Search Results: "Jonathan Littman"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 22, 1996

"A consistently absorbing book that fills in many of the blanks left by Takedown (p. 1693), Shimomura's first-person account of the role he played in putting Mitnick back behind bars. (8 pages photos, not seen)"
Before the FBI collared the notorious cyberspace bandit Kevin Mitnick earlier this year, he conducted an 18-month dialogue with Silicon Valley journalist Littman (Once Upon a Time in Computerland, 1987) via telephone and the Internet. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 8, 2010

"Littman's plainspoken journalism reminds readers that, even in the Google era, there's no substitute for hard-nosed journalism."
A collection of muscular reportage from the pages of Playboy. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 31, 1997

"An arresting account of the career of a New Age intruder whose capacity to strike at will mocks the very notion of computer privacy and security. (photos, not seen)"
Having chronicled the digital-data brigandage of the notorious Kevin Mitnick (The Fugitive Game, 1996), Littman casts a cool, discerning eye on Kevin Poulsen, who led law-enforcement agencies in a merry chase along the Information Highway. Read full book review >

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THE SPIRIT SHERPA by Marc Littman
Released: May 3, 2012

"An often entertaining but usually uninvolving spirit-quest fantasy."
A schlub spends many lives figuring out where he went wrong in this lightweight reincarnation adventure. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"A bold attack on a system that needs major overhaul."
A blistering indictment of auditors and their role in permitting corporate fraud. Read full book review >

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PURGE by Sarah Darer Littman
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2009

"An average teen-angst novel with an underlying but not heavy-handed message, this may start a few conversations. (Fiction. 11 & up)"
High-school junior Janie has been admitted to a psychiatric hospital for treatment of her bulimia. Read full book review >

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CONFESSIONS OF A CLOSET CATHOLIC by Sarah Darer Littman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Funny and tearful. (Yiddish/Hebrew glossary) (Fiction. 9-12)"
Eleven-year-old Justine's life is both amusing and somber as she negotiates religion, family, and bereavement. Read full book review >

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LIFE, AFTER by Sarah Darer Littman
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2010

"Enjoyable enough, so keep this on the shelf to fight misconceptions about terrorism, poverty, immigration and Jews—but don't expect readers to come begging for more. (Historical fiction. 11-13)"
The exodus of the Jews is breaking Dani's heart: the exodus from Buenos Aires, that is. Read full book review >

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT by Sarah Darer Littman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"An unexpectedly layered story of slow awakening and redemption. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Uber-good-girl Sammy Wallach did not deserve this. Read full book review >

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CHARMED, I'M SURE by Sarah Darer Littman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Inventive and, yes, charming. (Fantasy. 9-14)<"
Rosie White Charming is an ordinary eighth-grader in New York City—who happens to be the beloved daughter of Prince Charming and Snow White Charming. Read full book review >

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BACKLASH by Sarah Darer Littman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 31, 2015

"More conceptual than distinct, but accessible and potentially useful. (author's note) (Fiction. 12-16)"
Cyberbullying and a suicide attempt, told from four first-person perspectives. Read full book review >

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FAIREST OF THEM ALL by Sarah Darer Littman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"A cute story with a few leaps in logic. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Imagine wanting to be a fashion designer when your mother is the actual Sleeping Beauty who fell asleep under a spell for 100 years after pricking her finger on a spindle. Read full book review >