Search Results: "Brian Greene"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"The latest cosmological discoveries and speculations, directed at a popular audience but definitely not oversimplified."
An exploration of cutting-edge physics written for intelligent readers willing to pay close attention. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Entertaining and well-written—possibly the clearest popular treatment to date of this complex subject."
Superstring theory may provide the long-sought unification of physics for which Einstein sought in vain. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

"NO PIRATES ALLOWED!" SAID LIBRARY LOU by Rhonda Gowler Greene
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"Worthy, even trendy, but unlikely to make nonreaders (of any age) follow the animals in Judy Sierra and Marc Brown's classic to become Wild About Books (2004). (Picture book. 6-8)"
A librarian endows a treasure-hunting pirate with reading skills as well as training him to hush up in this bland valentine to literacy. 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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BOOK REVIEW

SOPHIE HARTLEY, ON STRIKE by Stephanie Greene
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 18, 2006

"Funny family hijinks explode into pure hilarity with lively dialogue and a simple plot that reveal the children's growing maturity levels orchestrated by busy, loving parents who are willing to sacrifice a clean house for children with strong character. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Household pandemonium erupts when Sophie Hartley's Mom decides her uncooperative children need a major dose of chores, including a complex rotating job chart. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DROWNING OF STEPHAN JONES by Bette Greene
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"A story with a significant theme, but without the artistic distinction of the author's early books. (Fiction. 14+)"
A noted author (Summer of My German Soldier, 1973) depicts the tragic effects of homophobia, with results that are more polemical than literary. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE THIRD MAN by Graham Greene
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 1950

"The case here, the use of occasional characterization, the unrelieved and undeviating tension demonstrate again a mastery of this medium."
The story for the motion picture which has had a sensationally successful critical and popular reception, this although it may not be as "finished" (the author) as the film for which it was written, is still a highly effective experience in suspense. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW


"This time a steamroller, working away at his job at the London Airport is emphatically instrumental in capturing a gang of smugglers."
A companion book to the other stories Graham Greene has been writing for children (see The Little Red Fire Engine and The Little Horse Bus) again makes the perversity of objects work in favor of the law. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 3, 2002

"In a literature overflowing with melodramatic, and often overblown, accounts by the likes of Brokaw and Ambrose, this pleasingly modest and meaningful account of life on the homefront deserves the widest audience."
Veteran Chicago Tribune columnist Greene (Duty, 2000, etc.) takes a lively, affectionate look at small-town America through the lens of a most unusual institution. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LABYRINTHINE WAYS by Graham Greene
Released: March 15, 1940

"In the dialog one gets various facets of modern Mexico, and there emerges a somewhat macabre picture of Mexico today."
Another Mexico was the plaint of a Catholic touring Mexico and finding little to his taste. Read full book review >