Search Results: "Karl Taro Greenfeld"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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THE BIG PRINCESS by Taro Miura
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"Originally published in Japan, the story has an offbeat sensibility that may particularly appeal to lovers of anime, emoji, and that Japanese fondness for cuteness, kawaii.(Picture book. 4-8)"
A geometric kaleidoscope of digital images and collage forms the bones of this winsome tale. Read full book review >

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MOMMY! MOMMY! by Taro Gomi
by Taro Gomi, illustrated by Taro Gomi
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"It is lovely to see more and more of Gomi's work being translated into English, but this offering proves that not all of his work has universal appeal. (Board book. 1-3)"
A mama hen plays a game of hide-and-seek with her two little chicks. Read full book review >

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PRESENTS THROUGH THE WINDOW by Taro Gomi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"There's a subtle lesson here to slow down and evaluate before making a decision. But with this book, a snap judgement holds up—it's a winner. (Picture book. 2-7)"
This year Santa is in a big hurry with his Christmas Eve deliveries. In fact, he's so rushed that he is delivering packages by helicopter. Read full book review >

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SON OF THE ROUGH SOUTH by Karl Fleming
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 10, 2005

"The author's talents as a historian far outweigh his abilities as an autobiographer."
A long-time Newsweek journalist piggybacks his life's story onto the most important news event of his career: the turbulent drama of the civil rights movement. Read full book review >

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PIRATE SUN by Karl Schroeder
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Still enormously talented work, but at this point the series needs less of Schroeder's trademark zero-gee swashbuckling and more of the astonishing and sometimes terrifying ideas behind it all."
Third entry (Queen of Candesce, 2007, etc.) in Schroeder's series—call it pirate-punk—where corsairs and would-be emperors do weightless battle from wooden-hulled airships inside a gigantic space habitat. Read full book review >