Search Results: "Jan-Erik Pettersson"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A frustrating read that promises more than it delivers."
In this study of Swedish crime-writing sensation Stieg Larsson (1954-2004), journalist Pettersson, who published Larsson's first book in 2001 (not part of the Millenium Trilogy) opens with the claim that it is "not a biography in the conventional sense." Read full book review >

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POLAR OPPOSITES by Erik Brooks
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"While the anthropomorphized pair has nothing in common with their real counterparts apart from location, the light story makes this a refreshing change from traditional opposite books. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Penpals Alex Polar Bear and Zina Penguin are polar opposites, living on opposite sides of the world. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Insubstantial. (Fiction. 8-10)"
A mediocre fantasy series starter sends a group of children on an adventure that will probably have them saving the world in the third volume. Read full book review >

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LOVE AND EMPIRE by Erik Orsenna
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 1991

"A rich, if at times overstuffed, book with much to savor."
A best-selling Prix Goncourt winner and, like The Unbearable Lightness of Being and The Name of the Rose, one of those accessible contemporary European novels, more international than national in style and substance. Read full book review >

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THE VIRGIN by Erik Barmack
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"A halfway decent job of ridiculing a mass-entertainment phenomenon."
A mildly subversive first novel takes aim at reality TV. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2001

"A great idea, much research, but overwrought and overwritten. (12 maps)"
Accounts of how the weather has affected human history (mostly military) from Noah to 'Nam. Read full book review >

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FACE-TIME by Erik Tarloff
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

Today's intentional blurring of the line between fact and fiction continues with sometime speechwriter Tarloff's first novel, which asks the burning question: What if "Monica Lewinsky" had a live-in boyfriend who got wind of her affair and had hurt feelings and moral outrage of his own? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 17, 2011

"A breezy account, with a special attraction for those who would rather not digest full-length biographies of Jobs, Branson et al."
A journalist who has tried to understand visionary business entrepreneurs by hanging out with them adds a study of brain science to the mix. Read full book review >

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THE LEAD CLOAK by Erik Hanberg
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 14, 2013

"A solid premise supports this entertaining tale."
The Lattice, an open-source, omnipotent information technology, grants access to every thought and action—and Byron Shaw is sworn to protect it against attacks by fanatics, including the ones who have just abducted him. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2015

"Schneiderhan leaves it to us to continue the journey these two began. His work, like theirs, is inspiring."
Schneiderhan's (Sociology/Univ. of Toronto) biographical comparison of Jane Addams (1860-1935) and Barack Obama illustrates how little has changed regarding the difficulties of community building. Read full book review >

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UTOPIA DRIVE by Erik Reece
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Compelling narratives with a personal voice, with some utopian political bite."
A journalist and author drives his truck around the East visiting utopian communities—past and present—and concludes we need to think more like those folks. Read full book review >