Search Results: "Thomas J. Keevers"


BOOK REVIEW

THE CHAINSAW BALLET by Thomas J. Keevers
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 19, 2007

"What stands out is the emphasis on sacrificial redemption dramatized by the figures of two ex-priests and Mike's dogged sense that 'this was real life, not some cheap detective story.'"
Sex, slavery and chainsaws in a Chicago more depraved than Al Capone's. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CHAINSAW BALLET by Thomas J. Keevers
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 19, 2007

"What stands out is the emphasis on sacrificial redemption dramatized by the figures of two ex-priests and Mike's dogged sense that 'this was real life, not some cheap detective story.'"
Sex, slavery and chainsaws in a Chicago more depraved than Al Capone's. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 2010

"The frame is skimpy, and the book's moral vision can be schematic, but this is a subtly observed, beautifully written, structurally complex novel—an impressive follow-up to Small Island."
The fifth novel by Levy—whose Small Island won Britain's Orange Prize and was Whitbread Book of the Year—is set in 19th-century Jamaica and covers the last years of slavery and its long, miserable aftermath. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

J by Howard Jacobson
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A pleasure, as reading Jacobson always is—though much different from what we've come to expect, which is not at all a bad thing."
Jacobson (The Finkler Question, 2010, etc.), Britain's answer to Philip Roth, returns with an enigmatic tale of the near future.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"The end result ought to be risible, but Jarvis pulls it off, to stunning effect. (Horror. 10-14)"
A rousing tale of horror and heroism, this last prequel to the Deptford Mice trilogy stands well alone, as the doughty shipmouse Thomas Triton at last reveals his tragic past. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"A slim but tasty addition to the long list of Jefferson's accomplishments."
Craughwell (30 Days with the Irish Mystics, 2012, etc.) chronicles Jefferson's obsession with all things agricultural. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JEMIMA J by Jane Green
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2000

"Slightly unpredictable story development saves this from exactly duplicating the vast mound of similar feel-good modern fairy tales for women, but it lives in the same neighborhood."
An overweight woman turns from ugly duckling to swan in British novelist Green's American debut: a tale that offers plenty of engaging plot twists but not much substance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

J. EDEN by Kit Reed
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 1996

"Terrific takes on time's rush, with a touch of that personal enlightenment offered to a certain generation of moviegoers by The Big Chill—but less glib."
Reedian thoughts about life, marriage, middle age, and children when three couples, their kids, and a close friend spend the summer lumped together in a New England farmhouse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OSCAR J by Sherlene Adolphe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 10, 2013

"A compassionate guide that can help parents and kids with tough questions."
A debut book steers young readers and their families through experiences of loss. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 24, 2008

"Earley reminds us that Tretyakov is no objective observer—he leans over backward to say nasty things about Russia while flattering America and himself. Keeping this in mind, readers will encounter plenty of juicy details about Russian intelligence, which still considers America the enemy."
More outrageous espionage scandal, but this time the CIA and FBI look good. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Va-J-J-House by Aunt Lea Lance
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A heartfelt but uneven fiction debut."
In this novel, a woman and her niece recount the trials and tribulations of their love lives and the ways that they rely on each other for love and support. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DR. J by Karl Taro Greenfeld
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"A good enough treatment of the phenomenon called 'Dr. J' and an especially thoughtful account of the man, Julius Erving."
The NBA's most transformative player submits an unusually revealing autobiography. Read full book review >