Search Results: "Nathanael Iwata"


BOOK REVIEW

STEAMPUNK ALPHABET by Nathanael Iwata
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 11, 2013

"The handsome production values and sincere enthusiasm can't be denied, but it's hard to imagine the right audience for this book. (Board book. 13 & up)"
Letter by letter, Iwata builds a steampunk world for a story that does not exist and formats it for an audience that can't possibly comprehend it. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"Not intended as an exposé, but as an overview, the book strikes at the heart of hot-button issues with an Everyman appeal."
In his debut, journalist and This American Life contributor Johnson examines aspects of medicine, food and the environment to encourage informed decisions among readers caught between the nature-vs.-technology argument. Read full book review >

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NATHANAEL WEST by Nathanael West
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"This Library of America volume, reprinting the novels along with screenplays, short stories, essays, and some wonderfully pungent letters, demonstrates that not much has changed: West is still a satirist with few peers and no betters, and a writer of bleak, haunting power."
``Forget the epic, the masterwork,'' Nathanael West said. ``In America. . . families have no history. Read full book review >

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THE DAY OF THE LOCUST by Nathanael West
Released: May 16, 1939

"There is no plot — merely scenes here and there showing up Hollywood nuts and freaks, rather than glamor girls."
The author of Miss Lonely Hearts has written in this new novel, as pointless and inane a book as I have encountered for some time. Read full book review >

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THE TRANSATLANTIC CONSPIRACY by G.D. Falksen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 14, 2016

"Only for insatiable fans of the genre or author. (Steampunk. 12-18)"
A historical adventure sports a steampunk veneer, like an undersea Murder on the Orient Express. Read full book review >