Search Results: "Rupert Sheldrake"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Will appeal to like-minded readers but may be unconvincing to others."
A proponent of New Age science offers a broad-ranging critique of modern science and presents an alternative approach. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 12, 1995

"Maybe this book will spur someone to settle these questions once and for all."
Change the world? Read full book review >

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BOY'S BEST FRIEND by Kate Banks
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 14, 2015

"Well-rounded characters and an interesting concept make this a solid read. (Fiction. 10-14)"
George's beloved dog, Bart, seems to always know when the Cape Cod grade schooler will be returning home and waits eagerly for his arrival. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1996

"This is a book to be read under a shady tree when one has time to reflect and to enjoy the beauty of nature. (3 illustrations, not seen)"
A graceful and illuminating spiritual conversation between a well-known theologian and a cutting-edge scientist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 6, 1999

"Sheldrake is a pleasure not just because he roams way beyond the mechanistic theory of nature, but because he appreciates worthy new questions as well as answers, one such being the time-honored 'Why?' (b&w photos and drawings, not seen)"
An open-minded inquiry into animals' precognitive capabilities from Sheldrake (Seven Experiments That Could Change the World, 1995), attentive to the evidence and thoroughly investigative, conducted in the belief that science can be fun and rigorous, inquisitive as well as skeptical. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 11, 2003

"Fodder strictly for the if-you-want-to-believe-it-it's-true crowd."
Indefatigable seventh-sense investigator Sheldrake mines his earlier works on prescient and telepathic abilities to update followers on his latest data and theories. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 15, 1990

The New Age scientist and author (The Presence of the Past, 1988) delivers a sterling reassessment of humankind's attitudes toward science and spirituality. Read full book review >

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HELLO DARLING, ARE YOU WORKING? by Rupert Everett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 22, 1992

"But readers hungry for the latest sex-and- drugs update on the too-too beautiful people, darling, could make this a hit anyway."
Candide in modern drag: British actor Everett's first novel retails the naughty adventures of a pill-popping, omnisexual naif as he cruises a jet-set world in which everything, especially him, is for sale. Read full book review >

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DIVIDED KINGDOM by Rupert Thomson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 20, 2005

"A flawed effort, from a writer capable of much better work."
A dystopian vision of social "rearrangement." Read full book review >

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THE FIVE GATES OF HELL by Rupert Thomson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Maybe it's the preoccupation with death that forces the story to an occasional crawl, but Thomson redeems this one through deft handling of real and fantastic elements, sharp prose, and vivid glimpses into the charred circuitry of his youthful characters."
From the author of the widely acclaimed Dreams of Leaving (1988), an assured follow-up that further strengthens Thomson's position as an emerging talent to be reckoned with. Read full book review >

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SERVICE WASH by Rupert Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2007

"More than any reader wants to know about lowbrow writing."
Life imitates soap operas and gay porn, but certainly not art, in this fast-paced, homoerotic whodunit. Read full book review >

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WHERE THE TRUTH LIES by Rupert Holmes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2003

"Slickly funny showbiz romp with lots of great scenery."
Sly young reporter digs into the seamy past of a comedy team who are no longer on speaking terms. Read full book review >