Search Results: "Thomas Caplan"


BOOK REVIEW

GRACE AND FAVOR by Thomas Caplan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Could have been told just as intelligibly in half the pages—and more enjoyably in a quarter."
A sort of transatlantic Dallas, in which Caplan (Parallelogram, 1987, etc.) portrays a sophisticated young American who climbs high enough on the social ladder to see just how foolish he's been. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 9, 2012

"An adventure where atmosphere dominates action."
Caplan's (Line of Chance, 1979, etc.) adventure novel shoots for high concept by assigning hero duties to a soldier turned film star turned spy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 2, 1997

"High-school teachers take note: Here's an approachable way to get the kids thinking."
Quick takes on a slew of biomedical-ethics issues in down-to-earth, sometimes downright slangy, let-the-chips-fall-where-they-may prose. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 12, 2011

"Inconsistent and unpersuasive."
An unconvincing appeal to increase our collective birth-rate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 30, 2012

"Short on insight, but an engaging story carried forward by well-written prose."
A coming-of-age novel about a boy navigating childhood as his family is torn apart. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 24, 1993

"A convincing portrait in microcosm of the transformation of a once-sleepy profession into a giant, though troubled, global industry."
Illuminating, extraordinarily candid history of the mega-law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom—one of a handful of firms that, within the last 20 years, have fundamentally changed the American law business. Read full book review >

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BOOK REPORT for The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Cover Story: Statementastic
BFF Charm: Platinum Edition
Swoonworthy Scale:
 6
Talky Talk: A Star(r) Is Born
Bonus Factors:
 Political Activism, Awesome Family, Community
Relationship Status: Head Over Heels

Cover Story: Statementastic

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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"Of the two collections, this is more satisfying, though less lively; more thoughtful, though less provocative; and while timely, less likely to become dated."
Careful consideration of some of the knottier bioethical problems of our times, by the director of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania, who fears that cynicism and mistrust have eroded our ability to see ourselves as our brothers' keepers. Read full book review >