Search Results: "Karl Taro Greenfeld"


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NON-FICTION
Released: July 9, 2002

"An exhausting journey through one man's ego as all the drugs and girls in Asia gradually wear him out."
The deputy editor of Time Asia takes an erratic tour from Tokyo to Kathmandu, following beautiful Westerners as they snort, smoke, and screw their way around various underworlds. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 14, 2006

"A taut scientific thriller, well told. Suffice it to say that conditions are ripe for a replay of the disease; keep an eye out for a grim sequel."
Epidemic? What epidemic? Former Time Asia editor Greenfeld (Standard Deviations, 2002, etc.) probes the recent SARS outbreak and the Chinese government's efforts to deny its existence. Read full book review >

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THE SUBPRIMES by Karl Taro Greenfeld
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2015

"Greenfeld has a tendency to lean toward parody in his satiric style, but here he employs enough authenticity to terrify, enough black humor to disarm the story's inherent pessimism, and a surprising admiration for faith in its myriad forms."
In a near future where the poor have been utterly undermined by the rich, a renegade emerges to champion the inherent good in people. Read full book review >

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TRIBURBIA by Karl Taro Greenfeld
Released: July 31, 2012

"A soapy portrait of pre-economic-crisis Manhattan."
A half-dozen fathers in the fashionable environs of Tribeca circa 2008 struggle with regret, ambition, family and secrets on their way to the playground. Read full book review >

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BOY ALONE by Karl Taro Greenfeld
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 12, 2009

"Greenfeld spares neither himself nor his brother in this painfully honest, revealing memoir."
A wrenching account of growing up with a profoundly autistic younger brother. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1994

Delving into sordid and ruthless lives at the bottom of Japan Inc.'s social ladder, this whirlwind odyssey in search of Japan's current under-25 generation is a mixed bag. Read full book review >

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DR. J by Karl Taro Greenfeld
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"A good enough treatment of the phenomenon called 'Dr. J' and an especially thoughtful account of the man, Julius Erving."
The NBA's most transformative player submits an unusually revealing autobiography. Read full book review >

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KARL BENZ by Brian Williams
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 15, 1991

"Chronology; brief, irrelevant bibliography; glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
In the ``Pioneers of Science'' series, some interesting period illustrations and biographical details concerning the German who built the first practical automobile. Read full book review >

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KARL MARX by Jonathan Sperber
Released: March 11, 2013

"Authoritative in its scope, but dense and unnecessarily difficult."
A thorough but starchy portrait of the father of modern communism. Read full book review >

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KARL MARX by Francis Wheen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2000

"Respectful yet non-hagiographic, Wheen's life of Marx deserves a wide readership."
Superb life of the thinker who, for better or worse, molded the 20th century. Read full book review >

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EMIL AND KARL by Yankev Glatshteyn
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2006

"The translator's afterword explains that this is one of the first novels written about the Holocaust in any language and for any age. (Fiction. 10+)"
Glatshteyn presents an unstintingly stark depiction of Nazi terror in this story, set in Vienna shortly after the German occupation. Read full book review >

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THE GHOST OF KARL MARX by Ronan de Calan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"With its companion, great thinkers viewed from unusual angles—but better as refreshers than first introductions. (Philosophy. 12-15) "
Cheerfully bidding readers to chill ("Don't be afraid! It's only a sheet!"), the ghostly Marx rises up to explain the origins of his social philosophy. Read full book review >