Search Results: "Theodore Roszak"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 1999

"As flawed as the science it attacks, with just enough substance to seduce the ignorant."
This antiscientific tract by a history professor focuses on the sexual politics of science. Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL AND DANIEL SILVERMAN by Theodore Roszak
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Much too long and more than a little self-indulgent—but for most of its fractious, farcical length, most readers will be having too much fun to notice."
Sinclair Lewis might have liked this ebullient lampoon, whose targets include writers' frail egos and crowded psyches, the publishing industry's deranged priorities, and the nuts and bolts (especially the nuts) of religious fundamentalism. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 1998

"This attempt to define a social program for the elderly reads too much like an idealized personal and generational self-portrait effectively to persuade. (Author tour)"
Assuming a high moral ground for his generation—and, by implication, himself—historian Roszak follows the rebellious youth whose ideals he analyzed 30 years ago (The Making of a Counter Culture, 1969) into their dawning old age, claiming for them a wisdom that could enrich American society with a vibrant new altruism. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MEMOIRS OF ELIZABETH FRANKENSTEIN by Theodore Roszak
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 25, 1995

"Even Mel Brooks couldn't save this one. (Author tour)"
Few would argue that Mary Shelley failed to produce a pop- culture classic when she penned Frankenstein. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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A SAILOR RETURNS by Theodore Taylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"Fine reading for middle graders. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Taylor (The Flight of Jesse Leroy Brown, 1998, etc.) returns with a touching novel about the endurance and power of family ties. Read full book review >

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TIMOTHY OF THE CAY by Theodore Taylor
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"A journey well worth taking. (Fiction. 10-14)"
The Cay (the award-winning 1969 novel about racial prejudice in the 1940s) is the unseen vessel in the middle of a ``prequel/sequel'' in which Taylor explores both the black man Timothy's life as it leads up to the wreck of the Hato in the Caribbean during WW II and 12-year-old Phillip Enright's journey back to civilization after his rescue from the island. Read full book review >