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 >

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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

AMERICAN ISIS by Carl Rollyson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"A mostly successful attempt at a fresh understanding through analogies, but the enduring sadness of her loss threatens, as ever, to overwhelm."
The previous biographers of Plath (1932-1963) didn't really get it, writes Rollyson (Journalism/Baruch Coll.; Hollywood Enigma: Dana Andrews, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CASE OF THE DECEIVING DON by Carl Brookins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 20, 2008

"Brookins (Bloody Halls, 2008, etc.) makes the case a cluttered, low-energy affair that fizzles out instead of winding up. On the plus side, there is a distinctly original motive for Don Molinaro's demise."
A Twin Cities private eye investigates when a resident of the retirement home across the street is murdered. Read full book review >

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STORMY WEATHER by Carl Hiaasen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 24, 1995

"If you're not laughing by page six, you need a complete checkup."
A hurricane, passing over southern Florida, leaves in its untidy wake the usual Hiaasen carnival of knaves and fools. 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 >

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NO by Carl Djerassi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"But for insight into the grants apparatus, the bureaucracy of science, and the way scientists think and work, Djerassi's your man."
Stanford professor Djerassi (Menachem's Seed, etc.), eminent chemist and —Father of the Pill,— here concludes his 'science-in-fiction— tetralogy with another speculation about the frontiers of sexuality, this time concerning the effects of nitric oxide (NO) on male impotence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

"A superb work of environmental reportage and reflection."
Literate wanderings in a tormented world full of wounds, led by accomplished traveler, writer and Blue Ocean Institute founder Safina (Voyage of the Turtle: In Pursuit of the Earth's Last Dinosaur, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >