Search Results: "Patrick Smith"


BOOK REVIEW

TIME NO LONGER by Patrick Smith
NON-FICTION
Released: May 21, 2013

"A difficult, unsettling and ultimately disappointing critique of the American worldview."
"[E]xceptionalism is a national impediment America can no longer afford," declares journalist Smith (Somebody Else's Century: East and West in a Post-Western World, 2010, etc.) in this challenge to Americans' view of themselves. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 31, 2010

"Paradoxes aplenty within this serene, astute book, which will invite much discussion."
Three well-hewn essays by longtime Asia observer Smith (Japan: A Reinterpretation, 1997, etc.) explore the West's heavy shadow over Japan, China and India, and new attempts to shake it off. Read full book review >

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JAPAN by Patrick Smith
NON-FICTION
Released: April 24, 1997

"An astute, accessible, and absorbingly original appreciation of a nation whose true colors have been exaggerated or misrepresented by Japan-bashers and others with special-interest agendas. (Author tour; radio satellite tour)"
A radically against-the-grain appraisal of Japan and the Japanese from a journalist who spent many years on the Asia beat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MAD AND THE BAD by Jean-Patrick Manchette
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 2014

"A minor masterpiece from a French novelist whose other recently reissued works include Fatale and The Prone Gunman."
A young beauty sprung from an insane asylum, a hired killer with a bad case of workplace anxiety, a calculating philanthropist and his orphaned nephew create nonstop havoc in this 1972 French novel, translated into English for the first time. Read full book review >

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RENEE PATRICK
by Gerald Bartell

Reach for the popcorn. The silver screen sleuths from Paramount Pictures, one-time would be actress Lillian Fox and costume designer Edith Head (based upon the real life Oscar winner) team up for their second case in Renee Patrick’s Dangerous to Know. With Marlene Dietrich, Errol Flynn, Jack Benny, and George Burns firing off great lines, the caper is as much ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1992

"A fine yarn for mariners, armchair or otherwise, and a cautionary tale for those who do business in great waters. (Illustrations—not seen.)"
A fascinatingly detailed account of how a handful of Japanese sailing enthusiasts overcame cultural tradition and public disinterest to make their country a credible contender for one of yachting's greatest prizes—the America's Cup. Read full book review >

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GOOSEBUMPS
by Leila Roy

When sleep finally comes, I sink into a murky world of shadows. There is a tunnel before me, with bright light in the distance. The ground rumbles. White fog surrounds me. My heart is pounding. Something is coming, but I do not know what, and only feel its presence, a terrible shadow that slithers along the ground, leaving a trail ...

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BOOK REVIEW

YOU ARE THE FIRST KID ON MARS by Patrick O’Brien
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

Pairing a present-tense text to photorealistic digital paintings, O'Brien invites readers to take an entirely credible journey to Mars. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROSIE RABBIT'S BOOK OF OPPOSITES by Patrick Yee
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"The bright paintbox colors and Rosie herself are the primary attractions for very young readers, but authors such as Rosemary Wells and Byron Barton did it first, and did it better. (Board book. 2-5)"
Yee juxtaposes images of Rosie the rabbit's front and back, Rosie on a hot day and a cold day, Rosie under an umbrella and over a gate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A PERFECTLY MESSED-UP STORY by Patrick McDonnell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"A playful, funny and friendly treatment of anxiety and life's unpredictable messes. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Here's an existential dilemma: What if you were a character in a book, and sandwich fillings fell onto your page from above? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOUTH by Patrick McDonnell
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Warm and glowy. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A flock of small, yellow birds sitting in a tree takes flight. Read full book review >