Search Results: "Gregory J. Dober"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 25, 2013

"A somewhat overwritten eye-opener about medical advances achieved on the backs of society's weakest members."
The harrowing story of the exploitation of institutionalized children in American medical research. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 15, 1999

"In the end, this is a cautionary tale that limits the potential of day trading success to a few hardy, well-prepared individuals."
An inside look at the new industry of day trading in the stock market. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"A few kernels of insight buried under layers of grad-student balderdash."
Not all graffiti artists are hoodlums, declares Snyder (Sociology and Anthropology/Baruch Coll.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BLACKGOD by J. Gregory Keyes
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 1997

"An often strikingly imaginative but unedifyingly overcomplicated yarn that could've used a vigorous pruning and a stiff dose of logic; still, Waterborn fans will be jubilant. (Author tour)"
Sequel to The Waterborn (1996), Keyes's fantasy about water- gods, magic, and destiny. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1995

"A blue-chip reckoning on the consequences and implications of an increasingly interdependent world's financial order. (Author tour)"
A journalist's authoritative audit of the quiet revolutions that have not only convulsed the Global Village's financial centers but also have obliged investors to assume risks that are not widely appreciated, let alone understood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EMPIRE OF UNREASON by J. Gregory Keyes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2000

"A series that's wandered a long, long way from reality: Startling ideas, but a tough narrative slog."
Third installment of what's settling in to become yet another interminable series (A Calculus of Angels, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HEALEY ON HEALTH by Gregory J. Healey
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 9, 2015

"A pleasant, if slightly repetitive, set of medical-themed essays."
A doctor's newspaper column sheds light on everyday risks and ailments. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WATERBORN by J. Gregory Keyes
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 1996

"A well-constructed, perky, imaginative debut that, even if the details aren't always rigorously worked out, manages to avoid the usual fantasy stereotypes. (First printing of 75,000; author tour)"
First of an ambitious fantasy series entitled Children of the Changeling, full of ghosts, gods, magic, and mischief. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEAR MRS. PARKS by Rosa Parks
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Steer readers instead to Parks and Jim Haskins's Rosa Parks: My Story (1992). (chronology) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A series of letters from children to the elderly civil rights leader along with her responses, subtitled ``A Dialogue with Today's Youth'' and organized by topic, such as ``Courage and Hope,'' ``Living with God,'' etc. Following a preface, foreword, commentary, introduction, and a section on the most commonly asked questions, the actual letters appear; these are brief, flat, and devoid of personality. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NANUK by Brian J. Heinz
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Text and art work together in symphonic anticipation, conveying the hunt in all its tension and fury. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Heinz (The Wolves, 1996, etc.) and Manchess convene their talents in praise of the polar bear's fierce, free spirit. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1994

"If a bit self-serving and understandably incomplete, a solid and readable account of a controversial case."
The Indianapolis special prosecutor who put heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson in prison for rape offers a trial recap full of interesting inside details. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SHADOWS OF GOD by J. Gregory Keyes
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2001

"Still, if you've hung in there this long, you'll want to complete the journey."
Last, we're told, in the tetralogy (Empire of Unreason, 2000, etc.) set in an alternate 17th century where science, alchemy, and magic all work, and the world is threatened by insubstantial, malevolent entities called Malakim. Read full book review >