Search Results: "Sebastian Seung"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"Expect to hear more about connectomics as the field develops. Meanwhile, enjoy Seung's book as a solid primer on brain physiology and the history of brain mapping."
The key to understanding how brains work, writes Seung (Computational Neuroscience/MIT), is in the wiring. Read full book review >

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SEBASTIAN DARKE by Philip Caveney
ANIMALS
Released: April 13, 2010

"The unresolved finale suggests the possibility of still further adventures for this fearless trio. (Fantasy. 12-17)"
"Wherever we go we encounter horrible, creepy, nasty things that want to kill us," exclaims buffalope Max in this third fantasy featuring Max, elfling Sebastian and diminutive warrior Cornelius. Read full book review >

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SEBASTIAN DARKE by Philip Caveney
ADVENTURE
Released: April 14, 2009

"Swashbuckling fare for fans of this original adventure series. (Fantasy. 12-17)"
In this rousing sequel to Sebastian Darke: Prince of Fools (2008), "elfling" Sebastian abandons a disastrous career as a court jester and takes to the high seas in search of pirate treasure with Max, his witty talking buffalope, and Cornelius, his pint-sized warrior pal. Read full book review >

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SEBASTIAN AND THE BALLOON by Philip C. Stead
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Stead does not disappoint, giving readers another beautifully rendered picture book full of whimsy, heart and delight. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Sebastian, an Everychild from his plain, russet face and nondescript hair to his striped socks, creates a hot air balloon from his grandmother's quilt scraps and goes on a joyous, never-ending journey. Read full book review >

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ROSE AND SEBASTIAN by Cynthia Zarin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Accomplished, stylized drawings help put the lighthearted story across, and Zarin offers not only a glimpse of apartment life, but establishes Rose as a captivating heroine who wants to overcome her fears, and does. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A tale of two kids in the city shows Rose conquering her fears and making a new friend. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Sept. 25, 1970

"Especially since make-believe and moonshine are the making of The Misadventures."
When the 'marvelous misadventures' in the 18th century mode take on the aspect of a soulful Dance of Death, the fabric is rent; but stay—the telling tells all. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 26, 2005

"The soft, color-saturated, often patterned gouache illustrations—pleasingly diverse in format and occasionally presented as vertical spreads—are childlike and appealing, but still don't earn the book its puffed-up title. (Picture book. 5-8)"
"Spectacular adventures" is a hippo-sized overstatement in this story of Sophie, a dreamy hippo who's hungry for action. Read full book review >

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MR. SEBASTIAN AND THE NEGRO MAGICIAN by Daniel Wallace
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 3, 2007

"Quietly elegiac but unnecessarily convoluted tale of missed connections and rotten luck."
A magician conjures abject failure in Wallace's (The Watermelon King, 2003, etc.) bleak fourth. Read full book review >

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DEAD BY ANY OTHER NAME by Sebastian Stuart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"The mystery and its solution, sketched out rather than worked out, are mainly a pretext for introducing you to some amiable misfits, some exotic pets and Janet's supremely gossipy narration."
A dead singer/songwriter looking for a comeback is at the center of this second case for a Hudson Valley psychotherapist-turned-antiques dealer and her big, happy, dysfunctional, non-biological family. Read full book review >

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WAR by Sebastian Junger
NON-FICTION
Released: May 11, 2010

"An often harrowing, though mostly conventional, account of the physical and psychological toll of modern warfare on the average soldier."
The latest flexing of journalistic muscle from Vanity Fair contributor Junger (A Death in Belmont, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE SECRET SCRIPTURE by Sebastian Barry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 16, 2008

"Barry beautifully braids together the convoluted threads of his narrative."
A subtle study of psychology, religion, family and politics in Ireland. Read full book review >

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CHARLOTTE GRAY by Sebastian Faulks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"A war novel that should take its place among the masterpieces of the genre."
England's redoubtable Faulks (A Fool's Alphabet, 1993; Birdsong, 1996) offers up a third solid, alluring, durable novel'set in 1942—43, just as the tide begins to turn, however slightly, against the Nazis. Read full book review >