Search Results: "T.D. Jakes"


BOOK REVIEW

ON THE SEVENTH DAY by T.D. Jakes
Released: Oct. 23, 2012

"This preachy parable is only for die-hard Jakes fans."
Someone is stalking the little girls of New Orleans and leaving their poor bodies to be found on the seventh day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELLRAY JAKES IS NOT A CHICKEN! by Sally Warner
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"EllRay's struggles and eventual success coping with bullying, a hot-button topic, ring true, and kids who enjoyed previous Emma stories will appreciate this take from the boys' side. (Fiction. 7-11)"
The creator of the series about third-grader Emma McGraw (Only Emma, 2005, etc.) focuses on a new character here: EllRay Jakes, one of Emma's classmates. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELLRAY JAKES IS A ROCK STAR! by Sally Warner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"A welcome addition to the tales from Oak Glen Primary School. (Fiction. 7-11)"
This second series entry (EllRay Jakes Is Not a Chicken, 2011) features an unofficial popularity contest and EllRay's struggles to extricate himself from the fix he gets into after he tries to take a shortcut to earn the respect of his classmates. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELLRAY JAKES WALKS THE PLANK by Sally Warner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2012

"The EllRay Jakes stories are just right for his real-life peers; short enough to be read by kids getting comfortable with chapter booksand also enjoyable and authentic. (Fiction. 6-8)"
The third installment in this series about third-grader with a penchant for "messing up" (EllRay Jakes Is Not a Chicken, 2011, etc.) revisits an unfortunately evergreen theme from the first book: bullying. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JONNY JAKES INVESTIGATES THE HAMBURGERS OF DOOM by Malcolm Judge
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Exactly what's to be expected when you take candy from five-eyed purple extraterrestrials. (Science fiction. 8-10)"
An investigative journalist saves his school from a fate worse than lunch. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A good read for anyone interested in confidence men and the history of Wall Street."
The tale of an early-20th-century con man who swindled millions through horse racing, mining claims, and penny stocks. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROGUE STATE by T.D. Allman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2004

"Helpful propaganda, for those who need it. Otherwise, there's little new here, and nothing that hasn't been said better, and less shrilly."
An unsatisfying jeremiad on the evils of the Bush administration, Pax Americana, and other avatars of the Star-Spangled Imperium. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 2, 2007

"A fitting tribute to the race course that once featured Seabiscuit, War Admiral, Discovery and Whirlaway."
Terrific portrait of the 2000 season at Suffolk Downs, a mid-level, blue-collar, East Boston racetrack. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AMERICAN DREAMS by John Jakes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1998

"Realistic detail and period color galore keep this swift-moving story grounded in the sunset of a largely agrarian America as the automobile and WWI arrive to shake the republic out of its golden idyll. (Literary Guild featured alternate)"
This sequel to prolific historical novelist Jakes's Homeland (1994, not reviewed) leads faithful readers of his Revolutionary and Civil War sagas into the 20th century and continues his roman-fleuve of the Crown Dynasty of Chicago. Read full book review >