Search Results: "William Landay"


BOOK REVIEW

MISSION FLATS by William Landay
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Stylish writing, wickedly convoluted plotting, and an insider's view of big-city jurisprudence and police accommodation. You'll barely finish this many-tentacled tale before you start clamoring for former ADA Landay's next."
A crackling debut that answers the question: Who will be the new Grisham? Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Landay is yet another lawyer-turned-writer, and it's inevitable that he'll be compared to Scott Turow, but this novel succeeds on its own merits."
Landay does the seemingly impossible by coming up with a new wrinkle in the crowded subgenre of courtroom thrillers. Read full book review >

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THE STRANGLER by William Landay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 6, 2007

"In between a slow start and a coda too cute, Landay (Mission Flats, 2003) shows a truly sizzling Boston."
Irish grief implodes in 1963 Boston. Read full book review >

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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: WILLIAM GIRALDI
by Joe M. O'Connell

Novelist William Giraldi found writing his memoir The Hero's Body at once arduous and simple.

The book entwines his experiences as a teenage bodybuilder, the story of his ultra-macho working-class family and his father's untimely death in a motorcycle crash when he was in his 40s, the author in his 20s.

"I really started writing it when my ...


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WILLIAM MCKEEN
by Gregory McNamee

Charles Manson had a sweet, clear voice, reminiscent of Chet Baker’s, that could carry a pop song, a jazz standard, or a show tune. He wrote some good songs, a couple of which became unironic hipster anthems decades later. He charmed his way into an elite circle of Los Angeles musicians, and he swayed a few of them to record ...


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BOOK REVIEW

STANLEY THE FARMER by William Bee
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"Steady and bright, this will appeal to toddlers looking for comfort, not thrills. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A cartoonlike hamster named Stanley and two other small mammals demonstrate the steps used to plant, maintain and harvest wheat at a typical commercial farm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MIGLOO'S DAY by William Bee
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 24, 2015

"Whew. There's definitely a new 'Busytown' in town. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Doing Richard Scarry considerably more than one better, a peripatetic beagle sails through teeming cartoon seek-and-find scenes featuring over 65 named characters. Read full book review >

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GOLEMCHIK by William Exley
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2015

"Though this effort has some eerie moments, it's too abbreviated to offer more than sketches of plot or character. (Graphic short story. 7-9)"
A boy's dull summer turns exciting, to say the least, when he acquires a large and temperamental companion in this entry in a new series of graphic short stories. Read full book review >

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DAYTIME NIGHTTIME by William Low
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"Calm and soothing—a nonthreatening backyard adventure. (Picture book. 2-4)"
An extremely simple text describes animals a rural child might see in the daytime and nighttime. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STANLEY THE BUILDER by William Bee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Nonetheless, little listeners are sure to come back to Stanley over and over, as he explores jobs and uses equipment sure to pique their interest. (Picture book. 2-6)"
In Bee's new series, Stanley the hamster explores jobs. Read full book review >

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WHATEVER by William Bee
by William Bee, illustrated by William Bee
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Perfect for sharing with little ingrates, though the question begs to be asked: Why this and not the original when this is almost a carbon copy? (Picture book. 6-8)"
A remake of Maurice Sendak's Pierre (1962), with a more trenchant ending. Read full book review >

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THE WOLVES OF CURRUMPAW by William Grill
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 12, 2016

"The stereotyping is a definite gaffe, but the illustrations convey an intensity of feeling in keeping with the profound way the experience changed at least one man's life. (resource lists) (Picture book. 8-10)"
The winner of the 2015 Kate Greenaway Medal offers an atmospheric retelling of a 19th-century tale that helped to spark the wildlife conservation movement in this country. Read full book review >