Search Results: "Asim K. Dasgupta"


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DISASTERS by Asim K. Dasgupta
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 13, 2011

"A fine disaster tour-guide, replete with interesting factoids and vivid reportage."
The many varieties of natural and manmade catastrophe are catalogued and mined for sightseeing opportunities in this absorbing compendium-cum-travelogue. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 29, 2011

"A thorough guide best suited for people working in or responsible for safety and health aspects of these industries, or as a starting point for those wanting to learn more."
In the first of five books in a planned series, a trained occupational physician and retired consultant with the U.K.'s National Health Service uses firsthand accounts to provide an overview of traditional craft industries. Read full book review >

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ONLY THE STRONG by Jabari Asim
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 2015

"You will rarely find a historical novel that's as panoramic yet also as lean, mean, and moving as this."
An epic saga of 1970s African-American life in a Midwestern city is neatly, deftly, and evocatively compressed into three tales with overlapping characters—and destinies. Read full book review >

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DADDY GOES TO WORK by Jabari Asim
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2006

"Read the pictures and skip the words. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An urban father takes his young daughter to work. Read full book review >

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TOKYO CANCELLED by Rana Dasgupta
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2005

"Pleasantly weird, but not electrifying."
Thirteen travelers stranded in an Asian airport spin 13 fantastical tales to while away the long night. Read full book review >

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SOLO by Rana Dasgupta
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Graceful and unpredictable, a daring and exceptional achievement."
Intricate and imaginative, a remarkable novel of music and science, politics and passion, that bridges history and modern times. Read full book review >

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BEYOND DEFAULT HUMAN BEHAVIORS by Asim Abbasi
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 6, 1936

"The “great clockmaker” goes digital."
A database programmer's formula for leading an efficient and righteous life. Read full book review >

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A TASTE OF HONEY by Jabari Asim
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 9, 2010

"However categorized, this fiction rings true."
Though billed as a collection of stories, this fictional debut functions more like a novel, one that compensates with richness of character for what it lacks in narrative momentum. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 24, 2012

"Warmly and honestly written but sloppily edited and of limited scope."
A coming-of-age memoir about a young man caught between two very different cultures. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 18, 2007

"Informed, sensible and impassioned."
Washington Post Book World deputy editor Asim rehearses the history of the most noxious word in the English language and dreams of a day when it will disappear from the lexicon. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 24, 2011

"This hedonistic romp is simply too much."
A former investment banker's account of leaving his life behind after the financial crisis, and then boozing and shagging his way through the South of France. Read full book review >