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There comes a time in the life of a reader when every new offering from a favourite author is awaited more with trepidation than anticipation. Much as one would wish otherwise, creative powers are as subject to erosion as the hair on our head or tissue ...

Book review: Empower your inner manager
A few weeks ago, Ian Mackintosh, the founder and president of OCP-IP, told me that he was putting the finishing touches on a book. Of course I was interested. Then he told me it was a management book and I was even more interested. I am sure you have, ...

Book Review: Latest in Monkeewrench series lacks humor, has rushed ending
“Off the Grid” (Putnam), by P.J. Tracy. The mother-daughter team of Patricia and Traci Lambrecht, writing under the name P.J. Tracy, unveil the sixth novel in their series featuring the Monkeewrench crew in “Off the Grid.” Fans will be eager to see ...

Above World | Book review
Will humans ever live in the sky or below the sea? More importantly, why would we ever want to? In Jenn Reese's new YA novel, these fantastic possibilities are engineered into reality. A new race, the Kampii, live in the ocean like mermaids, while ...

Book Review: The Thrill Of Falling
Book Review: The Thrill Of Falling. 0. comments. Add. By John McCrystal. 5:30 AM Thursday Aug 2, 2012. Tweet; Email; Print. The Thrill Of Falling by Witi Ihimaera Vintage $37.99. Book cover of The Thrill of Falling by Witi Ihimaera. Photo / Supplied ...

Book review: Marilyn Monroe, 50 years after death
Full of full-color photos and divided in sections by designers such as Oleg Cassini and Emilio Pucci, the book tells the rarely told stories behind iconic looks such as the white dress she wore over the subway grate in ''The Seven Year Itch'' and the ...

Book Review: Jeff Boccaccio's HDMI Uncensored
Book Review: Jeff Boccaccio's HDMI Uncensored. HDMI expert and CE Pro columnist Jeff Boccaccio writes a book HDMI Uncensored aimed at enabling integrators to better understand and handle just about any HDMI challenge faced in the field. Tweet ...

'Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail'
Book review: Author Cheryl Strayed takes the hike of a lifetime in this part confessional, part adventure story. By Enrique GiliWed, Aug 01 2012 at 6:23 PM EST. hiker on Pacific Crest Trail Photo: MiguelVieira/Flickr. I've been looking forward to ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'Playing with Matches': Southern Dysfunction Beyond All Belief
BOOK REVIEW: 'Playing with Matches': Southern Dysfunction Beyond All Belief. Email to a friend · Printer friendly view. Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 17:13 Reviewed by David M. Kinchen. BOOK REVIEW: 'Playing with Matches': Southern Dysfunction ...

Book Review: Fragments from Iraq by Zsolt T. Stockinger
Fragments from Iraq: Diary of a Navy Trauma Surgeon by Zsolt T. Stockinger is a non-fiction book which recounts the daily life of a trauma surgeon on the front lines. The book is in diary format written by the doctor, seemingly as if he was talking to ...

Book review: Alex Stone's 'Fooling Houdini'
Magicians are treating the book like a failed academic text, but Fooling Houdini is Seven Days in the Art World for magic—a whirlwind tour through the landscape of modern conjuring. And, to his credit, Stone possesses the most crucial characteristic a ...

Comic Book Review: 'The First X-Men' #1
The First X-Men Cover Neal Adams Some time, several years ago, Wolverine attempted to aid a young fellow mutant named Anthony, the son of a war buddy, but was unable to prevent the boy from self-destructing from his own mutant powers. He then ...

Book Review: Rights at Risk: The Limits of Liberty in Modern America by David ...
Book Review: Rights at Risk: The Limits of Liberty in Modern America by David ...

Book Review: Viva Baseball: Latin Major Leaguers And Their Special Hunger by ...
Book Review: Viva Baseball: Latin Major Leaguers And Their Special Hunger by ...

Book Review: The Other Half of Me by Morgan McCarthy
Morgan McCarthy's debut, The Other Half of Me, follows two siblings over the span of twenty years as their lives morph from childhood innocence to adulthood in a nurture-less environment. Written in hauntingly beautiful prose, McCarthy has created a ...

Book Review: The Sweet Life #1 & #2 by Francine Pascal - Sweet Valley ...
Book Review: The Sweet Life #1 & #2 by Francine Pascal - Sweet Valley ...

Book Review: No Reservations by Megan Hart and Lauren Dane
This co-authored novel from Black Lace tells the tale of Kate and Leah, two women spending Christmas with their respective boyfriends. Unfortunately, they're not having the best of times. Kate's ideal Christmas is spoilt by the arrival of Dix's ...

