Search Results: "Shimon Gibson"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2009

"Engaging, but doesn't meet the expectations it raises. More archaeology, please."
An attempt to add archaeology's voice more forcefully to the conversation about who Christ was and how he came to be crucified. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1999

"A secular, Zionist version of the Thriller video, but Michael Jackson's original is catchier and less moribund."
Israel's quirkiest visionaries, present (Shimon Peres) and past (Theodor Herzl), tour the country in a book that might possibly be appropriate for children, but not for grown-ups. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 1, 2010

"Despite a few duds, this is a well-made anthology, of much interest to students of world literature and of the contemporary Arab world."
A well-conceived gathering of poems, short stories and other work by 39 Arab writers under the age of 40. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"An elegant tour de force that combines neuropsychology with liberal references to Shakespeare and Homer."
Edelman (Psychology/Cornell Univ.; Computing the Mind: How the Mind Really Works, 2008, etc.) asks readers to discard the "familiar ‘computer metaphor' that halfheartedly likens the brain to a computer," and accept his argument that "the mind is computational in the literal sense." Read full book review >

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NO ROOM FOR SMALL DREAMS by Shimon Peres
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A brief but poignant work of memoir and history."
In a posthumous publication, the eminent former Israeli leader delivers a heartfelt appeal to the best in the Israeli Jewish character. Read full book review >

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BATTLING FOR PEACE by Shimon Peres
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1995

"Fluid, factual, and occasionally anecdotal, this is a better- than-average campaign bio by yet another feuding Israeli hero of war and peace."
An inviting exercise in autobiography by Israel's defensive foreign minister. Read full book review >

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FOR THE FUTURE OF ISRAEL by Shimon Peres
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1998

"This book, entertaining and occasionally instructive as it is, underscores the need for a good biography of one of Israel's most important leaders."
Five long, only fitfully fruitful conversations between Israel's former prime minister who was the long-time rival to, ultimate collaborator with, and successor to the slain Yitzhak Rabin, and a Paris-based former Newsweek correspondent and novelist. Read full book review >

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BEN-GURION by Shimon Peres
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"If the authors sometimes soar too high (calling Ben-Gurion a 'mythic figure' and a 'modern-day prophet'), readers must remember that this is history in the form of gratitude, not a disinterested dissertation."
The current Israeli president teams with a journalist to survey and celebrate the life of David Ben-Gurion (1886-1973), one of the founders of the State of Israel. Read full book review >

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BURN by Heath Gibson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 8, 2012

"Readers know that it's only a matter of time before he gets caught by the law or by his own doings, and they will find waiting for it compelling reading. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
A good-ol'-boy teen firefighter might not be quite as good as he seems. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2008

"Tensions and tenderness, beautifully rendered."
Poet Gibson (One Body, 2007, etc.) applies keen intellect to the formidable task of recapitulating the essentials of one's childhood. Read full book review >

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GENTLEMAN DEATH by Graeme Gibson
Released: March 22, 1995

"Some creative writing about the creative process but, for the most part, uncompelling."
Two failed novels and a writer's angst are the material for this largely unsuccessful experiment by Gibson (Perpetual Motion, 1983, etc.) Read full book review >

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THE PERIPHERAL by William Gibson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"This is quintessential Gibson: gonzo yet cool, sharp-edged, sophisticated—but ultimately, vaguely unsatisfying."
While placed firmly in the sci-fi genre of his earlier works, Gibson's latest retains the social commentary from his more recent novels (Zero History, 2010, etc.).Read full book review >