Search Results: "Andrew Keen"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 22, 2012

"Occasionally insightful but tiresome and scattershot."
An Internet entrepreneur and critic rails against the inexorable growth of social media. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JACK & LOUISA by Andrew Keenan-Bolger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Theater fans will eat this up, but it's unlikely to find a wider audience. (Fiction. 10-14)"
When Jack Goodrich, a 12-year-old Broadway actor, moves from New York City to Shaker Heights, Ohio, he decides to reinvent himself—but his new neighbor and classmate, musical aficionado Louisa Benning, is determined to lure him into a local production. Read full book review >

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THE INTERNET IS NOT THE ANSWER by Andrew Keen
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Though the book serves as a corrective to cybertech utopianism, even the author admits, 'I certainly couldn't have written this book without the miracles of email and the Web.'"
A Silicon Valley veteran and journalist sounds the alarm on the pernicious effects of the Internet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JACK & LOUISA by Andrew Keenan-Bolger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"Giving this story its lift is its profound and infectious love of musical theater. Budding thespians will applaud. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Things go so badly awry at rehearsals for the Shaker Heights Middle School production of Guys and Dolls that Jack and Louisa, the school's "resident theater nerds" and the stars of the musical, wonder if the show will go up. Read full book review >

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MAKING UP HISTORY (BUT MAKING IT FEEL REAL)
by Claiborne Smith

When debut authors talk about their struggles to get published, their stories usually boil down to a dramatic tale of numbers, despite the literary context: X number of writing workshops they attended, X number of years spent working on the debut, X number of rejections from agents or publishers. Andrew Hilleman, whose electric, compelling debut novel, World, Chase Me Down ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BOOK REVIEW

MEDIEVAL WARFARE by Maurice Keen
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"A scrupulously prepared survey that will be invaluable to students and accessible to committed lay readers. (100 b&w illus.) (History Book Club Split Main selection)"
A comprehensive anthology of essays by highly placed British academics (joined by one from West Point) that survey military development in the Middle Ages. Read full book review >

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 The Private and Public Life of King Able  by Raymond Keen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 25, 2016

"A clever, creepy drama about paranoia and control."
Keen (Love Poems for Cannibals, 2013) portrays two days in the life of a paranoid king in this debut play.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOTHER'S BLESSING by Penina Keen Spinka
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1992

"Readers may be mildly distanced from the heroine, whose struggles are minor given her idealized intellect and nobility; however, Spinka's search for the human incarnations of mythical figures and her creative realizations of archetypal events are entirely captivating. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In the tenth century, Old Man prophesies the birth of a great ``wot'' (leader) to Swordfish and Pretty One. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DREAM WEAVER by Penina Keen Spinka
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Still waiting for Spinka's voice to grow up."
A reverse retelling of the epic that signaled Spinka's attempt to leap from YA to adult fiction (Picture Maker, 2001). Read full book review >