Search Results: "Michael Specter"


BOOK REVIEW

MICHAEL by Henry Flesh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Amen."
Flesh's X-rated debut novel, the Lambda Award-winning Massage (1999), told of life at the bottom of Manhattan's gay subculture. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 2, 2009

"Denialism, it would seem, includes denying that science has ever caused harm. Specter's spirited approach to his subject is admirable, but his brush is far too broad and his disdain far too deep."
From New Yorker staffer Specter, a sarcasm-drenched denunciation of all who will not kneel at the altar of science. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DARK SPECTER by Michael Dibdin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 20, 1996

"A superior vintage pressed from the most unlikely grapes."
Most suspense novels are spoiled to a certain extent by summary, but Dibdin's unusual new mystery represents an extreme case in which the less you know in advance, the better. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SPECTER KEY by Kaleb Nation
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Not a stand-alone, or, for that matter, a stand-at-all. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
The author of Bran Hambric: The Fairfield Curse (2009) dishes up an equally maladroit sequel featuring the same sort of nonsensical plot, clumsy satirical elements and ham-fisted writing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Although much of the ground covered is well trod, this is an admirably complete introduction to the history of the Cold War."
A brief but thoughtful essay outlining the terrible misapprehensions that led to escalating tensions between the US and the Soviet Union from the close of WW I to the end of the Korean conflict. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A SPECTER OF JUSTICE by Mark de Castrique
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Sam's fifth case (A Murder in Passing, 2013, etc.) is an entertaining whodunit with colorful characters, swift-footed plotting, and a confident narrative voice."
A pair of creepy killings seems right up North Carolina shamus Sam Blackman's alley, especially when it looks as if a good friend is being framed for the crimes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHANGING MICHAEL by Jeff Schilling
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"Like the main character, not as smart as it thinks it is. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A teen provocateur decides to befriend and help a social outcast. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MICHAEL JORDAN by Robert Lipsyte
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 30, 1994

"Kids are lucky to have Lipsyte writing on their side. (Biography. 10-14)"
According to New York Times sportswriter Lipsyte (Arnold Schwarzenegger, 1993, etc.), Michael Jordan is a master of timing not just in his game but in his whole involvement with basketball and advertising. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MICHAEL JORDAN by Roland Lazenby
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2014

"Studded with insights but unnecessarily long—though, given the continued aura of Jordan, likely to sell well."
An exhaustive—and exhausting—biography of the greatest player in NBA history. Read full book review >