Search Results: "Phil Pepe"


BOOK REVIEW

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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 10, 2012

"Minor-league writing from a major-league player and person."
The former Mets' shortstop, coach and manager revisits his career, revealing his diamond talents and work ethic, his love for the game, his two World Series appearances and his narrative limitations. Read full book review >

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SELECTIONS by Pepe Nero
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An intriguing, if uneven, collection of one author's varied creative output."
A miscellaneous anthology of poems, drawings and stories. Read full book review >

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PLAYING THE FIELD by Phil Bildner
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2006

"Too improbable for realism, not sharp enough for farce and simply unconvincing. (Fiction. YA)"
Implausible characterizations and motivations run through this high-school senior's first-person narration of a feud, a crush and making the boys' baseball team. Read full book review >

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THE PRAYER OF THE NIGHT SHEPHERD by Phil Rickman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 15, 2004

"Rickman, a thinking reader's Elizabeth George, continues his traversal of Welsh superstitions, Church of England conundrums, and true-crime touchstones (The Lamp of the Wicked, 2003, etc.) with an added bonus for Sherlockians: an explanation of that Hound's genesis."
Myths, legends, a large black hound, and spiritual proof of a visitation from Conan Doyle occupy the country folk of Ledwardine. Read full book review >

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THE STRANGER AND THE TIME MACHINE by Phil Scrima
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 26, 2013

"An often engaging sci-fi yarn about a journey to save the Earth that will continue in a planned sequel."
A man known only as the Stranger embarks on an adventure through time and space to save the Earth in Scrima's (From All Sides, 2011, etc.) sci-fi novel. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"At least the title is apt: Most of these critics should be abandoned on an island, along with their albums."
Off-key 21st-century reprise of the pioneering anthology Stranded (1979). Read full book review >

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LIVING THE SECULAR LIFE by Phil Zuckerman
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 4, 2014

"As Zuckerman makes clear, without resorting to smugness, secularity is not nothing but rather a way of living that enhances moral virtues and promotes human decency."
Zuckerman (Sociology and Secular Studies/Pitzer Coll.; Faith No More: Why People Reject Religion, 2011, etc.) seeks to sever the association of secularity with nothingness.Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 25, 2002

"With brio and dash, Patton (Dreamland, 1998, etc.) charts the long strange trip of the little bug that became a grand cultural totem."
A peppy, perspicacious cultural history of the Volkswagen. Read full book review >

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WHEN THE LORD SPOKE by Phil Bowhay
Released: Aug. 21, 2008

"Lightly likable and none-too-substantive, but pleasant and nostalgic for the demographically similar."
A catchall collection of essays and reminiscences, topped off with some brief fiction, is a pleasant blast of '40s and '50s nostalgia. Read full book review >