Search Results: "Raymond Khoury"


BOOK REVIEW

RAYMOND by Yann Le Bec
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"What makes it all worthwhile? Getting 'your ears scratched in just the right place.' (Picture book. 5-8)"
A dog explores a career in journalism, then decides there are better things (for a dog) to do. Read full book review >

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THE LAST TEMPLAR by Raymond Khoury
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 19, 2006

"A mostly implausible first novel."
Keep the code, scratch da Vinci. Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL'S ELIXIR by Raymond Khoury
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 27, 2011

"Vivid, energetic scenes ensure that Khoury's tale never falters or bores. It's the sort of novel that could make a colorful movie, but meanwhile, enjoy the book."
Lust for a potent, mind-ripping drug brings only trouble and dead bodies in this fast-paced thriller set primarily in Mexico and Southern California. Read full book review >

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THE SIGN by Raymond Khoury
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 5, 2009

"Uninspired."
Khoury's third high-concept thriller (Sanctuary, 2007, etc.) features much ado about an apparition in the Antarctic sky. Is it a sign from God—or maybe not so much? Read full book review >

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RASPUTIN'S SHADOW by Raymond Khoury
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"Sure, the main action takes place far from Mother Russia. Still, this is a fast-paced, enjoyable tale."
Khoury's thriller reaches back into history to set up a 21st-century showdown that adds a nice touch of science fiction. Read full book review >

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THE TEMPLAR SALVATION by Raymond Khoury
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 19, 2010

"Probably irresistible to faithful Templar fans. But it's too talky, underimagined and much too heavy-gaited for mass conversions among the rest."
From Khoury (The Sign, 2009, etc.), a sluggish sequel to his runaway biblical bestseller, The Last Templar (2005). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAYMOND CARVER by Carol Sklenicka
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 24, 2009

"The epic biography that Carver deserves."
A rich portrait of a master of the American short story. Read full book review >

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RAYMOND AND GRAHAM by Mike Knudson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2010

"Knudson's focus on sports adds some flair to a series that is already winning fans and providing enjoyment for third- and fourth-grade readers who like the slightly larger-than-usual font, the short chapters and Curtis's appealing illustrations. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Best friends Raymond and Graham bring their usual antics to the game of baseball in their annual attempt to win the Millcreek Little League Championship (Raymond and Graham Rule the School, 2009). Read full book review >

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RAYMOND CHANDLER by Tom Hiney
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

"Hiney ends up nibbling around the edges of Chandler's life and work, as if he'd bitten off more than he could chew. (illustrations, not seen)"
A disappointing new biography of the nonpareil hardboiled writer. Read full book review >

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RAYMOND AND NELDA by Barbara Bottner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"Even though the scheme appears not to work at first, the story, along with art by Hayashi, gives an easy grasp of both sides of the misunderstanding, and provides a way out for any reader in the same fix. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Bottner's story of a friendship that has hit a snag is a very mild affair, as it doesn't present any new pathways to explore in this already heavily scrutinized terrain. Read full book review >

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RAYMOND AND HANNAH by Stephen Marche
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2005

"A touching narrative, frustratingly at arm's length."
One-night stand of a mid-20s Toronto couple stretches into travel to Jerusalem, in a brief first novel, self-conscious and finally compromised hopelessly by its own editorial apparatus—with actual author's notes in the margin. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 1971

Joan Kahn ably presents this new collection which includes Chandler's introduction to his Simple Art of Murder, four long short stories — "Red Wind," "Trouble is My Business," "Blackmailers Don't Shoot," and "The Pencil," and two novels — The Little Sister and The Long Goodbye which did not appear in the 1964 Knopf Omnibus. Read full book review >