Search Results: "Luc de Brabandere"


BOOK REVIEW

THINKING IN NEW BOXES by Luc de Brabandere
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"The authors provide some intriguing nuggets for thought, but the lack of discussion about the usual parameters of business success, like increasing sales, revenues, productivity and profit, is glaring."
Boston Consulting Group advisers de Brabandere (The Forgotten Half of Change: Achieving Greater Creativity Through Changes in Perception, 2005, etc.) and Iny showcase their company's approach to helping organizations develop that next big transforming idea. Read full book review >

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THE FACTORY OF FACTS by Luc Sante
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 11, 1998

"Beyond its Belgian grayness and fascinating specificity, Sante's shrewd and lyrical treatise on the past speaks to us all."
The elegance, originality, and humor of Sante's new book provide a deeply satisfying reading experience. Read full book review >

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LOW LIFE by Luc Sante
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"And for hapless New Yorkers who find themselves worn down by the present-day chaos of their city, Sante provides a strangely heartening reminder that nothing much has changed. (Nicely illustrated with rare photographs of the period- -some seen.)"
A guided tour through Manhattan's demimonde of the last century, conducted with exquisite relish by East Village journalist Sante (Esquire, The Village Voice, etc.), who speaks with all the authority of an eyewitness. Read full book review >

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BOOK OF BIG BROTHERS by Cary Fagan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"This flaw is a small one, however, given the unusual and touching nature of the whole. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Growing up with two older brothers is never boring. Read full book review >

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STRANGE WAYS by Luc Lang
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2003

"Dribs and drabs of blackish comedy, poorly seasoned."
Murder and bad cooking make for surprisingly cozy bedfellows. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"A focused history, neither simple nor simplistic, that—no surprise—shows the history of philosophy moving inexorably toward the author's current beliefs."
The award-winning French philosopher briefly summarizes the major philosophical ideas since Ancient Greece and explains why he has opted for contemporary humanism. Read full book review >

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ARTHUR AND THE MINIMOYS by Luc Besson
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2005

"Gregor the Overlander, anyone? (Fiction. 8-12)"
Take equal parts of The Triplets of Belleville, Lemony Snickett, Middle Earth, Star Wars, the Arthurian legend, and of course, Harry Potter, and you get a slightly mad director's (The Fifth Element) idea of a children's fantasy. Read full book review >

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REDHEADED ROBBIE’S CHRISTMAS STORY by Bill Luttrell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Too much lesson, perhaps, but a 'flurry Flickmas to all' anyway. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Redheaded Robbie is a shy but well-liked second-grader who gets so tongue-tied in front of the class that he speaks in nonsense phrases, reproduced in the text in a loopy cursive type font. Read full book review >

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A GOOFY GUIDE TO PENGUINS by Jean-Luc Coudray
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2016

"From the creator of the Benjamin Bear books, absurdist humor carries across species. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Silly untruths about penguins unfold in comic-book style. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OOPS! by Jean-Luc Fromental
by Jean-Luc Fromental, illustrated by Joëlle Jolivet, translated by Thomas Connors
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2010

"Fun for anyone willing to surrender to the looniness. (Picture book. 5-10)"
A mad dash through Paris to catch a plane involves a family in the most improbable adventures ever imagined. Read full book review >