Search Results: "Michael J. Bader"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Calling such strategies 'logical' may be overstating his case, but Bader's treatise does cast light on the murky and largely unexamined question of why sexual fantasies turn us on."
An insider's look at what goes on behind the scenes of our desires. Read full book review >

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RUNNING WITH TRAINS by Michael J. Rosen
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"A thoughtful, beautifully image-laden tale of learning how to appreciate what one has. (Poetry. 11 & up)"
The differing worlds of two boys come together in this intriguing novel in poems set in rural Ohio. Read full book review >

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RAT TRAP by Michael J. Daley
ANIMALS
Released: May 15, 2008

"While the story is a mite thin on setting and characterization, the fast-paced plot is sure to please fans of computer games and sentient machines and serves to expand the rather skimpy field of middle-grade science-fiction books. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
Everyone on the space station believes Rat was killed in the battle with Nanny, a terrifying robot run amok. Read full book review >

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FALTER KINGDOM by Michael J. Seidlinger
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"An ennui-soaked misfire. (Horror. 14-17)"
A teenage boy is possessed by a demon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RELUCTANT COLONEL by Michael J. Merry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 22, 2008

"A fast-paced plot keeps readers titillated, if not awed, in a novel that details a cunning nation-building strategy."
Part treasure hunt, part political thriller, part island comedy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 2006

"A heartening read."
A psychologist shares the trials and tribulations of today's teens. Read full book review >

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NORMAN MAILER by J. Michael Lennon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"Detailed and anecdotal without being gossipy (a yarn concerning a nicotine-addicted cat notwithstanding) and a must-read for students and admirers of Mailer's work."
Appropriately sprawling biography of the larger-than-life writer, brawler, provocateur and bon vivant. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE

"Reads like an emergency manual for activists battling environmental despoliation."
In this sequel to The Fracking War (2014), a small-town New York newspaper crusades against a thuggish energy company.Read full book review >

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Firefightin' Sam by Michael J. Hughes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 2002

"Hughes is to be commended, and his book recommended, for balancing its realism with its positive message."
This debut YA novel about an aspiring firefighter aims to entertain and inform young readers while also keeping them on the straight and narrow. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE STRANGEST by Michael J. Seidlinger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 3, 2015

"'For all I have known, and will know, this is adaptation.' A smart adaptation indeed of a hallowed classic, repositioning it for a grimmer world three-quarters of a century on."
A loose, allusive, and sometimes, well, strange reimagining of Albert Camus' The Stranger.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1996

"A book rich in ideas, if not in blueprints for action."
A wide-ranging critique of American liberalism that, unlike many other current books on the matter, seeks its restoration as a guiding political ethic. ``Despite the achievements of American life in the last half-century,'' political theorist Sandel (Harvard) writes, ``our politics is beset with anxiety and frustration.'' He suggests that the growing public mistrust in the federal government, whose manifestations range from the conservative sweep of Congress in the last election to the Oklahoma City bombing, can be addressed only by reevaluating the liberal assumption that ``government should be neutral on the question of the good life,'' and by putting in its place a social-democratic concern for the spiritual well-being of the citizenry. Read full book review >