Search Results: "Digital Aria"


BOOK REVIEW

ARIA by Nassim Assefi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 7, 2007

"Assefi conveys Jasmine's desolation effectively, and the finale in Iran is somewhat affecting. But genuine emotion is undermined again and again by hokum and histrionics—the novel is as heavy-handed as it is heavy-hearted."
After the accidental death of her five-year-old daughter, a grief-stricken oncologist embarks on a year-long round-the-world spiritual journey. Read full book review >

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ARIA by Susan Segal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Most everything to do with Eve's emotional state rings poignantly true, but the cardboard characters surrounding her ensures that she won't escape the conventions of melodrama."
Short-story writer Segal's first novel—while an astute study of the internal chaos resulting from a shipwreck survivor's effort to recover from the loss of her entire family—also offers a few less-appealing manipulative turns. Read full book review >

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GULLIVER IN LILLIPUT by Jonathan Swift
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 15, 2011

"Fix that, and the developers will have an app worthy of repeat visits. (iPad storybook/game app. 6-9) "
Younger video gamers will feel right at home in this abridged rendition's elaborately animated environment. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN ARIA by Sherrill Milnes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"What could have been Wagnerian in scope ends up instead as the literary equivalent of a Top 40 tune. (50 illustrations)"
Autobiographical fluff for opera aficionados interested in knowing a bit—but not too much—about the life of one of America's popular baritones. Read full book review >

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ARIA OF THE SEA by Dia Calhoun
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Elegant cover illustration, too. (Fiction. 11-15)"
A gifted teenager agonizes over career choices while learning to separate her desires from those of others in this leisurely ballet-school fantasy from the author of Firegold (1999). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1997

"The tone of disregard notwithstanding, this is, for the most part, a fun read with generally positive implications for the audiovisual arts. (illustrations, not seen)"
This study of the impact of emerging technologies on the arts is instructive and informative, but lapses into elitist ramblings by its end. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Meandering and erratic; rarely imparts any meaningful understanding of the topic it covers."
Another peek inside the unfolding universe of the World Wide Web. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 19, 2015

"Readers may not be any less confused about the actual workings of Bitcoin, which remain murky, when finished with this book, but they will certainly know enough to make intelligent choices about whether to buy in or steer clear."
In which all that glitters is not gold—but the usual crowd of crooks and speculators is still part of the package. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 5, 2013

"A valuable addition to the literature on the digital age."
A provocative and far-reaching account of how capitalism has shaped the Internet in the United States. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A genial guide to this brave new world of Napster and Netscape."
An economist describes and assesses for the lay reader the varieties of current e-market models and speculates about the future of e-commerce. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEING DIGITAL by Nicholas Negroponte
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 3, 1995

"Negroponte brings decades of experience to his subject, but it's all for naught; his book is a muddle of retread cyber-hype and familiar predictions, relieved only by occasional flashes of original insight. (First printing of 100,000; Book-of-the-Month Club selection; author tour)"
Negroponte—founder of MIT's groundbreaking Media Lab—offers a brief, rambling survey of the digitization of culture that's not nearly as original as one might expect. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2007

"A smart introduction to philanthropy in the digital age."
Technology is transforming philanthropy. Read full book review >