Search Results: "Brian Christian"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 8, 2011

"Mainly for computer-savvy readers."
A heady exploration of the intersection of artificial intelligence (AI) and human nature. Read full book review >

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ALGORITHMS TO LIVE BY by Brian Christian
NON-FICTION
Released: April 19, 2016

"An entertaining, intelligently presented book for the numerate and computer literate."
We are always connected: this is both our blessing and our curse. The problem "is that we're always buffered," just a step behind the flood of information flowing toward and past us, all the books and movies and other ingredients of what the authors call "bufferbloat."Read full book review >

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I CAME, I DANCED, I WENT VIRAL
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Deacon Locke Went to Prom by Brian Katcher

Cover Story: Puttin’ On The Ritz
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale: 5
Talky Talk: I Came, I Danced, I Went Viral
Bonus Factors: Kick-Ass Gram, Internet Fame
Relationship Status: Drinking Buddy

Cover Story: Puttin’ On The Ritz

This cover is great: it screams “prom,” but ...


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KELLY DIPUCCHIO
by Megan Labrise

Kelly DiPucchio may tackle disparate topics in her award-winning, bestselling children’s books—cured meats, zombies, politics, and dog breeds from France—but her approach is never didactic.

“I’m going to write a story about acceptance and belonging!” DiPucchio offers as one example of how not to begin a children’s book. “I’ve never started any story like that—with a message. I always ...


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PLAYTIME WITH MCKISSACK
by Julie Danielson

Award-winning author Patricia C. McKissack (born in middle Tennessee, I proudly add) has had a long and distinguished career in the field of children’s literature. Not one to rest on her laurels—I believe she will turn 73 this year—she’s bringing readers this month a superb new book, a volume that I’ve no doubt we’ll judge later as one of the ...


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PATRICIA C. MCKISSACK
by Jessie Grearson

Have you ever wondered who wrote “Amazing Grace” or thought about the haunting story behind the hymn “I’ll Fly Away”? Ever skipped rope to “Hot Pepper” or counted “Eenie, Meenie, Miney, Mo”? Then Let’s Clap, Jump, Sing & Shout; Dance, Spin & Turn it Out!: Games, Songs & Stories from an African American Childhood is for you. Award-winning author Patricia ...


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BOOK REVIEW

A PLACE FOR YOU by Mike Christian
Released: June 6, 2012

"An uneven portrait of difficult love."
Caleb, a fictional Coast Guardsman, falls in love with Caribé, a Dominican woman he rescues, and they attempt to relocate during her illegal escape from the Dominican Republic. Read full book review >

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MODERN PHYSICS by Purnell Christian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"That sort of thing has a certain punch to it, but as a collection, this one—despite some fine gritty detail and several sharp portraits of the down-and-out or the merely mean—too soon punches itself out."
A first collection of 20 stories tries to make black humor out of macabre jokes, surreal grotesqueries, and the underbelly of life. Read full book review >

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KAR KALIM by Deborah Christian
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"Set forth with precision and clarity, and pleasingly detailed, but predictable and one-dimensional: worth a try for fans of Christian's fine debut."
Fantasy venture from the author of Mainline (1996). Read full book review >

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THE SOFT CAGE by Christian Parenti
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 2003

"Gives you a good stiff shake."
Forget about the right of privacy and the Fourth Amendment. So writes activist scholar Parenti (Lockdown America, not reviewed) in this informative account of governmental and corporate surveillance in America. Read full book review >

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MY BRIGHT ABYSS by Christian Wiman
Released: April 2, 2013

"At times poignant and focused, at other times vague and meandering, Wiman's grasp of the written word carries this unconventional faith memoir."
A poet approaches the Almighty with halting steps. Read full book review >

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BY THE SWORD by Christian Kachel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2014

"An educational yet adventurous novel that will leave readers eagerly anticipating the next installment."
A hero comes into his own in Kachel's debut work of historical fiction. Read full book review >