Search Results: "Jeffrey Rothfeder"


BOOK REVIEW

DRIVING HONDA by Jeffrey Rothfeder
NON-FICTION
Released: July 31, 2014

"A case study of the methods required to revive manufacturing industries."
The story of one of the most innovative companies in the world: the automobile manufacturer that makes some of the best-selling and longest-lasting cars on the road. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2001

"Disappointing in its scattergun approach, but, still, a success in calling attention to a serious issue."
As the subtitle suggests, a crisis-oriented take on the problems of water management in a world where demand is steadily rising and mismanagement abounds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HAIR SCARE by Jeffrey Fisher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Ending in mid-thought with an ellipse, this is likely to engender little response in readers beyond wild gusts of indifference. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Setting a new standard for inane self-indulgence, this aimless, incomprehensible effort from a graphic designer pairs an opaque plot to postmodern illustrations constructed, seemingly, from feathers and finger-paints. Read full book review >

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THE STONE COLD AGE by Jeffrey Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"Captivated kids will be happy to see that Book 3 is on its way. (Graphic historical fiction. 9-12)"
Neanderthal siblings return for a blustery infoventure in the Ice Age. Read full book review >

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THE PHANTOM BULLY by Jeffrey Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 28, 2015

"Everybody's middle school years should be as ultimately satisfying as Roan's, whether they are Jedis-in-training or not. (Graphic fantasy. 8-12)"
Perhaps playing off the principle that a great ending will mitigate almost anything, this story has at least a dozen endings, and all of them are pretty spectacular. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHO BROKE THE VASE? by Jeffrey Turner
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"An interesting debut, one that may instigate discussion, emotion, and, yes, even laughs. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A broken vase, an eyewitness, and a cast of improbable suspects lead to one surprise ending in this celebration of the whopper. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHO AM I? by Jeffrey Turner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"With full force of knowing right from wrong, readers will jump at the chance to chime in with the repeated admonishment: 'You are a rabbit!' (Picture book. 3-6)"
A rabbit with a madcap imagination pretends to be many other animals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLICK! by Jeffrey Ebbeler
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2015

"An enjoyable bedtime story that demands to be heard. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An industrious lamp in the shape of a bird fixes all things that go bump in the night. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PURGATORY by Jeffrey Archer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2004

"A toff in HM's bridewell, it's toad-in-the-hole once more. Plan an escape. (8-page photo insert)"
When last we heard of the adventures of Lord Archer of Weston-super-Mare (A Prison Diary, 2003), our noble prisoner had completed three weeks of his four-year sentence for perjury, forgery, and obstruction of justice. He's back. Of course. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUDGMENT DEFERRED by Jeffrey Ashford
Released: June 24, 1994

"The plotting may be mechanical, but Ashford (An Illegal Solution, 1991, etc.) is efficient as ever in showing the raw pain of his grimly compromised coppers."
Stung by loneliness after the desertion of his wife, Sandra, and by fears for his daughter Kay, Constable Toby Ash works feverishly to identify the rapist-killer of seven young girls in the English town of Molsham. Read full book review >