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Book review | 'The Guns at Last Light'
ADVERTISEMENT. Book review | 'The Guns at Last Light'. May 31, 2013 1:16 PM |. Comments · Tweet. Email; Print; Share. LinkedIn; Tumblr; StumbleUpon; Reddit; Del.icio.us; Digg. A; A. Written by. Reviewed by Orme Wilson. Special to the Courier-Journal ...

The Revolution with Big Data
big data book Read a paragraph on analytics or follow an infographic on the challenges of software-as-a-service, and you'll find the term big data. Business models are being upended, thanks to a digital environment related to Big Data. So what's at ...

'Red Sparrow' soars to heights of spy thriller genre
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'Southern Cross the Dog' by Bill Cheng
Literature is probably the last remaining art form where we seem to require EXPERIENTIAL authenticity on the part of its practitioners. Quentin Tarantino mashes up slave narratives with spaghetti westerns; Bob Dylan cuts and pastes blues lyrics and ...

'Fairyland' by Alysia Abbott
Long before Heather had two mommies, Alysia had one daddy, and his name was Steve. A poet, widowed, openly gay, he raised her in San Francisco, where they made their home in the Haight district, on Ashbury Street. After the hippie heyday, before ...

'A Dual Inheritance' by Joanna Hershon
One fall evening in 1962, on the steps of Harvard's Lamont Library, short, ambitious, Jewish Ed Cantowitz, a scholarship student from Dorchester, encounters tall, lazy, WASP Hugh Shipley, an Ivy League scion who summers on Fisher's Island. Because this ...

'What Do Women Want?' and 'Unmastered'
Women's sexuality — to men and sometimes to women themselves — is a variegated, powerful, and often mysterious force. Society has sought to contain it, scientists seek to explain it, and no one has yet teased out all the links between biology ...

Book review : ' Flawed Genius ' reclaims Oppenheimer's contributions to physics
Next Story > · Book Review: Khaled Hosseini's 'Mountains' is another. Book review: 'Flawed Genius' reclaims Oppenheimer's contributions to physics. Published: June 1, 2013. 2013-05-29T17:17:29Z. By G. Pascal Zachary. Tweet · 0 Comments E-mail Print ...

Book Review: Learning JavaScriptMVC
Packt Publishing invited me to review the recently published Learning JavaScriptMVC by Wojciech Bednarski. I describe my impressions of this book on JavaScriptMVC in this post. Before beginning my review, I'll quote the description of JavaScriptMVC ...

'Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns': book review
A decade has passed, and Lauren Weisberger still hasn't learned how to write. “Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns” suffers from the same problem that plagued “The Devil Wears Prada” in 2003. Great characters are undermined by barely serviceable ...

'The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls,' by Anton DiSclafani: book review
“The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls,” by Anton DiSclafani, is a good start on the summer reading season that's almost here. It's a lush story suited to lazy-day reading, but not nearly so frivolous that shorts and sunscreen are required. Thea Atwell ...

BOOK REVIEW: Third book in detective series is a great addition
In "The Broken Saint," detectives Seagate and Miner again team up, this time to investigate the brutal murder of a young woman named Maricel, an exchange student who was studying at the university. At first the investigation seems to point to her ...

Book review | Straight Flush: Poker gurus held a bad hand
Mezrich leans toward the looser end of nonfiction writing: Much of the book is made up of reconstructed conversations based on the memories of the participants. Extreme, adrenalized behavior — car crashes, plane crashes, drug use and alcohol overdoses ...

'The Shining Girls' is a time-jumping murder thriller
Like those earlier Flynn novels, The Shining Girls, by Lauren Beukes, feels as if it's the book before The Book. It is not entirely successful in its execution, but its author is so profusely talented – capable of wit, darkness, and emotion on a single ...

Book review: 'The World Is a Carpet'
... men and children) will travel to places that none of them could even imagine, to places, ironically, that many of their carpets already call home. Terry Hong writes BookDragon, a book review blog for the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center ...

Book review: 'Woke Up Lonely,' by Fiona Maazel
America is weird. Not weird like Shakespeare's “weyward” sisters, but weird as in meaninglessly incongruous — absurd, but without the moral weight of the absurd. Or at least this is the America of Fiona Maazel's second novel, “Woke Up Lonely.” The ...

