Search Results: "Joel Ito"


BOOK REVIEW

INSIDE HUMAN BODY by Aron Bruhn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

This survey of body systems tries too hard for a broad audience, mixing paragraphs of lines like, "Without bones we would just be bags of goop," printed in slightly larger type, with brief but specific discussions of osteoblasts, myofibrils, peristalsis and like parts and functions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FACE TO FACE WITH GRIZZLIES by Joel Sartore
ANIMALS
Released: May 8, 2007

"A glossy picture essay that young nature fans will enjoy browsing. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Tracking grizzlies from Alaska to the Rocky Mountains, a frequent National Geographic photographer, in a first book for children, gives young readers a first-hand account of daily life of these huge endangered mammals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEAST & CROWN by Joel Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"Regrettably, misses the mark. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A servant boy and his friends want to break free of a life of bowing and scraping—but at what cost? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A DAOIST JOURNEY INTO CHINA by Joel Schwartz
Released: April 25, 2012

"A discerning historical journey that could use more context."
A Westerner recalls his journey into China's interior in the late '80s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1993

"But his facts, and much of his analysis, will reward the careful reader."
A second, uneven installment of the economic apocalypse according to New York Times reporter Kurtzman (The Decline and Crash of the American Economy, 1988). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 26, 1994

"This is Hamlet not only without the prince, but without the king as well: a singularly absurd study."
A flawed and sometimes fantastic effort to link American anti- Communism to the ``demons of the American soul,'' by Marxist psychiatrist Kovel (Social Studies/Bard; The Age of Desire, 1981, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KILL KILL FASTER FASTER by Joel Rose
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1997

"But if they do, they'll discover that the biggest con here is not Joey or his producer, but the novel itself. (Author tour)"
The editor emeritus of New York's Lower East Side (and the author of one previous novel, Kill the Poor, 1988) here tries to cash in on the post-Tarantino trend in nihilist/killer coolness for this tale of a Jack Henry Abbott sort—an ex-con who writes his way out of a life sentence only to end up back in the can on a bum rap. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FIRE DUKE by Joel Rosenberg
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 1995

"95), combining a firm, practical grip on reality with an effective blend of Irish and Norse mythologies in a taut, gripping narrative."
In this first of a new fantasy series, three fencing-team college friends—Torrie Thorsen, his girlfriend Maggie Christensen, and Ian Silverstein—will spend spring break at Torrie's home in Hardwood, North Dakota. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOWN TO THE DIRT by Joel Hynes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Violent rock music rendered in prose."
The lives and loves of tormented and booze- and drug-addled teenagers in Newfoundland are examined and revealed to be as chaotic and unpleasant as those of tormented, booze- and drug-addled teenagers in North Dakota or Belarus. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

In the Name of Honor by Joel Feiss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2013

"Well-researched but overstuffed."
In Feiss' (The Formula, 2011, etc.) new novel, a cadet at the prestigious U.S. Air Force Academy dies under mysterious circumstances. Read full book review >

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MERITROPOLIS by Joel Ohman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Well-written but can't break free of its all-too-familiar tropes."
Ohman's debut novel is set in Meritropolis, a walled city where every person lives at the mercy of the System, an algorithm that assigns each resident a number that determines their worth to society. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"A provocative argument heavy on emotion but light on economic ramifications."
Bakan (Law/Univ. of British Columbia; The Corporation, 2005) argues that corporations "resemble human psychopaths in their essential natures," and he calls for government regulation of big business, citing examples sure to make parents take notice. Read full book review >