Search Results: "Dennis E. Showalter"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Showalter clearly knows his subject, but the avalanche of battle details, tactics and unit maneuvers will appeal to military buffs more than general readers."
Meticulous account of the July 1943 tank battle between the Red Army and the Wehrmacht, perhaps the largest such battle in history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 25, 2009

"Certain to make its way onto college course lists, Showalter's lucid, comprehensive survey should also find an appreciative audience of serious general readers."
At last—a New World companion volume to the distinguished feminist scholar's pioneering A Literature of Their Own: British Women Novelists from Brontë to Lessing (1977). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALICE IN ZOMBIELAND by Gena Showalter
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Showalter has created a promising playground for future story installments. (playlist, author Q&A) (Horror/paranormal romance. 12-17)"
Attack of the invisible zombies! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TWISTED by Gena Showalter
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A major last-chapter twist will either delight readers or drive them, finally, around the bend. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
Sluggish pacing and an overwhelming number of characters will once again test fans' devotion to this paranormal-romance series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNRAVELED by Gena Showalter
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Essential only where the first book was popular. (Paranormal romance. YA)"
At the end of Intertwined (2009), Aden Stone, who plays host to three dead-raising, future-predicting and body-snatching souls, was named king of the vampires and negotiated an uneasy truce among the many supernatural creatures—fairies, vampires, witches, werewolves and goblins—he and his resident souls attracted to Crossroads, Okla. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 3, 1997

"Muscular, probably inflammatory, and elegantly expressed."
Applied scholarship in the best interdisciplinary tradition, examining how hysteria, the individual somaticization of anxiety, devolves to the ``hystories,'' or cultural narratives, of the title and how they in turn escalate into psychogenic epidemics. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 4, 2011

"A mixed bag, then: a one-of-a-kind anthology that, though large, needs to be larger still to do its job, and that begs for more extensive annotation and context."
Overstuffed but still thin anthology highlighting women's contributions to American—and world—literature. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"Her flaw: excessive quoting of scholars who don't write as well as she does, illustrating merely that she has done her homework. (Photographs of quilts.)"
The title of this collection of essays (some delivered as lectures at Oxford in 1989) refers to a quilting pattern—the image, as Showalter (English/Princeton; Sexual Anarchy, 1990, etc.) explains, that best describes women's literature in America: its communal and ritual nature, its continuity, its diversity, its history as a domestic art that lapsed into disrepute before being resurrected into a high art in the 60's. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MR. FUNNY PANTS by Michael Showalter
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 24, 2011

"Review-resistant humor—probably just for the fans."
An occasionally amusing book about how to write a book when you really have nothing to say. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE QUEEN OF ZOMBIE HEARTS by Gena Showalter
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Funny, sexy, action-packed and tragic in all the right moments. (Horror/paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
Hostilities between Anima Industries and the zombie slayers escalate into all-out war in this trilogy conclusion. Read full book review >

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INTERTWINED by Gena Showalter
ROMANCE
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"The hard-driving action and sexy but (mostly) chaste romance is occasionally bogged down in the exposition and world-building typical of initial series titles, but hooked readers will clamor for more. (Paranormal romance. YA)"
Everyone thinks Aden Stone is a violent schizophrenic, but he doesn't hear voices: He's an unwilling host to four time-traveling, dead-raising, future-predicting and body-snatching souls. Read full book review >