Search Results: "Jeremy Dean"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"Making changes does take longer than we may expect—no 30-day, 30-pounds-lighter quick fix—but by following the guidelines laid out by Dean, readers have a decent chance at establishing fulfilling, new patterns."
Self-help on establishing new daily routines. Read full book review >

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KICKING BUTTS AND EATING NUTS
by Leila Roy

“What if . . . what if you don’t just have a squirrel tail and front teeth, and are pretty strong? What if you actually have the proportional strength, speed, and agility of a squirrel? So if a squirrel can leap five times the length of its own body, let’s say, then you should be able to leap five times the length of ...


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EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT!
by Leila Roy

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
—First Amendment to the United States Constitution

 

As I’m sure we’ve all noticed, certain ...


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A READING YEAR: JUDGING CRIME WORKS BY DIFFERENT STANDARDS
by J. Kingston Pierce

Back when I began writing for Kirkus Reviews, almost half a decade ago, I had an editor who was frequently after me to publish lists of things—rundowns of especially dependable crime novelists, or books I’d like to read again for the first time, or once-popular detectives about whom I thought more should be written. “People like to read lists,” ...


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BOOK REVIEW

21 by Jeremy Iversen
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2005

"Instead, there's only choppy prose for a disaffected protagonist. (Fiction. YA)"
Sparse, artsy language illustrates partier Bret's 21st birthday. Read full book review >

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IN SUMMER by Jeremy Jackson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2004

"Good-natured but unassuming to a fault."
A lackadaisical recounting of a midwestern boy's summer between high school and college—and a letdown after the endearing exuberance of Jackson's earlier Life at These Speeds (2002). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 28, 1996

"An adventure firmly predicated on the almost extirpated fez, yet far more than the story of a hat, Seal's book is an unerring pleasure to read."
An intrepid Englishman journeys across the geographic, cultural, and sartorial landscape of Turkey in this wryly trenchant narrative that delivers far more than its title portends. Read full book review >

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SECONDWORLD by Jeremy Robinson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 22, 2012

"The Nazis are determined to have the last gruesome laugh in this efficient doomsday thriller."
One of the only survivors of a bizarre holocaust in Miami caused by lethal red flakes falling from the sky, NCIS agent Lincoln Miller must defuse a late-developing plot hatched by the Nazis to reboot the planet with Aryans by killing everyone else. Read full book review >

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THE FATE OF AFRICA by Jeremy Harding
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 12, 1993

"Harding's empathy for his subjects' suffering is creditable, but their fate, as well as that of the continent he so obviously loves, get losts in a text that wanders, jumps, and never quite gets in focus. (Maps)"
A series of set-pieces that graphically illustrate—but less successfully illuminate—the terrible tangle of ancient legacies and contemporary politics that threaten Africa. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 6, 2010

"An able, imaginative work of kinship and family."
London Review of Books contributing editor Harding (The Uninvited: Refugees at the Rich Man's Gate, 2000, etc.) seeks his birth mother after 50 years. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"A wonderfully accessible philosophic tour de force—lying's never seemed so virtuous. (For more on the subject, see Evelin Sullivan, below.)"
An unusual and boldly compelling history of deception and the decline of truth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2008

"A fast-paced, informative take on an important social issue and brutal crime, though Mercer lacks the storytelling panache of such narrative nonfiction masters as H.G. Bissinger and Erik Larson."
A history of capital punishment in France combined with a detailed description of the crime that led to that country's final use of the death penalty. Read full book review >