Search Results: "Tyler Gray"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"A uniquely American story of ambition, kitsch and monstrous appetites."
The horrible crimes of the man behind the boy-band craze. As if Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC weren't bad enough, he also stole half a billion dollars. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SONIC BOOM by Joel Beckerman
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"Interesting insight on the use of sound bites to merchandise products."
Man Made Music founder Beckerman, with the assistance of Gray (The Hit Charade: Lou Pearlman, Boy Bands, and the Biggest Ponzi Scheme in U.S. History, 2008), explains the use of sonic branding in advertising.Read full book review >

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AMELIA GRAY
by Rachel Sugar

If you know anything about Isadora Duncan, it is likely you know this: she was a modern dancer—not just any modern dancer, but the mother of modern dance—and she died, spectacularly, when her silk scarf (hand painted) caught in the wheel of an open automobile.

“When I tell people about Isadora,” says Amelia Gray, whose latest novel — titled ...


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WE ARE MORE THAN MACHINES
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Defy the Stars (Defy the Stars #1) by Claudia Gray

Cover Story: Trippy ‘Splosion
BFF Charm: Heck Yes
Swoonworthy Scale: 7
Talky Talk: Boy (Robot) Meets Girl
Bonus Factors: Space Colonies, Unlikely Team
Relationship Status: Stowaway

Cover Story: Trippy ‘Splosion

I feel like this book should have come with special 3D-like glasses that make the title ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 6, 2016

"An invaluable handbook to surviving, thriving, and controlling one's image online."
A comprehensive guide to managing one's Web presence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

METAPATTERNS by Tyler Volk
NON-FICTION
Released: June 15, 1995

"But does it? (photos, not seen, and illustrations) (Book-of-the-Month Club selection)"
A vision of nature through eyes looking for patterns in space and time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOAH’S COMPASS by Anne Tyler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 2009

"And so will be the reader."
Instead of the measured critical commentary typically found here, let's consider this column a mash note. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"An endlessly fascinating kaleidoscope of American history. A fantastic historical resource."
From the Dutch to the British, featuring a concentration on the waves of Irish and German in the late 19th century, this thoroughgoing work offers a host of immigrant sagas that were integral to the creation of the New York City cauldron. Read full book review >

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SUMMER, SUPERHEROES AND SUPERSTARS
by Bobbi Dumas

Everyone seen Wonder Woman yet? Yes? Good!

(No? Don’t tell me, just go see it.)

There have been so many great reviews written about this movie that I don’t need to pile anything on. (There’ve also been some awful reviews written about the movie, rebutted by some movie reviewers in articles worth reading, for anyone interested in such things. I ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE CONSUL'S WIFE by W.T. Tyler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"Thick with bilious resentment and impotent rage: a trenchant, eloquently crafted drama of lost souls who find salvation where they least expect it."
Powerfully despairing, Graham Greenelike tale of romance and alienation in the blasted African bush, from our foremost chronicler of Washington's faceless bureaucracy and the lives it so blithely consumes (Last Train from Berlin, 1994, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 5, 2009

"A superb, evenhanded account of America's role in a continuing tragedy."
A veteran journalist chronicles 60 years of U.S. fecklessness in the Middle East. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KOCKROACH by Tyler Knox
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Surreal, standout debut fiction."
A frantic, fierce take on Kafka's Metamorphosis. Read full book review >