Search Results: "Terrence W. Deacon"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 21, 2011

"A dense but intriguing book that demands close reading; for dedicated readers, it's well worth the effort."
Deacon (Biological Anthropology and Neuroscience/Univ. of California, Berkeley; The Symbolic Species: The Co-evolution of Language and the Brain, 1997) takes up the challenge of giving a physical, scientific basis for our perception of agency and selfhood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 30, 1970

"Disciples will want to know more, and will approach in the requisite mood of glad submission."
This intellectual cirque navire takes its organizational principle from the magus's masterwork, Understanding Media: namely, the proposition that each new medium subsumes not only pre-existing content but also pre-existing media. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 16, 2011

"An exemplary story that takes readers on a stroll around the world, made all the better by taut dialogue and expressive characters."
The murder of German agents working with the United States exposes a terrorist plot aimed at American soil in the Douglas' debut novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Fortunately, such lapses are a minor part of what otherwise is an important and rewarding work. (Author tour)"
An absorbing and informative look at the hidden long-term depression that constricts or undermines the relationships of many American men. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOSTAGES by Terrence Crimmins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"A fair thriller but an excellent satire of American media."
Crimmins' debut thriller follows two men who survive a hostage crisis and later endure unremitting media attention as they attempt to capture a terrorist. Read full book review >

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IN THE VALLEY OF THE KINGS by Terrence Holt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Stories for those who wish to enter enigmatic and uncomfortable spaces."
Arthur C. Clarke meets Edgar Allan Poe and Franz Kafka in these dark, dense stories. Read full book review >

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SLOW LORIS by Alexis Deacon
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2002

"Pair this with Lynn Munsinger's Score One for the Sloths (2001) and learn to take it easy. (Picture book. 4-8)"
"Slow Loris wasn't his real name but that was what everyone called him. A slow loris is just a type of animal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHILE YOU ARE SLEEPING by Alexis Deacon
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 8, 2006

"No child will miss the answer as the girl cuddles her toys in the morning light. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Deacon's illustrations for this variation on the theme of toys that wake while a child sleeps are heartwarming and very nearly profound. Read full book review >

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A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH by Alexis Deacon
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: July 26, 2016

"Readers will give themselves over to the dreamlike, immersive narrative, trusting that Volume 2, A Game Without Rules will be along soon. (Graphic fantasy. 12 & up)"
Fifty souls of diverse race and gender gather to witness the passing of great chief Matarka, and one of them will be her successor—if that person can win the cruelly arbitrary contest governed by the sorceress Niope. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 15, 1997

Despite the wade through Deacon's (American Studies/Univ. of Texas, Austin) dense writing and disheveled timeline, Elsie Clews Parsons's story shines through. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SONS OF HEAVEN by Terrence Cheng
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2002

"Formulaic, but a compelling read all the same, in a brisk style with plenty of local color."
A vivid and imaginative fictional recounting of the events of Tiananmen Square in June 1989. Read full book review >