Search Results: "James Aaron Parmelee"


BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 12, 2006

"Parmelee draws the depth and range of pedophilia and sexual slavery into an appalling light."
Parmelee's understated thriller tackles a pedophilic, child-trafficking syndicate in Thailand. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ASSHOLES by Aaron James
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 4, 2012

"While there are moments of great insight and outright hilarity, the book feels more like a sharp magazine article or clever website than a full-length book."
Great title, clever concept, average execution. Read full book review >

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SURFING WITH SARTRE by Aaron James
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"Heidegger as ho-daddy? The approach is unusual, but to fruitful—and entertaining—ends."
I surf, therefore I am: a good-natured exploration of some of the big questions philosophy raises, all while hanging 10. Read full book review >

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ASSHOLES by Aaron James
Released: May 3, 2016

"A slim, witty, and wise addition to the vital conversation surrounding arguably the most controversial presidential candidate ever."
A philosophical examination of the concept of the "asshole" through the lens of our most relevant current example. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUNDAY CHUTNEY by Aaron Blabey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Blabey doesn't answer that question, but his clear acrylics and mixed media ground Sunday's excitements and worries—shown in extreme, sometimes manic, facial expressions—on soft, solid, comforting backgrounds. (Picture book. 4-6)"
An energetic, frizzy-haired girl claims her quirkiness but wrestles with her family's frequent moves. Read full book review >

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THE BAD GUYS by Aaron Blabey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"We challenge anyone to read this and keep a straight face. (Fiction. 7-11)"
Four misunderstood villains endeavor to turn over a new leaf…or a new rap sheet in Blabey's frenzied romp. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOOLS RULE! by Aaron Meshon
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 25, 2014

"Buy it along with a wooden tool set as a gift for an enterprising young carpenter. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Are there any tots who don't like to play with toy tools? Read full book review >

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TAKE ME OUT TO THE YAKYU by Aaron Meshon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"Yakyu or baseball, it's all sheer joy. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A young boy enjoys the best of two baseball worlds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HUG A BULL by Aaron Zenz
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2013

"While it's useful for the wide range of animals covered, the disconnect between the occasionally sophisticated text and the slightly saccharine pictures ultimately compromises its success. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Zenz utilizes clever wordplay to introduce names for a menagerie of animal dads to the preschool crowd. Read full book review >

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THE BEST DAYS ARE DOG DAYS by Aaron Meshon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"When the duo brush their teeth, the spread has just two words in gigantic type: 'MINTY! / BEEFY!' That sums it up: a dog story with a fresh approach and something with solid flavor to chew on. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A French bulldog narrates a simple but charming story about the activities of his day with a parallel look at similar behavior by his human companion, Sis. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLOOD by Aaron Rosenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"The plot's on a mission, though there's sufficient humor and drama to keep it wheeling along. (bibliography) (Fiction/nonfiction hybrid. 11-13)"
Five teenagers find themselves transferred to an experimental science class that's considerably more hands-on than they expect. Read full book review >

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PIG THE PUG by Aaron Blabey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 27, 2016

"Children who love dogs will find this amusing the first time through, but the humor palls quickly. (Picture book. 3-5)"
In rhyming text, a bug-eyed pug named Pig stubbornly refuses to share with the almost equally bug-eyed Trevor, the "wiener dog" he lives with—and soon gets his comeuppance. Read full book review >