'What Doctors Feel' by Danielle Ofri
The emotional cost of witnessing human suffering, grief, and loss up close can be unbearable. This is something physicians struggle with regularly, no matter how far along they are in their careers. Danielle Ofri's rich and deeply insightful new book ...

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King himself has two books out this year: The Shining sequel Doctor Sleep, due out in September, and the significantly shorter Joyland, from retro-pulp specialty publisher Hard Case Crime. Joyland is likely to be the least and lightest of 2013's King ...

River Of Stars Guy Gavriel Kay
The new book also serves as something of an apology for the older one—the military leader whose choices determine the fate of the empire was a cipher in Under Heaven, but he's the focus of River Of Stars. The novel's protagonist is Ren Daiyan, a ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'July 1914'
These two books, which can only be described as masterful, are the first ripples of what is certain to be a tsunami of works marking the 100th anniversary of the Great War (as World War I was known at the time). The conflict that began in August 1914 ...

Book Review: 'Little Green' by Walter Mosley
Book Review: 'Little Green' by Walter Mosley. Posted: June 3, 2013 - 9:57am. Jack Jacksonville on Facebook. By Tim O'Connell. Easy Rawlins died. The police file said so. Thanks to his best friend and a concoction called “Gator's Blood,” he is back on ...

Book Review: '13 Hangmen' by Art Corriveau
This would be a good book for families to read together before setting out for Boston, the Freedom Trail, or Salem this summer. Also, the whole family would enjoy “Mr. Revere and I,” a delightful picture book by Robert Lawson, who also wrote and ...

Book Review: 'NOS4A2' by Joe Hill
If there is any “must read” horror novel for this year it is his latest, “NOS4A2.” There is no fat in this book. This epic, fast-paced, adrenaline-laden novel rivals anything written by his very successful dad, Stephen King. Vic McQueen has always had ...

College and Its Discontents
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Best Classic Books: 10 Classics That Won't Put You To Sleep
Walker (In Love and Trouble, Meridian) has set herself the task of an epistolary novel—and she scores strongly with it. <a href="https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/alice-walker/the-color-purple/" target="_blank">Read full book review ></a> ...

BOOK REVIEW
BOOK REVIEW. Comment(s); Size: + / -; Print; | Reprints. By John Taylor. -. The Washington Times. Monday, June 3, 2013. Enlarge Photo. Follow Us On. Facebook · Follow @washtimes. Question of the Day. Do you think, as Sen. Charles E. Schumer does, ...

Book review: 'The Beatles were Fab (and They Were Funny)
I questioned that – even though I liked this book quite a bit. The authors tell the story of the Fab Four in a way that kids can surely understand, even if they don't grasp the significance of it. Instead, I think the kid-appeal of this book may be ...

'The Feud' by Dean King
The feud was never a straight split between the families, which had intermarried for generations; indeed, several McCoys sided with Hatfields, which makes the feud an all the more complex phenomena to pick apart. King's book includes many black and ...

Book Review - New book gives balanced view of energy debates
In recent years, the seemingly dry subjects of oil and gas drilling and renewable energy have become fodder for Hollywood movies, celebrity concerts and protests outside the White House. Many advocates suggest one side is "good" for America and the ...

Food For Thought In Shriver's 'Big Brother'
In this book, diet protein shakes are thicker than both. Shriver, an American-born journalist and novelist ... It's a lot to swallow, and I was initially as skeptical as I am about fad diets — but the book grows on you. The narrator, 40-year-old ...

Reuters Review Crushes Meredith Whitney's New Book On State Economies
Her newest book, 'The Fate of the States: the New Geography of American Prosperity' is another call to arms on the latter point. Long, however, argues that Whitney is about a year too late to be arguing that the states are going down the toilet (except ...

Destin Library Book Review: The Timelessness of 'The Grapes of Wrath'
I, on the other hand, could not wait to read a book I had heard about since I was a small girl. As a child, I was fascinated by stories my grandparents told about their lives growing up, and my grandmother would tell us to read “The Grapes of Wrath” to ...

