Search Results: "Sideways Software"


BOOK REVIEW

SIDEWAYS by Rex Pickett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 16, 2004

"Skillful work about a friendship between two ultimately likable guys. But the movie will need zingers—the dialogue here is only adequate."
A fresh take on an evergreen: two men—one just divorced, one about to marry—spend a week together testing, then tying up, the bonds of their friendship. Read full book review >

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JEREMY FISHER by Beatrix Potter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 18, 2011

"High production values and a story-centered design give this a leg up over flashier, more game-like e-books. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
Potter's tale of a hapless frog who sets out to catch a minnow for dinner and almost ends up being dinner himself gets several useful extras in this unabridged app. It also receives a design upgrade that increases the original's cramped trim size and eliminates its blank pages while pairing text and pictures more closely together. Read full book review >

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SWING SIDEWAYS by Nanci Turner Steveson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"Too much telling, not enough truth. (Fiction. 8-12)"
An anxious girl makes a mysterious summer friendship in this middle-grade debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FALLING SIDEWAYS by Thomas E.  Kennedy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2011

"A clever spoof about work and the relationships formed there."
A week in the life of a group of worker bees whose firm is becoming unhinged. Read full book review >

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THE SOFTWARE BOMB by Steven Womack
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 22, 1993

"For fans and relatives only."
A wormer, not a hacker, has broken into the mainframe at the First Interstate Bank of Louisiana and planted a program that will wipe out all the bank's files unless a ransom of $5 million is paid. Read full book review >

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THE SOFTWARE SOCIETY by William Meisel
Released: Jan. 31, 2013

"A useful analysis of developments in human-technology relationships, combining research and personal reflections."
An entrepreneur and voice-technology expert reflects on growing human-computer connections and the implications for cultural evolution, the economy and what it means to be human. Read full book review >

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100 SIDEWAYS MILES by Andrew Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"All of this and so many more exquisite details make this a breathtaking read. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A wickedly witty and offbeat novel involving (among many other things) best friends, first love, classroom behavior outrageous enough to bring about a teacher's aneurysm and a stunningly described shadow-puppet show. Read full book review >

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BLOWN SIDEWAYS THROUGH LIFE by Claudia Shear
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 22, 1995

"Maybe it's time to start looking for job number 67."
The curriculum vitae of an intelligent and self- indulgent misfit. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FALLING OVER SIDEWAYS by Jordan Sonnenblick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Authentic, funny, dramatic, fantastic. (Fiction. 10-14)"
When Claire's family is turned upside down, her friends—and enemies—become a surprising source of support. Read full book review >

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UP, DOWN, AND SIDEWAYS by Robert H. Patton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1997

"Assured and entertaining."
First-time novelist Patton continues his impressive debut with a droll send-up of Wall Street, as he follows the fortunes of 24- year-old whiz-kid Philip Halsey, who, having dropped out of college at the age of 20, has parlayed a relatively small stake into a major portfolio. Read full book review >

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SIDEWAYS ON A SCOOTER by Miranda Kennedy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 26, 2011

"A generously observed memoir of an American finding her way in India."
Chronicle of the five years the author spent in India defining herself as "a journalist, an adventurer, a woman." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"Despite moments of personal distaste, Sorin's concise arguments stand as a model of reason."
In this massive philosophical treatise that crosses disciplines with verve and meticulous logic, politics, cognitive science, software engineering and more become threads in a complex examination of mental modeling. Read full book review >