Book review: The New Turkish Republic
Fuller spent most of his career in the CIA, and the book is an example of good policy writing. There is an understanding of history, but it is used in order to analyse the present. The focus is on Turkey, but Fuller provides a picture of the politics ...

Book review: Barlett and Steele see American Dream 'betrayed' by policies ...
Book review: Barlett and Steele see American Dream 'betrayed' by policies ...

Book Review: 'Kill Decision,' by Daniel Suarez
... of drones that fly themselves and launch attacks without direct human involvement. The Stack. Book Review: 'Kill Decision,' by Daniel Suarez. By Michael Joseph Gross on August 02, 2012. Tweet; Facebook; LinkedIn; Google Plus; Comments · Email ...

Book review: Two reads for different audiences
BENTONVILLE — In my premiere book review for The City Wire, I selected two fiction titles by Philippa Gregory. I've read thirteen of Gregory's books and I always enjoy her writing style and storytelling abilities. She often writes in series or ...

Book Review: FileMaker Pro 12: The Missing Manual by Susan Prosser and ...
Book Review: FileMaker Pro 12: The Missing Manual by Susan Prosser and ...

Book Review: A Year of Pies: A Seasonal Tour of Home Baked Pies by Ashley ...
Book Review: A Year of Pies: A Seasonal Tour of Home Baked Pies by Ashley ...

Book Review: Sherlock Holmes: The Army of Dr. Moreau by Guy Adams
Sherlock Holmes: The Army of Dr. Moreau is new novel by Guy Adams, the co-author of The Case Notes of Sherlock Holmes. Its story revolves around a Sherlock Holmes character as he investigates several corpses that seem to have been killed by wild ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Caller'
The unhappiness of the boy controls the book, as it moves steadily toward its hideous finale. The cruelties that Johnny considers “pranks” destroy the lives of his victims, from the Sundelins, the couple whose marriage crumbles after the discovery of ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Queen's Lover'
BOOK REVIEW: 'The Queen's Lover'. Comment(s); Share; Tweet; Email; Print · MORE; Text Size: + / -. By Corinna Lothar - Special to The Washington Times. Friday, August 3, 2012. Enlarge Photo ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'A Farewell to Arms: The Hemingway Library Edition'
BOOK REVIEW: 'A Farewell to Arms: The Hemingway Library Edition'. Comment(s); Share; Tweet; Email; Print · MORE; Text Size: + / -. By Martin Rubin - Special to The Washington Times. Friday, August 3, 2012. Enlarge Photo ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Life of an Unknown Man'
BOOK REVIEW: 'The Life of an Unknown Man'. Comment(s); Share; Tweet; Email; Print · MORE; Text Size: + / -. By John Greenya - Special to The Washington Times. Friday, August 3, 2012. Enlarge Photo ...

Book review | 'Snow-Storm in August'
Book review | 'Snow-Storm in August'. In an oft-ignored period of history, a growing rift over slavery foreshadows war. By DAVID O. STEWART. The Washington Post. By DAVID O. STEWART. Updated: 2012-08-02T20:40:14Z. More information. Snow-Storm in ...

Book Review: Simon's Cat In Kitten Chaos by Simon Tolfield
From the vocal mannerisms to the physical reactions you can't help but recognize something of your own cat in Simon's Cat. The popularity of the videos led Tofield to publish two collections of still cartoons, Simon's Cat: In His Very Own Book and ...

Book review: 'Failing Law Schools' by Brian Z. Tamanaha
The mismatch between law school's promised benefits and its actual costs is the subject of no fewer than 12pending lawsuits by unhappy graduates — and of Brian Z. Tamanaha's remarkable new book, “Failing Law Schools.” Tamanaha's critique amounts to ...

Book Review Podcast: A First Novel Set in Virginia and Outer Space
Podcast Archive. Listen to previous podcasts from the Book Review. This week in The New York Times Book Review, Liesl Schillinger reviews Lydia Netzer's first novel, “Shine Shine Shine.” In the novel, Maxon Mann is on a mission to the Moon while his ...

Book Review: Blue Earth by Anya Achtenberg
In Blue Earth Anya Achtenberg captures the “quiet loneliness” of unfulfilled dreams. Carver Heinz, a seventh-generation German farmer in Blue Earth County, Minnesota lost both. His wife left with his young daughter in the midst of the farm crisis of ...

