Search Results: "Sandra Blakeslee"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 2, 1998

"Ramachandran, who likens himself to a sleuth and has boundless curiosity, leads readers on a riveting trail of detection. (Author tour)"
Insights and intriguing speculations from a neurologist whose patients provide him with unusual opportunities to explore the brain. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1995

"Regrettably, it also seems as if one in two psychology doctorates ends in a generally superficial book."
Yet another entrant in the anecdotal, pop-psych literature on marriage and divorce, this one from the coauthors of Second Chances (1989). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 18, 2007

"Despite some flaws, a text with much to be savored—not least the upbeat message that you can take control."
Two seasoned science writers enthuse about some new wrinkles in neuroscience, and ways you can benefit from the findings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 3, 2004

"Ever the optimist, Hawkins considers building intelligent machines eminently doable. Given his track record, maybe he'll succeed. If not, the exercise may provide further insight into how the brain really, really works."
Hawkins, the PalmPilot's inventor, is keen to build truly intelligent machines based on his ideas of how the brain really works. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Written without jargon, this is a landmark study that dares to fly in the face of convention—in its conclusion that couples should 'seriously consider staying together for the sake of your children.'"
A thorough study of how divorce affects children years and decades after the fact. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 9, 2010

"Entertaining."
With the assistance of New York Times contributor Blakeslee (co-author: The Body Has a Mind of Its Own: How Body Maps in Your Brain Help You Do (Almost) Everything Better, 2007, etc.), neuroscientists Macknik and Martinez-Conde probe the neurological features at work in the magician's craft. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN DARK WATER by Mermer Blakeslee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"Written with a fine ear for the voice of a child, Blakeslee builds a lovely portrait and a memorable character in Eudora Buell."
Blakeslee's second (after Same Blood, 1989) offers a bittersweet account of a family in 1958 upstate New York and the toll that serious trouble takes on their ten-year-old daughter,. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUVENTUD by Vanessa Blakeslee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Ambitious in the ground it covers and moving at times, but it falls short at the many hairpin plot turns."
A young girl discovers her father's shocking secret, and the course of her life changes drastically as a result. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A DIFFERENT KIND OF HERO by Ann R. Blakeslee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 1997

In a novel that is a near-perfect combination of brutal realism and piercing lyricism, the kindhearted son of a brawling miner becomes a pariah in his lawless frontier mining town when he befriends a Chinese immigrant boy, Zi. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"Good thing God forgives her—many parents would be investigating that 'spare the rod' verse. (Fiction. 5-8)"
Narrated by the self-numbered Natalie 24, an overactive five-year-old with a lot of big ideas, this Junie B. Jones knockoff packs a lot of action into a just a few pages. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUMMER BATTLES by Ann R. Blakeslee
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2000

"The Klan leader, revealed in the end to be female, doesn't quite ring true, either. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
In the summer of 1926, 11-year-old Kath spends three weeks in Peaceable, Indiana, which is anything but. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FROG TROUBLE by Sandra Boynton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"This is children's music grown-ups won't mind hearing over and over, no trouble at all. (Songbook/CD. 3 & up)"
For listeners of all ages, Boynton and Michael Ford's latest CD/songbook combination presents 12 new songs in a country-western mode. Read full book review >