Search Results: "Dorothy Nelkin"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 13, 2001

"A chilling account, but Andrews and Nelkin's Luddite tendencies are as worrisome as the abuses they document."
Two academics sound the alarm against an invasion of the body snatchers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 16, 1991

"It's not."
Another, more questionable, attempt to defend ``science'' from attack by groups that Nelkin (The Creation Controversy, 1982, etc.) and Jasper (both Sociology/N.Y.U.) describe as ``absolutist,'' ``uncompromising'' ``fundamentalists.'' One problem is that the authors' own attack is couched in a tone of pseudo-objectivity. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1995

"An important, timely commentary on the manipulation of scientific inquiry in the interest of political ideology."
Policy, popular culture, and genetics meet in this intelligent critique of our society's search for easy answers. Read full book review >

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JUNKET IS NICE by Dorothy Kunhardt
Released: Sept. 7, 1933

"May get a good break and go over well."
A nonsense picture book with a guessing element in it and the repetition children love. Read full book review >

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NOW OPEN THE BOX by Dorothy Kunhardt
Released: Sept. 20, 1934

"But it is fun—and it has amusing pictures—and everyone will adore the little bitty dog."
A follow-up on Junket is Nice has a difficult standard to achieve, and one must confess that Now Open the Box doesn't quite make the grade. Read full book review >

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ANGELS OF THE SWAMP by Dorothy Whittaker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 12, 1991

"Not a deep tale, but pleasantly optimistic and vividly realized. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Two runaways and an older teenager join forces to build new lives—in a sunny first novel set in Depression-era Florida. Read full book review >

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OBJECT OF YOUR LOVE by Dorothy Speak
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1998

"Alice Munro would surely approve."
A fine collection of nine edgy, vivid stories, most of which appeared first in Canadian periodicals, by an Ottawa writer who has been hailed as "the new Alice Munro." Read full book review >

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DEATH AT DOVECOTE HATCH by Dorothy Cannell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2015

"Agatha Christie meets Downton Abbey in Florence's second case, a charming reminder of all the country house murders of Britain's golden age."
A quiet British village hardly seems the place for a murder, much less two. Read full book review >

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GOD SAVE THE QUEEN! by Dorothy Cannell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"A farcical fairy-tale, written in determinedly Wodehousian style, that overplays its wry tone, silly plot, and likable characters to the point of tedium."
The author's penchant for the absurd (How to Murder the Man of Your Dreams, 1995, etc.) reaches full flower in this off-the-wall take on English aristocracy. Read full book review >

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NO LAUGHING MATTER by Dorothy Simpson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 30, 1993

"The author is coasting in this one—its piddling contrivances, dull characters, and somnolent pace will win no new fans for the usually reliable Inspector, who, it is to be hoped, will be back on track for number 13."
Sturrenden's Inspector Luke Thanet's 12th case (Wake the Dead, etc.) has him investigating the death of vineyard owner Zak Randish, found in his office amid a welter of blood and broken glass. Read full book review >

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Released: March 7, 1984

"But fans of the frou-frou-style English mystery (modeled on Allingham, not Sayers, Marsh, or Christie) will again find much to enjoy—in the arched-eyebrow dialogue, the glittery international backgrounds, and the undeniable singularity of combative heroine Rita."
Even more than in previous frothy capers, Dunnett's taciturn, super-cool hero Johnson Johnson (portrait-painter/secret-agent) takes a back seat to a quirky female narrator: this time it's punk-haired, tough little Rita Geddes, a Scottish makeup artist—and a protege of Hollywood's legendary, about-to-retire Kim-Jim Curtis. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 4, 2008

"A memoir begging for an editor."
An epic autobiography that's part chronicle of American life gone-by and part diatribe against controlling men. Read full book review >