Search Results: "Jay Rubin"


BOOK REVIEW

BLIND WILLOW, SLEEPING WOMAN by Haruki Murakami
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"A superlative display of a great writer's wares. Absolutely essential."
Unrequited or lost love, unrealized dreams and bizarre experiences that unfold into deeper mysteries, in 25 stories drawn from the prominent Japanese writer's entire career. Read full book review >

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ABSOLUTELY ON MUSIC by Haruki Murakami
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"A work that general readers will enjoy and the musical cognoscenti will devour."
The edited texts of six engaging conversations about music between the celebrated Japanese writer and the noted conductor who led the Boston Symphony Orchestra for nearly 30 years. Read full book review >

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1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"Orwellian dystopia, sci-fi, the modern world (terrorism, drugs, apathy, pop novels)—all blend in this dreamlike, strange and wholly unforgettable epic."
"Things are not what they seem." If Murakami's (After Dark, 2008, etc.) ambitious, sprawling and thoroughly stunning new novel had a tagline, that would be it. Read full book review >

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THE SUN GODS by Jay Rubin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2015

"There is plenty of insight and illumination into cultural difference between the two countries, but these never coalesce into a fully fleshed novel."
A debut novel, from the longtime translator of Haruki Murakami's work, about culture clash between Americans and Japanese in the World War II era. Read full book review >

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NORWEGIAN WOOD by Haruki Murakami
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"A contemporary equivalent of This Side of Paradise or Vile Bodies, and another solid building-block in one of contemporary fiction's most energetic and impressive bodies of work."
A first US appearance of a novel originally published in 1987, this crisp portrayal of "flaming youth" in the late 1960s proves one of Murakami's most appealing—if uncharacteristic—books. Read full book review >

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AFTER THE QUAKE by Haruki Murakami
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 20, 2002

"This writer goes from strength to strength. Magnificent."
Surrealism, fantasy, and powerfully restrained emotion are the distinctive features of six spectacularly original and gripping linked stories: the latest from the internationally renowned Japanese author of Sputnik Sweetheart (2001), etc. Read full book review >

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AFTER DARK by Haruki Murakami
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 14, 2007

"A seductive and gratifying intellectual and romantic adventure."
Casual acquaintances and complete strangers alike meet and pass during the small hours of a Tokyo night, in the terse, riddling new novel from Japanese master Murakami (Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman, stories, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >

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EDWARD JAY EPSTEIN
by Clayton Moore

Getting the attention of investigative journalist Edward Jay Epstein (The JFK Assassination Diary, 2013, etc.) is no small feat. Having profiled everyone from Lee Harvey Oswald to CIA chief James Jesus Angleton, Epstein has had a front row seat to the spy game for more than 40 years. So in May, 2013, when NSA contractor Edward Snowden disclosed mass surveillance ...


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BOOK REVIEW

SAMURAI SANTA by Rubin Pingk
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"This unusual if culturally hegemonic Christmas story will appeal to kids interested in ninjas and samurais and, of course, to any kids who like an epic snowball fight. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A mischievous little ninja scares Santa away and then receives an unexpected gift in the form of a huge snowball fight. Read full book review >

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7 RECENT TIME TRAVEL NOVELS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT
by John DeNardo

Time travel is one of my favorite science fiction sub-genres. It's a longtime mainstay of science fiction literature, but it also seems to be making a resurgence in television as well. Timeless is a TV show in which a team of travelers attempt to stop a supposed terrorist from changing history by changing the outcome of famous historical events ...


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BOOK REVIEW

DENTON LITTLE'S DEATHDATE by Lance Rubin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 14, 2015

" The planned companion novel might provide some of the answers missing here, and those who have been charmed by the winsome characters will look forward to it. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A young man lives out his last hours in this comedic novel set at a time in the near future in which people grow up knowing when they will die. Read full book review >

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DENTON LITTLE'S STILL NOT DEAD by Lance Rubin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A sequel that neatly wraps up this funny and original story. (Fiction. 14-18)"
This follow-up to 2015's Denton Little's Deathdate continues the comedic saga of a high school senior who lives in a world in which the government is able to divine at birth when each person will die. Read full book review >