Search Results: "Derek Bok"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 20, 1993

"Detached analysis that sheds more heat than light on an issue of critical importance."
A disappointingly superficial and inconclusive critique of US pay practices. Read full book review >

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THE TROUBLE WITH GOVERNMENT by Derek Bok
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2001

"Bok raises many thoughtful questions in this timely extended civics lesson, even if his solutions are sometimes half-baked."
An academic's notes, alternately gloomy and optimistic, on a troubled republic. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 1997

"Is it better to scream or go to sleep in the face of pathological moderation?"
Incredibly, Bok, who is president emeritus of Harvard University, manages to come off here as a Milquetoast, even though he is addressing controversial questions and providing intelligent commentary. Read full book review >

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GLADYS GOES OUT TO LUNCH by Derek Anderson
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2005

"Like Gladys's bananas, Anderson's story is simple comfort food, with eye-candy artwork providing a welcome dash of spice. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Gladys is a gorilla (never mind that she's purple, for there is more color on these pages than a harlequin's Technicolor dream coat). Read full book review >

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HOW THE EASTER BUNNY SAVED CHRISTMAS by Derek Anderson
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 3, 2006

"A fast pace, broad humor and silly puns add to the effort, as do the super-sized illustrations in neon-bright, jewel tones, but the overall effect is rather frenetic. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When Santa is injured by a falling toy train on Christmas Eve, Mrs. Claus phones the Easter Bunny to save the day. Read full book review >

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SOMEONE STOLE MY BELLY BUTTON by Derek Yu
by Derek Yu, illustrated by Derek Yu, developed by Derek Yu
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 2013

"A bit rough around the edges, but any mention of 'belly button' will reliably elicit gales of giggles from younger readers and listeners. (iPad storybook app. 4-6.)"
Considerably more polished of software design than art, story or orthography, this bilingual episode features a thoroughly cute ninja panda who discovers the peril of napping outdoors without covering up. Read full book review >

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SKULDUGGERY PLEASANT by Derek Landy
FANTASY
Released: April 3, 2007

"Expect sequels. (Fantasy. 12-15)"
A high-intensity tale shot through with spectacular magic battles, savage mayhem, cool outfits, monsters, hidden doors, over-the-top names, narrow escapes, evil schemes and behavior heroic, ambiguous and really, really bad. Read full book review >

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Released: March 29, 1989

The death throes of religious belief from the accession of Victoria Regina to the publication of Eliot's The Waste Land. Read full book review >

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WHAT THE TWILIGHT SAYS by Derek Walcott
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"An archaic male vanity makes some mistakes on the poetic prowl."
A poet's (poetical) prose about poetry. Read full book review >

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KICKING THE PRICKS by Derek Jarman
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"The rich, raw, kaleidoscopic finale of a personal and artistic statement. (100 b&w photos, not seen)"
This impassioned and reflective final volume in the late avant-garde filmmaker's diaries articulately mixes personal recollections, travelogues, and interviews, plus a few fantastic vignettes thrown in. Read full book review >

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THE SNOWDEN AVALANCHE by Derek Swannson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 9, 2014

"Hits close to home but misses."
Swannson's (Crash Gordon and the Revelations from Big Sur, 2014, etc.) latest sci-fi takes place in a familiar near future in which conspiracy theories are "conspiracy facts." Read full book review >

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Sentiaverum by Derek McEldowney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 13, 2015

"A swift look at the internal struggles of one particularly unbalanced artist."
From debut author McEldowney comes a novel about the internal struggles of a young artist. Read full book review >