Search Results: "Stephen J. Rivele"


BOOK REVIEW

A BOOKE OF DAYS by Stephen J. Rivele
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"A stunningly mature novel of faith, violence, love, and loss that, while rooted in late-20th-century nihilism and uncertainty, remains scrupulously faithful to its period."
A historical saga of Pope Urban II's perverse ``armed pilgrimage''—that is, the First Crusade—brilliantly folds post- Vietnam cynicism and late-20th-century spiritual doubt into a bloody, muddy, horrifyingly surreal march to Jerusalem in 1096. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Film rights sold."
Spellbinding autobiography of a child prodigy—gifted in the black arts of weaponry—who enters the shadow world of international-arms sales. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 18, 2011

"In-your-face violence and resilient heroism that leaps off the page."
The life and work of a tireless Compton, Calif. beat cop. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TIN COLLECTORS by Stephen J. Cannell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 13, 2001

"Lackluster plotting, paper-thin people, and slapdash prose."
A subpar thriller from veteran TV writer/producer Cannell (The Devil's Workshop, 1999, etc.) shows rogue cops conspiring against the one good apple in L.A.'s rotten barrel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VERTICAL COFFIN by Stephen J. Cannell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Action's been a reliable staple in the Scully series, but here Cannell gets the people right, too. A likable, believable cast makes this the best yet by the Rockford man."
Internecine warfare between feebies and sheriff's guys with the LAPD as peacemakers—could you believe—in this rousing bang-banger. Read full book review >

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QUEST OF THE SHADOW FORGE by Stephen J. Bauer
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 17, 2009

"For fans of eccentric fiction."
A fantasy novel about an adolescent with ADHD and a transcendent destiny. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"The many ideas contained in Pyne's book alone will help that interpretation along nicely. (16 pages b&w photos, 3 maps, not seen)"
Intellectual and environmental history merge in a useful study of one of the world's great natural wonders. Read full book review >

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ON THE GRIND by Stephen J. Cannell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 6, 2009

"'The mop-up,' says our hero as crooks, creeps and assorted bottom feeders finally surrender to the forces of good, 'was right out of a Bruckheimer movie.' Or a phoned-in Cannell novel."
Could it be that one of the LAPD'S fairest-haired boys is actually a dirtbag? Say it ain't so, Shane (Three Shirt Deal, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 1998

"His engrossing book will interest not only serious Jews and Catholics, but all whose lives have been torn by intrafamilial religions schisms. (Author tour)"
A deeply affecting story of three people's intense religious journeys: from Judaism to Roman Catholicism on the part of the author's parents, and the reverse for Dubner himself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAVERICK HEART by Stephen J. May
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"A fine job: May's attentions may well inspire new interest in Grey's largely forgotten work."
A well-crafted biography of the western writer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 1995

"Not always a ball of fire, but the persevering reader will be treated to a thought-provoking treatise on this most elemental of subjects. (36 illustrations, not seen)"
To burn or not to burn—a question repeatedly and vociferously answered in the affirmative by Pyne in this intensive, sometimes densely philosophical examination of the relationship between humans and fire. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RIDING THE SNAKE by Stephen J. Cannell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 7, 1998

"His fiction cries out for the same qualitites. (Author tour)"
She's a cop under a cloud; he's a country club wastrel. Read full book review >