Search Results: "Seth Margolis"


BOOK REVIEW

VANISHING ACT by Seth Margolis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 25, 1993

"The messy mystery—felonies swarm like big city roaches, and nearly everybody's responsible for one or another of them—never lives up to its promising opening; but Joe and his mate, Alison Rosen, are as charming as ever, if not much smarter."
The night after merchandising king George Samson offers New York private eye Joe DiGregorio (False Faces, 1991) a million dollars to help him fake his death, he's murdered, shot in the face in the back of a cab, and Joe lands a job investigating his death. Read full book review >

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FALSE FACES by Seth Margolis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 25, 1991

"I think you're ready for number two on your face''); his characters and mystery, though, are strictly from hunger."
Fire Island cop Joe DiGregorio goes undercover to find out who killed quietly swinging single Linda Levinson on her way home from legendary nightspot Crane's. Read full book review >

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PERFECT ANGEL by Seth Margolis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1997

"Labored, thin, and amazingly unsuspenseful. (First printing of 35,000; film rights to Paramount)"
A high-concept, low-output Imperiled Mom scenario from the author of Losing Isaiah (1993), etc. Margolis starts with a nifty premise. Read full book review >

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LOSING ISAIAH by Seth Margolis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 1993

"Shifting from Margaret's to Selma's to Charles's to Isaiah's and other points of view, Margolis (False Faces, 1991, etc.) prevents the reader from identifying deeply with any one side, making this more an abstract intellectual exercise than a compelling work of fiction."
Margolis attempts to follow the success of novels like The Good Mother and Kramer vs. Read full book review >

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WIMBLEDON GREEN by Seth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2005

"A humble hobby is pursued with Indiana Jones-style vigor."
How did the world's greatest comic collector get to be so great? And what's with the hats? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 29, 1992

"A compelling account of the relentless incursion into one of the earth's last frontiers, and a determined call for calm and reason amidst the clamor of increasingly belligerent antagonists. (Photographs and maps—not seen.)"
A well-organized, carefully researched, and fascinating study of the devastation of the Amazon rain forest; by Margolis, a Newsweek correspondent for eight years in Brazil. Read full book review >

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URI GELLER by Jonathan Margolis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"An obviously wowed author presents a mostly sympathetic view of the life and times of Uri Geller. (16 photos, not seen)"
A mostly credulous look at the famous Israeli who claims to be able to bend spoons with his mind. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1999

"This thoroughly enjoyable, informative look at America of 35 years ago will revive memories for aging baby boomers and lead all readers to realize how dramatically the country has changed in a mere generation. (16 pages b&w photos) (Author tour)"
Because history involves continual change, all years are transitional; some, however, are more so than others. Read full book review >

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APOCALIPSTICK by Sue Margolis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2003

"Quick in pace and often very funny."
Slapdash farce from the author of Spin Cycle (2001, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PUPPY POOL PARTY! by Seth Casteel
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2016

"These precocious pups will appeal to a wide audience of dog lovers, including beginning readers and older readers. (Picture book. 3-10)"
A passel of pups play underwater at their own pool party in this simple story illustrated with high-quality photographs. Read full book review >