Search Results: "Shira Karp"


BOOK REVIEW

MY MAGIC KITE by My Digital Photo Story
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 6, 2011

"Readers may not be so sanguine in the wake of this flashy but superficial tour. (iPad informational app. 6-9)"
Interactive features solidly trump art, writing and factual accuracy in this quick but far from slick aerial travelogue. Read full book review >

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THE RABBIT FACTORY by Marshall Karp
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 5, 2006

"A bloated piece of work, devoted more to the pleasure of reading than the offer of a dazzling dénouement."
A big, leisurely paced thriller, the first novel for playwright and screenwriter Karp, traces an insidious, insider terrorist attack on a Disney-like cartoon empire in L.A. Read full book review >

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THE RAGTIME FOOL by Larry Karp
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2010

"In the final volume of his Ragtime trilogy (The King of Ragtime, 2008, etc.), Karp seamlessly weaves real people like Campbell into an interesting historical yarn with a whodunit kicker."
Ragtime music and racial tensions rise and clash in the 1950s, leading to murder. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1992

"Occasionally strident, always implacable and severe, these essays express in many ways the prevailing mood of dissatisfaction in the country today."
Eighteen trenchant essays on American politics and society during the cold war. Read full book review >

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THE KING OF RAGTIME by Larry Karp
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Impressively researched, with a substantial bibliography, Karp's second Joplin mystery (The Ragtime Kid, 2006) paints a full-bodied portrait of Harlem back in the day. Though the plot rambles, it takes you places you'll be glad you visited."
The dying Scott Joplin gets tangled up in murder and writes his final masterpiece. Read full book review >

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FLIPPING OUT by Marshall Karp
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 7, 2009

"Glib, trendy and not so much plotted as delivered in comedy-club one-liners, with an over-the-top final twist."
What do cops' wives do when their husbands are on the job? Get killed, it seems. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 30, 2009

"Gorgeous commentary."
Halevi shines new light on a very old story, offering a brilliant interpretation of perhaps the most influential piece of scripture ever written. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AWAKE IN THE DARK by Shira Nayman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Still, these characters' observations and revelations ring true."
Holocaust survivors and their children battle dreams, memory and elusive truths in this debut collection. Read full book review >

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THE LISTENER by Shira Nayman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Vividly imagined and evoked, but this deft depiction of the shifting sands of mental frailty is overlong and ultimately ephemeral."
A doctor and a patient confront each other at an upscale Westchester mental asylum in the late 1940s. Read full book review >

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TROT, PONY! by Shira Evans
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"In both this title and its companion, the images are the draw. (Informational early reader. 3-6)"
National Geographic Kids mines its photo archive for another in its series of readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LOST SOCK by Rodrigo Karp
by Rodrigo Karp, illustrated by Rodrigo Karp, developed by Rodrigo Karp
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 30, 2013

"Sadly, the originality of this app's design is not supported by illustrations that extend the story. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
Children will enjoy the novelty of navigating around 3-D rooms to follow this story, but unfortunately, this app still leaves much to be desired. Read full book review >

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WHAT WE BECOME by Jesse Karp
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"It's gone from bland to worse. (Dystopia. 14 & up)"
Karp returns to the technocentric autocracy of Those That Wake (2011) armed with the same angry characters and exploring the same gadgetry issues, though with a large dose of conspiracy theory added this time around. Read full book review >