Search Results: "Lawrence Sutin"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 30, 2006

"Readers familiar with Merton and Suzuki will know most of this story. For others, though, this is a solid overview."
A leisurely survey of Buddhist encounters with the West, for better or worse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Still, this is certainly the biography against which to measure the lurid claims and devout counterclaims prompted by the Crowley legend. (photos, not seen)"
Sutin (Divine Invasions, 1989) paints a rich narrative of the eccentric visionary Aleister Crowley's life, which now seems somewhat ho-hum as for his sexual escapades—the source of much of his bad press—but all the more vile for his egomania and fascist tendencies. 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

STAR SCOUTS by Mike Lawrence
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 21, 2017

"All scouts—and readers—must now raise their right hands and solemnly swear to read this. (Graphic science fiction. 7-12)"
An alien abduction goes a long way toward curing Avani's new-kid blues. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SACRED CITY by Damian Lawrence
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 29, 2011

"Blending grand-scale storytelling with deeply provocative social and spiritual themes, Lawrence could very well be the next coming of Harry Turtledove."
The second installment of Lawrence's Guardians series—following his debut novel The Guardians of Time (2011)—is equal parts epic science-fiction, time-travel adventure, historical-fiction drama and apocalyptic thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS LITTLE CHICK by John Lawrence
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"The rhyme's not a cumulative one, but there's enough repetition to encourage even reticent young listeners to chime in. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Young fans of "Old MacDonald" and similar singalongs will "Moo," "Ribbit," and "Oink" right along with this adventurous chick, who wanders away from Mother Hen to find playmates of different species. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GREAT MIGRATION by Jacob Lawrence
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 30, 1993

"A splendid and unique visual evocation of a significant historical movement. (Nonfiction. 8+)"
Sixty paintings (tempura on gesso; originals 12'' x 18'', some vertical, some horizontal), done in 1940-41, when this fine artist was in his early 20s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

P.K. PINKERTON AND THE PISTOL-PACKING WIDOWS by Caroline Lawrence
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 6, 2014

"No disguise can mask P.K. Pinkerton's stout heart and steely resolve in Lawrence's third (and mighty fine) Wild West adventure. (maps) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Twelve-year-old half-Lakota "double-orphan" detective P.K. Pinkerton heads to Carson City in the third of the disarming Western Mysteries series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WINTER PONY by Iain Lawrence
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"A survival story so vivid readers will want to don a warm jacket and have a comforting bowl of soup within reach. (map of explorers' routes, cast of characters, author's note, acknowledgments, about the author) (Historical fiction. 9-14)"
Lawrence tells the gut-wrenching tale of Englishman Robert Falcon Scott's ill-fated trek to the South Pole in the first-pony voice of a white pony named James Pigg who was actually part of the expedition. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CITY OF ICE by Lawrence Yep
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2011

"Readers who enjoy inner conflicts, barbed dialogue, casts replete with supernatural creatures and fantasy epics that don't take themselves too seriously will find it a treat. (afterword, bibliography) (Fantasy. 10-12)"
The chase after an evil sorcerer who is gathering up the scattered parts of a scarily powerful magical bow continues in this sequel to City of Fire (2009). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE KILLER UNDERPANTS by Michael Lawrence
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Replete with arch innuendo and pants-down misadventures that would make anyone but the irrepressible Jiggy want to crawl into a hole to die of embarrassment, this snappy episode will fly off library shelves on the, er, coattails of Captain Underpants. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Not even his encounter with a spectral Poltergoose (2002) prepares Jiggy McCue—or readers—for his next challenge: underwear with a mind of its own. Read full book review >