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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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 >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 12, 2015

"Not quite Terkel or Jane Jacobs redux, but Gibson delivers adequate sociology about current urban life, with the edgy, pungent flavor of the Big Apple."
A New York journalist finds the vox populi of the metropolis in regard to the vexing problem of gentrification.Read full book review >

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ZERO HISTORY by William Gibson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 7, 2010

"Unsettling and memorable, weird flaws and all."
Gibson's third thriller-ish novel set in the present day (Spook Country, 2007, etc.)—like its predecessors, post-modern, post-structural, almost post-speculative. 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 >

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A BRIGHT MOON FOR FOOLS by Jasper Gibson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Gibson has created a larger-than-life character in Harry Christmas—who is many things but not Santa Claus, thank you very much."
This book is part thriller, part farce, part Don Quixote, and has plenty of excellent writing. Read full book review >