Search Results: "Mahzarin R. Banaji"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"A stimulating treatment that should help readers deal with irrational biases that they would otherwise consciously reject."
An examination of how beliefs are shaped by hidden bias. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOOK OF GENESIS ILLUSTRATED by R. Crumb
Released: Oct. 19, 2009

"An erudite and artful, though frustratingly restrained, look at Old Testament stories."
The Book of Genesis as imagined by a veteran voice of underground comics. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 14, 2013

"One of the best paranormal fantasy releases of this year—a self-publishing benchmark."
This extraordinary work of paranormal fantasy—a debut, no less—revolves largely around the morally bankrupt owner of a museum of oddities who attempts to reinvigorate his flagging business by capturing the Hodag, a legendary creature believed to inhabit the woodlands of northern Wisconsin. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Expressive exercises that provide an array of motivational pointers."
The 26 characters of the English language serve as springboards for life advice and reflection in this debut self-help guide. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Eye of God by R. Thomas
NON-FICTION

"A regularly affecting but discombobulated collage of reflections and hypotheses."
Thomas offers a debut, book-length essay on the spirit world and life after death. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I LIKE YOUR SHOES by R. Stim
Released: Sept. 27, 2014

"A worthwhile if occasionally clumsy children's mystery for kids and tweens."
In Stim's (Ivan the Not-So-Terrible, 2013, etc.) latest kids' book, a 15-year-old thief, a torched houseboat and phone calls from herself are the latest puzzles facing a sharp 12-year-old girl. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE POISONOUS GENIUS by R Giridharan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A rigid but workable thriller that offers a few genuine surprises."
A series of murders in a small Indian town reveals a complicated conspiracy in Giridharan's debut thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOUSETROPOLIS by R. Gregory Christie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A welcome addition to any folk-tale collection, this clever retelling and its warm, embracing illustrations demonstrate the enduring appeal of this classic tale. (Picture book/folk tale. 4-8)"
A 21st-century update to Aesop's enduring fable finds cousins City Mouse and Country Mouse spending time in each other's locale to realize that they both prefer life at home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2007

"The characters, Septina in particular, are not likable, the plot twists are bizarre instead of interesting and the attempts at cleverness and humor, though occasionally right on, are for the most part overdone and forced. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Fishbone presents this middle-grade reader in the form of letters from purple-haired Septina Nash—the magical seventh child of a seventh child of a seventh child—to her teachers, her school counselor and the police lieutenant who is leading the investigation into the disappearance of Sexta, Septina's sister. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHOSE SHOES? by Stephen R. Swinburne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"EWSLUGp1991, but as that work is out of print, this will substitute nicely. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Firefighter, chef, mail carrier, ballerina, clown, farmer, soccer player, National Guard soldier and construction worker are depicted through their footwear in this photo essay that asks the title question over and over. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT’S OPPOSITE? by Stephen R. Swinburne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"The opening page, of two feet, one clad in a tie-dyed sock and one with its little toes each painted a different color, and the last shot, of a tiny baby hand atop an adult one, bookend the images with an opposite of their own. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A photo essay in candy-bright colors that does better with its defining visuals than its text. Read full book review >