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

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

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

Virtual Vengeance by Thomas J J Starr
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 2, 2014

"A solid, enjoyable first novel, despite its tendency to veer into wordy technological discussions."
In Starr's debut cyber-thriller, the future is here—and it wants to sell you things. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GAME PLAN by Thomas J. Dygard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"As usual with Dygard, the climactic game is a real edge-of-the-seater; younger readers will also appreciate the simple language and repetition of key points. (Fiction. 10-13)"
When tiny Barton High's football coach is hospitalized a week before the season's last game, only bookish student manager Hubert ``Beano'' Hatton is available to step in. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Sharp, succinct, and expert. (Twelve halftones—not seen.)"
Fresh analysis of Wilson, his times, and the evolution of his international position; by Knock (History/Southern Methodist Univ.). 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

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Quite readable, for doctrinaire chapter and verse."
Fresh off his argument that Abraham Lincoln solidified a "mercantilist" government/business cabal that still pollutes American capitalism (The Real Lincoln, 2002), DiLorenzo (Economics/Loyola College) now dilates on that perspective. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"A courageous breaking of the code of silence to seek mental health for veterans and the war-scarred."
The story of the friendship between an embedded photographer in Afghanistan and a Marine who was wounded in an ambush explosion in 2010. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PINCH AND DASH MAKE SOUP by Michael J. Daley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Here's hoping more servings of this charming duo will make it to the (reading) table. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Daley's easy-reading text about good friends learning to cooperate is served up just right with Yezerski's illustrations in pen, ink and watercolor. Read full book review >