Search Results: "Erich Segal"


BOOK REVIEW

ONLY LOVE by Erich Segal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 27, 1997

"Segal's brisk, oddly passionless prose does little to motivate the reader to care. (First printing of 50,000; TV rights to CBS; Literary Guild main selection; $150,000 ad/promo)"
How can the author of a bombshell like 1970's Love Story follow up with such a long succession of dramatic duds (Prizes, 1995, etc.)? Read full book review >

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PRIZES by Erich Segal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 20, 1995

"In Segal's high-gloss narration and dialogue, this is silly but benign, and the simplified science is, surprisingly, fun. (First printing of 250,000; Literary Guild main selection)"
The three super-scientists Segal sets in motion work futuristic wonders, respectively, in genetics, immunology, and theoretical physics. Read full book review >

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THE DEATH OF COMEDY by Erich Segal
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"If only every writer so smart were so engaging."
Segal—yes, he of Love Story and, if you didn't know, a fellow at Oxford—turns his attentions to literary criticism in this survey of comic theater from the ancient Greeks to a humorless Irishman. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 26, 2005

"Illuminates our stunning capacity to survive, to tend to one another, to hope. And to deceive, crush and steal from those weaker than ourselves."
A journalist intercuts the stories of four families from the Thai coastal village of Nam Khem that lost nearly 5,000 inhabitants in the December 2004 tsunami. Read full book review >

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ALISTAIR AND KIP’S GREAT ADVENTURE! by John Segal
ADVENTURE
Released: May 6, 2008

"Even pre-readers will have no trouble following along on this up-and-down ride. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Segal pairs an impulsive cat and a hesitant dog on a quick but exciting nautical outing. Read full book review >

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FAR FAR AWAY! by John Segal
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

"Hilarious scenes of the little pig with his very porcine snout and corkscrew tail anthropomorphically riding in a grocery cart, astride a bike, tucked in a sleeping bag and dwarfed by a parka add layers of humor and charm to this otherwise simple story. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A piglet's plan to run away gives the familiar home/away/home theme new meaning. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN AND FOOLS by Erich Fried
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"It would be tough to locate a finer example of wit and intelligence triumphing over barbarism and horror."
Does history murder innocence? Read full book review >

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ON BEING HUMAN by Erich Fromm
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 18, 1994

"Fromm's large, keen mind and attractive, likable voice strives for heart as he asks himself the hardest questions of his day."
Posthumous gathering of thoughts by the late socialist/humanist of The Art of Loving, The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness, etc. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"With contemporary black-and-white photographs. (index) (Biography. 12-15)"
This well-constructed if somewhat overwritten collective biography profiles eight Jewish women of this century. Read full book review >

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OUT OF TIME by Lynne Segal
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2013

"Segal refers to multiple cultural touchstones in service of her writing; this book should become a touchstone itself for those interested in aging."
Extended meditations on aging. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 28, 2007

"A self-promotion guide that is packed with solid instruction yet remains upbeat."
Public-relations consultant and marketing strategist Segal shares ideas to generate publicity and provide a competitive edge in real estate. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 6, 1993

"Plausible, well-supported prophecies."
Incisive but dispassionate speculations about the future, come 1997 and beyond, of Britain's last vestige of glory and empire as Hong Kong reunites with China. Read full book review >