Search Results: "Edward Frenkel"


BOOK REVIEW

LOVE AND MATH by Edward Frenkel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A fascinating peek into the author's life and work."
An award-winning mathematician explains his passion for pure mathematics, a subject that reveals a "hidden parallel universe of beauty and elegance, intricately intertwined with ours." Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Read it for the still-compelling novella; the rest is lagniappe."
Before William Gibson coined the term "cyberspace" and, along with authors like Bruce Sterling and Neal Stephenson, forged our understanding of the virtual landscape, Hugo-winning Vinge (A Deepness in the Sky, 1999, etc.) had presented the concept in the 30,000-word novella True Names. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 6, 1985

"For an array of robot topics, erratically handled, see Minsky, below."
This volume is a departure from the customary Asimov approach to explaining-it-all—perhaps the doing of co-author Frenkel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HEAP HOUSE by Edward Carey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2014

"Magnificently creepy. (Horror. 10-16)"
The first in a deliciously macabre trilogy for middle graders and young teens channels Dickens crossed with Lemony Snicket.
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VERY HAIRY HARRY by Edward Koren
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Next to fellow cartoonist William Steig's Pete's a Pizza, or, more on topic, Kathleen Krull's Clip, Clip, Clip: Three Stories About Hair, illustrated by Paul Brewer, this comes off as a hesitant, under-plotted effort. (Picture book. 5-7)"
New Yorker cartoonist Koren transfers his trademark hirsute, Bigfoot-like figures to a new format, but then doesn't do much with them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE by Edward Mapplethorpe
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2016

"A wonderful portfolio of little monsters—or little angels, as you prefer."
A noted photographer turns from his previous interest in abstract portraiture to immediate, evocative studies of infants in their splendid innocence. Read full book review >

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MARY ASTOR'S PURPLE DIARY by Edward Sorel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"What was then labeled 'the worst case of dynamite in Hollywood history' seems pretty tame today, but Sorel's command of tone and pen sustains readers' interest."
A charming slice of retro Hollywood tabloid scandal. Read full book review >

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I SPY UNDER THE SEA by Edward Gibbs
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 27, 2012

"A clever introduction to ocean life. (Picture book. 2-5)"
An under-the-sea guessing and counting game from the creator of I Spy with My Little Eye (2011). Read full book review >

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BAD APPLE by Edward Hemingway
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 2, 2012

"A mixed message shopped in a queasy jacket. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Hemingway's story of friendship against the odds is sweet, but it has hitched its wagon to a very challenging vehicle. Read full book review >

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I SPY WITH MY LITTLE EYE by Edward Gibbs
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"Eric Carle's Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (Picture book. 2-6)"
Readers play the "I Spy" game with hidden animals, guessing their identities using only peep-hole glimpses of an eye and a patch of color. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAPTAIN BARNACLE’S AQUARIUM by Edward  Miller
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2006

"Trying too hard, this ends up just a bewildering mix; steer young readers instead to more conventional tours like Aliki's My Visit to the Aquarium (1993). (pirate glossary) (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-7)"
Dropping in and out of lecture mode—"Here you'll see countless species of fish. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TWIST OF THE BLADE by Edward Willett
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Engrossing and more nuanced than its predecessor. (Fantasy. 12-16)
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The sequel to The Song of the Sword (2014) improves on its foundation.Read full book review >