Search Results: "Edward de Grazia"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1991

"Despite its flaws, then, an essential reference on how artistic rebels have defied social norms on creative expression— and on how the judiciary has responded in incremental, sometimes contradictory, ways."
A verbose and sprawling, yet well-researched and compelling, narrative history of how literary iconoclasts have run afoul of censors in America. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 31, 1997

A hothouse crossbreed of American history, ultraconservative constitutional exegesis, and softcore porn. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SIX ACTION SHOES by Edward de Bono
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 15, 1991

"While pedestrian claptrap of this sort might help a few readers to give themselves an occasional kick start, most would be well advised to ankle on by."
A gimmicky guide to taking effective action. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2005

"A lucid, accessible introduction to globalism and its discontents."
A smart and engaging look at how US consumerism swept aside European cultural conservatism to create a transatlantic, transnational market. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1991

"An offbeat treatise that charts a course out of the mainstream and along the varied routes that, perhaps, lead to unconventional wisdom."
A deceptively simple but consistently provocative appeal for perceptual (as opposed to structured) thinking from the author of Six Action Shoes (the trifle reviewed below), Tactics (1984), and several other works dealing with powers of the mind. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOR YOU AND NO ONE ELSE by Edward van de Vendel
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"The expressive black-ink drawings tell most of the story, and since the grass-green text easily fades into the background, one can't help but think of the spare power this might have had as a wordless work. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Originally published in the Netherlands, this gifty little number follows Buck, a kindhearted deer who happens upon a "curiosity"—a seven-leaf clover. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Imputed Knowledge by Edward De Vivo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 21, 2013

"An intelligent, gripping thriller about the deeper implications of a tragedy."
In De Vivo's debut novel, a brutal hijacking prompts a man to search his soul and reinvestigate his faith. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A DOG LIKE SAM by Edward van de Vendel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 8, 2016

"A moving and memorable tale of love, forgiveness, and compassion among beings both human and canine. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A Canadian family's emotional life is enriched by the affections of a shaggy white dog. Read full book review >

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CHRISTOPHER DE HAMEL
by Brianna Jewell

“Stick your nose into other people’s business and it’s considered rude,” Christopher de Hamel says, “but stick your nose far enough back and it’s considered history.” In his latest book, Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts: Twelve Journeys into the Medieval World, de Hamel turns what he sees as the voyeuristic pleasure of discovering secrets about others’ lives into historical ...


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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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BOOK REVIEW

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 >