Search Results: "Mythos Machine"


BOOK REVIEW

NICKELBY SWIFT, KITTEN CATASTROPHE by Ben Hecht
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 16, 2011

"'Awww's for the cute kitten: 'ugh's for the slow and frustrating app. (iPad storybook app. 6-8)"
A riff on the "Sorcerer's Apprentice" offers readers an eccentric inventor, a kitten and a handful of pallid interactive features. Read full book review >

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MACHINE by René Belletto
Released: Nov. 23, 1993

"And most readers, unless they've read Belletto's curious anti-thriller Eclipse (1990), will scarcely notice the muted ending."
What if an eminent psychiatrist—in order to get a closer look inside the mind of his showcase psychopathic patient—used a gizmo he'd cooked up at home to introject his own mind into the patient's body, while the patient, finding his own mind transferred to the psychiatrist's body, took off on a rampage? Read full book review >

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"Recommended reading for classicists (and budding Indiana Joneses) graduating beyond Edith Hamilton."
Lundwall contends that far from being ignorant and backward savages, the preliterate cultures that created mankind's most ancient mythological tales had a high degree of intellectual sophistication. Read full book review >

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TALES OF THE CTHULHU MYTHOS by H.P. Lovecraft
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Hey, try to beat that."
A collection of 22 cosmic wonder tales that pay tribute to this century's most revered master of the macabre. Read full book review >

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HUG MACHINE by Scott Campbell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"In his first outing as an author, Campbell shines. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A feel-good ride, full of droll artistic asides and an abundance of caring. Read full book review >

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MACHINE MADE by Terry Golway
NON-FICTION
Released: March 10, 2014

"A work that knowledgeably readjusts Tammany's reputation from a nest of corruption to an important crusader for the poor and downtrodden."
How the Irish mobilized America. Read full book review >

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KILLING MACHINE by Lloyd C. Gardner
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"An evenhanded yet grim assessment of the growing consensus regarding 'the lethal presidency.'"
Straightforward, rigorous account of how President Barack Obama's embrace of high-tech militarism is changing the parameters of the presidency. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 5, 1999

Boerst's biography will surprise readers familiar with Wells's tales of adventure and war. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 3, 1999

"Generates little original analysis about the Harley phenomenon. (16 pages photos, not seen)"
One fan's breathless overview of the impact Harley-Davidson motorcycles have had on individuals and popular culture. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Vivid, hair-raising, day-to-day-in-the-life-of narrative: the best mob book in recent memory. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
First-rate story of a Mafia murder crew so deadly that even John Gotti turned aside a contract on its leader. Read full book review >

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SOUL MACHINE by George Makari
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 19, 2015

"An erudite book that reveals how and why the understanding of consciousness still eludes us."
Throughout Western history, the nature of humans' inner lives has vexed philosophers, physicians, scientists, and theologians. Makari (Psychiatry/Weill Cornell Medical Coll.; Revolution in Mind: The Creation of Psychoanalysis, 2008) offers a thorough examination of debates about soul, spirit, and what we now call "mind." Read full book review >

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THE MACHINE by Lee Fang
NON-FICTION
Released: March 5, 2013

"A practical addition to literature on conservatism that will be widely appreciated, not just on the left."
Nation contributor Fang debuts with this introduction to the leadership of the contemporary conservative movement, survey of its organizational forms and tactics, and classification of its different sections, by function and area of activity. Read full book review >