Search Results: "Felix Martin"


BOOK REVIEW

MONEY by Felix Martin
NON-FICTION
Released: March 4, 2014

"Refreshingly free of jargon and long on ideas—including the thought that if it's money that got us into our current mess, it's money that can get us out of it."
What is money? If you think you know the answer, then you may not have thought hard enough about it, a problem that kings and commoners alike have shared throughout history. Read full book review >

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MY CHILDREN'S BOOK GHOST FILE
by Julie Danielson

Over at NPR last week, I heard a pop culture critic talk (here) about what he calls his Ghost File, or the books, television shows, and movies he didn’t review during the year. “[I]t's the great frustration,” he said, “that every year I'm haunted by all the terrific things I haven't talked about … ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE COUNTRY OF ABSENCE by Felix Stefanile
Released: May 15, 2000

"Accomplished individual poems that collectively offer an intriguing memory of where American immigrants have come from—and a vision of the direction in which our diverse American culture could be headed."
Stefanile's collection is prefaced by an essay titled "The Allegory of the Hyphen." Read full book review >

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A CERTAIN FINKELMEYER by Felix Roziner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 1991

"Roziner's soft-edged satire is filled with a genial, melancholy gaiety that will remind American readers of Josef Skvorecky—but without the Czech novelist's range or tightly controlled plotting."
A hopelessly self-effacing Russian Jew writes glorious poems under the Khrushchev regime but imprudently neglects the official steps to make a name for himself as a poet—an obvious parable for the career of its prolific author, who wrote this novel in Moscow during the early 70's and is finally about to see it published there. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 14, 2011

"For readers who are looking for 'success' in terms of vast amounts of money."
Maxim founder and self-made millionaire Dennis takes readers down the narrow road to riches. Only a few will get there. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DICK FRANCIS'S BLOODLINE by Felix Francis
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"The usual pleasures of Francis father and son, from inside dope about announcing races to carefully controlled bursts of physical violence, fly by with all the speed of a promising filly on her second one-mile run."
The late Dick Francis' son and sometime collaborator follows his first solo canter (Dick Francis's Gamble, 2011) with more of the same. Read full book review >

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DICK FRANCIS'S REFUSAL by Felix Francis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 9, 2013

"Not as original as Dick Francis's Bloodline (2012) but still a fast-paced, highly professional evening's entertainment. With all due respect, hasn't Francis earned the right to have his famous father's name removed from the franchise?"
Francis fils brings back his father's favorite hero for a jaundiced look into a rash of rigged steeplechases. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRIPLE CROWN  by Felix Francis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"American readers willing to be lectured about the many ways British racing is better will be rewarded by some serviceable, if labored, sleuthing, a good deal of information about the sport, and a bittersweet ending that's the best thing here."
Continuing his slow emergence from his father's shadow, Francis (Dick Francis's Damage, 2014, etc.) packs his very English hero off on a secret mission to America, with mixed results. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEALINGS by Felix Rohatyn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"Revealing memoir from a significant 20th-century business leader."
The banker who famously helped to save New York City from bankruptcy recalls his career as a leading Wall Street dealmaker. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

APPLES AND ROBINS by Lucie Felix
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"This very simple seasonal turn invites viewers to look afresh at shapes and colors and changes. (Picture book. 3-5)"
In this cozy import, inventively placed cutouts on alternate pages turn geometric abstractions into apples, birds, a birdhouse, and other outdoorsy sights. Read full book review >

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THE RUMOR by Monique Felix
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 15, 2011

"Ironically enough, this particular Rumor doesn't seem likely to inspire much repetition. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A group of animal friends misinterprets a small piece of information, resulting in outsized fears and creating a one-joke tale that rolls quickly along to a happy ending. Read full book review >