Search Results: "Jonah Berger"


BOOK REVIEW

JONAH by Christful Apps
developed by Christful Apps, adapted by Laura Towers, illustrated by Brian Caleb Dumm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 20, 2011

"A minnow of a story at a whale of a price. (iPad storybook app. 2-4)"
This Bible story could've been spectacular on the iPad, but this version is about as exciting as watching paint dry. Read full book review >

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CONTAGIOUS by Jonah Berger
NON-FICTION
Released: March 5, 2013

"A provocative shift in focus from the technology of online transmission to the human element and a bold claim to explain 'how word of mouth and social influence work...[and] can [be used to] make any product or idea contagious.'"
A marketing professor at the Wharton School explains how fads are generated and why certain products, ideas and behaviors gain social currency. Read full book review >

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INVISIBLE INFLUENCE by Jonah Berger
NON-FICTION
Released: June 14, 2016

"Of particular interest to those selling messages of various stripes—marketers, advertisers, etc."
If Johnny told you to jump off a cliff, would you do it? If you're susceptible, like most people, to garden-variety social influence, then the answer is likely to be yes. Read full book review >

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THE JOURNEY WITH JONAH by Madeleine L'Engle
Released: Sept. 15, 1967

"This can be staged (and has been) but it makes intriguing reading also for the receptive young person."
The reluctant prophet comes full circle with the aid of various percipient animals in Mrs. L'Engle's verse-drama, offering an unusual entree into biblical themes. Read full book review >

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JONAH MAN by Christopher Narozny
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2012

"An original and promising literary debut."
Narozny draws an intriguing literary debut from the unexpected milieu of yucks and pratfalls, "browsers" and "sleeper jumps" of 20th-century vaudeville. Read full book review >

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THE BODY OF JONAH BOYD by David Leavitt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2004

"One hopes the gifted Leavitt is capable of much better work. But the clock is ticking."
Leavitt's ungainly sixth novel appears to be an amalgam of transposed autobiography, literary in-talk, and the emphasis on family dynamics that distinguished his early work (The Lost Language of Cranes, 1986, etc.). Read full book review >

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OH NO, JONAH! by Tilda Balsley
by Tilda Balsley, illustrated by Jago
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A rousing rendition of the familiar tale. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The story of Jonah and God's command to him to warn the misbehaving people of Ninevah is retold in a rhyming narrative that brings out the reluctant prophet's continual noncompliance. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF JONAH by Joshua Max Feldman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Feldman is clever in his use of the Jonah story, and his novel is of the same strange and enigmatic quality as the original."
A modern retelling of the story from the Hebrew Bible, with a corporate lawyer standing in for Jonah and Amsterdam for the belly of the whale. Read full book review >

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JONAH SEES GHOSTS by Mark Sullivan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2003

"A trifle precious in its sentiments but animated by a real sincerity and freshness of outlook."
A grief-stricken teenager strenuously attempts to put to rest the ghost of his dead father—literally. Read full book review >

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JONAH AND THE WHALE by Geoffrey Patterson
ANIMALS
Released: March 12, 1992

"An acceptable additional edition. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An accessible but undistinguished simplification of the Bible story, with the gratuitous addition that Jonah is a man ostracized by his neighbors because he's so lazy. Read full book review >

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SWIMMING WITH JONAH by Audrey Schulman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 1999

"Formulaic, but written brightly, and charmingly sincere."
A tropical version of The Paper Chase, describing a young woman's first year at an Indonesian medical school, by the author of The Cage (1994). Read full book review >