Search Results: "James O. Gollub"


BOOK REVIEW

THE DECADE MATRIX by James O. Gollub
NON-FICTION
Released: May 23, 1991

"Entertaining but repetitious: market research demographics and pop history, dressed up with some basic sociology and psychology."
``America is a culture whose identity is best found in time,'' asserts Gollub, a gerontologist, and that is precisely where he searches for it here, examining seven ``generations'' from the ``Children of the Century,'' born between 1900 and 1909, to the ``Techno-Kids'' born in the 1960's. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"Glib and entertaining."
Despite its catchy title, there's nothing intimate about this account, nor is it a history of the orgasm, but rather a superficial look at human sexual attitudes and behaviors over time and place. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

O by Anonymous
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 25, 2011

"So who's Anonymous? Who cares? O is a worthy read, no matter who the author."
A gossipy, entertaining novel about presidential politics—and if this roman à clef got any more clef, it'd have to be printed on newsprint. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

O JERUSALEM by Laurie R. King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 8, 1999

"A bit thin as to plot—and sedate as to pace—but Holmes gets to strut his stuff now and again so fans of the series aren—t likely to complain."
Feisty Mary Russell and frosty Sherlock Holmes in a fifth adventure (The Moor, 1998, etc.)—this one retroactive. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

O CALEDONIA by Elspeth Barker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"But, still, this is an interesting debut, with some beautifully lyrical evocations of place and emotion."
A first novel of Brontâan intensity and Gothic nastiness from British writer Barker, who, in telling the story of an irrevocably doomed young woman, indicts Scottish life as well. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

O JERUSALEM by Jane Yolen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

"Otherwise, this is an uplifting companion to Karla Kuskin's Jerusalem, Shining Still (1987). (Poetry. 9-13)"
In honor of Jerusalem's upcoming 3000th anniversary, Yolen (Here There Be Witches, 1995, etc.) offers a series of poetic meditations on its history, people, and symbolic meaning. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

O BEAUTIFUL by Jesse Green
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1992

"A sitcom posing as a novel about a person who is hardly there."
A very thin first novel-of-manners with some tepid social satire—all about an overrefined homosexual on the fringes of the theater world who falls in love and rooms with a man who's straight. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BABY-O by Nancy White Carlstrom
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

"Bursting with tropical color and good cheer, a fine choice for interactive sharing. (Picture book. 2-7)"
``New cloth soaking in the big tin tub...Wash and rub./ Wusha Wusha...Sing a song of Mama-O,/ Sing it soft, now, sing it slow...'' In a joyfully swinging chant, the members of a busy Caribbean family are introduced, while Stevenson's deftly scribbled lines evoke their lively movements and the lush setting. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JAMES GANDOLFINI by Dan Bischoff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 8, 2014

"Not the last word but an earnest, endearing homage to an outstanding actor."
A bittersweet biography of an intensely private artist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JENNIEMAE & JAMES by Brooke Newman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 30, 2010

"A low-key, sweet portrait of an unusual friendship. Jenniemae is a scene-stealer, though, and the strongest parts of the memoir focus on her and her community."
A grown daughter remembers her troubled, genius father's endearing friendship with their charismatic maid. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JAMES MONROE by Gary Hart
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 5, 2005

"A well-written, useful précis of Monroe's life and career."
A nearly forgotten president comes in for soft-spoken tribute, courtesy of one-time U.S. Senator Hart (The Fourth Power, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >