Search Results: "Steven Levy"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 23, 2006

"An infomercial for a popular product."
A tech journalist pens a love letter to "a very special gizmo." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 15, 1992

"This thought-provoking inquiry may be the most comprehensive yet on the subject. (Eight pages of color illustrations; 20 b&w drawings and charts—not seen.)"
Levy again reports from the front lines of technology in this exploration of the history and future of the creation of artificial life—as impressive and illuminating a work as his memorable Hackers (1984). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 12, 2011

"Outstanding reportage delivered in the upbeat, informative fashion for which Levy is well known."
Dense, driven examination of the pioneering search engine that changed the face of the Internet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 8, 2001

"Although the welter of personalities and technologies often overwhelms the narrative arc, Levy does a good job of making this important tale readable and comprehensible."
A dramatically rendered if dense account of the post-hippie outsider intellectuals who cracked the National Security Agency's monopoly on cryptography and ushered in much that dot-com America today takes for granted. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"Everything you never realized you wanted to know about the Mac, by a very smart, infectiously enthusiastic partisan."
A breezy, anecdotal, yet discerning history of the people, ideas, and technology that led to the user-friendliness of the Macintosh computer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SMALL MEDIUM AT LARGE by Joanne Levy
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 3, 2012

"Droll middle school drama. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A lively preteen develops the "superpsychic" ability to converse with the dead, complicating her seventh-grade life in this lighthearted debut. Read full book review >

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SEVENTH GRADE TANGO by Elizabeth Levy
Released: March 1, 2000

"Precocious preteens will find that this humorously empathetic take on budding romance is just right. (Fiction. 10-12)"
PLB 0-7868-2427-1 The content and concerns of Levy's latest is at odds with the young reading level and large type size, which may prevent this novel's natural audience of middle schoolers from finding a fast and funny read. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LAST OPEN ROAD by Burt Levy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 1998

"Funny high-octane fuel for fans of the comic nostalgia tales of humorist Jean Shepherd; crowded equally with typecast characters and vivid racing scenes."
Cartoonish coming-of-ager: a year in the life of a bunch of lovable New Jersey palookas on the upper-crusty open-road car- race circuit. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 7, 2006

"Quirky and occasionally charming, but less than authoritative."
The education of a birding novice, enthralled through close contact with a red-winged blackbird in New York City's renowned avian reserve. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 14, 1996

"A highly readable mixture of true crime and popular science that is much stronger on the former than the latter."
A compelling examination of a frontier where science meets the law. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DIRTY BLVD. by Aidan Levy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"A valuable study of Reed, further cementing his totemic influence as the high priest of art rock."
A biography of legendary rocker Lou Reed (1942-2013). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 25, 1994

"Real film food."
Levy (Film and Sociology/Arizona State Univ.) wrote 1987's overserious And the Winner Is: The History and Politics of the Oscar Award. Read full book review >