Search Results: "Scott Rosenberg"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 7, 2009

"Rosenberg suggests that blogging's 'outpouring of human expression' should 'delight us.' This fair and fascinating account should delight as well."
Salon co-founder Rosenberg (Dreaming in Code: Two Dozen Programmers, Three Years, 4,732 Bugs, and One Quest for Transcendent Software, 2007) offers an elegantly accessible history and defense of a now-ubiquitous Internet phenomenon—the blogosphere. Read full book review >

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FLOOD by Aaron Rosenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"The plot's on a mission, though there's sufficient humor and drama to keep it wheeling along. (bibliography) (Fiction/nonfiction hybrid. 11-13)"
Five teenagers find themselves transferred to an experimental science class that's considerably more hands-on than they expect. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 1999

"His work also captures tender gestures and stirring subtleties such as the vague image of the Statue of Liberty as seen from an airplane window. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Establishing roots in a new country is hard for Iksander and his family, who had to flee their war-torn homeland. Read full book review >

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HEART AND SOUL by Liz Rosenberg
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 1996

"As a study in depression, the book is sensitive and incisive, enhanced by a poetic writing style and skill in characterizing two teenagers at the very precipice of madness. (Fiction. 12+)"
The world of Willie Steinberg, 17, is colorless, peopled with wraiths like her mother, who spends her days in a vodka-and-tonic haze while waiting for Willie's father to return from the business trip that has so far lasted two years. Read full book review >

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THE MOVIE THAT CHANGED MY LIFE by David Rosenberg
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"Too heavy-handed, too archetypal by half."
A brilliant idea dullishly done, as Rosenberg (ed., Testimony, 1989; trans., The Book of J, 1990) asks 23 well-known novelists, poets, and literary critics to name their earliest life-changing movie—and then to sit through it again today via videocassette. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1992

"A sturdy jumping-off point that should leave interested readers poised to plunge into deeper, more challenging works."
A solid and well-written, if analytically unexceptional, overview of the complex experience of modern American women. Read full book review >

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THE FIRE DUKE by Joel Rosenberg
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 1995

"95), combining a firm, practical grip on reality with an effective blend of Irish and Norse mythologies in a taut, gripping narrative."
In this first of a new fantasy series, three fencing-team college friends—Torrie Thorsen, his girlfriend Maggie Christensen, and Ian Silverstein—will spend spring break at Torrie's home in Hardwood, North Dakota. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"An evenhanded introduction to as unlovable and consequential a crew as ever pounded a boardroom's conference table."
A blue-chip rundown on the predatory Wall Streeters who incur sizable risks in hope of realizing handsome rewards—by taking big positions at a discount in the distressed debt securities of Chapter 11 casualties. Read full book review >

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NANNY X by Madelyn Rosenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"A fun and funny blend of Spy Kids and Mary Poppins. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Lots of nannies are special; this one is a special agent. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 15, 2011

"Similar elements drawn from distinctly disparate sources, presented with a beguiling blend of good humor and serious intent. (Literary criticism/religion. 10-13, adult)"
With added input from some of his fifth-to seventh-grade students, a rabbi and private-school teacher reflects on values in the Harry Potter series and finds parallels in the Torah and Talmud. Read full book review >

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HOME FRONT by Joel Rosenberg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2003

"And Sparky's nonstop wisecracks may have limited appeal for the series this debut is kicking off."
Reclusive Ernest "Sparky" Hemingway prefers the small-town life of Hardwoods, North Dakota, to the chaos of the city, and his freelance copyediting job to the rat race. Read full book review >

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HOUSE OF LORDS by Philip Rosenberg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 4, 2002

"Overcooked prose (' . . . like a sunrise, she rolled off of him'), crudely described sex ('He grabbed her ass'), offensive stereotypes ('His eyes were filled with the chronic sadness of an aging queen'), and an unsettling denouement (crime sometimes pays)."
A questionable and overlong thriller about a successful investor who makes a pact with a Mafia-devil and pays him no due. Read full book review >