Search Results: "Matt Kaplan"


BOOK REVIEW

SCIENCE OF THE MAGICAL by Matt Kaplan
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"A charming romp through the history of science."
How myths and magical beliefs may provide the first glimmers of scientific discovery. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 23, 2012

"The appeal of monsters never stales, and in Kaplan's hands, these characters shine."
A delightfully serious—well, mostly—dissection of monsterland. Read full book review >

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COUSIN IRV FROM MARS by Bruce Kaplan
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 4, 2013

"Clever, but the sophisticated humor seems aimed at older readers and adults. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Sometimes relatives are so weird that they seem to be from outer space. This one just happens to be from Mars. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2009

"Gourmet reading—rich in ideas, global references and amusing and provocative examples, served with great style."
The mother-son co-authors of Chances Are…: Adventures in Probability (2006) turn their considerable authorial skills and wit to human behavior, from our isolated cave-dwelling ancestors to today's globalized, interconnected world. Read full book review >

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SWASHBUCKLING SCOUNDRELS by Arie Kaplan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"Broad of beam for being so shallow of draft but seaworthy for all its distinctly romanticized picture. (map, index, glossary, endnotes) (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
A slender but sweeping survey of piracy on the high seas: in real life, from ancient times to today; in legend and fiction, from Long John Silver to Capt. Jack Sparrow and Jacky Faber. Read full book review >

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HANCOCK PARK  by Isabel Kaplan
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2009

"Neither light enough to live up to its Hollywood-style cover and flap copy nor serious enough to compete with the likes of more literary problem novels, this is a forgettable, superficial, all-around disappointment. (Fiction. YA)"
Despite her glitzy surroundings, Los Angeles junior Becky is plagued by troubles. Read full book review >

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ALL FOR MONEY by Glenn Kaplan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 1993

"Go get 'em, Bob."
Fair-haired publisher Bob Macallan accepts a $10 million buyout offer for his medical-lifestyle magazine Elixir—and then watches the sharks circle as he struggles to meet the revenue quotas that will keep him from losing the money. Read full book review >

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EVIL, INC. by Glenn Kaplan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"On the downside, there's little mystery, less danger to the hero and a clunky prose style that makes Joseph Finder, who owns this territory, sound like Proust."
A rising exec intent on clawing his way to the top finds that the claws of his competitors and apparent allies are sharper than his in this high-fatality, low-suspense thriller. Read full book review >

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Help Your Dog Fight Cancer by Laurie Kaplan
Released: Feb. 1, 2016

"An invaluable resource for providing top-notch care for man's best friend.
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This comprehensive guide to canine cancer delivers standard veterinary information and advice in language that average dog owners will understand. Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL'S JURY by D.S. Kaplan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 14, 2016

"A whodunit with a solid premise, brought down by subpar writing and characterization."
A series of violent crimes in Boston casts suspicion on a group of friends in Kaplan's debut mystery. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Remarkable and God-awful."
A surgeon's graphic report on frontline medical work in one war-torn landscape of misery after another. Read full book review >