Search Results: "Joshua Foer"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 7, 2011

"An original, entertaining exploration about how and why we remember."
In his first book, freelance journalist Foer recounts his adventures in preparing for the U.S. Memory Championship, investigating both the nature of memory and why the act of memorization still matters. Read full book review >

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INSURRECTIONS OF THE MIND by Franklin Foer
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"As this rich anthology shows, the debate over the meaning, viability and political effectiveness of liberalism continues—and not only in the pages of the New Republic."
What is liberalism? One magazine has grappled with that question for a century. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2004

"Though the globalism thread sometimes disappears, the author is unfailingly interesting. Lively and provocative—even for those who just don't get what FIFA is all about."
A novel look at how the world is everywhere becoming more alike, and everywhere more different, as people seek to define themselves through football. Read full book review >

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EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE by Jonathan Safran Foer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2005

"Much more is revealed as this brilliant fiction works thrilling variations on, and consolations for, its plangent message: that 'in the end, everyone loses everyone.' Yes, but look what Foer has found."
The search for the lock that fits a mysterious key dovetails with related and parallel quests in this (literally) beautifully designed second from the gifted young author (Everything Is Illuminated, 2002). Read full book review >

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EATING ANIMALS by Jonathan Safran Foer
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 2, 2009

"A blend of solid—and discomforting—reportage with fierce advocacy that will make committed carnivores squeal."
Celebrated novelist Foer (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, 2005, etc.) examines the ethics and practical realities of eating things with faces. Read full book review >

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JOSHUA MOHR
by Alex Layman

“I wonder if this book emits its own hiss. What happens when you hold it to your ear?” Joshua Mohr asks in his new memoir, Sirens. “Can you make out my scorched music?”

When reading about a former alcoholic and junkie’s blackouts, cocaine binges, and repeated self-destruction, there’s a comfort to perceived distance. It’s easier to read this ...


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BOOK REVIEW

WORLD WITHOUT MIND by Franklin Foer
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A spirited renunciation of the machine and not just for Luddites in favor of such radical thoughts as private ownership of one's own data and the nonalgorithmic shopping experience."
A capably argued if perhaps too familiar criticism of things as they are in this intermediated, technological swirl of a world. Read full book review >

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HERE I AM by Jonathan Safran Foer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Sharply observed but perhaps a bit too sprawling, Foer's novel bites off more than it can chew."
Foer's (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, 2005, etc.) first novel in 11 years aspires to be a contemporary Jewish epic. Read full book review >

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JEWISH JOCKS by Franklin Foer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"A must for the bookshelf of any Jewish sports fan."
A collection of essays about the most influential Jews in sports history. Read full book review >

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EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED by Jonathan Safran Foer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 16, 2002

"Beauty from ashes. And a vibrant response to Jonathan's grim aphorism 'The novel is the art form that burns most easily.' Not this novel."
Comedy and pathos are braided together with extraordinary skill in a haunting debut, a tale that depicts, with riveting intensity and originality, a young Jewish American writer's search for his family's European roots. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Great fun for fans of Alex Rider, or such outings as Carol Hughes's Jack Black and the Ship of Thieves (2001). (Fiction. 10-14)"
The wild South Seas rumpus begun in Operation Red Jericho (2005) carries on as teen sibs Becca and Doug MacKenzie fetch up by chance on a remote island. Read full book review >

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HANK'S WORK by Joshua Schreier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"The bold, stylized forms and bright colors will be fine for groups; also, a good choice to share with the art teacher. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The author of Luigi's All-Night Parking Lot (1990) enriches a story about a boy—a boy whose dad is too busy to recognize the importance of his son's activities—with a fantasy element dramatizing the intensity of a child's imagination. Read full book review >