Search Results: "Soma Creates"


BOOK REVIEW

SOMA BLUES by Robert Sheckley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 24, 1997

"Enough art dealers, dope dealers, incognito presidents of emerging nations, and unwelcome weekend guests to send you happily off to dreamland, where this wild tale's mad lapses of logic may actually make sense."
Because Hob Draconian, of the Alternative Detective Agency (Draconian New York, 1996, etc.), once knew Stanley Bower, the drug dealer lying murdered in a Paris street, Inspector Emile Fauchon thinks Hob can help identify the two men who killed him. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLOVER by Scott  Bergstrom
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"Still, there's a lot to admire in an app sprung from a bold design choice that errs on the side of simplicity and which, for the most part, works very well. (iPad storybook app. 4-10)"
An adventurous dog takes an improbable global trip to find her master. Read full book review >

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MAYA AND THE TURTLE by John C. Stickler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Look for other Korean folk tales or original fairy tales to round out the collection. (Picture book. 6-10)"
An original folk tale set in Korea tells the story of a selfless young maiden who is sacrificed to the monster in the neighboring village. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 13, 2000

"Read it for its reporting, not its insights—which are few."
D'Souza (Ronald Reagan, 1997, etc.) tells us what's right, and what's wrong, with our brave, new, prosperous world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FEMINIST UTOPIA PROJECT by Alexandra Brodsky
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Wildly creative ideas from intelligent writers who want more for women, regardless of race, religion, or sexual preference."
A few dozen writers envision a more balanced world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CRUDE WORLD by Peter Maass
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 23, 2009

"Skimpy final chapter aside, an absorbing, relentlessly discouraging account of the disastrous effect of oil wealth on nearly everyone."
Breathless, alarming evidence of the harm that oil inflicts on the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 26, 2004

"Proffers this sound advice: Get lost or, better yet, take a walk. (Illustrations throughout)"
McCullough (Wars of the Irish Kings, 2000, etc.) takes a thoroughly good-humored look at the history and layout of labyrinths and mazes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WAY OF THE DOG by Sam Savage
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Stream-of-consciousness fiction with a satisfying emotional weight: another intriguing experiment in narrative voice from Savage (Glass, 2011, etc.)."
An aging, embittered art collector looks back on a life defined by his brief friendship with a successful painter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOTABLE AMERICAN WOMEN by Ben Marcus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 12, 2002

"Dazzling, genius-driven—and, alas, often tedious."
Marcus follows up his extraordinary The Age of Wire and String (1995) with something of a disappointment. The verbal wizardry is still there, but the content has grown coquettish and slightened, no longer an engine sufficient to drive the whole. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 24, 1994

"Designed for a popular audience, this is in fact a hefty read full of wonder and wisdom."
Another in a series of books (Joel Davis's Mother Tongue, p. 1303; Ray Jackendorf's Patterns in the Mind, p. 1439) popularizing Chomsky's once controversial theories explaining the biological basis of language. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 28, 1993

"This is one cosmic egg that may be too big to crack."
Goswami (Physics/University of Oregon; coauthor, The Cosmic Dancers, 1983) uses quantum physics to promote monistic idealism- -the theory that both matter and mind have their origin in consciousness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MUSIC IN GEORGE'S HEAD by Suzanne Slade
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Bravo! (author's note, illustrator's note, timeline, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
Slade illuminates George Gershwin's creative process, from inception to premiere of "Rhapsody in Blue." Read full book review >