Search Results: "Peace Research Institute in the Middle East"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A small but important step, if not toward peace, then perhaps toward understanding."
The Peace Research Institute in the Middle East (PRIME) constructs an innovative textbook juxtaposing the historical narratives of two peoples in seemingly endless conflict. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 18, 2000

"Useful advice, to be sure, but nothing startling or new."
Basic recommendations for generally healthier living through diet, exercise, and lifestyle adjustments. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 19, 2011

"The plot lurches from one surreal scenario to the next, but readers can really amp up the silliness if they've a mind to. (iPad storybook app. 6-9)"
As customizable as they come, this tale of a wisecracking meatball on the run from a greedy chef can take longer to set up than to read through. Read full book review >

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TOKYO YEAR ZERO by David Peace
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 13, 2007

"The Japanese-ness Peace layers on may be overwhelming for some readers—there is, for example, no equivalent for the constant stream of apologies out of everyone's mouth—and the psychosis is tough going, but crime readers may fancy the change of scenery."
A Tokyo policeman tries to sort out a series of murders one year after the surrender to the Americans. Read full book review >

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NINETEEN SEVENTY-SEVEN by David Peace
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"The big sweet hell of a sleepover in bloody hospital rubbish, with pieces of bone, lumps of brain, and white panties."
Admirers of last year's Nineteen Seventy-Four (the first in the Red Riding Quartet), awash in cut up bodies, castration, girls scalped, strangled, stuff like that may sit back and fix themselves a rich second helping of the same bloody pudding, now even worse, if the tum-tum's game. Read full book review >

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"Provides the type of engrossing hodgepodge of memoir, philosophy, literary theory and metaphysics growing more endangered—and perhaps more valuable—in book culture every day."
What if reams of our conventional knowledge are just flat-out wrong—what if, for instance, the division between "perceiver" and "perceived" is erroneous? Read full book review >

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NINETEEN EIGHTY THREE by David Peace
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2003

"Total eclipse of the heart."
Fourth and last in this British author's experimental Red Riding Quartet crime epic: a raw and furious wade through the Valley of Death that understates its big sweet hell of pages chock-a-block with violated corpses and red rain running with blood. Read full book review >

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THE BIG BAD RUMOR by Jonathan Meres
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"An exuberant read-aloud that's sure to generate gales of giggles. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A dash of Chicken Little combined with a pinch of that classic childhood game Telephone is a recipe for success in this boisterous tale of miscommunication. Read full book review >

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CHICKEN LITTLE by Mara Alperin
adapted by Mara Alperin, illustrated by Nick East
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"No substitutes for more traditional renditions—but not spoiled by the alterations, either. (Picture book/folk tale. 5-7)"
Chicken Little may not be "the brightest chicken in the coop," but he's definitely not the only birdbrain in this version of the classic tale. Read full book review >