Search Results: "Theodore James Putala"


BOOK REVIEW

A Hero For Our Time by Theodore James Putala
Released: June 21, 2010

"An ambitious attempt undermined by an aimless plot and flat dialogue."
Putala's debut explores unrequited love and other hardships in this coming-of-age novel set at a Northeastern college. Read full book review >

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LORD OF THE KILL by Theodore Taylor
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Taylor's cause is a worthy one, but the perfunctory story onto which he loads it is a nonstarter. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Light on plot, heavy on agenda, this sequel to The Sniper (1989) belabors readers with the author's outrage over the illicit use of rare or exotic animals in "canned" hunts and Asian medicine. Read full book review >

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TO KILL THE LEOPARD by Theodore Taylor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1993

"You really are there."
Realistic submarine suspense, set in WW II, by Taylor (Monocolo, 1989; The Stalker, 1987), who's also written a number of YA novels (The Weirdo, The Cay, etc.). Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"It doesn't fly. (Fiction. 8-10)"
It's 1935 and Jon Jeffers is terribly lonely. Read full book review >

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THEO by Theodore Bikel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 12, 1994

"A model life for those inclined to save the Earth while strumming a guitar. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
The autobiography of a prominent folksinger/actor/activist of the 1950s and '60s. Read full book review >

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THE FLIGHT OF JESSE LEROY BROWN by Theodore Taylor
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"While Brown's story is an important one, Taylor imbues it with the charm and cadences of a volume for young adults—hardly a fitting tribute to Brown, who was a subject of one of President Reagan's inspirational stories of the American dream. (photos, not seen)"
A mediocre, clichÇ-riddled tale of America's first black naval aviator, by the author of To Kill the Leopard (1993) and numerous other works. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A pleasant collection of honest, critically discriminating encounters with the Jewish faith and culture."
Men's Journal articles editor Ross embarks on a sampling mission of Jewish experiences. Read full book review >

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FLICKER by Theodore Roszak
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1991

"Not a horror novel."
Huge, deep-delving movie-lover's delight—and as rich a novel about the metaphysics of moviemaking as has ever been—by the author of The Making of a Counter Culture and 1984's unconvincing Dreamwatcher. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"And you would be right."
The art of curve-fitting is elevated to high science in this curious collection of data compiled by a physicist/management- science-consultant living in Geneva. Read full book review >

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THE VOICE OF THE EARTH by Theodore Roszak
NON-FICTION
Released: June 30, 1992

"In short, there seems to be more wish than reality here."
Repeatedly, in this scholarly survey of cultural history, Roszak (History/California State Univ.; Flicker, 1991, etc.) evokes a back-to-nature philosophy, contrasting the rational philosophy of the Enlightenment with the romanticism of the noble savage; prehistoric animism and earth-mother religion with the rise of patriarchy and male-dominated, nature-dominating religion. Read full book review >