Search Results: "Carl Pletsch"


BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG NIETZSCHE by Carl Pletsch
NON-FICTION
Released: July 22, 1991

"In spite of its decisive tone, Pletsch's intriguing study is speculative and needs to be seen in relation to other studies of creativity."
Here, Pletsch (Intellectual History/Miami Univ., Ohio) describes both how Nietzsche consciously chose to become a genius and the cultural conditions that allowed him to do so—the cult of genius itself, its 18th-century secular origins, its function in a period of progress, and Nietzsche's redefinition of it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Good for one-on-one sharing or paired with titles such as Saxton Freymann's Fast Food (2006) for a festive, food-themed storytime. (list of foods portrayed in each photo) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Peek into worlds where the trees are made of broccoli and the clouds of sweet meringue. Read full book review >

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SCAT by Carl Hiaasen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 13, 2009

"Hiaasen's third outing for young readers might be a little slow in pacing and the character types might be recognizable to experienced readers, but fans of Hoot and Flush (2002, 2005) will not be disappointed by this funny, believable, environmentally friendly tween thriller. (Thriller. 10-15)"
During a field trip to Black Vine Swamp, a suspicious "wildfire" breaks out, and much-feared and -reviled science teacher Mrs. Starch vanishes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"A must-read for any parent frustrated or heartbroken over their child's difficulties striking out on their own."
Parenting expert and therapist Pickhardt (Why Good Kids Act Cruel: The Hidden Truth About the Pre-Teen Years, 2010, etc.) tackles the issue of recently graduated students failing in the "real world" and provides suggestions on how concerned parents can help. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TETHER by Carl Phillips
Released: April 1, 2001

"In the best cases, that hard thought flowers into feeling and makes the poems memorable."
Phillips's fifth collection is a difficult one of lean, stubbornly metaphysical lyrics. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CASE OF THE YELLOW DIAMOND by Carl Brookins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"In truth, the essential lack of mystery makes it not much of a case and gives Sean, despite his unruffled self-confidence, very little to do as a detective. But readers who prefer mildly facetious non sequiturs to challenging puzzles and strenuous action may just find that this modest little tale hits the spot."
Pint-sized Minneapolis private eye Sean Sean tangles with the shadowy forces who want to stop Jocelyn Bartelme's search for her great uncle, missing and presumed dead since 1944. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2000

"A painlessly amusing walk around the old Dodger haunts in a Brooklyn that is no more."
Brooklyn's beloved "Oisk" recalls life in Ebbetts Field and after. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GRAY LOVER by Carl Friedman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 29, 1998

"Superlative work from one of the best newer writers on the international scene."
By the Dutch author of Nightfather (1994) and The Shovel and the Loom (1996), three long stories that explore the Jewish experience and the legacy of the Holocaust. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

A refreshingly old-line-liberal anthology that celebrates 21 crusader journalists who needed to change the world with their words—and did. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CHOCOLATE MOOSE MOTIVE by JoAnna Carl
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"The latest in Carl's long string of chocoholic mysteries (The Chocolate Cupid Killings, 2009, etc.), complete with chocolate trivia and a recipe, keeps you guessing all the way to the end."
A chance encounter in a supermarket involves a member of a Michigan chocolate-making family in murder. Read full book review >