Search Results: "Odd Arne Westad"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 3, 2012

"A fresh look at a confounding nation the West has not yet figured out."
An astute, succinct study of modern China emphasizing overarching themes like hybrid identity and foreign influence rather than nationalism and centrality. Read full book review >

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THE COLD WAR by Odd Arne Westad
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A tremendous and timely history lesson for our age."
A sweeping study of the "bipolar" struggle between the two superpowers that moved from ideological conflict to permanent military confrontation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ODD DOG by Claudia Boldt
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"An amusing and charming take on the lessons learned from sharing. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A dachshund struggles with sharing in this amiable tale. Read full book review >

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BROTHER ODD by Dean Koontz
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 28, 2006

"A work both exciting and engaging—and with its heart in the right place."
In this thrilling, rather poignant sequel to Koontz's Odd Thomas (2003), the young psychic seeker visits a California monastery poised for attack by shadowy foes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"An easy pitch, particularly to reluctant or inexpert readers. (Nonfiction browsing item. 9-11)"
"Bizarre" barely covers some of the wacky incidents Tocher gathers from baseball history. Read full book review >

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ODD JOBS by Karl Meade
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 18, 2009

"Gritty and fun, with a surprisingly rewarding finish, this dark comedy entertains throughout."
A bumbling, Canadian ne'er-do-well painfully learns to find his way in Meade's debut novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2004

"Muddled at times, though an energetic groundbreaker that deserves another chance."
Post-apocalyptic life seems much better for some, much worse for others. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ODD JOBS by John Updike
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 7, 1991

"A necessary pleasure."
Like its predecessors, Picked-Up Pieces (1975) and Hugging the Shore (1983), the title and author's introduction here again have Updike minimizing his critical exercises—while, at 928 pages, neglecting the reiteration of nary a one. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ODD SOCKS by Michelle Robinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"Sure to delight young readers as well as the young at heart. (Picture book. 4-7)"
When a pair of new socks find themselves in a drawer, they rejoice because they are "a match made in heaven." Read full book review >

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ODD DUCK by Cecil Castellucci
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"This clever celebration of individuality delights. (Graphic fiction. 6-10)"
A sublime tale of two strange ducks who overcome the odds—pun completely intended—and become friends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ODD APOCALYPSE by Dean Koontz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 31, 2012

"Entertaining. Koontz's fans will gobble this one up."
Koontz (Odd Hours, 2008, etc.) drops Odd Thomas, likable fry cook and spirit-sensing savant, into Roseland, a castle near Montecito, Calif., a place "one hundred stops beyond Oz on the Tornado Line Express." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"There is only so much Geranium endressii one person can handle,'' and whose hours not spent in the garden are spent talking about being in the garden."
A devoted gardener offers a meandering collection of brief essays that may hold some charm for others of the same ilk. Read full book review >