Search Results: "Paul Goldstein"


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A PATENT LIE by Paul Goldstein
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 17, 2008

"The author knows well the dynamics of the courtroom and of patent law, but his style lacks color, freshness and texture."
Lukewarm legal thriller centering on a courtroom battle for the patent to an AIDS vaccine. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"Better for its discussion of cutting-edge high-tech legal issues than for its cumbersome forays into history."
Despite the zingy subtitle, this is a rather bland, diffuse history of copyright law's response to developing technology. Read full book review >

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ERRORS AND OMISSIONS by Paul Goldstein
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 11, 2006

"Well-intentioned and reasonably well-written but lacking a fresh point of view."
Debut legal thriller—the one about the brilliant but jaded lawyer who seeks a change by taking on the mighty on behalf of the meek. Read full book review >

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HAVANA REQUIEM by Paul Goldstein
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2012

"Dull protagonist, cliché-ridden situations; a so-called legal thriller that's long on law and short on thrills."
Intrigue snares an American lawyer visiting Cuba in this sluggish third novel from Goldstein (A Patent Lie, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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MAZEL by Rebecca Goldstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Goldstein (The Mind-Body Problem, 1983, etc.) draws heavily on the themes and rhythms of Yiddish folklore while offering her own sparkling wit and philosophical insight, as always, along the way."
Goldstein expands on a story in her collection, Strange Attractors (1992), in this lively exploration of the ways chance intermingles with determinism in human lives. Read full book review >

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REFLECTIONS ON THE TRUE SHAKESPEARE by Gary Goldstein
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"An unstuffy, stylistically refreshing Shakespeare study."
An erudite, persuasive debut study that makes a valuable contribution to the longtime debate over who authored William Shakespeare's plays. Read full book review >

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DEATH OF A DIVA by Brigitte  Goldstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"More melodramatic than taut noir but an engrossing read for fans of historical fiction."
The Jewish daughter of German refugees living in 1941 New York City goes from suspect to detective after her idol, a legendary German actress and outspoken scourge of the Nazis, is murdered. Read full book review >

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BECOMING JINN by Lori Goldstein
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 12, 2015

"Those who can get past the protagonist's tiresome pity party will be eager for further exploration of her Zar family and the subterranean intrigues of Jinn society. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
"[W]hen genies are involved, there's always a trick." Read full book review >

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Released: April 22, 1991

"A charming, handsome book. (Nonfiction. 8+)"
A fine introduction to 75 simple and not-so-simple Chinese characters: their derivation, their Mandarin pronunciation, and how to write them. Read full book review >

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THE PLACE WILL COMFORT YOU by Naama Goldstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 25, 2004

"Flawed but promising work from a writer whose manifest sincerity will in all probability spur her on to greater accomplishment."
"Ascending" to the state of Israel and "Descending" thence to America suggest the binding themes of this debut story collection by a Boston writer who grew up on an Israeli kibbutz. Read full book review >

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THE ALCHEMIST’S DOOR by Lisa Goldstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"History veering towards legend, vigorously stirred with familiar fantasy ingredients, but insipid and unevocative for all that."
Fantasy featuring several famous historical characters, from the author of Dark Cities Underground (1999), etc. Toward the end of the 16th century, English magician John Dee flees with his family from a demon he's inadvertently summoned. Read full book review >