Search Results: "Scott Farris"


BOOK REVIEW

KENNEDY AND REAGAN by Scott Farris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"A fresh, welcome view of two much-revered leaders."
An engrossing "comparative biography" of two presidents who remain enduringly popular. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"A most useful aide-mémoire for situating the upcoming presidential slugfest."
A lively, opinionated examination of the instructive role of the loser in presidential races. Read full book review >

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DRAGONFLY by John Farris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Readers themselves are apt to feel seduced and abandoned when they find that none of the best storylines from the openingor the exciting pacesurvive once the novel passes through the plantation gates. (Literary Guild selection)"
Farris's latest (Sacrifice, 1994, etc.) opens at a frantic pace, seeming ready to move in two or three different directions, promising action and intrigue, then unexpectedly transforms itself into a sort of southern gothic romance. Dr. Joe Bryce makes his living by seducing and defrauding rich women, using the proceeds to live a carefree life in the Caribbean aboard his yacht. Read full book review >

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SOON SHE WILL BE GONE by John Farris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 23, 1997

"Like the summer's action flicks: marvelous visuals, little substance."
Serial-kidnapper psychodrama set in the privileged precincts of the very wealthy, by the ever assured Farris (Dragonfly, 1995, etc.), a master of pitch-perfect dialogue be it backcountry or Manhattan art world. Read full book review >

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SACRIFICE by John Farris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Farris beautifully evokes ho-hum small-town southern life—his situation humor is so real, it's surreal—and Greg Walker is an intriguing character, but when he travels south of the border his story runs out of steam."
Farris (Fiends, 1990, etc.) concocts a thriller whose pitch-perfect middle Americanisms initially give credibility to its lurid plot. Read full book review >

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THE FURY AND THE POWER by John Farris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 4, 2003

"Strong cliché-free style, wondrous detail, and gifted moments show Farris chained by genre, a Bernini carving in soap. Great for the fans. Avenging Fury ahead."
Third in Farris's Fury series—The Fury and then (25 years later) The Fury and the Terror (2001)—again involving doppelgängers.Read full book review >

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Theological Times by James Farris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2015

"A thoughtful consideration of the way modern philosophy has influenced Christian theology."
A philosophical reflection on the author's engagement with modern theological scholarship. Read full book review >

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HIGH BLOODS by John Farris
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 21, 2009

"Entertaining, if somewhat derivative."
Hard-boiled urban fantasy set in a near-future Los Angeles infested by werewolves. Read full book review >

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LIE STILL by David Farris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"A routine thriller in surgical gear."
The overly long tale of a young doctor who gets caught up with the wrong woman in an ER, and of his subsequent efforts to redeem himself. Read full book review >

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PHANTOM NIGHTS by John Farris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Strong, lip-smacking suspense with an occult overwash that more or less avoids genre categorization."
Perhaps Farris's best yet shows him, like Dean Koontz in his recent work, striving for greater substance. Read full book review >