Search Results: "Paul Roberts"


BOOK REVIEW

THE END OF FOOD by Paul Roberts
NON-FICTION
Released: June 4, 2008

"A revealing, deeply dismaying overview of how the world's food is produced and marketed."
From Harper's contributor Roberts (The End of Oil, 2004), another dire warning of hard times ahead. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 2004

"A disturbing geopolitical survey of the world energy landscape."
Enjoy your SUVs while you can, gas-guzzlers: the glory days of hydrocarbons are over—and hard times are on the way. Read full book review >

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THE IMPULSE SOCIETY by Paul Roberts
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"More worthy of shelving alongside Allan Bloom than Ann Coulter, though still on the pop sociology side of things."
A book that pegs contemporary American society and politics for what they are: species of infantile disorder, demanding attention (and sweets) now. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 1993

"Informative and entertaining: Roberts is the sort of witty, knowledgeable, stimulating guide every armchair traveler hankers for but seldom finds."
Fine, quirky account of Roberts's recent travels through Egypt's teeming modern cities, Pharaonic monuments, ancient monasteries, and Edenic oases. Read full book review >

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PAUL AUSTER
by J.W. Bonner

We live our lives mostly in the moment, but also attendant to the question of what if?— what if we had lived in that town rather than the one I know? what if my father (or mother) had died? what if my parents had divorced? what if I had attended school X rather than school Y? what if I ...


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PAMELA PAUL
by Claiborne Smith

Readers who know Pamela Paul’s books before she became the editor of the New York Times Book Review know that they are serious works of nonfiction: The Starter Marriage and the Future of Matrimony (2002), Pornified: How Pornography Is Damaging Our Lives, Our Relationships, and Our Families (2005), and Parenting, Inc.: How the Billion-Dollar Baby Business Has Changed the Way ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 31, 2005

"Overwrought detective fiction style, lapsing occasionally into parody, doesn't obscure a gripping tale."
Fascinating account of an American recruited as an undercover agent by—of all things—the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, to expose and bring down an international crime complex. Read full book review >

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WHERE SHERLOCK HOLMES MEETS FANTASY
by John DeNardo

If Benjamin Franklin were alive today, he'd say that nothing in the world is certain except death, taxes, and Sherlock Holmes stories. Sherlock Holmes, the iconic consulting detective created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in 1887, is a perennial mainstay in the literary world. What's not to like? Holmes' methods of investigation and deductions are flawless and the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 29, 1996

"In presenting his personal India, Roberts is an artful skeptic, a relativist with a sense of humor, and a crackerjack storyteller."
Roberts (In Search of the Birth of Jesus, 1995, etc.) cobbles together an absorbing pastiche of his India forays over a span of 20 years. Read full book review >

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THE RASHERHOUSE by Paul A. Roberts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 17, 1997

A well-intentioned but heavy-handed first novel about an Irish women's prison, where inhumane conditions turn a teenage mother from a petty thief into a heroine addict. Read full book review >

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RAPUNZEL by Lynn Roberts
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Those under 30 may miss many of the cultural references, but even in this fractured form it's good to see the classic tale stayin' alive, stayin' alive. (illustrator's note) (Picture book/folktale. 8-10, adult)"
Having found an audience—an adult one, at least—for Cinderella: An Art Deco Love Story (2001), the Roberts sibs put a differently styled, but equally stylish twist on another folktale romance. Read full book review >

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THE FACTS OF LIFE by Jillian Roberts
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 30, 2013

"Here, 'just enough' is not enough in either form or content. (iPad informational app. 3-6)"
"Just enough" information about the titular facts is the stated goal for this well-intentioned offering from a Canadian psychologist. Read full book review >