Search Results: "Isaac Adamson"


BOOK REVIEW

HOKKAIDO POPSICLE by Isaac Adamson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 16, 2002

"Somewhat too cute for comfort, but, still, a good tale with a nice slant on geography and the pop scene."
Danger lurks in the well-lit corners of Tokyo's immaculately clean streets, and it takes a teen-mag journalist to unravel the mysteries of this inscrutable world. Read full book review >

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ISAAC by Ivan Goldman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2012

"Ultimately disappointing, but a brief, quick-moving novel that has, especially early, its share of pungencies and pleasures."
Goldman's latest, following The Barfighter (2009), centers on an unlikely love story. Read full book review >

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COMPLICATION by Isaac Adamson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 10, 2012

"A freshly imagined work, this novel boasts clever twists and revelations right up until the end."
Prague is the setting for this unusual meta-mystery, in which an American's investigation of his older brother's disappearance occasions stories-within-stories involving Nazi occupiers, Communist spies, a gangster known as Rumpelstiltskin and a still-ticking watch that goes back to Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II. Read full book review >

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KINKI LULLABY by Isaac Adamson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Skillful work, but the series formula starts to look a little worn and predictable."
Jaunty detective/reporter Billy Chaka is back in Japan solving a (mostly) engaging case. Read full book review >

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DREAMING PACHINKO by Isaac Adamson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2003

"Noir light: charming, funny, satisfying."
Reporter Billy Chaka returns for an entertaining third case. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOY ADAMSON by Caroline Cass
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Cass, gossipy but fair-minded, shows Adamson to have been as ruthless and predatory as her beloved lions but also—sometimes—as splendid. (Color and b&w illustrations)"
Kenyan writer Cass rips the mask off Joy Adamson of Born Free fame to reveal a woman of monstrous flaws, considerable talents, and a redeeming generosity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ISAAC BASHEVIS SINGER by Lila Perl
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 1994

"Index not seen. (Biography. 10-14)"
Singer's despair over the dying Yiddish language resonates through this brief biography. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ISAAC NEWTON by Kathleen Krull
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2006

"A bibliography, web site and index round out the volume; the lack of detail on the use of sources is regrettable in an otherwise solid offering for middle-grade students. (Biography. 10-14)"
Hot on the heels of the well-received Leonardo da Vinci (2005) comes another agreeably chatty entry in the Giants of Science series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ISAAC NEWTON by Gale E. Christianson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Dirty politics via committee? Newton truly was a modern. Though light on equations and proofs, Christianson offers a revealing portrait of a man who helped revolutionize science."
Slender but detailed life of the famed scientist and inventor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ISAAC NEWTON by Michael White
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"White effectively sets the details of Newton's career against the larger canvas of the history of ideas, and this may be the first clear exposition of the full complexity of this brilliant and enigmatic figure."
The title gives the slant of this impressive new biography, which emphasizes Newton's intellectual debt to his predecessors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ISAAC HECKER by David J. O'Brien
NON-FICTION
Released: July 22, 1992

"A fascinating account of an exceptional man. (Twenty-five photographs—not seen.)"
An intriguing biography of the founder of the Paulist order, unfolding a rich chronicle of the intellectual and religious controversies of 19th-century America. Read full book review >