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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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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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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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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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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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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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 >