Search Results: "Stanley Booth"


BOOK REVIEW

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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MARRY ME by Pat Booth
Released: April 10, 1996

"The pages practically flip themselves, but this is strictly for fans only—unless you're in the mood for the print version of what could be a three-part Aaron Spelling mini-series starring Heather Locklear as career-woman Rachel. (Literary Guild alternate selection)"
Less steam and sizzle than Booth aficionados (All For Love, 1993, etc.) have become accustomed to in this relatively tame tale of a man who loves three women—and of the women who bond over him. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"Doyle emerges as an honorable pillar of Victorian pride and prejudice, even when he wrote ineptly and let others play him for a fool. (40 b&w photos, not seen)"
A discursive, anecdotal life of the prolific creator of Sherlock Holmes by the equally prolific Booth (The Industry of Souls, 1999, etc.), who seeks here to put the bluff Sir Arthur on the same pedestal as the giants of English literature. Read full book review >

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BLACK DOG by Stephen Booth
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"You don't even have to supply your own rain."
An eternal cloud seems to have been hanging over the Peak District village of Edendale even before Harry Dickinson reports finding the Reebok trainer of 15-year-old Laura Vernon. 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 >

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THE INDUSTRY OF SOULS by Martin Booth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"By turns terrifying and moving, an observant book likely to be long remembered."
Much published in England but known here only for his nonfiction (Opium: A History,1998), Booth offers a gripping tale'short-listed for the Booker—of the gulag and one man's escape from it. 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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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 >