Search Results: "Andrew Sullivan"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 11, 1995

"Sullivan makes some good points, but the subject demands far more passion, logic, and straightforwardness than are evident here. (First printing of 50,000)"
The New Republic's editor offers a leaden analysis of current political stances on homosexuality, culminating in a prescription for solving America's ``homosexual problem.'' Sullivan divides the field of disputants into four camps: The ``prohibitionists'' are the Catholic Church and everyone else who would suppress homosexual acts on grounds of natural law; the ``liberationists'' are the self-styled queer activists; the ``conservatives'' are those who can tolerate gays privately but refuse to promote public acceptance of homosexuality; and the ``liberals'' are those who would legislate virtually all aspects of public and private life to protect the civil rights of gays and other minority groups. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"An intelligent exploration."
In three elegant essays, Sullivan (Virtually Normal, 1995) reflects on his quest for love. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 3, 2006

"It's difficult to imagine the audience for this philosophy: Cultural revolutionaries can turn to franker polemics, while self-described conservatives will be unnerved by Sullivan's anti-foundationalism."
True conservatism recoils from the fundamentalist obsession with virtue and natural law, but embraces a minimalist view of government that allows a maximum of economic and lifestyle liberty. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WASTE by Andrew F. Sullivan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2016

"The narrative isn't particularly linear, and all the characters prove beyond redemption. But Sullivan's bile gives the story a definite grisly appeal and is guaranteed to make you feel better about wherever you happen to live."
To enter Sullivan's (All I Want Is Everything, 2013) first novel is to spend quality time with some of the worst people in the world. While the story turns on a plot of death and revenge, Sullivan's true subject is the decay, human and otherwise, in the backwoods town of Larkhill, Ontario.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BALL by Mary Sullivan
by Mary Sullivan, illustrated by Mary Sullivan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2013

"Deceptively simple little winner for dog lovers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The single word "ball" comprises the text of this visual chronicle of a day in the life of a dog and his ball. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ON LINDEN SQUARE by Kate Sullivan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Pleasant but inconsequential. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Stella Mae loves to sit at her apartment-house window and watch her neighbors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OZZIE AND THE ART CONTEST by Dana Sullivan
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2013

"Once the story's lesson is revealed, there is little reason to read this one again. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Ozzie enters the art contest at school only to be disappointed at the results. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRANKIE by Mary Sullivan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Two-legged pups with new sibs would likely have a similar experience. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A young new dog in the house gets a cold reception from the old one. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I USED TO BE A FISH by Tom Sullivan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"While the book is visually appealing, the plot is very thin and not likely to inspire demands for rereading. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Fed up with the aquatic life, a fish ventures onto land, spawning eons of evolutionary change. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KAY KAY'S ALPHABET SAFARI by Dana Sullivan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"Kids will enjoy the silliness, and there's lots of potential for the classroom. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Themed alphabet books are like the Little Engine that Could—they just keep on comin'. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TREAT by Mary Sullivan
Kirkus Star
by Mary Sullivan, illustrated by Mary Sullivan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"A relentless, single-minded canine's quest proves to be a rib-tickling treat. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A determined dog's emotions run the gamut while in pursuit of the impossible-to-resist "treat." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLUE VS. YELLOW by Tom Sullivan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Minor flaws aside, the book presents color blending in an entertaining way. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Two circles of different colors compete to prove each is the best in the latest from the creator of I Used to Be a Fish (2016). Read full book review >