BooknByte.com: A website for book lovers

Home > Book Reviews

Book Reviews 03/2013

Book Review of 'Western Sahara - the Refugee Nation'
The history of the Western Sahara conflict, having lasted over thirty-five years, is well known. The territory's independence movement, the Polisario Front, is unable to exert sufficient influence to tilt the political process in its favor and lacks ...

Book Review: Celebrate National Reading Month (Part One) with The Book ...
Book Review: Celebrate National Reading Month (Part One) with The Book ...

Book Review: Tears in Rain by Rosa Montero
But that's not to say this is overall a negative review for the book. I really did enjoy the story up until the ending, especially the cast of complex characters. Bruna is a strong female lead who's endearingly imperfect. She is a combat replicant so ...

Heeb Book Review: Searching for Zion
An investigative odyssey disguised as a youthful expat's travelogue, the book follows Raboteau around the globe as she seeks the place sung about by Bob Marley: Soul train is coming our way, Zion train is coming our way. Two thousand years of history, ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'As Sweet as Honey'
Indira Ganesan's “Sweet as Honey” could be said to be about marriage, but like Virginia Woolf's “To the Lighthouse,” which supplies this novel's epigraphs, it is also about love and families and, ultimately, about the passage of time and the ways we ...

Book Review Podcast: The Bully Problem
Listen to previous podcasts from the Book Review. This week in The New York Times Book Review, Andrew Solomon reviews “Sticks and Stones,” Emily Bazelon's new book about bullied children and how to contain or prevent such harm. Mr. Solomon writes: ...

Book review: My Name Is Not Isabella
This is a great book for young girls. It shows them that women cannot only succeed in fields normally dominated by men, like science and medicine, but they can be pioneers and leaders. At the same time, the book recognizes the importance of simply ...

Book review | 'Bad Pharma'
What the book “Bad Pharma” tells us is that taking any drug has risks, some of which are not even known. Even under the best circumstances, rare but serious side effects may not become apparent for years after the drug is introduced. As this reviewer ...

Book Review: Thirteen Therapists by Russell J. Sanders
I've long since harbored a weakness for novels surrounding the rich and privileged. There's just something about the glamour of high society that captures my imagination, like being allowed a glimpse into another world. Of course, what makes these ...

Book review: Doctor Who FAQ is where opinions, like bow ties, are cool
Much in the same way that it's impossible to contain all there is to know about Star Trek in a single book, the vast wealth of knowledge surrounding Doctor Who is nearly immeasurable. Doctor Who existed before the age of television, and continued ...

Smoked, Sliced & Pickled
Retailers large and small will learn from this book the patient cultivation of customer loyalty while ethnic loyalists will find a dozen or so authentic recipes for such classics as cheese blintzes and salmon tartar and an irresistible steamed herring ...

Ancient Tales and Eccentric New Inventions
Meghan Cox Gurdon reviews Rita Jahanforuz's "The Girl With a Brave Heart" and five other new titles. Article; Comments. more in Books | Find New $LINKTEXTFIND$ ». smaller; Larger. The morality of "The Girl With a Brave Heart" (Barefoot Books, 40 pages ...

Book Review: The Children Didn't See Anything by Ellen Byerrum
Finally! Finally! A writer has penned a story for young adults (and adults who crave exceptional tales) that is just absolutely AMAZING. Ellen Byerrum has captured PHENOMENAL storytelling in its purest form! Good gravy! The Children Didn't See Anything ...

The Road Out From Winesburg
'America should read this book on her knees," Hart Crane wrote of Sherwood Anderson's "Winesburg, Ohio," when it appeared in 1919. "It constitutes an important chapter in the Bible of her consciousness." His wasn't the only reverential review: H.L ...

Book Review: On Measuring Global Food Crisis: A Multivariate Modelling ...
Book Review: On Measuring Global Food Crisis: A Multivariate Modelling ...

Return of the Book Review, Part II: How to do it
Today, it's nuts and bolts time, in which we'll define what it is that we're hoping to see in our book reviews. What kind of books, e-books, periodicals, and related material do we want to review? First and foremost, of course, we'd like to review the ...

'The Fall of the Stone City' by Ismail Kadare
“Chronicle in Stone,'' one of Ismail Kadare's early books, is a boyhood memory of growing up in the provincial Albanian town of Gjirokaster. The boy is largely Kadare himself, though with a dose of invention. The town's quirks, destiny, and characters ...

