Search Results: "Paul Sussman"


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

THE HIDDEN OASIS by Paul Sussman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Above-average middle doesn't quite compensate for a slow start and painfully bloated conclusion."
Egyptologists, gangsters and spies race across the desert in search of an ancient oasis and the treasure concealed therein. 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 LABYRINTH OF OSIRIS by Paul Sussman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"A mayhem-rich view of the world through the eyes of mummies and villains, and a lot of fun."
Taut, entertaining archaeological murder mystery-meets-spy thriller by genre-meister Sussman (The Hidden Oasis, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LAST SECRET OF THE TEMPLE by Paul Sussman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Clunky prose swaddles a frantic but unexceptional plot."
The search for a hidden treasure that will be either a blessing or a curse for the state of Israel reopens wounds from the Holocaust and threatens to worsen the state of Arab-Israeli relations, if such a thing is possible. Read full book review >

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THE LOST ARMY OF CAMBYSES by Paul Sussman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 27, 2003

"A plot as complex as a hall of mirrors, and almost as gripping as a death threat."
An ancient Egyptian tomb holds the key to a grisly string of modern-day murders, in an engaging first outing by archaeologist Sussman. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOMEONE FOR MR. SUSSMAN by Patricia Polacco
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 13, 2008

"Another winner from a master. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Bubbie is a matchmaker with a great record of success. Read full book review >

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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 >