Search Results: "Merlin Donald"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2001

"An intriguing but strongly one-sided account."
Although scientists and philosophers don't pretend to understand the neurological mechanism of human consciousness, they are eager to theorize about it. Donald (Psychology/Queen's Univ., Toronto) reviews the evidence and explains how he believes the brain converts sensory input into awareness. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Withal, a fine, provocative and absorbing account of what makes humans human."
``The modern era, if it can be reduced to any single dimension, is especially characterized by its obsession with symbols and their management.'' So says Donald (Psychology/Queen's Univ., Kingston, Ontario), echoing the philosopher Ernst Cassirer a generation ago—with a difference. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Too academic, but still a significant book for die-hard Merlin fans and skeptical scholars."
This important addition to Arthurian scholarship traces the origins of Merlin, unearthing consequential new material. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DONALD TRUMP by Jill Sherman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"A prefab profile that will be outdated long before it becomes available. (source notes, timeline, further reading, index) (Biography. 10-12)"
A quick scan of the recently elected chief executive's family, background, and campaign. Read full book review >

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THE MERLIN CONSPIRACY by Diana Wynne Jones
FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2003

"Overstuffed and over the top, but a delicious romp. (Fantasy. YA)"
In a stand-alone companion to Deep Secret (1999), Jones takes the kitchen-sink approach to plotting a gloriously twisty adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 12, 2002

"Intelligent, thoughtful, and deliciously gossipy: a must for anyone interested in book publishing."
Charming WWII-era letters exchanged by the founders of Random House. Read full book review >

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THE MERLIN EFFECT by T.A. Barron
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 1994

"EWSLUGTA Barron (The Ancient One, 1992, etc.) may not be in T.H. White's league, but he'll do. (Fiction. 10-14)"
The Merlin effect is a kind of immortality bestowed by Serilliant, a shell-shaped horn fashioned by the craftsman Emrys as a gift for his mermaid bride, Wintonwy. Read full book review >

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THE RETURN OF MERLIN by Deepak Chopra
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1995

"Crawling about on the web of time makes for light and lively storytelling."
Guru Chopra's (Ageless Body/Timeless Mind, 1993, etc.) first novel comes up with a mind/body version of the Arthurian legend that lends great charm to familiar lore. Read full book review >

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THE WISDOM OF MERLIN by T.A. Barron
Released: March 24, 2015

"Words to live by, trite and larded with sentiment though they be in this particular iteration. (Inspiration. 17 & up)"
A small volume of homilies, spun from a 2013 speech and perfect for a graduate's gift (should pots of money not be an option). Read full book review >

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MERLIN STONE REMEMBERED by David B. Axelrod
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 8, 2014

"Scholarship or scrapbook? This memoir with a mission suffers from an identity crisis."
A fascinating though fragmented look at the extraordinary life of visionary feminist Merlin Stone (1931-2011). Read full book review >

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THE SEVEN SONGS OF MERLIN by T.A. Barron
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 1997

"A rich and resonant read. (Fiction. 9-12)"
This second installment of the sequence that began with The Lost Years of Merlin (1996) is as full of action and excitement as its predecessor, but is kinder and gentler in tone; while its origins are epic, it is foremost a tale of the heart. Read full book review >