Search Results: "Peter Stephan Jungk"


BOOK REVIEW

THE PERFECT AMERICAN by Peter Stephan Jungk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2004

"Sharp as a razor: The Perfect American says more about Disney, and the seduction of megalomania, than a stack of biographies."
And, no, there's absolutely no weighted meaning in that title. Read full book review >

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TIGOR by Peter Stephan Jungk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"A loose string of events that shows little evidence of much emotional investment, on Jungk's part, in his characters, providing the reader scant chance to warm up to his oddly named hero. The result: a listless, cold-eyed, quixotic romance that seems to suffer in translation."
German-American novelist (The Perfect American, p. 244) and biographer (Franz Werfel, 1990) Jungk offers a disjointed tale about a mathematician by the name of Tigor, who, in troubled midlife, drifts on a series of fruitless, ill-connected adventures. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CROSSING THE HUDSON by Peter Stephan Jungk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 10, 2009

"Jungk's beautiful, uncanny work breaks new ground in stories about fathers and sons."
A traffic jam prompts a stirring meditation on family, faith and intellect. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TIMMY FAILURE by Stephan Pastis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"A loonily intellectual alternative to that wimpy kid. (Comic mystery. 8-12)"
If Inspector Clouseau were in grade school, he'd be Timmy Failure. Read full book review >

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TIMMY FAILURE by Stephan Pastis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"Timmy may not be one of the great children's-book characters, but he has greatness in him. Just like all of us. (Comic mystery. 8-12)"
The great children's-book characters can get on your nerves. Eloise is a little spoiled. The Cat in the Hat refuses to listen to anyone else. Timmy Failure would be easy to actually hate. Read full book review >

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TIMMY FAILURE by Stephan Pastis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"Timmy Failure is a classic antihero: Some readers will be drawn to the book because of him; others will be drawn to it in spite of him. (Comic mystery. 8-12)"
This is a book about very nice people. None of them is Timmy Failure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAMASAURUS by Stephan Lomp
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"Like P.D. Eastman's 1960 classic Are You My Mother? for the dino set, though it lacks the facts (and even the dinosaur names!) presented elsewhere, as in Shari Halpern's Dinosaur Parade (2014). (Picture book. 3-5)"
A small dinosaur needs help from other dino babies when he slides off his mother's back and can't find her again. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 3, 2010

"A solid journalistic exposé."
Philadelphia Inquirer journalist Salisbury explores the reprisals against Muslim communities in Philadelphia and beyond since the beginning of the War on Terror. Read full book review >

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ATTILA'S TREASURE by Stephan Grundy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Strong anthropological fantasy, with well-drawn characters and great insight into the clash of cultures at a crucial point in history."
In Rhinegold (1994), Grundy offered a life of Sigifrith (Wagner's Siegfried) combining anthropology and magical fantasy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 2, 2009

"Dark, intriguing military history."
Journalist Talty (Empire of Blue Water: Captain Morgan's Great Pirate Army, the Epic Battle for the Americas, and the Catastrophe That Ended the Outlaws' Bloody Reign, 2007, etc.) examines how typhus became the primary killer in Napoleon's disastrous 1812 invasion of Russia. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 3, 2012

"A lively, rollicking good read."
The exciting, improbable adventures of a young Spanish spy who managed to become Britain's most effective tool in deceiving Hitler. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SANITIZED FOR YOUR PROTECTION by Stephan Pastis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Abundantly illustrated fun for readers who are tired of the Wimpy Kid. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 8-12)"
Detective Timmy Failure is on the case…probably not a good thing for anyone involved. Read full book review >