Search Results: "Olivier Koenig"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 13, 1992

``Cognitive neuroscience'' is the name of the game, which Harvard psychologist Kosslyn and Univ. of Geneva colleague Koenig equate to ``wet mind.'' The ``wet'' alludes to understanding how the brain really works (equating brain function to mind), and not, as with ``dry mind,'' to designing computers or models of artificial intelligence to perform visual perception or reasoning tasks. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HELLO LIFE by Andrea Koenig
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2005

"Gwen's inferiority complex sets up a barrier to reader sympathy, in a tale at times delightfully intractable, though by end a hard nut to crack."
Cantankerous narrative of a girl in the logging country of the Pacific Northwest who chooses a tough way to deal with the death of her mother. Read full book review >

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BRIDES OF BLOOD by Joseph Koenig
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"An absorbing mystery, incandescent action, and an Iran locked in nightmare: Salman Rushdie would love this novel."
A Gorky Park-style thriller that's truly frightening—because it's set in today's Iran, which in Koenig's expert hands (Smuggler's Notch, 1988, etc.) unfolds as a modern-day Bedlam run by Muslim fanatics. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 8, 2007

"German-American equestrians, full charge; all others may safely pass."
Convoluted tale of an American-born doctor who attempted to sabotage the U.S. effort against Germany in World War I. Read full book review >

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THUMBELINA by Andrea Koenig
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 12, 1999

"A nice debut that takes its time getting going, but it does win you over."
Somewhat muted but eventually affecting debut narrated by its 14-year-old protagonist, a pregnant orphan too stubborn to abort her baby or to follow rules laid down by grownups. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DANUTA by John Koenig
Released: Jan. 26, 2013

"A fine World War II-era historical novel that breathes life into a long-gone era with its timeless characters and exciting conflicts."
In an inspiring novel of survival, a young Polish girl experiences marriage and motherhood in a time of war. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JASPER & JOOP by Olivier Dunrea
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 5, 2013

"A winning tale of opposites attracting in spite of the odds. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Meet a Felix and Oscar of the feathered variety in this pitch-perfect tale of friends as different as different can be. Read full book review >

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OLD BEAR AND HIS CUB by Olivier Dunrea
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"Simplicity at its best. (Picture book. 4-7)"
"Old Bear loved his Little Cub with all his heart. Little Cub loved Old Bear with all his heart." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOSSIE & FRIENDS by Olivier Dunrea
ANIMALS
Released: March 13, 2006

"A wonderful addition to Gossie collections. (Picture book. 1-3)"
Adorable goslings and numerous flaps will delight the dedicated fans of Gossie, Gertie, BooBoo, Peedie and Ollie. Read full book review >

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GEMMA & GUS by Olivier Dunrea
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"A just plain ducky addition to this excellent picture-book series. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Gosling siblings explore their world in this latest offering from Dunrea's Gossie & Friends series. Read full book review >