Search Results: "Larry Ruttman"


BOOK REVIEW

AMERICAN JEWS AND AMERICA'S GAME by Larry Ruttman
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2013

"Almost always charming, occasionally enlightening and sometimes just plain odd."
An idiosyncratic collection of interviews with American Jews on, off and some barely near the field of baseball. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CARTOON GUIDE TO CALCULUS by Larry Gonick
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"This is no idiot's guide to math, but it could be useful as a supplement to a standard course in calculus."
A tour of calculus from the polymath whose illustrated guides have illuminated a wide range of subjects, from genetics and sex to the environment and the universe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ATTACK OF THE SMART PIES by Larry Gonick
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"Sporting an array of odd forms in the tiny vignettes with which this tale is sprinkled, the New Muses may keep their current fans amused, but they're unlikely to draw many new ones with this offbeat episode. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
A zany premise and an equally off-the-wall plot keep this wandering tale—the first separate outing for characters with a regular gig in MUSE magazine—afloat, but just barely. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TANGLED LIP IN BLUE by Larry Duplechan
Released: March 18, 1989

It's hard to imagine a fluffy novel about AIDS, but, here, Duplechan (Blackbird Singing, 1987) offers just that. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2008

"Exemplary oral history."
Veterans tell personal stories of the iconic 1945 island battle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LITERARY TRAVELER by Larry Dark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"All the excitement of a trans-Atlantic flight."
These New Yorkerstyle short stories are filled with middle- class characters, most of whom—in defiance of travel-literature conventions—steadfastly refuse to experience an epiphany. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PLAYGROUNDS OF THE MIND by Larry Niven
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Grand entertainment."
Completing the huge project of which N-Space (1990) was the first installment—a complete retrospective of Niven's work: solo fiction, nonfiction, and generous selections from his numerous collaborative novels. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAPTAIN SWING by Larry Duplechan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Duplechan's women, whom he consistently draws better than his men, give some solidity to what is otherwise a silly and superficial tale."
A gay man finds the pain of visiting his dying homophobic father eased by some cousinly love, in this latest from Duplechan (Tangled Up in Blue, 1989, etc.) Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOLLY AND GLORY by Larry McMurtry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2004

"A fitting end to McMurtry's odd but wise saga of Old Europe in the New World (By Sorrow's River, 2003, etc.)."
Lord Berrybender's epic four-year hunting trip through the unsettled West comes to a wistful close. Read full book review >