Book Review: Thoroughbreds and Trailer Trash by Bev Pettersen
I had the chance to read another of Ms. Pettersen's books, Color My Horse, a while ago and I remember how much I liked it, so I got really excited when Thoroughbreds and Trailer Trash landed on my desk. There's always a slight risk of the next book ...

Book Review: Snafu: A Tale of Presidential Election and a Girl
Snafu: A Tale of Presidential Election and a Girl by Simon Plaster is a brilliant combination of satiric writing and comedic relief. In this fictional spoof on election year gaffes, Simon Plaster creates a story filled with non-stop political blunders ...

Book Review: Pro Tools 10: Advanced Music Production Techniques by Robert ...
Book Review: Pro Tools 10: Advanced Music Production Techniques by Robert ...

Book Review: Surviving Mental Illness: My Story by Linda Naomi Katz
Author Linda Naomi Katz has written an excellent book on mental illness, specifically mood disorders. Surviving Mental Illness: My Story is easy to read and understand. At the beginning, she talks about three specific mood disorders and the symptoms ...

Book Review: Creed by Michael Chavez
Theo Jaquez was one of the exceptions. He managed to break the cycle of substance abuse and the little-to-no-opportunity to make a life reality that permeates the immigrant Mexican culture in the American southwest like a cancer. He had put himself in ...

Book Review: Death of a Man by Marilyn Carr
Based solely on page count (38 pages), writer Marilyn Carr's new book of poetry-actually, only a single poem is offered for the reader's consideration--could be described as slight. And one could argue that the poem, "Death of a Man," which is also the ...

Book review: Marilyn Monroe, 50 years after death
Marilyn Monroe died 50 years ago on Aug. 5, 1962, at age 36. Timed to the anniversary of her death -- ruled a probable suicide from acute barbiturate poisoning -- are a host of books that celebrate and analyze the screen icon. There have been numerous ...

Book review: 'Krytor's Return' first in Crystal Realm trilogy
Book review: 'Krytor's Return' first in Crystal Realm trilogy. Print; Font [+] [-]. Leave a comment ». By Rosemarie Howard. For the Deseret News. Published: Saturday, Aug. 4 2012 5:00 a.m. MDT. "The Crystal Realm: Krytor's Return" is the first in a ...

Book Review: The Leopard Couch by Sax Rohmer
... Gathering twelve independent tales, plus a self-contained section of Rohmer's supernatural novel Brood of the Witch Queen, the book provides a pleasurably moody selection of period fantasy along with the occasional traditional old school murder ...

Book review: 'A Farewell to Charms' ends magical 3-book Princess for Hire series
Book review: 'A Farewell to Charms' ends magical 3-book Princess for Hire series. Print; Font [+] [-]. Leave a comment ». By Brooke Porter. For the Deseret News. Published: Saturday, Aug. 4 2012 3:00 p.m. MDT. "A Farewell to Charms" is the next ...

Book review: 'Robopocalypse' characters lack personality
“Robopocalypse” by Daniel H. Wilson: A science-fiction novel, “Robopocalypse” takes on the common plot of technology developing an independent mind and then a revolution against its captors, humans. However, “Robopocalypse” is different in that it is ...

Book Review: Star Trek: Department of Temporal Investigations: Forgotten History
News • Features • Reviews • Podcasts • Contests • Contact Us • About Us. Book Review: Star Trek: Department of Temporal Investigations: Forgotten History. Jedi of Doom, Posted by Jedi of Doom | August 4th, 2012 at 7:12 pm. Star Trek Department of ...

Book Review: Strength and Justice: Side: Strength by Adrem Kay
Strength & Justice: Side: Strength) is the first installment in a young adult science-fiction series by Adrem Kay. Jeremy Itsubishi, the protagonist, leads readers into the world of Geminate City where danger and magic lurks. Kay touches on the ...

Book review: Between the Lines
and one that is bound to resonate with most readers who have fallen in love with a book or a fictional character. Delilah must set the prince free of the confines of the book so that he can live a proper life where his lines are his own and his happy ...

Book review: Barbara Tuchman's 'The Guns of August' showed the end of the old ...
Book review: Barbara Tuchman's 'The Guns of August' showed the end of the old ...

Book review: Sober, sour, searching and scorching, 'American Empire' is a left ...
Book review: Sober, sour, searching and scorching, 'American Empire' is a left ...

Book review: Kate Summerscale relays a riveting tale of adultery and divorce ...
Book review: Kate Summerscale relays a riveting tale of adultery and divorce ...


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