Search Results: "Katherine Ramsland"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 2007

"An enervating litany of research, dully presented."
A thumbnail history of forensic science, ranging from ancient China to the O.J. Simpson trial. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"No deep excavations into the mysteries of human demise here, but shovelfuls of intriguing tidbits for anyone curious about what begins when life ends."
An amusing if grisly compendium of everything we never wished to know about mortuaries, cemeteries, and other less savory aspects of the Big Casino. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GHOST by Katherine Ramsland
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"For believers only—neo-Goths and occult enthusiasts will enjoy this latest midnight mission."
One woman's experiences spirit-hunting across the dark terrain of contemporary America. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 15, 1991

"Still, the book is mostly quite gripping, and deserves to hit big and probably will. (Sixteen pages of b&w photograph—not seen.)"
Exciting life of bestselling gothicist Anne Rice, by psychologist/philosopher Ramsland (Philosophy/Rutgers). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 5, 1998

"Perhaps this is the way Ramsland wants it, —in keeping with the secretive mystique of vampire legends,— but this absence leaves the book a bit, well, lifeless. (Author tour)"
Anne Rice biographer Ramsland immerses herself in the underground society of vampires (from role-players to actual blood-drinkers) in order to form some general theories about vampire culture. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 2008

"Informative, plainly recounted trip into a nexus of homegrown evil."
Ex-biker ends up a top FBI informant inside a white supremacist group. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STORY OF A DOLPHIN by Katherine Orr
ANIMALS
Released: June 11, 1993

"A charming account, illustrated with stylized, decorative paintings that beautifully evoke the luminous colors of the Caribbean and the joy of this unusual friendship. (Picture book/Young reader. 5-9)"
Based on actual events, an appealing story about a dolphin and the owner of a ``dive boat.'' Laura tells how her father earns a friendly dolphin's trust by waiting for him to make first contact. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL THE DIRT by Katherine Ashenburg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"This lighthearted overview may well lead readers to further research. (sources, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Nine illustrated chapters loosely trace the various ways cultures around the world have dealt with keeping their bodies clean—or not. Read full book review >

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DIRT + WATER = MUD by Katherine Hannigan
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 12, 2016

"A creative approach + math and science + a map = a book that both entertains and teaches. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A little girl and her dog play outdoors in a story that utilizes math and science concepts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO BE AN ELEPHANT by Katherine Roy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Solid information for wildlife enthusiasts, enhanced by thoughtful artwork. (author's note, sources, acknowledgements) (Informational picture book. 9-12)"
Elaborate watercolor paintings and scientific diagrams accompany detailed information about African elephants. Read full book review >

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KATHERINE ARDEN
by Rachel Sugar

From its very first pages, you’d have no idea that Katherine Arden’s sweeping historical fantasy is the author’s first novel. And you could be forgiven for expressing your shock (or envy or frustration) when you find out that in fact the wholly absorbing epic, rooted in Russian folklore, steeped in medieval Russian history, in fact began on a private whim ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE WOLF WILDER by Katherine Rundell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Rugged cross-country adventure with a diverse cast of two- and four-legged fellow travelers and a sturdy main character who is more than a little 'wilded' herself. (Historical fiction. 10-13)"
A young Russian who has known more wolves in her life than people sets out to rescue her mother from a czarist prison. Read full book review >