2012

"A taut thriller explores the evolving relationship between two outsider teens, at first defined by their shared defectiveness but later superseding it. (Mystery. 12 & up)"
Griffin fleshes out a gripping whodunit with a host of believable teen characters. Read full book review >

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TEN MILE RIVER by Paul Griffin
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2008

"This smoothed-out and glamorized vision of life on the streets, chronicled in dated, sometimes forced slang tempered by purple prose ('puked a downpour of summer hail'), may appeal to suburban readers, but city-savvy teens will laugh at the fantasy. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Debut novelist Griffin tries to capture life on the streets of New York but fails to deliver actual grit. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CURSE OF THE GRIFFIN by Jerome Walford
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: July 13, 2013

"A dystopian vampire fantasy likely to appeal more to fans of The Hunger Games than the Twilight saga."
In this action-packed series opener, a starving artist finds that there's magic in his past, and he's determined to better his life as a commoner in a world ruled by vampires. Read full book review >