Search Results: "Steven Holt"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 15, 1994

"Holtzman preaches the virtues of structuralist aesthetics and computerized art with the fervor—and occasionally the didacticism- -of a prophet; in the end, he provides one of the most insightful considerations of the aesthetics of digital culture to date."
Computer scientist and composer Holtzman offers a readable and winning introduction to the theoretical and aesthetic principles that will (he claims) inform artistic expression in new media such as virtual reality. Read full book review >

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BUSY CHICKENS by John Schindel
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"A barnyard winner. (1-2)"
"Busy, busy chickens. What are they doing?" Read full book review >

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BUSY BIRDIES by John Schindel
ANIMALS
Released: April 13, 2010

"A list of species pictured is available on the publisher's website. (Board book. 1-2)"
Spectacular photographs combine with tight participle couplets to present a variety of bird behaviors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1997

"The tone of disregard notwithstanding, this is, for the most part, a fun read with generally positive implications for the audiovisual arts. (illustrations, not seen)"
This study of the impact of emerging technologies on the arts is instructive and informative, but lapses into elitist ramblings by its end. Read full book review >

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WOMEN AND MATH, WOMEN AND SCIENCE, WOMEN AND STEM
by Leila Roy

Hello, my friends!

As I said earlier this week, I am COMPLETELY BURIED under a pile of reading for the Amelia Bloomer Project committee. At the moment, I’m halfway through Margot Lee Shetterly’s Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race, which I am LOVING. It’s a great ...


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CONCLUSIVE EVIDENCE: 10 OF THIS YEAR’S FINEST CRIMINOUS TALES
by J. Kingston Pierce

This is the fifth consecutive time I’ve assembled, for Kirkus, a year-end list of my favorite crime, mystery, and thriller novels published in the United States during the preceding 12 months. Nostalgia grips me warmly as I look back now at previous picks—from M.J. McGrath’s White Heat (2011) and Peter May’s The Blackhouse (2012) to Derek B. Miller’s Norwegian ...


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BOOK REVIEW

HOUSE ARREST by K.A.  Holt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Easy to read and strong on sibling devotion, with frustratingly mixed messages about personal responsibility. (Verse fiction. 9-13)"
A boy works desperately to keep his sick little brother safe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 18, 1995

"This low-key appreciation of America's emergence as an economic superpower lacks the interpretive fortitude that makes for telling judgments."
An old Wall Street jape holds that if all the world's economists were laid end to end, they would never reach a conclusion. Read full book review >

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MRS. MALORY AND THE FESTIVAL MURDERS by Hazel Holt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 21, 1993

"Traditionalists, however, will probably be most forgiving, particularly when they discover the appearance of their favorite murder weapon—the dented candlestick."
A village fàte, a stately home and its residents, and a literary curmudgeon all figure prominently in the latest adventure of West County author and amateur sleuth Sheila Malory (The Cruellest Month; Mrs. Malory Investigates). Read full book review >

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THE EX-WIFE’S SURVIVAL GUIDE by Debby Holt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"A whimsical portrayal of life after separation."
An empty nester realizes that being dumped doesn't necessarily mean the end of romance. Read full book review >

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THE WALLED ORCHARD by Tom Holt
Released: June 20, 1991

"Holt has obviously found his niche."
In a sequel to Goatsong, the continuing history of Golden Age Athens from the point of view of a comic playwright who survives the Great Peloponnesian War—a free-floating romp that makes a hash out of classical Greece. Read full book review >

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MURDER HAS NO CALORIES by Corinne Holt Sawyer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 18, 1994

"As in Murder by Owl Light (1992) and its brethren, suspicious behavior substitutes for mystery, and matey, good-natured bonhomie for wit."
No calories, maybe, but an awful lot of fat, as little old lady Angela Benbow and her friend, big old lady Caledonia Wingate, find out when they go undercover as a favor to Angela's friend Dorothy McGraw, whose Time-Out Inn is doomed to extinction if somebody doesn't clear up the mystery of who boiled Dorothy's assistant Jenny Adler in a hot tub. Read full book review >