Entries by Wes Yahola

JAMES LEE BURKE–THE GLASS RAINBOW

Posted on November 13, 2012 Editorial Reviews From Publishers Weekly Starred Review. MWA Grand Master Burke offers everything his readers expect–brilliant prose, prosaic situations that suddenly become mystic experiences, and a complex plot that repeatedly plumbs the depths of human depravity and the heights of nobility–in his superlative 18th novel featuring Iberia, La., deputy sheriff […]

MY EMPIRE OF DIRT–MANNY HOWARD

Posted on November 13, 2012 Review “The night I turned forty Manny Howard, a younger guy from the neighborhood, led me to the top of the Brooklyn Bridge. We even stole the flag. It was about five in the morning; we weren’t sober. It is a great pleasure to now be able to follow him […]

The Sentry (A Joe Pike Novel) by Robert Crais

Posted on November 13, 2012   The Sentry (A Joe Pike Novel) Editorial Reviews Amazon.com Review T. Jefferson Parker and Robert Crais: Author One-on-OneIn this Amazon exclusive, we brought together blockbuster authors T. Jefferson Parker and Robert Crais and asked them to interview each other.T. Jefferson Parker is one of only three writers to be awarded the Edgar Award for […]

STAR ISLAND–CARL HIAASEN

Posted on November 13, 2012 The career of singer Cheryl Bunterman (aka Cherry Pye), who debuted with Jailbait Records at age 15, is foundering due to her lack of talent and indiscriminate appetite for drugs, booze, and sex in this outrageous, offbeat novel from Hiaasen (Nature Girl). Among those struggling to keep Cherry’s career afloat […]

Exclusive Excerpt: America on Sale, From Matt Taibbi’s ‘Griftopia’

Posted on November 13, 2012 Our cash-strapped country is auctioning off its highways, ports and even parking meters, finding eager buyers in the Middle East Matt Taibbi’s unsparing and authoritative reporting on the financial crisis has produced a series of memorable Rolling Stone features. He showed us how Goldman Sachs, that “great vampire squid”, played a central role […]

Dead Zero: A Bob Lee Swagger Novel by Stephen Hunter

Posted on November 13, 2012 Review “[A] juicy premise, which Hunter admits adapting from Patrick Alexander’s 1977 Death of a Thin-Skinned Animal; transformed to a contemporary setting, it evokes the government-treachery themes of ‘24’ but does so with less cartoony derring-do and a considerably more nuanced exploration of the psychology of the soldier. . . . […]

My Reading Life by Pat Conroy

Posted on November 13, 2012 Editorial Reviews From Publishers Weekly The strengths and weakness of Conroy’s novels–both his beguiling narrative voice and his often overly emotional language–are present in this slim paean to the books and book people that have shaped his life. Conroy attributes his love of literature to his mother, who nurtured his […]

Autobiography of Mark Twain, Vol. 1

Posted on November 13, 2012 Editorial Reviews From Publishers Weekly Starred Review. Mark Twain is his own greatest character in this brilliant self-portrait, the first of three volumes collected by the Mark Twain Project on the centenary of the author’s death. It is published complete and unexpurgated for the first time. (Twain wanted his more […]