The Other Felix
"The story has a beautifully crafted innocence reminiscent of The Little Prince. This is a satisfying tale in and of itself, as well as a helpful and sensitive guide for those children who are just learning to confront life’s sticky challenges. The ending is exquisite."
—School Library Journal
"Quiet, unassuming, and plagued by realistic and universal insecurities, Felix is an amiable protagonist to whom even more boisterous youngsters will readily relate. . . . this tale of maturation and friendship is suitable for sharing between parents and their children."
—Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"[Graff’s] skill at capturing the small, everyday details and dramas that loom large in children’s minds, as well as his avoidance of a too-neat ending, ought to linger with readers…"
"An allegorical tale about friendship, fear, happiness and hope. . . . This thoughtful, whimsical story promises rewards for those patient readers who stick with Felix till the end."
The Price of Liberty
"With its wacky characters and deadpan humor, Graff's third novel (after My Fellow Americans and One Nation, Under God), another winner, will appeal to those who like their thrillers slightly off-kilter in the tradition of Donald Westlake and Lawrence Block."
"Graff’s cynical take on government waste and corporate greed plays well. McEnroe is as rugged as the desolate country he lives in, and his gritty do-what-ya-gotta-do actions keep the pages turning easily."
"Graff’s writing keeps the reader anxious for the next scene. If a tale of murder and mystery, told with finely wrought characters, setting, and a delightful touch of humor, is of interest, this is the book to read."
"By the time you reach the halfway point, you can’t stop reading. . . . Other contemporary thriller writers resort to the exotic and outlandish to sustain their narrative, but Graff builds suspense around real people in the real world. He plugs his characters into the everyday and reveals how unnerving it can be."
"one of the best books of the year by any local author . . . a different America that is good, good reading."
—Rick Kogan, WGN
"a first-class thriller that sweeps the reader along on a bouncy, jarring ride . . . It will grip you, it will feel real, and it will make you think about American values."
"Graff's tautest yet. It's an almost seamless thriller, a page-turner. The best feature of the book is the villain, Shane Fetters. In a new move for Graff, the book is partly told from Fetters' point of view, which allows Graff to flex a talent also not yet seen in his previous novels: humor."
"The ensuing events include murders and chases, with the tension building to a crescendo . . . it is a fast-reading, exciting novel, and is recommended."
One Nation, Under God
" . . . One Nation evokes such paranoid 1970s thrillers as The Parallax View and Six Days of the Condor."
My Fellow Americans
"Graff . . . has a light but sure hand. Jason's harrowing adventures, perfectly paced and leavened by touches of humor, are gripping from start to finish. Highly recommended"
"Picks up speed in all the right places . . . a first-rate thriller."