Search Results: "Eli Sagan"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 16, 1991

"Sagan knows his ancient history and compellingly elucidates Athenian self-destructive paranoia, but his argument loses force with tentative speculations on the future, only tangential references to modern democracy, and overreliance on Freudian theory."
A fractured psychoanalytical history of democracy focusing mostly on the ancient Athenian city-state, from sociologist Sagan (Freud, Women, and Morality, 1988, etc. Sagan believes that Athenian democracy and our modern American republic share fundamental moral and psychological dilemmas that derive from the ``paranoid position'': a desire to control others and a fear of loss of self. Read full book review >

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THE PICKLE INDEX by Eli Horowitz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"Half-baked Orwell."
A ramshackle circus troupe attempts to rescue its imprisoned ringleader in this political farce/allegory. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"Nevertheless, Sagan will once again dazzle readers with his brilliance and breadth of vision. (Photos and illustrations, not seen) (Author tour)"
This logical successor to Cosmos (1980) offers the characteristic Sagan blueprint for humankind's long-term vitality. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 11, 1997

"This book captures his spirit at its best."
The final book by the late science populist (The Demon-Haunted World, 1996, etc.) shows him in his role as one of the finest exponents of science for the general public. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A FLEETING SORROW by Françoise Sagan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"No advancement of ideas, barely sketched characters that are uniformly egotistical, and a one-idea plot: a novel less fleeting than immediately forgettable."
A slim, shallow, uncompelling day in the life of a rogue who's told that he has six months to live, by the prolific French author (A Reluctant Hero, 1987, etc.). Read full book review >

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IDLEWILD by Nick Sagan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 11, 2003

"Sagan may have more imagination than he knows what to do with—a wonderful thing in a new author."
Multiple layers of virtual reality unfold like onion skins in this future-shocker. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Sagan has produced a valuable document on the side of scientific civilization and enlightened progress."
Alarmed by the rise of superstition and pseudoscience, a leading science writer rallies the forces of reason and scientific literacy. Read full book review >

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EVERFREE by Nick Sagan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 18, 2006

"A powerful plea for sensible human cooperation delivered via a knockout story."
Sagan's mind-blowing post-apocalyptic trilogy comes to a satisfying, terrifying conclusion. Read full book review >

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EDENBORN by Nick Sagan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Fit to bursting with flights of speculation that could fuel the careers of many lesser writers. Sagan's second may not be quite as awe-inspiring as his first—but that's hardly a criticism of this rich fantasia, peopled by painfully real characters."
After the end of the world, people haven't really changed—things still go wrong. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOY WHO WENT AWAY by Eli Gottlieb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 17, 1997

"A fine little book."
A first novel about dysfunctional family life and coming of age in suburbia that relies on careful writing and a sly wit to distinguish itself from other narratives in this most contemporary of genres. Read full book review >

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THE COLLECTIVISTIC PREMISE by Eli Merchant
NON-FICTION
Released: April 18, 2013

"A concise, persuasive argument for the importance of the collective in economics."
Merchant offers a collectivistic approach to economics in his debut treatise. Read full book review >

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FIVE DARES by Eli Easton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 2017

"Lots of sex with little plot or character make this m/m romance a dare not worth taking."
When a freak accident forces a summer of convalescence in Nantucket, two lifelong friends are surprised by their mutual attraction. Read full book review >