Search Results: "Richard X. Bove"


BOOK REVIEW

GUARDIANS OF PROSPERITY by Richard X. Bove
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2014

"A well-written, lively and provocative argument that may not sway everyone but is certainly worth consideration."
Bank analyst Bove defends the largest American banks, and bankers in general, in a controversial counternarrative to the dominant theories about the causes of the financial crisis of 2008. Read full book review >

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THE STEPSON by Emmanuel Bove
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 1994

"The bare prose creates an ironic distance with which Bove is occasionally able to prove that even a minimalist can display a sense of humor, albeit a cool one."
Bove (Quicksand, 1991) employs skeletal language with surgical detachment to dissect the agony of social climbing. Read full book review >

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QUICKSAND by Emmanuel Bove
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 30, 1991

"A small masterpiece."
A first appearance in English by the late French writer and early minimalist Bove (Armand, 1987; My Friends, 1986) of a novel published in France in 1945, a few months after his death, that stunningly delineates the eventual heroism of an Everyman. Read full book review >

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NIGHT DEPARTURE and NO PLACE by Emmanuel Bove
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1995

"And a reminder of how tragic Bove's early death was."
The last two novels of French writer Bove (The Stepson, 1994, etc.), contemporary and friend of Gide and Beckett, evoke in stunning, characteristically minimalist prose the plight of an intellectual antihero forced to act by war. Read full book review >

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NO SLURPING, NO BURPING! by Kara LaReau
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"The ill-mannered apple doesn't fall very far from the tree. Parents, take note. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Two impossibly neat and polite youngsters attempt to rein in their father's madcap (but undeniably cheery) mealtime missteps. Read full book review >

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HENRI DUCHEMIN AND HIS SHADOWS by Emmanuel Bove
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"An elegant translation of dark, brooding, and disturbing little narratives."
Shadows and shadow selves do indeed pervade the six stories in this collection, brought together in English for the first time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 4, 2011

"Intelligent, convincing and depressing, despite the author's evident zest for teaching."
Expanding on his controversial Atlantic Monthly essay, "Professor X" assails the ill-considered optimism that encourages unprepared students to assume crippling debt to get college degrees they don't really need. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 24, 2004

"Top-notch. Deserving of a place alongside Michael Herr's Dispatches, Anthony Swofford's Jarhead, and other classic or soon-to-be-so tales of modern war."
A consistently engaging kill-and-tell tale of life in olive drab. Read full book review >

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LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAN by Employee X
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 31, 2013

"Shrewd and perceptive, though the leap from describing a poor implementation of lean to an out-and-out condemnation of it may not be justified."
A short indictment of the lean approach to management from the perspective of an unidentified employee at an unidentified company that is two years into the lean transformation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CHANDELIERS by Vincent X. Kirsch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Fans of the illustrator's previous works (and theater) will forgive the flaws in favor of the electrifying compositions; those seeking true conflict or emotional connections should look elsewhere. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Kirsch applies his ornate flourishes to a troupe of giraffes in this tale of theatrical entrances and exits. Read full book review >

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ELYMPICS by X. J. Kennedy
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"The observations are immediate and funny. (Picture book/poetry. 4-8)"
Kennedy's deceptively facile verse amuses as it places under scrutiny a herd of elephants engaged in summer and winter Olympic sports. Read full book review >