Search Results: "Viktor Mayer-Schönberger"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 5, 2013

"A fascinating, enthusiastic view of the possibilities of vast computer correlations and the entrepreneurs who are taking advantage of them."
Plenty of books extol the technical marvels of our information society, but this is an original analysis of the information itself—trillions of searches, calls, clicks, queries and purchases. Read full book review >

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VIKTOR FRANKL by Anna S. Redsand
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 13, 2006

Many adults will remember the power of Frankl's Man's Search for Meaning when they first read it years ago. Read full book review >

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TRUSTING VIKTOR by Lee Mims
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 8, 2014

"Although geologist Mims (Hiding Gladys, 2013) writes with professional authority, she could have established her heroine as a specialist in a man's world without burdening readers with so many scientific details—or undercutting Cleo's self-sufficiency by obliging her to be rescued again and again."
Underwater intrigue, offshore drilling and onshore romance enliven a scientist's days and nights. Read full book review >

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MARISSA MAYER AND THE FIGHT TO SAVE YAHOO! by Nicholas Carlson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"A well-researched, up-to-date story about a fight to define one famous company's future."
The inside story of the cult of personality that surrounds the leadership of Silicon Valley's technology behemoths. Read full book review >

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THIRD FACTORY by Viktor Shklovsky
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 30, 2002

"The patchwork structure and whimsical rhetoric take some getting used to, but the resulting celebration of artistic individuality and integrity rings true."
This 1926 novel (originally published in this translation by Ardis in 1977) by a prominent Russian Formalist critic well known for his studies of Tolstoy and Mayakovsky reshapes the conventions of autobiography to express "the idea of art as pure form"—an idea that became anathema to the agenda-burdened architects of the 1917 Revolution. Read full book review >

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MAN'S SEARCH FOR ULTIMATE MEANING by Viktor E. Frankl
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 7, 1997

"Frankl's question about ultimate meaning and a few of his observations are profound, yet much else in this sometimes rambling book disappointingly stops at the surface."
These nine essays comprise a kind of sequel to the author's famous foundation work of ``logotherapy,'' Man's Search for Meaning, with a focus on a person's spiritual rather than existential striving. Read full book review >

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OCTOPUS SOUP by Mercer Mayer
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2011

"Welcome back, Mercer; what's next—turtle soup? (Wordless picture book. 5-8)"
After being absent from the trade market for a while, Mayer returns with this wordless book and his well-known "monster" touches. Read full book review >

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THE REAL SANTA CLAUS by Marianna Mayer
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Nonetheless, Mayer's (The Twelve Apostles, not reviewed, etc.) work is a wonderful tribute to the saint whose generosity is celebrated every year. (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
The life of the real St. Read full book review >

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TOO MANY DINOSAURS by Mercer Mayer
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"Eye candy for dinosaur fans, with piles of yard-sale goods and other junk on hand that will reward closer looks. (Picture book. 4-6)"
The plot doesn't exactly make sense, but that hardly matters when the pictures show a suburban neighborhood suddenly overrun with humongous dinosaurs. Read full book review >

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LIFE OF A BISHOP'S ASSISTANT by Viktor Shklovsky
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 21, 2017

"Readers with a background in formalism and its successors will find this of interest, though Bulgakov, Sholokhov, and Pasternak remain the cornerstone writers of the era for nonspecialist readers."
Slender, allusive novel of clerical foibles by Russian/Soviet novelist Shklovsky (1893-1984). Read full book review >

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GALAHAD CRIED by Roy Mayer
Released: Sept. 17, 2012

"An intriguing novel about how one man left his mark on Canadian history."
In his debut historical novel, Mayer tells the story of a real-life 19th-century journalist, activist and hero. Read full book review >

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RESWYT by David Mayer
Released: Sept. 28, 2011

"Occasionally glimmering with delightful insight and historical detail, the book suffers from over-description in its opening chapters but succeeds in latter pages to create a mystical forest of speaking creatures and clashing swords."
Egyptology opens the door to a magical dreamland in Mayer's young adult fantasy novel. Read full book review >