Search Results: "Lawrence R. Samuel"


BOOK REVIEW

SHRINK by Lawrence R. Samuel
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2013

"A lively, if narrow, look at the American century that underplays other aspects of the cultural revolution of the 1960s and '70s."
A cultural historian chronicles the dominant role that Freudian psychology has come to play in our culture. Read full book review >

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DHALGREN by Samuel R. Delany
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2001

"Ultimately, a study in identity and illusion, Delany's huge and difficult novel will interest admirers of Ballard, Pynchon, and the like, though one suspects there's many an unread copy of the original mass market edition floating around."
The prolific Delany enjoys two audiences: the hard-core SF crowd and admirers of his more literary efforts, such as this humongous novel first published in 1975 as a mass market paperback, reprinted in cloth in 1977, then again by an academic press in 1996. Read full book review >

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A, B, C by Samuel R. Delany
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2015

"Delany's preface and afterword are substantial and enjoyable; far from being mere treats for the committed fan, they are fascinating in their own rights and offer some of the most interesting writing in the book."
A reissue of Delany's (Through the Valley of the Nest of Spiders, 2012, etc.) first three novels is accompanied by a new preface and afterword by the author that welcome the reader into the works and offer broader reflections on art, writing, and life.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DARK REFLECTIONS by Samuel R. Delany
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2007

"Dark reflections layered into a complex, refracted narrative."
Gay African-American poet tries to make sense of his life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THEY FLY AT ÄIRON by Samuel R. Delany
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"A slender fable, without new perspectives on the intractable problem of how nonviolent societies might defend themselves against ruthless aggressors."
This book has an odd genesis: The main section first appeared in much shorter form in 1971 as a collaboration between Delany (The Bridge of Lost Desire, 1987, etc.) and James Sallis. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Siggy and the Bullies by Blanche R. Dudley
Released: June 18, 2013

"An endearing, if slightly stiff , children's book about bullying."
Debut author and retired educator Dudley takes on the subject of bullying through the adventures of Siggy, a spunky, one-winged mockingbird. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Hart of John: A New Apocalypse by Lawrence R. Deering
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A tense, thought-provoking thriller about the power of revealed Scripture."
In Deering's (Youth Group, 2012, etc.) sequel to The Brotherhood (2013), the discovery of a hidden manuscript gives rise to a dangerous demagogue, and only the nephew of another demagogue can stop him.Read full book review >

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LAWRENCE MILLMAN
by Gregory McNamee

In the winter of 1941, nine members of an Inuit community in a remote corner of the Hudson Bay died at the hands of three neighbors, one of whom proclaimed himself to be Jesus Christ returning at the end of days. The victims were presumed to be safe harbors for the devil, and one of the killers, a teenage girl ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2007

"Indeed, the wealth of detail and characters, coupled with a generally colorless translation, often makes this story feel more like a history textbook than a revealing portrait. Nevertheless, students of both China and modern history will not be disappointed by this evenhanded, unblinking biography."
Exhaustively researched biography of the revered Chinese premier who helped guide China through its infancy onto the world stage. Read full book review >