Search Results: "Sven Michael Davison"


BOOK REVIEW

STATE OF UNION by Sven Michael Davison
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Though slightly programmed around action-blockbuster tropes, this harrowing cyber-pulp fiction brings the thrills."
As a synthetic plague causesmore and more humans to be implanted—"immunized"—with mind-control chips, ex-cop Jake "Jackhammer" Travissi, who survived his own digital zombification, fights the global conspiracy with his dwindling allies. Read full book review >

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STATE OF BEING by Sven Michael Davison
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 15, 2013

"A high-density wrap-up of a diverting cyber-sci-fi trilogy."
As humanity succumbs to a vast mind-control conspiracy, Jake Travissi suspects that reality may no longer be on his side in the finale of Davison's (State of Union, 2102, etc.) God Head Trilogy. Read full book review >

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STATE OF MIND by Sven Michael Davison
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2011

"A thoughtfully composed piece of cyberpunk that will please readers of both science fiction and noir."
A Los Angeles cyberpunk saga about the fusion of mind, machine and the federal government. Read full book review >

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America's Suicide by Michael H. Davison
NON-FICTION
Released: May 31, 2014

"Often intellectually lively, though the venom can be a turnoff."
A political diagnosis of the ills causing America's rapid decline and a philosophically minded remedy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 15, 1994

"Don't look for answers here. (16 b&w illustrations)"
A pedestrian look at the postwar Boston poetry scene by a lesser poet filled with his own self-importance. Read full book review >

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THE CROOKED MAN by Philip Davison
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 25, 2002

"Hip, slick, and surprisingly deft: a strangely uplifting tale of perfectly dreadful people."
A Dublin novelist/film editor debuts here with a taut, richly understated crime thriller, the first in a series, about a bad man trapped in his own dark world. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1997

"This is a useful, unpretentious volume that may give context and hope to the fight against racism, while admittedly charting no new territory."
Lindqvist (``Exterminate All the Brutes'': One Man's Odyssey into the Heart of Darkness and the Origins of European Genocide, 1996, etc.) honors courageous visionaries from the 18th to the mid- 20th centuries who stood up to the prevailing racism of their time- -a well-intentioned notion only partially carried off. Read full book review >

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THE OTHER WALK by Sven Birkerts
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"It's impossible to read these close-to-the-ground essays without reminiscing on one's own past, connecting the dots between possessions and emotions, say, or reconciling memories of old lovers and friends with the way things turned out."
Intellectualized personal remembrances of things past. Read full book review >

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PORKER'S TAXI by Sven Nordqvist
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 23, 1992

"The book's small size (6''x7'') and simple, cartoony illustrations add to the appeal. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Porker—the appealingly bulbous bear in Porker Finds a Chair (1989)—tries to use the wheelbarrow he's just found as a taxi. Read full book review >

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CHANGING THE SUBJECT by Sven Birkerts
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Cogent and thoughtful, if nostalgic, essays urging our attention not to iPads and smartphones but to art."
A literary critic questions the effect of digital technology on minds, literature, and creativity. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2001

"'New York has taught me to put capital and capitalists closer to the center of modern history,' Beckert writes. His account is a dazzlingly successful exercise in doing just that."
A fascinating history of New York during the late 19th-century, a time when big money was changing the face of the city. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 1, 2007

"Birkerts is a dedicated reader and a novelist's best friend."
A literary critic (Readings, 1999, etc.) and professor (English/Harvard Univ.) revisits some novels he read years ago and finds in them both enduring beauty and a sometimes shifting resonance. Read full book review >