Search Results: "Paul Mason"


BOOK REVIEW

POSTCAPITALISM by Paul Mason
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"A radical diagnosis and a bold prognostication bound to energize progressives."
Capitalism, writes a British journalist/broadcaster, verges now on self-destruction, and he forecasts an economic future quite unlike any we've known. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2012

"A cogent, accessible analysis of the ongoing forces of global upheaval."
An astute early analysis of the revolutionary events of 2011 by an accomplished British journalist. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2008

"Intriguing case histories, related with a personal passion that sets Mason's book apart from Oliver Sacks's cooler writings on the subject."
Dispassionate neuroscience meets fierce advocacy in this heartbreaking but hopeful look at the little-understood world of those who suffer traumatic brain injuries. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A well-designed initiative to redress the villainization of marijuana."
A sensible approach to the legalization of marijuana that pits the plant against alcohol, from Fox and Tvert (Marijuana Policy Project) and Armentano (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws). Read full book review >

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Oldenglen by Robin Mason
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A well-written, engaging debut fantasy."
When Jackson's family moves to a forested area, he stumbles upon secrets that will change his life forever in this middle-grade novel. Read full book review >

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GIFT OF THE MAGPIE by Janeen Mason
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"But they don't hold a candle to Regina's magpie-enhanced sneaker for two. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Regina is a shoe-obsessed magpie. Read full book review >

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OCEAN COMMOTION by Janeen Mason
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 2006

"A better introduction for young readers or listeners is Nicola Davies's One Tiny Turtle (2001). (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8)"
Mason follows a loggerhead turtle, hatched in Florida, as she explores the oceans and, after many years, returns to her birthplace to mate and lay her eggs. Read full book review >

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RUNNING GIRL by Simon Mason
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Paced like a television police procedural, with flashes of epiphany, false leads, and race-against-time dangers, this satisfying whodunit overcomes its characterization shortcomings. (Mystery. 13-15)"
Sherlock Holmes, if Holmes were a biracial, at-risk, 16-year-old slacker—a genius stoner who consorts with burglars and homeless dropouts. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"Although stronger in explaining how we got into the current mess than what's to be done about it, Masons's slant on history— the human-animal orbit—is clever and subversive."
Throw a brick, suggests attorney Mason (coauthor, Animal Factories, 1980), and chances are good that you'll hit a ``dominionist''—someone convinced of the natural superiority of human beings and of their right to exploit all other living things. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CYRUS  by Mason Balouchian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2017

"A dramatic and instructive history of the birth of Persia."
A work of historical fiction focuses on the life of Cyrus the Great, the founder of the Persian Empire. Read full book review >

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DAILY RITUALS by Mason Currey
Released: April 23, 2013

"The message? There is no preferred way—only the ways that work. An enjoyable book to dig into here and there."
A journalist and editor debuts by converting his blog (Daily Rituals) into a book that does precisely what its titles promise. Read full book review >

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WHO KILLED PIET BAROL? by Richard Mason
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 26, 2017

"The strange, unpredictable arc of a born narcissist who turns out to have a soul after all."
The rake from Mason's preternaturally witty History of a Pleasure Seeker (2012) comes to an untimely end. Read full book review >