Book Review: The Alzheimer's Diet: A Step-by-Step Nutritional Approach for ...
Book Review: The Alzheimer's Diet: A Step-by-Step Nutritional Approach for ...

Book Review: Take This Journey With Me: Poems from the Laboratory of John ...
Book Review: Take This Journey With Me: Poems from the Laboratory of John ...

Book Review: Fortune is in the Follow-Up: Five Power Strategies to Reinvent ...
Book Review: Fortune is in the Follow-Up: Five Power Strategies to Reinvent ...

Book review: 'Hank Greenberg: The Hero of Heroes,' by John Rosengren
That reality fascinates Minneapolis author John Rosengren, who has published a previous book about baseball and another about hockey. The more Rosengren learned about the Detroit Tigers slugger, the more Rosengren wanted to know about Greenberg ...

Book review: 'The Book of Killowen,' by Erin Hart
In Erin Hart's “The Book of Killowen,” the “dead bones” belong to the corpse of an ancient bog man discovered buried with the body of a Dublin TV host, and a manuscript of Eriugena's is the “breath” that binds them, creating an evocative Irish tale ...

Book review: 'Storm Kings: The Untold History of America's First Tornado ...
Book review: 'Storm Kings: The Untold History of America's First Tornado ...

Book Review: Heartbeat by Sharon Creech
Creech begins the book by relating a scene where Annie runs to a nearby park and meets a young boy, Max. The scene shifts to a discussion of how her mother felt during pregnancy when Annie was running inside her. Her daughter was born with her legs ...

Book Review: By the Book: A Reader's Guide to Life by Ramona Koval
It's not entirely down to her extraordinary intelligence, her warmth, or even her absolute love of books: a perception of the world through words that is immediately familiar to me, though all of those things are true. I think it's the combination of ...

'Engineers of Victory' by Paul Kennedy
For Kennedy, best known for his 1987 book, “The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers,'' and his theories about imperial overstretch, it is not good enough to say that the combined industrial and military might of the United States, the British Empire, and ...

'The End of the Point' by Elizabeth Graver
There are no end of frolicsome children and fretful parents in “The End of the Point,” Elizabeth Graver's beautifully orchestrated family symphony in four movements, with prelude. The children who frolic through the first section evolve in the second ...

'The Force of Things' by Alexander Stille
“My very early life seems like a parody of a Freudian Oedipal case study: I tried to kill my father and marry my mother,” intimates Alexander Stille in “The Force of Things,” a memoir laced with ill feelings for his father, an American correspondent ...

Book review -- 'Contagious: Why Things Catch On'
Style and structure aside, the book is just plain interesting. Berger's cases are not only topical and relevant, but his principles seem practical and are easily understood. Reading it feels like sitting in on one of his college courses. His research ...

Book Review: Document 512 by Thomas Lopinski
I loved reading Document 512 and recommend it as a great read not just for those who love creative Indiana Jones-style adventures, but to anyone who loves entertaining stories that will keep them wondering about it even after they finally put the book ...

Book Review: 'Bailey' a fine Revolutionary War-era biography
A scholarly and sympathetic tome also based on Bailey's papers, it enjoyed substantial regional popularity and was chosen in 2000 as one of 100 books that reveal the history of our place for The Mirror of Maine project (Baxter Society, UMO & Maine ...

Book Review: Berkeley-Paris Express: A Lively Memoir of Studying Classical ...
Book Review: Berkeley-Paris Express: A Lively Memoir of Studying Classical ...

BOOK REVIEW: Boise native takes readers on a fascinating tour de parfum
My take: This was an unlikely book to cross my desk. My perfume credentials began with a childhood bottle of Evening in Paris and topped out at Jean Nate. So to be attracted to a book on perfume was a reach. But she had me at the first page, and I hope ...

BOOK REVIEW: Northwest authors piece together slave boy's story
My take: I enjoyed this book immensely. As a fan of history, I was excited to read and review "Free Boy." McConaghy and Bentley did a surprisingly fantastic job telling Charlie's story, considering the limited, almost nonexistent, information there was ...

