Search Results: "Sylvester J. Schieber"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2012

"Precisely the sort of levelheaded, serious discussion our political leaders appear so unwilling to conduct."
A former chairman of the Social Security Advisory Board offers some straight talk about our tottering retirement system. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 21, 1993

"An absorbing report that provides an extraordinary view of the wondrous human brain, contains compelling operating-room scenes, and shows us something of where neurosurgery has been, where it is now, and where it's headed."
Neurosurgery viewed as the paradigm of modern medicine in its increasing control over the unknown, the uncertain, and the unexpected. Read full book review >

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NEIL FLAMBÉ AND THE BARD'S BANQUET by Kevin Sylvester
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"The constant suspense, innocent romance, a lovely recipe for scones, and the flamboyant, irrepressible chef will captivate fans of the series and impel new readers to the nearest bookstore or library. (Mystery. 10-14)"
Neil Flambé, 15-year-old culinary genius, contends with Shakespearean lore in this fifth addition to the mystery series that highlights his name (and sensitive nose). Read full book review >

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BASEBALLOGY by Kevin Sylvester
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2015

"Still, as well as a browser's delight, a wide-angled, if fragmentary and heavily pixelated, overview of the sport as it was and is today. (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
Even confirmed students of the sport will have something to learn from this fannish assemblage of baseball facts and trivia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHASING THE SUN by Natalia Sylvester
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2014

"A smart take on a familiar genre that, when it stumbles, stumbles admirably."
A kidnapping forces a husband to reconsider his life in Sylvester's debut, a cross between a literary novel and a thriller. Read full book review >

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Murdered for Extra Seconds of Erection by Sylvester Abanteriba
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Often more a metaphorical than tangible story, but unquestionably a literary journey worth taking."
In this dystopian novel, scientists struggle to find the source of a worldwide virus causing sexually stimulated men to assault women. Read full book review >

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LOOKING AT GIACOMETTI by David Sylvester
Released: March 1, 1996

"Alas, the strongest suit in this otherwise outmoded study is its conclusion: an interview with Giacometti that finally allows the artist to speak for himself."
This study is so dominated by the personality of its author that it offers only a pretentious peak at the artist himself. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"An extensive closing catalog of familiar 'Parentisms'—'I'm not running a taxi service,' 'Because I said so, that's why,' etc.—adds a chuckle-inducing lagniappe. (Informational ephemera. 9-11)"
Gleefully providing ammunition for snarky readers eager to second-guess misguided beliefs and commands of grown-ups, Rondina dishes up the straight poop on dozens of topics from the cleanliness of a dog's mouth and the relationship (none) between French fries and acne to whether an earwig could really crawl into your ear and eat your brains. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILLING SPIRITS by Phyllis Schieber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Instead, they become figures on the page with very little life of their own."
A debut novel about two women whose friendship carries them over and through the many crises in their lives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NEIL FLAMBÉ AND THE CRUSADER'S CURSE by Kevin Sylvester
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 8, 2012

"This is a funny book, chock full of action, slapstick, puns and eccentrics. Fans of the first two will eat it up. (Mystery. 12-14)"
This mystery/adventure, third in the series, begins in Vancouver, Canada, then takes a side trip to Paris, leaving a trail of amusement and mayhem. Read full book review >

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SPLINTERS by Kevin Sylvester
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"Goal! (Picture book. 5-9)"
Hockey is Cindy Winters's love, and she's very good at it. Read full book review >