Search Results: "Stepworks Company"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LION AND THE MOUSE HD by Stepworks Company
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 22, 2010

"Neither is a little bit of thoughtful, well-executed storytelling—truly adorable. (iPad storybook app. 2-8)"
Neatly balancing between too complicated and too simple, this app packs an abundance of cuteness into a deceptively minimalist package. Read full book review >

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COMPANY by Max Barry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 17, 2006

"Comic relief for any b-school grads (or Office Space fans) who've had their fill of Collins, Drucker and Peters."
A raucous black comedy about corporate management that's tailor-made for anybody who's ever gone to the office feeling like a lab rat. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 11, 2003

"An entertaining and even charming excursion in business history, largely unburdened by formulas and numbers but full of debate-stirring data all the same."
Is the corporation a soulless and soul-killing construct, an instrument of unmitigated evil, as Genoese streetfighters and latter-day Naderites are wont to argue? Not necessarily—and not even usually—write two Economist reporters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SORROW’S COMPANY by DeWitt Henry
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 20, 2001

"Powerful, wrenching, illuminating, and lovely."
More than a dozen essayists struggle with illness, death, loss, love, and survival. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FAST COMPANY by D. James Smith
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"The passages of remarkably poised, fluid writing make Smith's debut, despite its disheartening message, unusually strong. (Fiction. 12-14)"
A depressing, downbeat tale that attempts to make sense of the lives of some highly dysfunctional, unlikable people, but never quite succeeds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHAPLIN & COMPANY by Mave Fellowes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2014

"Fellowes drives the novel at a leisurely pace and lets the characters unfold gradually and quirkily until we get to know them well."
A slow-moving novel—perhaps appropriate since much of it takes place on a narrow boat moored in London's Little Venice neighborhood—ultimately driven by characters...and charming they can be. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BAD COMPANY by Virginia Swift
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 18, 2002

"Despite all the activity, this sophomore effort is a tad heavy-handed, with too many dysfunctional relatives, too much kissy-kissy between Hawk and Sally, and a final twist that doesn't quite ring true."
Trashy Monette Bandy, who dropped her panties for any man, no matter how mean or ugly, seems to have dropped them once too often. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"A painstakingly researched, if sometimes ploddingly written, work that effectively weaves together the disparate threads that went into the theater we equate with the name Brecht."
Emulating the breadth characteristic of the epic theater, Fuegi (Germanic & Slavic Lit./Univ. of Maryland) determines that Brecht's theater wasn't really Brecht's theater after all and that Brecht himself, that rather heroic figure of 20th-century drama, was, in fact, a pig of a human being. Read full book review >

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UNSUITABLE COMPANY by Judith Green
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 1991

"A tiresome attempt to glamorize greed—this one already feels dated."
A real clunker by the author of Winners (1980) and Sometimes Paradise (1987), featuring an unfriendly corporate takeover, a battle over a Manhattan penthouse, and a motley collection of self- obsessed, otherwise unremarkable rich people. Read full book review >

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COMPANY CONFESSIONS by Christopher Moran
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"An informative historical summation of CIA memoirs with enough skulduggery to entertain casual readers."
A concise overview of the CIA's troubled dealings with spies-turned-authors. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"An unabashedly free-spirited celebration of the power of outside-the-box thinking."
The warmly inspiring account of how a journalist and an artist stumbled into business and founded Banana Republic, one of the most successful clothing chains in retail history. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 8, 2005

"An Israeli version of Anthony Swofford's Jarhead (2004), both hard-nosed and thoughtful—and most illuminating."
A nuanced view of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict by a former foot soldier in the long war. Read full book review >