Search Results: "George Musser"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"An endlessly surprising foray into the current mother of physics' many knotty mysteries, the solving of which may unveil the weirdness of quantum particles, black holes, and the essential unity of nature."
Two particles behave identically and instantaneously though separated by great space and with no force passing between them. How? Award-winning Scientific American contributing editor Musser (The Complete Idiot's Guide to String Theory, 2008) probes the riddle.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MISSION COMPROMISED by Oliver North
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"The vigor and candor of North's memoir (Under Fire, 1991) are missing in this uneasy mix of fiction and fact, reducing both to predictable stereotypes and mainly offering summaries instead of action itself."
Plodding retro thriller with a supervillainous Osama bin Laden—and an unintentionally funny supporting turn by the author himself. Read full book review >

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GEORGE SAUNDERS
by David L. Ulin

George Saunders never meant to write a novel. Or maybe he had come to a certain acceptance about his work. “I had gotten to the place,” he admits, over the phone from Santa Cruz, California, where he is on book tour, “where I was all right with not writing a novel. You know, me and Alice Munro: we don’t ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"A decent addition to a growing body of work about polygamy, the book speaks to the ways isolation, fear and secrecy can shelter insidious abuses until someone has the courage to step forward as a witness."
With the assistance of Cook (Shattered Silence: The Untold Story of a Serial Killer's Daughter, 2009, etc.), Musser describes her transition from obedient daughter and wife in the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to a key witness in court cases against church leaders, including the "Prophet" Warren Jeffs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARES by George O'Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"What family doesn't have its little disagreements? Thank goodness the Olympians have many. (family tree, afterword, discussion questions, source notes). (Graphic mythology. 8-14)"
In the latest of his inimitable Olympians series, O'Connor comes around to Ares and the Trojan War. Read full book review >

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IF I HAD A TRICERATOPS by George O'Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Different dino, same goofy premise and rapturous tone. Young dog lovers will understand perfectly. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The creator of If I Had a Raptor (2014) switches out one dino-pet for another, doggier, one.Read full book review >

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POSEIDON  by George O'Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2013

"Not the best volume with which to start this first-rate series, but rousing reading for comics fans who like their heroes heavily muscled, unhappy and occasionally splashed with blood. (resource lists, Olympian family tree, study questions) (Graphic mythology. 8-14)"
The sea god steps up to tell his own side of the story in O'Connor's latest, and least coherent, Olympian portrait. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ZEUS by George O'Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Holy Cyclopes, here's a keeper. (Graphic mythology. 8-14)"
An energetic graphic series on classical mythology debuts with the origin story of the Big Cheese Olympian, Zeus. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ATHENA by George O'Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"Hera. (author's note, character profiles, 'G[r]eek Notes,' discussion questions, bibliography) (Graphic mythology. 8-14)"
Following the series opener that chronicled Zeus's origin story, O'Connor's next relates the details of his daughter Athena's birth and some of the stories about her. Read full book review >

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SALLY AND THE SOME-THING by George O'Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"In Sally's words: 'not boring!' (Picture book. 6-8)"
After mining the world of comics for his previous titles, O'Connor seems to have turned to old horror films for his latest inspiration. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2002

"An extra. (Picture book. 3-7)"
An extraordinarily obtuse detective is called upon to solve a mystery: why is Red R. Hood's Granny shedding? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KER-SPLASH! by George O'Connor
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2005

"Rousing fare for fans of Brian Pinkney's Adventures of Sparrow Boy (1997) or for budding superheroes in general. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The creator of Kapow! (2004) takes the same crew and basic concept to the beach, alternating supercharged scenes of superhero action with more down-to-earth views of two young buddies and a little brother taking on a bully. Read full book review >