Search Results: "Phil Klay"


BOOK REVIEW

REDEPLOYMENT by Phil Klay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2014

"A no-nonsense and informed reckoning with combat."
A sharp set of stories, the author's debut, about U.S. soldiers in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and their aftermaths, with violence and gallows humor dealt out in equal measure. Read full book review >

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SNOW BEAST COMES TO PLAY by Phil Gosier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"The lack of adventure and the pat, pedestrian resolution makes this an ineffective if well-intentioned appeal to get past the unreliability of first impressions. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Unfortunately for one disgruntled snow beast, there isn't a whole lot to do on the mountain aside from snoring or comparing relative foot size (big, bigger, biggest). Read full book review >

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BUSTED by Phil Bildner
FICTION
Released: Aug. 28, 2007

"However, this book has a place in public libraries serving teens with a reputation for partying. (Fiction. YA)"
Four connected stories about happenings at fictional Coldwater Creek High School may raise some adult eyebrows, but teens, especially reluctant readers, may think these guys have got it going on. Read full book review >

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ANIMUS by Phil Keith
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 10, 2008

"A crisp suspense story with understated polish."
A serpentine piece of suspense about one man settling a demented personal grudge while wiping out a good portion of a tony resort community. Read full book review >

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RIVER STREET by Phil Condon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 9, 1994

"Too macho for its own good."
A flat, emotionless style deadens the impact of this debut collection of short stories and a novella. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2005

"Bets are that Doran spends more time in Italy now than he does in California."
He gave up television for a home in Tuscany, and he grouses about it? Read full book review >

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NOT DEAD YET by Phil Collins
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Though without the gruff nastiness of Keith Richards' Life or the raw poetry of Bruce Springsteen's Born to Run, this is a pleasing entry in the pop-confessional genre."
Of beat-keeping, boozing, and stardom: Genesis drummer and solo star Collins tells…well, something approaching all. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1998

"Caught somewhere between reportage and nostalgic blooey, the book slips away from the outfielder. (b&w photos)"
Playing the old nostalgia card, New Yorkbased baseball writer and radio personality Pepe (The Wit and Wisdom of Yogi Berra, 1974) strip-mines the decade for meaningful nuggets. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 5, 2013

"A first-rate chronicle of an unexamined subculture."
A rollicking history of the telephone system and the hackers who exploited its flaws. Read full book review >

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ELIXIR by Phil Cleary
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 3, 2013

"A perfectly calibrated thriller, memorable for how closely it cleaves to reality."
Cleary's blistering debut sees a pharmaceutical lab create a life-extending compound that, if not properly controlled, could unravel civilization. Read full book review >

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THE FABRIC OF SIN by Phil Rickman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2008

"Rickman (The Remains of an Altar, 2007, etc.), a historian of the first order, neatly segues between church policies of today and seven centuries ago. Be prepared to read slowly, maybe even take notes."
Prince Charles's interests antagonize Masons, former hippies and an ultra-secret cadre devoted to Knights Templar history. Read full book review >