Search Results: "Ty Burr"


BOOK REVIEW

GODS LIKE US by Ty Burr
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"A focused history of films that occasionally flirts with—but does not wed—portentousness."
The film critic of the Boston Globe explores film celebrity and waxes philosophical about what it means to and for the rest of us. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE UNDERTAKERS by Ty Drago
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"The elements of a good action novel are here but are assembled into a soulless shell. (Adventure. 10-14)"
More zombies doesn't necessarily equal more action. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHITE OX by Dan Burr
by Dan Burr, illustrated by Dan Burr
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2009

"A foreword provides background on the Mormons and Emily's circumstances at the time of the journey. (Picture book. 7-10)"
From the vivid cover art—a ragged young girl runs, silhouetted against an orange sky—to the last double-page spread of the same child staring out across the Rocky Mountains she has just crossed as part of the great 19th-century Mormon migration, the art is the star of this book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1996

"By this time the savvy reader—thanks to Burr's excellent exposition—can say, A pox on both their houses."
A thorough, often riveting review of research on homosexuality and male-female differences. ``Amid the chaos of debate is the virtual certainty that the biological origins of sexual orientation will become known to us,'' writes journalist Burr, who penned a controversial 1993 article on the subject for the Atlantic Monthly. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 13, 2013

"The maiden installment of this fantasy saga mainly sets the stage for future clashing and questing."
In Burr's fantasy debut, an unassuming young woman learns she's the inheritor of mighty "magick"—and a key figure in the war between good and evil. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

QUEEN OF THE DEAD by Ty Drago
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Uneven, but the quality improves as the story progresses. (Science fiction/horror. 10-15)"
Will Ritter continues the battle started in Rise of the Corpses (2011) to protect humanity from the corpse-possessing invaders from another dimension. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SO SHELLY by Ty Roth
FICTION
Released: Feb. 8, 2011

"Lurid yet literary. (afterword, bibliography) (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Fatalistic teen narrator John Keats opens this tale with his observation that most of us don't matter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"A rewarding journey across a continent and into the author's own past."
In this debut memoir, an education specialist travels across America and asks people, "If you could ask everyone you met just one question, what would you ask?" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AWKWARD by Ty Tashiro
NON-FICTION
Released: April 25, 2017

"Tashiro offers little revelatory information, but it helps to know that you are not alone."
An academic and psychologist examines the "quirks and unique talents of awkward individuals" and why it's not so bad to be awkward. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 22, 2008

"An unusually grounded depiction of a business built largely on artifice."
The New York Times perfume critic—yes, you read that right—follows the creation of two industry-defining perfumes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 28, 2003

"The music of science, as irresistible as Vetiver or Rive Gauche."
An elegant analysis of one man's work in deciphering the sense of smell. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOU OR SOMEONE LIKE YOU by Chandler Burr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 2009

"A savvy novel that deals with Hollywood from a cultural rather than a tabloid perspective."
In this fiction debut, journalist Burr (The Perfect Scent, 2008, etc.) offers the tale of a movie executive's wife leading a book-discussion group. Read full book review >