Search Results: "Jamie Maslin"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 3, 2009

"Too devoted to the conventions of travelogues past, but offers an unexpectedly enlightening introduction to an unfairly misunderstood country and culture."
After quitting his job, open-minded author Maslin loaded a backpack and hitched to Iran, where he spent nine weeks debunking Western misconceptions. Read full book review >

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THE LONG HITCH HOME by Jamie Maslin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Readers who have been waiting for Tucker Max to travel more fully will be thrilled to discover Maslin's antics, which will likely turn off some readers. However, those charmed by the author's guile and those who choose to push past their annoyance will be rewarded with an honest and gripping travel narrative."
An ambitious, uneven account of hitchhiking across three continents, from a smart but surprisingly immature British travel writer. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2011

"A complex portrait of Venezuela's people, poverty and promise."
A raw, uncut journey into the wilds of Venezuela. Read full book review >

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PETER ARNO by Michael Maslin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 19, 2016

"A book that could have been funnier, though admittedly Maslin delivers more chuckles per page than Renata Adler. The book is also insightful about the workings of a magazine that is a critically important cultural institution."
The life of the once-influential cartoonist, a favorite of New Yorker readers for decades.Read full book review >

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KISS MY BOOK by Jamie Michaels
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2007

"Michaels refers to many superb books and sonnets, making this a veritable primer of must-reads—sort of a reading revolution version of Flashdance. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Fifteen-year-old Ruby is a celebrity author with a bestselling book; she only revels in her success briefly, as she's accused of plagiarism on national television. Read full book review >

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GENESIS CODE by Jamie Metzl
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Metzl provides a believable look at a not-too-distant future where science, politics, religion, economics and the ability to report the 'truth' are all inseparably bound together."
An old-fashioned hard-boiled thriller addresses up-to-the-minute political currents as seen from a short time in the future. Read full book review >

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THE DEPTHS OF THE SEA by Jamie Metzl
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 24, 2004

"Cheerless, to be sure, but with the core thriller elements of plot and pace managed well enough to make for a promising start."
Bleak debut thriller by Metzl, a former UN Human Rights Officer in Cambodia, about the inhumanity endemic to that troubled place. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 9, 2015

"A solid place to start for parents who hope to solve the enigma that is the sullen teen."
Raser's debut is a valuable tool for handling the most difficult job in the world: parenthood. Read full book review >

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RED HILL by Jamie McGuire
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"By the time the novel lurches to the end, readers may find themselves pulling for the zombies."
Far-fetched coincidences, encounters with reanimated cadavers and a smorgasbord of emotions, including—what else?—love, connect a group of people who flee a zombie apocalypse in McGuire's (Walking Disaster, 2013, etc.) novel. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1993

"Doubtless, experts will accuse the author of overstatement and will find exceptions and countercurrents; but, overall, his discussion is lively and stimulating."
Music in relation to science is a theme that James has explored in popular articles (Discover, etc.). Read full book review >