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 >

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by Mandy Curtis

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

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 >

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 TUTU BALLET by Sally O. Lee
Released: Sept. 5, 2008

"A picture book with promise but insufficient polish."
Independent-minded, forest-animal children present a choreography challenge for their ballet teacher in this picture book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 5, 2003

"Adorable characters demonstrate the unselfish qualities of true friendship."
A bear's epic quest for the Golden Pear illuminates valuable life lessons. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

BITE THE BISCUIT by Linda O. Johnston
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 8, 2015

"Kicking off a cozy new series, prolific Johnston (Lost Under a Ladder, 2014, etc.) blends mystery and romantic intrigue. Though the violence that occurs is brief, its abruptness may put off some readers."
A pet lover's expansion of her bakery to feature dog-friendly treats sparks the ire of her small California town's wealthiest family. 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

THE RABBIT AND THE SNOWMAN by Sally O. Lee
Released: June 19, 2008

"A pleasant story with pretty illustrations."
A shy snowman and a curious rabbit weather a friendship through the seasons. Read full book review >