Search Results: "Christopher Phillips"


BOOK REVIEW

SOCRATES CAFÉ  by Christopher Phillips
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Some readers will put this down halfway through, driven mad by the sophomoric tone—but anyone who misses those dorm-room chats may be inspired to start a Socrates Café of his own."
A rather juvenile jeremiad against the shallowness of contemporary life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Proudly faithful to Socrates, whose mission was, per a quote from Greek writer Gregory Vlastos, 'forcing himself on [those] who have neither taste nor talent for philosophy.'"
"What is virtue?" Socrates asked. Moderation? Justice? Courage? Good? Piety? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TALK ABOUT A DREAM by Christopher Phillips
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"A fascinating addition to the growing shelf of Springsteen studies, probably best read in doses."
A career-spanning collection of interviews with The Boss. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 22, 2011

"A provocative extension of Jefferson's original plan."
Phillips (Philosophy/New York University; Socrates in Love: Philosophy for a Passionate Heart, 2007, etc.) takes a fresh look at the Constitution. Read full book review >

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GIN PHILLIPS
by Megan Labrise

Gin Phillips had no intention of writing summer’s most scintillating literary thriller.

“I wanted to write a book about motherhood,” Phillips says of Fierce Kingdom, the story of a mother and four-year-old son trapped in their local zoo by an active shooter event.

“I was aware it was a faster plot than I normally focus on,” she says ...


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BOOK REVIEW

GOODBYE MY BABY by Christopher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2014

"A complex, powerful concept strained by its own length and ambition."
Ware's debut novel spans decades, taking on the abortion debate from the immediate aftermath of Roe v. Wade to the present day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BURN by Suzanne Phillips
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"The issue of how culpable he is for his later actions is also deftly dramatized, but it is far more ambiguous and complex, and will give teen readers something to ponder. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Like a traffic accident you can see coming a mile off and then can't look away from, Phillips's cautionary tale horrifies and disturbs as it rolls out the story of a bullied ninth-grade boy who, after being pushed to the wall, finally explodes. Read full book review >

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THE LATE CANDIDATE by Mike Phillips
Released: Dec. 1, 1990

Londoner Sam Dean, the black free-lance journalist introduced in Blood Rights, has old ties to both murder victim Aston Edwards, a savvy black politico, and the chief suspect, young Tony, who was obsessed with Aston's wife. Read full book review >

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UNDER THE BOARDWALK by Carly Phillips
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 8, 2004

"Brainless, sexy romp will please the fans nonetheless."
With a nod to My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Phillips turns her slight talent (The Heartbreaker, 2003, etc.) to a tale of two sisters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 14, 2012

"Sensible, actionable advice for anyone hoping to move a brand into the upper echelons of retailing."
A fashionista offers marketers advice for connecting with the elusive luxury customer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN THE FALLING SNOW  by Caryl Phillips
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 4, 2009

"A stylistic tour de force, suffering from a little too much thematic connecting of the dots."
The head of a London office on Race Equality ends his affair with a woman he supervises, launching a schematic set of repercussions in this new novel by Phillips (Foreigners, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >