Search Results: "Bart Kosko"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 15, 1993

"Still, for all the self-indulgence, probably the best primer around for learning what FL is all about, certainly cuts above Daniel McNeill and Paul Freiberger's Fuzzy Logic (p. 45)."
Aristotle is out and Buddha is in; the law of the excluded middle (either A or not-A) is repealed, and A and not-A together replaces it. Read full book review >

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NOISE by Bart Kosko
Released: Aug. 21, 2006

"Heady reading from a polymath popularizer, but exhilarating nonetheless."
What's bad and—surprise—what's good about noise, explicated by fuzzy-logic/neural-network doyen Kosko (Fuzzy Thinking, 1993; The Fuzzy Future, 1999). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"For the rest, the book succeeds in capturing the flavor of fuzziness but not enough to convince us it's time to throw the binary baby out with the bathwater. (Author tour)"
Flights of fuzzy fancy, and fantasy, from an expert in the field (Fuzzy Thinking, 1993)—but hardly a guide for the perplexed. Read full book review >

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NANOTIME by Bart Kosko
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"A brash, confused, and, well, fuzzy yarn that, with its relentlessly amoral inhabitants and doings, leaves an unpleasant aftertaste."
Debut novel from the guru of fuzzy logic (the nonfiction Fuzzy Thinking, 1993). Read full book review >

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BART FUBBLES by Pat Warren
Released: Jan. 21, 2015

"Warning: attempts to use this as a read-aloud may result in a laughing, unruly audience.
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A humorous picture book about an unusually gassy young boy. Read full book review >

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ST. BART BREAKDOWN by Don Bruns
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2008

"An interesting background can't redeem derivative characters, lifeless dialogue and a story line that wants to rock but mostly falls short."
A rock 'n' roll reporter seeks a killer interview with a rock 'n' roll producer and almost gets it, but not in a nice way. Read full book review >

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TEN-GALLON BART by Susan Stevens Crummel
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

"A quick-draw of quick-witted guffaws, guaranteed to get your goat and make readers grin. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Meet Ten-Gallon Bart, sheriff of Dog City, the most peaceful town in the West, because he's done a bang-up job. Read full book review >

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TEN-GALLON BART BEATS THE HEAT by Susan Stevens Crummel
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

"Crummel's cheeky narrative (with several clever turns of phrase and lots of onomatopoeia) and Donohue's quirky, textured layered-paper illustrations complement one another to a T in this substantial frontier yarn. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Blistering heat drives a California canine to the Alaska gold rush. Read full book review >

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IMAGINE by Bart Vivian
by Bart Vivian, illustrated by Bart Vivian
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 16, 2013

"This didactic effort lacks imagination and originality. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Children are invited to dream big in this title that doesn't quite fly. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"A precious but good-humored recasting of the classic fable. (Picture book/folktale. 7-9)"
Wandering considerably afield from the original, Bart changes the mice to teddy bears, removes most of the danger, and adds a more felicitous ending. Read full book review >

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SECRET LOVE by Bart Schneider
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2001

"The milieu is perfectly captured, but the storyline relies heavily on melodrama to propel the action forward. And the often-stagey dialogue is no help. Disappointing, if often engaging."
A rather plodding second effort from Schneider, founding editor of The Hungry Mind Review (now The Ruminator Review), returns to the themes and settings of his debut (Blue Bossa, 1998). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 8, 2015

"An engrossing portrait of an emblematic Victorian."
A rollicking biography of a classic 19th-century figure, featuring imperial adventure, high diplomacy, literary fame, and an eccentric cult focused on bizarrely sublimated sexuality. Read full book review >