Search Results: "Ellen Larson"


BOOK REVIEW

IN RETROSPECT by Ellen Larson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 20, 2013

"The twisty plot almost makes the futuristic confusion worthwhile. Perhaps more explication by Larson (Abdul Rahman Guards the Bridge, 2010, etc.) could guide readers through the rough path to the year 3324."
Murder in the far future has a time traveler seeking answers in the recent past. Read full book review >

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LUCKY DOG by Kirby Larson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"A varied and heartwarming set of doggy tales...or is that tails? (Short stories. 9-12)"
Thirteen dog-loving authors contribute 12 short stories about dogs at the Pawley Rescue Center and the humans who love them. Read full book review >

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ELLEN ULLMAN
by Gregory McNamee

A thinking machine, grumbled the tradition-minded British writer G. K. Chesterton, “is a brainless phrase of modern fatalism and materialism.” He added, “A machine only is a machine because it cannot think.”

But that was at the turn of the last century. A dozen decades later, thinking machines are among us, machines that learn from our behavior and ...


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ELLEN OH
by Alex Heimbach

Like most writers, Ellen Oh was an avid reader growing up. “Books were always my friends,” she says. At least until second grade, when her teacher read The Five Chinese Brothers to the class. Afterwards, her classmates taunted her with racial slurs, and one boy tried to paint her skin yellow because she was "the wrong color for a ...


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BOOK REVIEW

CHIGGERS by Hope Larson
by Hope Larson, illustrated by Hope Larson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 17, 2008

"A delightful addition to any duffle (or library). (Graphic novel. 10-14)"
Eisner Award winner Larson effectively mixes magical realism with the timeless rituals of summer camp in this pitch-perfect graphic novel for ‘tweens. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DEWEY DECIMAL SYSTEM by Nathan Larson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2011

"When it comes to plotting, film composer Larson is content to follow Raymond Chandler's dictum, 'When in doubt, have a man come through a door with a gun.' But his dystopia is bound to win fans with strong stomachs."
A nameless investigator dogs New York streets made even meaner by a series of near-future calamities. Read full book review >

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AUDACITY JONES TO THE RESCUE by Kirby Larson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"Clever, funny, and sweet in equal measures. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Audacity travels to Washington, D.C., where she foils a kidnapping plot at the White House. Read full book review >

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THE IMMUNE SYSTEM by Nathan Larson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2015

"A sharp and satisfying conclusion to one of the most unique hard-boiled arcs in recent memory."
In post-apocalyptic Manhattan, antihero Dewey Decimal comes to the end of the stacks. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 27, 1992

"Personal, indignant, clever: Larson offers strong ammunition against an enemy so insidious that most people don't even know it's there."
Here, former Wall Street Journal reporter Larson, incensed and victimized, exposes the network of consumer espionage that places ordinary citizens at risk of losing their constitutional right to privacy by merely purchasing something—even this book—or by refusing to purchase what researchers, from their lists and profiles, believe they should. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 9, 1994

"An urgent and, after the Long Island Railroad massacre, sadly timely wake-up call to stop America's 'new tyranny' of gun violence."
A frightening tour through America's gun culture by way of a single weapon — a semiautomatic hailed by its manufacturer as "the gun that made the '80s roar," and a single criminal — a troubled Virginia teenager who used the gun in a terrifying rampage. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 8, 1999

"Larson captures his ignominy, and the storm in its fury. (Author tour)"
There is bad weather, and there are 100-year storms. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEAD WAKE by Erik Larson
NON-FICTION
Released: March 10, 2015

"An intriguing, entirely engrossing investigation into a legendary disaster. Compared to Greg King and Penny Wilson's Lusitania (2014), also publishing to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the sinking, Larson's is the superior account."
Larson (In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin, 2011, etc.) once again demonstrates his expert researching skills and writing abilities, this time shedding light on nagging questions about the sinking of the Lusitania on May 7, 1915.Read full book review >