Chipping Away at Success
Seeing AMD as David to Intel's Goliath, Mr. Ruiz code-named the suit "Slingshot," the title of his book. ... Instead of writing a straightforward memoir, Mr. Ruiz sprinkles anecdotes from his life story throughout a book chiefly focused on the AMD ...

'Fools' by Joan Silber
In the book's epigraph, Silber quotes Gandhi as saying, “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” It's an elegant formula, and each of these stories show how, despite our best efforts, it can be hard to make it ...

[Book Review] Ania Ahlborn's 'The Shuddering' Is 30% Awesome
Shuddering CvrImg1 e1370383332254 [Book Review] Ania Ahlborns The Shuddering Is 30% Awesome The creatures are introduced in a riveting prologue (“nothing but skin and teeth”), but once Ahlborn establishes her white bread characters and winter ...

Book review: Ron Charles on Colum McCann's 'TransAtlantic'
In 2009, the Irish-born writer Colum McCann strung a collection of interconnected New York lives along a tightrope between New York's twin towers. The Booker Prize judges blew off “Let the Great World Spin,” but McCann's adopted country gave him the ...

For A Girl And Her Horses, A Bumpy Ride To Adulthood
Like Rumer Godden's classic 1958 novel, The Greengage Summer, this is perhaps one of the classier books a young teen would hide under her covers to read with a flashlight. It features a 15-year-old narrator, Theodora "Thea" Atwell, whose family ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Forgotten Conservative'
As John Pafford, friend and biographer of Russell Kirk, suggests in his title, with the exception of certain libertarian historians at academic centers such as Lew Rockwell's highly respected Ludwig von Mises Institute, Grover Cleveland is largely ...

Virginia's Republican Lt. Gov. Candidate Wrote an Interesting Book
Today on the homepage I've got a profile of E. W. Jackson, the Virginia GOP's controversial candidate for lieutenant governor. There wasn't room in that piece for a few passages from his book, Ten Commandments to an Extraordinary Life: Making Your ...

Jonathan Kemp's 'London Triptych': Book Review
9781551525020_LondonTriptych Prostitution, prison, and the police are recurring themes in Jonathan Kemp's ambitious and intricate first novel. In each of the three stories that make up his London Triptych, men find themselves clients and providers in a ...

A Newsman's Controversies
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'We Need New Names,' by NoViolet Bulawayo
In this section : Books. Book Review. 'We Need New Names,' by NoViolet Bulawayo. By Rayyan Al-Shawaf. | Globe Correspondent. June 05, 2013. Article · Comments · Subscribe · Reprints; E-mail. Share via e-mail. To. Add a message. Your e-mail. Share ...

Book Review: 'Z: A Novel Of Zelda Fitzgerald'
While reading "Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald," I found myself exclaiming, “Oh, I wish I was Zelda Fitzgerald! Her life just sounds so glamorous and exciting.” Not much later, I changed my tune entirely, lamenting, “Poor Zelda, I would hate to be her ...

The Race for What's Left
Michael T. Klare's vastly researched, minutely detailed book “The Race for What's Left: The Global Scramble for the World's Last Resources,” now out in paperback, can be read as a direct rebuke to the “we want more, we want more” world. The author, a ...

Book Review: Misunderstanding Financial Crises: Why We Don't See Them ...
Book Review: Misunderstanding Financial Crises: Why We Don't See Them ...

'Cinnamon And Gunpowder': Haute Cuisine On The High Seas
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The Art of Value Investing How the World's Best Investors Beat the Market ...
The Art of Value Investing How the World's Best Investors Beat the Market ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'Through the Perilous Fight'
Steve Vogel's “The Perilous Fight” is probably the best piece of military history that I have read or reviewed in the past five years. It is the story of the last six weeks of the war between Great Britain and the United States that began in 1812. The ...

Book review: ' Transatlantic' by Colum McCann holds elation, sorrow
Colum McCann should need no introduction to readers of contemporary fiction; his 2009 novel "Let The Great World Spin" is one of the 21st century's most celebrated novels thus far — with a National Book Award and an IMPAC Dublin Literary Award among ...

The Grudge From Hell
Some of his brains were inside it"), but the book is scrupulously documented. Occasionally Mr. King has inserted short fiction-like passages of dialogue, but these are not invented; they come from the sources he cites, many of which are firsthand ...


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