Search Results: "Gordon G. Chang"


BOOK REVIEW

THE COMING COLLAPSE OF CHINA by Gordon G. Chang
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 21, 2001

"Damning data and persuasive arguments that should set some Communist knees a-knocking."
A freelance journalist and counsel to an American law firm in China predicts the imminent implosion of the economy and government of the People's Republic of China. Read full book review >

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FATEFUL TIES by Gordon H. Chang
NON-FICTION
Released: April 13, 2015

"An intriguing exploration of a significant, if peculiar, aspect of American history."
Christopher Columbus carried a letter of introduction from his Spanish sovereigns to China's emperor. Thus, the discovery of America was an accidental consequence of the European desire to reach the riches of Asia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2014

"Great for research but better as a jumping-off block for youth who are interested in the cultural history of adornment. (source notes, bibliography, further information, index) (Nonfiction. 10-16)"
Cool tats, blinged-out nails, drag-queen makeup and more. Read full book review >

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LETTERS FROM THE ROAD by G Gordon Davis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 22, 2014

"A carefully crafted family saga, set in an oft-forgotten place and time, that shows how love and loyalty can't always save a family from disaster."
In this debut historical coming-of-age novel, a father and son attempt to connect during a cross-country road trip. Read full book review >

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CELIA’S ROBOT by Margaret Chang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2009

"A bit of mystery plus solidly believable, complex friend-family relationships and a smart girl who's fearless about technology make for an appealing light read. (Science fiction. 9-12)"
Celia's cellist (Caucasian) mom and inventor (Chinese-American) dad are loving, busy parents whose work and travel mean less time for hand-holding over school and home routines. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 1999

"McElrath-Eslick's artwork is handsome and evocative, dreamy but with enough detail to keep readers' eyes busy. (Picture book. 5-9)"
This enchanted adventure tale from the Changs (The Beggar's Magic, 1997, etc.) rolls along smoothly, telling of a poor but thoughtful and diligent son of a peasant in China. Read full book review >

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WHAT GOES AROUND
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for The Boomerang Effect by Gordon Jack

Cover Story: Viking Cute
BFF Charm: Roger Murtaugh
Swoonworthy Scale: 2
Talky Talk: Real Boy
Bonus Factor: Unexpected Friendships
Relationship Status: Maybe in a Few Years 

Cover Story: Viking Cute

A cutesy viking is kind of an oxymoron when you think about the actual history of vikings, but this one with ...


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BOOK REVIEW

OVER THE SHOULDER by Leonard Chang
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 14, 2001

"A smoking Korean-American Presumed Innocent presented almost entirely in breakneck dialogue, with occasional pauses for scene changes and gunfire."
Jettisoning the literary pretensions that blunted his powerful Dispatches from the Cold (1998), Chang unfurls a thriller that's content to grab you by the neck and shake hard. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNDERKILL by Leonard Chang
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 5, 2003

"A gripping story laced with action, though moody Allen's determination to see everything that's happened to Linda's family as an echo of his own life keeps it from the breakneck pace of his scorching debut."
Now that he's flushed every last skeleton from his family's closet (Over the Shoulder, 2001), Allen Choice is ready to start on his girlfriend Linda Maldonado's. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 17, 1997

"Chang fails because she rushes to simplify complex events and to universalize what happened at the expense of a careful, comprehensive appreciation of a world violently destroyed. (photos, not seen) (First serial to Newsweek)"
Billing itself as the first English-language history devoted to the Japanese Army's 1937 massacre in China's capital, this slight account will by no means be the last word. Read full book review >

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DEATH MONEY by Henry Chang
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2014

"The plot is familiar and forgettable, but Jack's odyssey is consistently fast-paced, edgy and flavorful. Sometimes it really is better to travel hopefully than to arrive."
NYPD Detective Jack Yu scours Chinatown to find out who killed a man whose body was found miles away. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1999

"Life, of course, is tangled—the lives of these women perhaps more than most—but Chang's eye for detail and willingness to probe can't overcome prose that reads like a final project for a writer's workshop."
First-time author Chang rather falteringly describes the flight of her mother and three friends from the Communist takeover of China to middle-class lives in the US. Read full book review >