Search Results: "Christian Rudder"


BOOK REVIEW

DATACLYSM by Christian Rudder
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Demographers, entrepreneurs, students of history and sociology, and ordinary citizens alike will find plenty of provocations and, yes, much data in Rudder's well-argued, revealing pages."
Are you a racist? Plainer-looking than you might wish? Inclined to vote left? Big data knows—and it's talking. Read full book review >

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THE ICE BENEATH YOU by Christian Bauman
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A fresh, straightforward debut that strikes just the right balance between action and recollection."
A well-done land-and-waterborne version of Black Hawk Down, this about a young soldier's experience of the mission to Somalia and his painful readjustment to civilian life afterwards. Read full book review >

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THE ROCHEFORTS by Christian Laborie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2015

"Marred only by stiff dialogue, Laborie's debut impresses with a sweeping saga full of historical detail and familial melodrama."
From the rise of industrialism through the bitter dregs of World War II, a ruthless patriarch strives to restore his family to social and economic eminence. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"A solid and, yes, concise look at the railroad's past, with a rousing call at the end for a new and improved rail system to carry the nation forward."
Popular historian Wolmar (Engines of War: How Wars Were Won & Lost on the Railways, 2010) charts the sometimes haphazard, sometimes avaricious, sometimes puzzling history of America's railroads. Read full book review >

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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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THE MANNY FILES by Christian Burch
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"Meanwhile, share this one with any fabulous adult friends you may have. (Fiction. 9-12)"
If the author and publisher had decided to pitch this story as an adult title, it might have been wildly successful. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"A purported existential black comedy that falls apart in sideshows and distractions."
First novel about a man, dead for most of his years, who gets a new lease on life by being condemned to death. Read full book review >

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SEX TOYS OF THE GODS by Christian McLaughlin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 10, 1997

"A good-natured, unapologetically shallow Cinderella story with X-rated interludes."
Scriptwriter McLaughlin toils earnestly to pack sex, sensationalism, and B-list names into his follow-up to Glamourpuss (1994): Here, a wide-eyed Hollywood newcomer finds love, work, and a rock star for a best friend. Read full book review >

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Blood Doctrine by Christian Piatt
Released: May 1, 2014

"An inspired, stimulating religious thriller."
Piatt's (Banned Questions About Christians, 2013, etc.) first foray into fiction is a religious thriller about a secret group aiming to incite the second coming. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2004

"A useful tonic to a literature suddenly full of books on Lewis and Clark, but with only passing references to those who came before them."
A fine history of a French family that enjoyed great influence—and deservedly so—in the early trans-Mississippian West. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 31, 1999

"It's becoming ever more difficult to recollect Christian's promising SF debut, Mainline (1996)."
paper 0-312-86516-3 The kick-off of a new fantasy series set in the same world as, but otherwise unrelated to, Kar Kalim (1997). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1996

"Passing no judgments, Christian writes with respect for the seers' Catholic faith and Spanish culture, which he does not share but has certainly entered into. (114 photos, not seen; 2 maps)"
Intelligent and carefully researched account of the religio-political setting for a wave of apparitions of the Virgin Mary in Spain on the eve of that country's Civil War. Read full book review >