BOOK REVIEW: Boise writers pen fun stories about women authors
Two Boise women have written a collection of short stories about what it would be like to sit down with female authors who have passed away. They enjoy laughter, tears and drinks while asking questions that many of us have always wanted to ask but ...

Book review: 'The Searchers' exposes roots of a legend
“Cynthia Ann was not the hardy survivor but rather the ultimate victim of the Texan-Comanche wars, abducted and traumatized by both sides.” Bottomline: Frankel's excellent research and analysis and his fine writing raise the bar for the “making of ...

Book Review: 'Tell Me Who I Am' offers inspiration, evokes hope
This book earned the Schneider Family Young Adult Book Award for 2013. This award is given to the book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience. Authors Harry Mazer and Peter Lerangis give young adults a rare glimpse of the ...

Book Review | The Demonologist: Loss colors narrator's state of mind
But the vast array of writers...can't find anything funny for McShane to do or say," Roger Moore said in his review. "And the hilarious Bill Nighy is lost inside an expensively animated two-headed behemoth." Moore's most stinging comparison sums it up ...

Hardly Heroic: 3 Flagrantly Flawed Main Characters
... selfish thoughts we're certain Mother Teresa never had. Those failings are what make the morally flawed heroes of these books ring uncomfortably true. And if we, the reader, refuse to empathize with these very human characters, does that make us ...

'Zion's Hope' honors early Utah midwives
Book review: 'Zion's Hope' honors early Utah midwives and female doctors. Print; Font [+] [-]. Leave a comment ». By Rosemarie Howard. For the Deseret News. Published: Sunday, March 3 2013 5:00 a.m. MST. "Zion's Hope: Pioneer Midwives and Women ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'Diet Rehab': Stop Blaming Yourself: Foods Can Be As Addictive ...
BOOK REVIEW: 'Diet Rehab': Stop Blaming Yourself: Foods Can Be As Addictive ...

Tallahassee Writers Association – Book Review of Another Door, by Eileen Sperl ...
Tallahassee Writers Association – Book Review of Another Door, by Eileen Sperl ...

The Forbidden Journey
Rhetoric Cools on Near-Term Pain of Cuts. After warning that across-the-board spending cuts would have catastrophic effects, White House officials are trying to play down fears that people will suffer hardships right away. Search Book Reviews ...

Book review: Fans of Dickens need to get 'A Life'
Claire Tomalin's brilliant biography of Charles Dickens was published a year ago in hardcover, marking the bicentennial of Dickens' birth. It now appears in a trade paperback edition, and no Dickens fan should be without it. She captures Dickens "in ...

Book Review: My Inappropriate Life*: *Some Material Not Suitable for Children ...
Book Review: My Inappropriate Life*: *Some Material Not Suitable for Children ...

'Contagious: Why Things Catch On' by Jonah Berger
Published in 2000, “The Tipping Point” rapidly reached a tipping point. In the blink of an eye, it seems, Malcolm Gladwell's argument that social epidemics are spread by a small number of special people, whom he calls mavens, connectors, and salesmen, ...

Hopper Tom Folsom
film · tv club · music · video · books · comedy. Great Job, Internet! | Feature Jump · Reviews · Interviews · Back Issues · Big Issues · Book vs. Film · Box Of Paperbacks Book Club · Comics Panel · Wrapped Up In Books · YA Why? Trending: The 85th ...

The Best Of All Possible Worlds Karen Lord
Cygnus Beta's technology level is at a point where communities can survive, even thrive, and they can acknowledge a central government, but each community can have an entirely different social structure, which is a perfect setup for a book structured ...

BOOK REVIEW: Book chronicles journalists' history-making race
Americans have always loved a good race. From the Kentucky Derby to the Indianapolis 500, it's part of our DNA to crown the fastest. In his book "Eighty Days," Matthew Goodman tells the story of two pioneering female journalists who raced each other 28 ...

Book Review | 'Soundbitten' examines darker side of biased media
I thought that I was just going to go study activists at a large national convening,” said Tufts Sociology professor Sarah Sobieraj on her most recent research and book, “Soundbitten: The Perils of Media Centered Political Activism” (2011). Despite her ...


this site | Home Security Systems | bankruptcy attorney site



Home | Bookstores | Book Publishers | About Us | Search | Site Map

© Copyright by BooknByte.com. All rights reserved.