Search Results: "Scott O. Lilienfeld"


BOOK REVIEW

BRAINWASHED by Sally Satel
NON-FICTION
Released: June 4, 2013

"A valuable contribution to the neuroscience bookshelf."
Psychiatrist Satel (Yale Univ. School of Medicine; When Altruism Isn't Enough: The Case for Compensating Kidney Donors, 2009, etc.) and psychologist Lilienfeld (Psychology/Emory Univ.; co-editor: Case Studies in Clinical Psychology, 2013, etc.) take up the cudgels against what they call "neurocentrism." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GROOM LAKE by Bryan O
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"A dynamic work of fringe culture that will entertain and intrigue readers if not convert them to the UFO religion."
An experimental fantasy about government secrets, UFOs and the looming threat of America's military-industrial complex. Read full book review >

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BOOK REPORT for Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott

Cover Story: Pretty Deadly
BFF Charm: Caution!
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: Unreliable Narrator
Bonus Factor: Mysterious Loner Dude
Anti-Bonus Factor: Awful Grownups
Relationship Status: Friends?

Trigger Warning: Violet Grenade features scenes of attempted assault, abuse, and bullying, and touches on very dark themes of death and murder. Some situations might be ...


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BOOK REVIEW

RAPUNZEL by Paul O. Zelinsky
adapted by Paul O. Zelinsky, illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Suffused with golden light, Zelinsky's landscapes and indoor scenes are grandly evocative, composed and executed with superb technical and emotional command."
Exquisite paintings in late Italian Renaissance style illumine this hybrid version of a classic tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WISHING MOON by Michael O. Tunnell
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"Tunnell adds suspense with a subplot involving the efforts of Aladdin's evil wife to recover the lamp, and closes with a perfectly executed twist. (Fiction. 11-15)"
In this captivating original sequel to Aladdin, the genie gets a real workout when its lamp falls into the hands of an orphaned street child. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DEVIL'S HATBAND by Robert O. Greer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 1996

"Walter Mosley Lite, then, with big-sky action substituting for Mosley's sense of creeping urban nightmare. (Author tour)"
As the lowest-ranking member of Denver's Bail Bondsman's Row, CF Floyd doesn't see much big money. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHO YOU'VE GOT TO KILL by Russell  O Fiaich
Released: Oct. 8, 2012

"The cinematic, twisting plot superbly navigates a series of explosive events that lead this battle-ready political thriller to its gripping conclusion."
In this thriller, a military trial exposes a deep-seated network of political corruption. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RUPERT HUGHES by James O. Kemm
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 30, 1997

"History's verdicts are often unfair, but despite Kemm's best, belabored efforts to resurrect Cousin Rupert's reputation, he's arguing a losing case. (30 b&w photos)"
A tediously enthusiastic biography of a once celebrated man of letters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KNOCK ON WOOD by Linda O. Johnston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2015

"Although Johnston (Bite the Biscuit, 2015, etc.) is as heavy-handed with references to luck as the Destiny citizens are in seeding their sidewalks with heads-up pennies, the over-the-top characterization works."
A newcomer to a town obsessed with luck tries to solve the murder of her friend's suitor while keeping her fingers crossed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CAKE THIEF by Sally O. Lee
Released: Jan. 3, 2008

"For a rollicking tale of a thief who gets his just deserts, try Cynthia DeFelice's Old Granny and the Bean Thief, or, for a classic, no one does it better than Beatrix Potter and The Tale of Peter Rabbit."
Lee's latest is disappointing all around. Read full book review >