Search Results: "Syed H. Akhtar"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 28, 2011

"A helpful reference for those familiar with the topic; a compelling but confusing jumping-off point for those who wish to know more."
An English-language collection of the sayings and lessons of an important Muslim teacher. Read full book review >

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A CLOSER LOOK AT ISLAM by Syed B. Ali
Released: Nov. 9, 2016

"A brief but thorough consideration of Muslim devotion."
A sober defense of a theologically moderate form of Islam. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 9, 2005

"A large premise yields slight results."
Seeking to illuminate the emotional relationship between people and things, a psychiatrist examines objects from Beanie Babies to a "Roboslapper" through the lens of literature, academic sources and his personal observations. Read full book review >

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The Spilled Potion by Mishal Imaan Syed
Released: May 2, 2014

"A warmhearted, fun children's story that young fantasy fans will enjoy."
In this lighthearted kids' fantasy from debut author Syed, a young witch gets herself into a lot of trouble as the result of trying to get back at her younger sister for her bad behavior. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Journey into Faith by H. Holroyd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 26, 2015

"Tackles emerging religion in a world of violent political infighting; should appeal to AGame of Thrones fans."
The son of a lord in long-ago Britain must choose between being a warrior or following the teachings of the "new religion" of Christianity. Read full book review >

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POLYXENA by H. Allenger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 31, 2009

"An original take on some of literature's most famous war stories, but needs a more dynamic character at its heart."
On the eve of her execution, a Trojan princess meditates on the path she took to arrive at her fate. Read full book review >

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BUG GIRL by Benjamin Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Bearing all the campy hallmarks and high drama of a classic superhero romp, this entertaining but formulaic tale also features interesting entomological tidbits throughout. (Adventure. 8-12)"
An insect-obsessed sixth-grader must convince her snobby former best friend to join forces with her in order to save their mothers from a dastardly villain. Read full book review >

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5 MORE SCIENCE FICTION BOOKS JUMPING ON THE HOLLYWOOD ADAPTATION TRAIN
by John DeNardo

One of the great thrills of being a book lover is seeing your favorite book getting adapted for television and film. Hollywood routinely mines the pages of books for story ideas with increasing frequency. As well they should! The pages of science fiction books contain some of the most well-thought-out ideas of storytelling. Check out these books, which might be ...


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