Search Results: "Peter Hook"


BOOK REVIEW

HOOK by C.J. Songer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 7, 1999

"Fans hooked by Meg's heady debut (Bait, 1998) will find her just as swaggering as ever, even in full flight, and just as determined to confound the genre's gender roles by being the manliest little shamus in Southern Cal."
For a woman who's slinky enough to slither into a sheath dress and masquerade as a call girl in order to serve Sylvia de la Pe§a's wife-beating husband with divorce papers as he sits in a Beverly Hills restaurant, Mary Margaret Gillis spends an awful lot of time proving her manhood. Read full book review >

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HOOK by Ed Young
Kirkus Star
by Ed Young, illustrated by Ed Young
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2009

"Arresting and absorbing, this tale soars. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An unusual bird soars through striking art and powerful imagery. Read full book review >

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SUBSTANCE by Peter Hook
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"A well-written and brutally honest remembrance of the glory days of rave culture."
Life after Joy Division: an insider offers a comprehensive history of New Order. Read full book review >

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UNKNOWN PLEASURES by Peter Hook
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"Electric transmissions from a bygone era, etched in blood by someone who was there in body and spirit."
The propulsive bass guitarist for Joy Division puts his fingers on the beating pulse of one of the U.K.'s most influential bands. Read full book review >

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PETER by Kate Walker
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1993

"David, a wiser head, comfortable with his preference, one who can offer physical affection without sexual overtones; and, in Peter, a realistically distressed teenager who is finally able to muster enough perspective to weather his crisis. (Fiction. YA)"
When he finds himself attracted to his older brother's gay friend David, Peter is plunged into the kind of sexual uncertainty many young men feel. Read full book review >

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RED HOOK by Reggie Nadelson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 3, 2006

"Big Apple navel-gazing at its glummest."
Marriage brings little joy to Artie Cohen, NYPD. He packs his new bride off to New Jersey while he searches the Brooklyn waterfront for an old friend's killer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RED HOOK by Gabriel Cohen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2001

"The protagonist is flawed, often self-hating, and yet deeply sympathetic in this accomplished first novel: a police procedural with heart."
Brooklyn homicide detective Jack Leightner reacts violently to the dead body, and at first can't understand why. Read full book review >

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THE HOOK by Donald E. Westlake
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 2, 2000

"The set-up borrows a bit from Strangers on a Train, but the insider's view of the writer's life and the publishing industry are Westlake at his most trenchant—and several of those failed Bryce plots sound suspiciously like the work of Robert Ludlum."
Since blockbuster novelist Bryce Proctorr is blocked and can't write a word, while midlist author Wayne Prentice can't find a publisher for his new book, since each of his titles has sold even less well than the one before, Bryce offers Wayne half of his million-plus advance if he can palm Wayne's finished manuscript off as his own—with a few changes, of course—and one small hook. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SNAP HOOK by John R. Corrigan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 5, 2004

"A muffled, forgettable mystery highly recommended for golfers, golf widows and widowers, and everybody who's ever wondered what the fuss is about."
A dyslexic journeyman PGA golfer and sometime sleuth struggles to read greens and clues better than pages in this modest sequel to Cut Shot (not reviewed). Read full book review >

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TOP HOOK by Gordon Kent
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 4, 2002

"Paranoia powered on Ludlumite. Time for fans to refuel."
Third in the Alan Craik naval intelligence series by a pseudonymous father/son team of retired naval intelligence officers, picking up where Peacemaker (2001) left off. Read full book review >

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ALIAS HOOK by Lisa Jensen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2014

"Peter Pan aficionados may enjoy this revisionist history, but there's not much to offer the general fantasy or historical fiction reader."
Peter Pan grows up, unfortunately. Read full book review >

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CAPT. HOOK by J.V. Hart
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"A thought-provoking character portrait, though modern readers will make heavy weather of the first part's dated references and dialogue. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
In a first novel only tangentially related to the film Hook (1991), for which he wrote the screenplay, Hart casts the renowned villain as a strong-minded teenager undergoing some early formative experiences both on and off the playing fields of Eton. Read full book review >