Search Results: "Jaron Lanier"


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YOU ARE NOT A GADGET by Jaron Lanier
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 12, 2010

"A well-intended and insightful but messy treatise."
Quirky but sprawling indictment of our Internet-dominated society. Read full book review >

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WHO OWNS THE FUTURE? by Jaron Lanier
NON-FICTION
Released: May 7, 2013

"An assortment of complex and interesting ideas, buried under the weight of too much jargon."
A sweeping look at why today's digital economy doesn't benefit the middle class and the ways that should change. Read full book review >

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TEN LITTLE BLOODHOUNDS by Virginia Lanier
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1999

"The Cancannon lawyers think so, and fans of the sour Georgia peach's four previous cases (Blind Bloodhound Justice, 1998, etc.) will be happy that, like Jo Beth, they didn't proceed along normal channels."
Ten Little Bloodhounds ($24.00; Jun.; 288 pp.; 0-06-017548-6): If a bloodhound trainer as expert as Jo Beth Sidden could find wealthy eccentric Alyce Cancannon's missing cat Amelia in record time, doesn't it make sense to hire her to investigate Miz Alyce's murder? Read full book review >

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A BRACE OF BLOODHOUNDS by Virginia Lanier
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1997

"A restyling and a trim of Lanier's far-flown narrative, though, would add immeasurably to its suspense."
The third (The House on Bloodhound Lane, 1996; Death in Bloodhound Red, not reviewed) in Lanier's bloodhound series again stars Georgia feminist Jo Beth Siddon. Read full book review >

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BLIND BLOODHOUND JUSTICE by Virginia Lanier
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1998

"Not everybody will consider this last plus a plus."
Finally, an authentic mystery for Jo Beth Sidden—though one as remote as ever from her bloodhound-raising skills (A Brace of Bloodhounds, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE ON BLOODHOUND LANE by Virginia Lanier
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1996

"A meandering, episodic second from Lanier (Death in Bloodhound Red, not reviewed), with an amiable Brett Butlerlike narrator and a cliffhanger of an ending."
As if turning 30 isn't traumatic enough, feisty Jo Beth Sidden of Basla City, Georgia, has invested the $70,000 she inherited from her father into the business of putting 57 bloodhounds through six months of rigorous training. Read full book review >

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A BLOODHOUND TO DIE FOR by Virginia Lanier
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 5, 2003

"It's hard to add anything to Bobby Lee's overjoyed reaction to the outcome everybody's been awaiting: 'Arf.'"
Attention to readers willing to blast through reams of information on southern manners and dogs' lives for trace amounts of mystery: Jo Beth Sidden, bloodhound trainer, amateur sleuth, and steel magnolia, is back in action after a four-year hiatus (Ten Little Bloodhounds, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 14, 1993

"A sobering and worthy subject—but an inadequate, at times almost trifling, treatment. (Twenty-four b&w photographs—not seen)"
A superficial and simplistic overview of the environmental havoc wreaked by war through the centuries. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"Frank and feisty."
Former Goodyear floor manager turned equal-rights activist Ledbetter knew from childhood that she "was going somewhere special." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Keenly observed and moving."
Well-crafted look at the wrenching experience of the youngest of the "Little Rock Nine." Read full book review >