Search Results: "Gerbrand Bakker"


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TEN WHITE GEESE by Gerbrand Bakker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"In stark but lyrical prose, Bakker explores themes of both isolation and intimacy."
An Emily Dickinson scholar from the Netherlands journeys to Wales, ostensibly to carry on her research but more realistically, to escape from a scandal involving one of her students. Read full book review >

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A STROKE OF BAD LUCK by Sebastiaan Bakker
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"This true survivor's moving story doubles as a valuable guide to recovering from the destructive consequences of brain stroke."
In this self-help autobiography, retired Dutch engineer Bakker reveals what it's like to recover from a debilitating stroke. Read full book review >

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THE JUDGING EYE by R. Scott Bakker
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Best left to his devoted fan base; others may not have the stamina."
First installment of a new epic fantasy trilogy, set 20 years after Bakker's Prince of Nothing series. Read full book review >

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RAPTOR RED by Robert T. Bakker
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Science and serious fun blend as Bakker shares his love of dinosaurs: a natural for the next Disney movie. (Book-of-the-Month Club alternate selection)"
A spinster Utahraptor searches for love and meat 120 million years ago: lighthearted but scientifically sound dino-kitsch from noted paleontologist Bakker. Read full book review >

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THE WHITE LUCK WARRIOR by R. Scott Bakker
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2011

"It's the usual fantasy stuff, in other words, derivative of but much inferior to the Tolkien/Lewis/Peake schools of yore. Take it as good news or bad, but another volume in the series awaits."
By Crom and Ishtar, Batman: There's a minor epidemic of sword-and-sorcery epics out there, and now one of them is long-practicing fantasist Bakker's sequel to The Judging Eye (2009). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 29, 2016

"Akron glitters like never before in these illuminating pages."
An economist/public policy adviser and a financial journalist envision a transformative resurgence in industrial regions that had threatened to rust from within. Read full book review >

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DACTYLS! by Robert T. Bakker
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 22, 2005

"It's a pity that the standard Step into Reading treatment has such low production values, as this offering definitely deserves better. (Easy reader/nonfiction. 7-9)"
One of paleontology's hottest excavators turns his hand to writing a children's book, with entirely winning results. Read full book review >

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EVER YOURS by Vincent van Gogh
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 25, 2014

"More context would have been appreciated, but the choices are illuminating of an iconic artist."
The artist's troubled life revealed in letters. Read full book review >