Search Results: "Spalding Gray"


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THE JOURNALS OF SPALDING GRAY by Spalding Gray
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 19, 2011

"A journey into a darkness too deep for hope to brighten."
The troubled ruminations of the celebrated actor and writer, entries that darken as they approach his death by suicide in 2004. Read full book review >

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LIFE INTERRUPTED by Spalding Gray
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 11, 2005

"Readers shouldn't be blamed for feeling misled and slightly cheated by a book marketed as a Spalding Gray title, when only a fraction consists of his own words."
The late monologist's last work, heavily reliant on eulogies delivered by friends and family at two memorial services conducted after his 2004 suicide. Read full book review >

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IT'S A SLIPPERY SLOPE by Spalding Gray
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"This snow job should shake the devotion of even Gray's most steadfast fans."
An avalanche of shallow solipsisms as the veteran monologist takes to the slopes and learns to ski. Read full book review >

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MORNING, NOON AND NIGHT by Spalding Gray
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"On paper, it's light, light entertainment as Gray disrobes again."
Gray (It's a Slippery Slope, 1997, etc.) is an indefatigable talker. Read full book review >

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IMPOSSIBLE VACATION by Spalding Gray
Released: May 14, 1992

"Although it fails as a novel, this sui generis work has some of the best writing about sex since Henry Miller and some of the best writing about a breakdown since Sylvia Plath; its eccentric charm should enlarge Gray's already considerable following."
So here it is at last, the ostensible subject of Gray's latest stage (and, come the spring, screen) monologue Monster in a Box: a first novel that reads like an existential autobiography and has his mother's suicide (a longtime Gray subject) as its core. Read full book review >

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GRAY by Pete Wentz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Accomplished, though the mean-spirited denouement may put off some readers, and the lead's lack of transformation gives it a dark undercurrent."
A young rock star marinates himself in psychotropic drugs, ruminates on life on the road and pines away for his girl. Read full book review >

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FIELD GRAY by Philip Kerr
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 14, 2011

"An accomplished thriller."
When fans meet Bernie Gunther in this latest saga in the adventurous life of the hard-bitten, sardonic policeman, Kerr's (If the Dead Rise Not, 2010, etc.) stalwart Berliner detective is in pre-Castro Cuba. Read full book review >

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GRAY MATTER by Gary Braver
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A solid enough performer but unlikely to win the author many new fans."
Medical thriller with an abundance of preaching—and a blessed lack of typical plot machinations. Read full book review >

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ALASKA GRAY by Susan Froetschel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 21, 1994

"Even Jane's dread secret turns out to be disappointingly guilt-free."
Her new job as director of finance for Sitka's Katmai Shee Inc. canceled before she even has a chance to show up for work, Jane McBride, already smitten with the Alaskan town and resolved not to go back to Boston and the unspeakable secret she left behind there, lands a lesser job teaching economics at Holmes Barrett College and stays on with native Katmai Shee director/TV news reporter Francesca LaQuestion while she cultivates friendships with brotherly Daily Record reporter Bob Denson, psychiatrist Michael Benoit, and Holmes Barrett museum curator Daniel Greer. Read full book review >

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GRAY MOUNTAIN by John Grisham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"Literary fast food: It's tasty enough, but it's probably not so good for you, with or without the lumps of coal."
"I want all the boys to sit up straight and notice, and not just my ass." Yup, there's a new sheriff in town, and she's come to bring down Big Coal—and maybe strut her stuff, too. Read full book review >

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SQUIRRELLY GRAY by James Kochalka
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 28, 2007

"It's all a bit slight, but the shiny cover, simply drawn art and jaunty protagonist will draw readers. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Here, alternative-comics-artist Kochalka looks to a younger audience with a mixed-format tale featuring a bored squirrel who has adventures once he turns his TV off. Read full book review >

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GRAY MATTER by Shirley Kennett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Telemovie thrills may leave some readers sleepless, but not Thomas Harris."
Pauley Mac is a serial killer with brains—the brains of his victims, which he eats in order to absorb their particular skills. Read full book review >