Search Results: "Alex Ross"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 23, 2007

"A must-read for those who have struggled with understanding modern music and a benchmark book that should eventually become a classic history of the 20th century."
The music critic for the New Yorker tells the story of the 20th century through its music. Read full book review >

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BEST MUSIC WRITING 2011 by Alex Ross
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"A great incentive to fire up Spotify, or even the old stereo."
New Yorker music editor Ross (Listen to This, 2010, etc.) curates the year's finest scribbling about sound. Read full book review >

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LISTEN TO THIS by Alex Ross
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 5, 2010

"A celebration of what it means to be alive in a world of great music."
A vibrant new collection from New Yorker music critic Ross (The Rest is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century, 2007). Read full book review >

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SHE'S NOT THERE
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Half in Love with Death by Emily Ross

Cover Story: California Dreamin’

BFF Charm: Nope

Swoonworthy Scale: 0

Talky Talk: We Gotta Get Out of This Place

Bonus Factors: 1960s, Serial Killers

Relationship Status: What Is and What Should Never Be

 

Cover Story: California Dreamin’

The only thing that saves this from being a generic “pretty ...


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A READING YEAR: SOMETIMES A CHANGE OF PERSPECTIVE IS USEFUL
by J. Kingston Pierce

Last December, after posting my “favorite crime novels of 2015” list, I put together a rather different assessment of the year’s new offerings in this genre. Rather than confine myself to picking 10 books (all released in the United States) that I judged to have been particularly well-written and memorable—a traditional and potentially valuable, but admittedly limiting exercise—I expanded my ...


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MANY HAPPY RETURNS
by Julie Danielson

The Fall season in any given year is always a busy time in children’s book publishing. October seems to be the sweet spot for new titles, often ones that generate buzz for months in advance. This Fall, in the world of picture books, there are a handful of new titles in which readers will have the chance to reunite with ...


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BOOK REVIEW

PIGSTICKS AND HAROLD AND THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY by Alex Milway
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 27, 2014

"It's funny, but as a book for beginning readers—which it's billed as—it misses the mark. (Early reader. 6-9)"
When Pigsticks, a pig with wanderlust, teams up with Harold the hamster, anything can happen. Read full book review >

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OPERATION ROBOT STORM by Alex Milway
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Snow joke. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
Does the world, or at least Great Britain, need saving? Call on the hirsute heroes of the Mythical 9th Division! Read full book review >

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PENGUIN'S HIDDEN TALENT by Alex Latimer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Quirky, with a side of self-esteem. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Everybody has some kind of talent. Read full book review >

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THE BOY WHO CRIED NINJA by Alex Latimer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"Hip and trendy but with a timeless theme, this is one enjoyable read. (Picture book. 4-8)"
No one believes Tim. Read full book review >

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MONKEY SEE, MONKEY DRAW by Alex Beard
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Wild and wonderful. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Near the Mbuno Hills in Africa, a troop of competitive monkeys learn a lesson in creativity from savvy Elephant. Read full book review >

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THE MOUSEHUNTER by Alex Milway
ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"A good choice for reluctant readers who don't mind their books on the thick side. (Fantasy. 10 & up)"
In a dangerous, pirate-infested port city, Emiline, only 12 but already a skilled mousekeeper, looks after the valuable mice her mysterious employer collects. Read full book review >