Search Results: "Susan Bloom"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BEST PLACE TO READ by Debbie Bertram
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 28, 2003

"But he is a dogged soul, pushing on until he comes to an undeniably fine spot for a youngster to curl up with a book: 'The best place to be, just my book, Mom, and me—' It's a sweet ending, one that avoids being mawkish because it has been so hard-won. (Picture book. 3-6)"
If a good man is hard to find, that's nothing compared to a good reading chair, as Bertram and Bloom's youthful protagonist discovers when he goes looking for the right place to read his new book. Read full book review >

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THE BEST TIME TO READ by Debbie Bertram
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 26, 2005

"Still, there's no time like the present to deliver this message. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Bertram and Bloom's The Best Place to Read (2003) took on the social geography of reading. Read full book review >

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THE BEST BOOK TO READ by Debbie Bertram
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 24, 2008

"This well-intentioned celebration of reading is not, alas, the best book for the job. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In Bertram and Bloom's rhymed tale, a librarian introduces a troop of youngsters to books on all sorts of subjects—exploration, science, cooking, pets—that the illustrations interpret by transporting a couple of youngsters into a representative scene. Read full book review >

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A SPLENDID FRIEND, INDEED by Suzanne Bloom
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"Bear's ursine fuzziness against a background of deep blues and Goose's small awkward, overeager self make an adorable contrast. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A more perfect union between giggle-inducing but reassuring images and a text of very few words is hard to conjure. Read full book review >

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WOLF! by Becky Bloom
Released: March 1, 1999

"The cartoonish figures have expressive faces and postures, offering plenty for readers to pore over. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An entertaining tale featuring well-known figures; a tired, hungry wold enters a little town populated by disgruntled people, humorously drawn by Biet. Read full book review >

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VERGIL'S AENEID by Harold Bloom
POETRY
Released: Dec. 16, 1996

"The series, so far, goes from the Aeneid to Angelou; each volume is loaded with colorful educational tools and offers a ready source of structured information. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
This is the first entry in the Bloom's Notes series, part of the Contemporary Literary Views Books; Bloom (The Western Canon, 1994, etc.) introduces Vergil, then steps back as various writers and academic experts past and present provide analyses of theme, character, and literary worth, mostly through excerpts from previously published material. Read full book review >

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HEARTS & OTHER BODY PARTS by Ira Bloom
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 28, 2017

"A reworking of some classic stories that will entertain its readers even if it doesn't stay with them very long. (Fantasy. 13-18) "
Franklin N. "Norm" Stein, a scarred teen with acromegaly, starts at a new school where he meets a trio of sisters who are witches and helps them escape the thrall of two vampires. Read full book review >

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THE FLIGHT TO LUCIFER by Harold Bloom
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 1979

"A close-to-unreadable exercise, only for those who share Bloom's gnostic preoccupations—or collectors of literary oddities."
Bloom has been salting his literary criticism with dashes of kabbalistic and gnostic incunabula for years; here, in this first novel, he really lets his obsession run wild—and we can only hope that it's now out of his system. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1992

"Remarkable ideas remarkably set forth."
Bloom wanders a bit, away from Yale into "the Evening Land" of America and its churches—and reconstructs a remarkable diagram of the religious imagination. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1988

"Perhaps Bloom's most accessible book, and probably his most endearing: a bounty of coy surprises and typical leaps of brilliance."
An unguarded, somewhat informal study of poetic struggle and human faith, by the unsinkably prolific Harvard dynast of modern literary criticism. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 22, 2002

"Still, readers suitably prepared for Bloom, and of a hell-in-a-handbasket cast of mind with respect to the current culture, will find this a rewarding excursion."
A fresh installment in Bloom's Adleresque campaign to dust off the Western Civ 101 syllabus for a generation of readers led astray by the "impostors" running the academy. Read full book review >