Search Results: "Phil Kenney"


BOOK REVIEW

RADIANCE by Phil Kenney
Released: Oct. 5, 2012

"A beautifully written, slow-paced reflection on a 20th-century family."
Kenney's debut novel offers a coming-of-age story about a doleful soul and the family ghosts that haunt "the entire stir-fry of existence." Read full book review >

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PHIL PICKLE by Kenny Herzog
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2016

"Real aspiring actors should be warned that it's not going to be that easy. Still, a feel-good story any way you slice it. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Most pickles just wait for their turns to be served with burgers and fries. Not Phil. Read full book review >

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PHIL JACKSON by Peter Richmond
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 26, 2013

"The book would have been more engaging as an oral history, weaving together stories and observations from Jackson's colleagues, teammates and friends. The narrative ends with the author no closer to validating his premise that Jackson's 'Zen thing' has been the key to his success."
Richmond (Badasses: The Legend of Snake, Foo, Dr. Death, and John Madden's Oakland Raiders, 2010, etc.) examines how the legendary coach's search for spiritual truths may have served as the blueprint for his future coaching success. Read full book review >

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HIDING PHIL by Eric Barclay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A slim story full of determination, problem-solving and pachyderm glee. (Picture book. 3-5)"
It's awfully hard to hide an elephant. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 23, 2013

"An unflinching portrait that will surely satisfy Harris' fans."
A candid narrative deconstructs the turbulent personal and professional life of the late Deadliest Catch star Phil Harris. Read full book review >

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PHIL AND FREDDY'S HALLOWEEN by Annelle Rigsby
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2011

"More trick than treat. (iPad storybook app. 2-6)"
Two amiable amphibians prepare to attend a Halloween party. Read full book review >

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THE BRIEF AND FRIGHTENING REIGN OF PHIL by George Saunders
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 20, 2005

"For those who appreciate speculative, experimental fiction, a mind-bending work inviting readers to ponder the nature of parable and the possibilities of language."
With an absurdist wit as playful as Monty Python's and a vision as dark as Samuel Beckett's, a post-modernist spins a provocative parable of political power and its abuses. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAMMURABI'S CODE by Charles Kenney
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1995

"Disappointing."
The murder of a respected public official brings to light his seamy personal dealings—in this first novel by a Boston Globe reporter. Read full book review >

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THE LAST MAN by Charles Kenney
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2001

"Two-and-a-half good stories, marred by, respectively, implausibility, sentimentality, and a desire to wrap up things too neatly."
Light is shed on a host of secrets buried in the pasts of two separate but casually linked families when an elderly concentration-camp survivor, now living in the Boston area, spots a man she believes is the last unaccountable figure in a group photo of Nazis she's carried with her for decades. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RESCUE MEN by Charles Kenney
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Some poignant stories, lots of ambition, but the result is but a flicker of a flame."
The evolving fortunes of a large Boston firefighting family, the Cocoanut Grove fire of 1942, the changing racial politics of Bean Town, the redemptive powers of work and writing—all intermixed with accounts of the derring-do of fire-and-rescue teams. Read full book review >

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THE SON OF JOHN DEVLIN by Charles Kenney
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"A sensitive but dull revenger, solemn and high-minded."
A blandly plotted attempt to write a character-driven, mean-streets cop drama without the sex and violence demanded by the genre. Read full book review >