Search Results: "Eric H. Cline"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Given the source material, it should be better. (bibliography, source notes, index) (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
This useful but uneven volume summarizes the legend of the Trojan War, then describes the archaeological excavations at Hisarlik, the Turkish site believed to have been Troy. Read full book review >

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MISSING SENSES
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom

Cover Story: Secret Message

BFF Charm: Big Sister

Swoonworthy Scale: 5

Talky Talk: Real Talk

Bonus Factor: Friendships

Relationship Status: See You Later, Alligator

 

Cover Story: Secret Message

At first, I assumed that the Braille on the cover—side note: if the dots aren’t actually raised on the ...


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OPEN THE POD BAY DOOR
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Armada by Ernest Cline

Cover Story: Pew Pew Pew!

BFF Charm: Yay

Swoonworthy Scale: 3

Talky Talk: Space Crusaders

Bonus Factor: Mixtape

Relationship Status: Be My Wingman

 

Cover Story: Pew Pew Pew!

This cover is well-designed without pandering; it calls to mind ’80s video games without being too obvious. As you read, you find out ...


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READY PLAYER ONE by Ernest Cline
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 16, 2011

"Too much puzzle-solving, not enough suspense."
Video-game players embrace the quest of a lifetime in a virtual world; screenwriter Cline's first novel is old wine in new bottles. Read full book review >

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WOMEN, PASSION AND CELIBACY by Sally Cline
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 16, 1994

"An angry little book, full of ammunition for the war between the sexes."
A modern-day (and humorless) Lysistrata, in which celibacy is not a means for forcing men to end a war but for women to achieve political power and independence. Read full book review >

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ARMADA by Ernest Cline
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 14, 2015

"A hackneyed sci-fi spectacle."
From the author of Ready Player One (2011), another book centered around video games and the 1980s.Read full book review >

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COLOR COMMENTARY
by Julie Danielson

I’ve always found it difficult to answer the what’s-your-favorite-color question, as the answer depends entirely on my mood. (I like deep blues for more contemplative times, but I need sunny yellow to help wake me in the mornings.)

Perhaps it’s even harder for artists to pick a favorite color. Is it like asking them to pick a favorite child? I ...


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NON-FICTION
Released: March 20, 2011

"A slim, basic but solid activity and conversation book for teachers looking for direction in their English as a Foreign Language classes."
Roth and Aberson return with the next installment of their Compelling Conversations series (Compelling Conversations: Questions and Quotations on Timeless Topics, 2007), presenting conversation topics, activity ideas and interesting quotes for Vietnamese students of the English language. Read full book review >

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JUST DESSERTS by Sally Cline
NON-FICTION
Released: July 15, 1991

"But without much analysis or any direction for change, it sounds mostly like a lot of good old-fashioned unliberated whining."
Midway through this extended collage of kvetching, British feminist Cline (co-author, Reflecting Men, 1987) cites a finding that women do not view cooking as drudgery and in fact can find it ``a creative and enjoyable process.'' But that gets lost in the barrage of quotes from women who hate themselves for secret bingeing, or are terrorized by the demands of raging, loutish husbands for hot meat-centered meals (and heaven help her if he sees any gristle!), or lose sleep and miss out on career advancement for worrying about what to serve their families for dinner, or feel physically sick when they find themselves in supermarkets. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 11, 1998

"Enlivened by epistolary amours and detective-like research revelations, yet still a sluggish rendition of a resonant tale. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
An admirable if not always compelling exploration of a once-sensational murder and trial that recall our recent obsession with the Simpson case. Read full book review >

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Banking on Confidence by Dale K. Cline
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 16, 2015

"A cogent, if academic work, unencumbered by financial jargon and appropriate for any reader."
A certified public accountant and real estate investor offers a lucid debut overview of America's financial system. Read full book review >