Search Results: "J.C. Herz"


BOOK REVIEW

A DARK AND DISMAL FLOWER by J.C. Herz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"It's a bit mannered, but high production values and a realistic mix of behavioral ups and downs keep it from turning twee or labored. (Requires iOS 6 and above.) (iPad poetry app. 6-10)"
In this pretty if occasionally precious app, a mercurial child's moods and whims find allegorical counterparts in the flower garden she plants. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 11, 1997

"Nevertheless, Joystick Nation will please its citizenry."
Here is a look at an essential part of American youth that goes beyond a mere chronicle to engage all of the political, social, and cultural implications of video games. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 13, 1995

"The book's Netspeak glossary will aid the uninitiated, but the book's mindset defies easy classification and is directed primarily at those already on intimate terms with their modems."
What Jack Kerouac was to the dashboard, Herz (of Wired magazine) aspires to be to the keyboard in this dizzying ride on the information low road. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 3, 2014

"A vigorously written must-read for exercise enthusiasts primed for the ultimate fitness challenge."
Former New York Times columnist and Rolling Stone rock critic Herz (Joystick Nation: How Videogames Ate Our Quarters, Won Our Hearts, and Rewired Our Minds, 1997, etc.) shares her enthusiasm for the CrossFit strength and conditioning movement. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 26, 2017

"Though occasionally didactic, the narrative is undergirded by Herz's understanding that one size never fits all, and it contains useful passages for every reader."
Neuroscientist Herz (That's Disgusting: Unraveling the Mysteries of Repulsion, 2013, etc.) shines her expertise on the complicated relationships between the human senses and food consumption. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILDMAN by J.C. Geiger
Released: June 6, 2017

"A thought-provoking, hilarious, eloquent story of a young man realizing that the world is much larger than the one set up for him. (Fiction. 14-adult)"
A high school valedictorian takes a madcap left turn in life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

B & ME by J.C. Hallman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 10, 2015

"There are only occasional insights in this frenzied, unabashedly self-indulgent book."
Recounting a literary obsession. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE RED CUTTLEFISH by Henry Herz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Heroic Little Red makes such a splash that even though no one gets eaten or cut open, even the most ghoulish among young readers won't be disappointed. (websites) (Picture book. 6-8)"
In this strangely familiar tale, the titular cephalopod meets a big bad tiger shark while carrying a basketful of crab cakes to her grandma. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 9, 2007

"A delightfully unexpected blend of personal anecdotes, pop-cultural erudition and scientific understanding."
A lively, seductive exploration of what the nose knows. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TYRANT'S DAUGHTER by J.C. Carleson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Smart, relevant, required reading. (author's note, commentary, further reading) (Fiction. 13 & up)"
A teenage girl from an unnamed Middle Eastern country attempts to come to terms with her dictator father's bloody legacy in this absorbing character-driven novel authored by a former CIA official. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Mays Landing by J.C. Mercer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 28, 2016

"An intriguing tale of a homeless drifter hoping to reinvent his life."
A suicidal young man decides to settle in New York's subway tunnels with a band of vagrants. Read full book review >