Search Results: "Steven Levy"


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

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

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

THE DROWNED by Elizabeth Levy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Though Levy creates nightmarish scenes, the story shows little internal logic and, during the period of Clark's indecision and Lily's long confinement, nearly strands readers in a slow, drawn-out last half. (Fiction. 11-14)"
An Atlantic City dowager reanimates her drowned son with annual human sacrifices in this confusing chiller. Read full book review >

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CRUSHING IT by Joanne Levy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"An undemanding, entertaining, and engaging romp with a predictable happy ending. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Kat, a down-to-earth seventh-grader, self-conscious of her braces-and-eyeglasses appearance, gets roped into playing Cyrano de Bergerac for her gorgeous, popular cousin, Olivia, and her best friend and soul mate, Tyler. Read full book review >

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THE LAST PLAYBOY by Shawn Levy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Engrossing profile of unrelenting excess."
Diligently reconstructed life story of a man who readily laughed off lables like "bounder" and "cad" while elevating that of "Latin lover" to both art form and profession. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 15, 2012

"A smart, insightful collection of stories about life and love."
Levy's award-winning short story collection masterfully explores the vagaries of romantic love. Read full book review >

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EINSTEIN AND THE RABBI by Naomi  Levy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Like-minded readers will find Levy's blend of Old Testament and New Age appealing."
A rabbi offers a program of soul-craft to get us through the "World of Separation," this reality where nothing quite works and nothing quite makes sense. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Not much with which to flesh out Washington's bio, but a wealth in deliberative detail to contemplate and relish."
An excavation of George Washington's Virginia "Home Farm." Read full book review >

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SMALL ISLAND by Andrea Levy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2005

"An enthralling tour de force that animates a chapter in the history of empire. This is Levy's fourth novel, but first U.S. publication."
The winner of the 2004 Whitbread Book of the Year Award and the 2004 Orange Prize—the first writer to win both for the same novel—draws on her Jamaican background in the alluring story of two couples, one Jamaican and one English, whose paths cross in WWII-era England. Read full book review >