Search Results: "Stanley Booth"


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KEITH by Stanley Booth
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 28, 1995

"Still, a welcome addition to the growing library of Stones- related tomes. (10 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A prose meditation on Rolling Stone Keith Richards by a man who entered the Stones' inner sanctum as a journalist in the late '60s and subsequently became the guitarist's friend and confidante. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1992

"Feelingful all the way, and a tribute to the blues."
Top-flight memoir/article collection on Memphis, blues musicians, and rock 'n' roll, by the author of 1984's Dance with the Devil: The Rolling Stones, who has abandoned the gonzo style of that work for a much more intimate and moving tie with the reader. Read full book review >

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KENDRA by Coe Booth
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"The powerful beginning nevertheless signals Booth as a talent to watch. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Kendra, a thoughtful, introspective teen, is more into theatrical design than getting into trouble. Read full book review >

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SOUL STEALER by Martin Booth
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2005

"The parts may not add up, but some of them are memorable enough to keep reader interest in the series going. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
This sequel to Doctor Illuminatus (2004) is likewise shaky on internal logic, but rich in thoroughly researched alchemical lore and icky set pieces. Read full book review >

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DOCTOR ILLUMINATUS by Martin Booth
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

Booth draws heavily on old alchemical texts, herb lore, and lurid accounts of witchly deeds for this chiller, but neglects to link it all with a coherent story. Read full book review >

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CANNABIS by Martin Booth
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2004

"Readable and comprehensive, loaded as fudge: the only hash book you'll ever need."
An investigation of the culture of hemp, the most widely distributed hallucinogenic on Earth. Read full book review >

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OPIUM by Martin Booth
NON-FICTION
Released: July 13, 1998

"Not quite intoxicating, but good for at least a pleasant buzz."
This comprehensive opium chronicle is a worthy addition to the recent rush of compendia that seek to place commodities (e.g., oil, potatoes, corn) in their full historical/social context. Read full book review >

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ONE LAST BREATH by Stephen Booth
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Elizabeth George fans will queue up for this one. It's suitably wordy; its continuing characters have uneasy relationships and secretive pasts; and it raises melodrama to middlebrow art."
Who's been sleeping in her bed? Read full book review >

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ANOTHER MAN'S GROUND by Claire Booth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"The second in Booth's regional crime series (The Branson Beauty, 2016) is both an excellent police procedural and a surprisingly humorous look at politics and family feuds."
Politics rears its ugly head when a sheriff investigates multiple murders. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 2008

"As pretentious as it is outlandish, but at least authentically mind-boggling."
An encyclopedic, lavishly illustrated attempt to discern an alternative-belief system in the broad diversity of ancient paganism and mystical offshoots of the major faiths. Read full book review >

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MIAMI by Pat Booth
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Ka-ching-g-g-g."
Bicoastal (Malibu, Palm Beach, etc.) steam and megabuck specialist Booth returns to Florida to dish up the modeling business and flack for the city of bright T-shirts. Read full book review >