Search Results: "Brooke Gladstone"


BOOK REVIEW

GLADSTONE by Roy Jenkins
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Still, Jenkins, who loves politics and admires politicians, has produced an authoritative life of one of his heroes."
A definitive, celebratory biography of the greatest 19th- century British political leader, by a distinguished 20th-century British politician. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2011

"While some may see a sign of bias in the author's own media affiliation, this historical analysis of how and why media and society shape each other should prove illuminating for general readers and media practitioners alike."
Though the graphic format employed here is often playful and always reader friendly, this analysis of contemporary journalism is as incisive as it is entertaining, while offering a lesson on good citizenship through savvy media consumption. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE ON BROOKE STREET by Neil Bartlett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 13, 1997

In his debut novel, Ready to Catch Him Should He Fall (1991), Bartlett explored contemporary gay themes in a shadowy fable-like setting. Read full book review >

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NOTES FROM THE INTERNET APOCALYPSE by Wayne Gladstone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2014

"An acid cultural satire that skewers what we would miss most about the online world."
Cracked.com contributor Gladstone offers up an outlandishly specific takedown of online culture via the popular apocalypse comedy genre. Read full book review >

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WHEN PLANET EARTH WAS NEW by James Gladstone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2017

"A dramatic demonstration of geologic time for thoughtful readers and listeners. (glossary, author's note, sources) (Informational picture book. 5-10)"
Over billions of years of history, Earth has undergone amazing changes. Read full book review >

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TWO SERPENTS RISE by Max Gladstone
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"Worth a try, even if it's often more impressive than alluring."
Another highly unusual fantasy (Three Parts Dead, 2012) set in the same carefully constructed, Aztec-inspired world of gods, magic and sacrifice. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Though not the most irresistibly somniferous bedtime reading, the selections are nonetheless a pleasing mix of chestnuts and fresh takes. (Picture book/poetry. 5-8)"
The daughter of illustrator Jane Dyer debuts with similarly elegant, understated, richly colored illustrations for 21 lullabies from the likes of Eve Merriam, Margaret Wise Brown, Sylvia Plath, and Eugene Field. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 20, 2011

"A well-balanced narrative of varied humanity, captured in their simultaneously glorious and worrisome diversity."
An in-depth narrative of social science by a journalist immersed in an unusual Brooklyn high school. Read full book review >

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UNDONE by Brooke Taylor
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Not an essential purchase. (Fiction. YA)"
Secret online gamer Serena Moore is devastated when her bad-girl best friend Kori dies in a car accident. Read full book review >

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MORAL MINORITY by Brooke Allen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 2006

"Because the author blasts George W. Bush and others who, in her view, wish to introduce more religion into government, Allen's work—substantial and scholarly as it is—will appeal principally to those with more moderate or liberal religious and political views."
As men of the Enlightenment, the Founding Fathers were not conventionally religious; they did not want the United States to be a "Christian nation." Read full book review >

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THE CIRCUS OF THE EARTH AND THE AIR by Brooke Stevens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"Loosely hinged, this is more a surreal one-man adventure than a story of abiding love: despite promising moments, it lacks the sustaining power to make it memorable."
A circus vanishing act that abruptly terminates a marriage sets the stage for this tale of a lover's quest: a brooding, violent first novel from ex-tiger groom Stevens. Read full book review >