BooknByte.com: A website for book lovers

Home > Book Reviews

Book Reviews 01/2016

Book Review: The Jemima Code
You woke up this morning with a craving. So is breakfast time too early to think about dinner? Is it bad to want to sneak home for lunch, just to make your favorite comfort food? No, because nothing else tastes good when you're hankering for something ...

Book Review: Black Man in a White Coat
By Terri Schlichenmeyer Lately, you haven't been feeling like yourself. You've always been a bounce-out-of-bed kind of person, but not anymore: you're achy now, tired, and you can't think straight. Did you pick up a bug of some kind or – as you'll ...

Answering the Most Frequent Questions About the Book Review
There are no staff critics or writers at the Book Review. There are critics whom we turn to repeatedly and whom we love to have in our pages. But we also strive for a rotating cast of reviewers from outside The Times: professional literary critics ...

The Changi Book review: Impressive POW essays finally see light of day
The publication was to be in the style of The Anzac Book and later First and Second World War Annuals. I vividly recall reading some of these when I was a child. But for various reasons the book of Changi memories never eventuated until now. Seventy ...

Book Review: Firefight: The Century-Long Battle To Integrate New York's Bravest
By Terri Schlichenmeyer Chestnuts roasting on an open fire seem so cozy. Just humming that tune warms you up, right? Roaring flames on hearth or sand always seem welcoming, even romantic – except when they go out of control. And as for the person ...

Book review: 'The Code Breakers Club: The Mummy's Curse' by Penny Warner
Book review: 'Nick and Tesla's Super-Cyborg Gadget Glove'. Oct 10, 2015 · Book review: 'Space Case: A Moon Base Alpha Novel' by Stuart Gibbs. Dec 05, 2015 · Judge orders Duval to reinstate teacher accused of cursing, using N word · Jaguars In Review: ...

Book review: 'Home Evenings for Empty Nesters' shares ideas for FHE for two
The book "Home Evenings for Empty Nesters" by Alison Palmer is a wonderful guide with 60 lessons to keep the family home evening habit going after the children have flown the coop. "Home Evenings for Empty Nesters" is organized by topic in alphabetical ...

Book review: Historical romance 'Doing No Harm' features finding love while ...
Book review: Historical romance 'Doing No Harm' features finding love while ...

Book review: 'CIA Street Smarts for Women' empowers women to protect themselves
In "CIA Street Smarts for Women," he encourages women to take their time to observe, to listen, to be alert and discerning, and to examine the men they are interested in. The book suggests that rather than hurrying into a relationship, a woman should ...

'A Thousand Nights' book review: A legend's retelling gives voice to the nameless
Her sister was beautiful. She had a fire that could not be dimmed, a spirit that demanded to soar. She knew she needed to protect that. Above all else, she needed to ensure her sister would live. Lo-Melkhin killed three hundred of his queens before ...

'The Past' by Tessa Hadley
This naturalness is particularly evident in the middle section of the book, which describes the occasion in 1968 when Jill, fleeing her marriage, returns to the vicarage with Harriet, Roland, and baby Alice. (Fran is not yet born.) Jill's story ...

Annual book review series to resume at Grace Lutheran Church in Winter Haven
These are the stories attendees of Grace Lutheran Church's annual book review series will get a taste of. “A good review gives an appetite for the book, not the whole plot,” said Martha Walker, member of the church's book review committee. “It makes ...

Book review: 'Mind over Fork'
It's a brand new year, and you're certainly not alone if you've resolved to eat better, exercise more, and be just as dedicated to your new diet plan six months from now as you are today. But before you get started, registered dietitian and ...

Book review: 'All the Stars in the Heavens'
The golden era of Hollywood is one that seems filled with romance, mystery and glamour, but also speculation. How much of what was publicized about the stars of yesterday was true, and how much was generated by the studios' publicity machines? Adriana ...

Book review: 'Dreamland' chronicles America's opiate nightmare
Since then "Dreamland" has been named a best book of the year by The Seattle Times, The Boston Globe, Slate, Entertainment Weekly ("like a David Simon TV Show gone cosmic") and Angus Deaton, Nobel Prize-winning professor of economics at Princeton ...

Book Review: 'The Black Country' shows uglier side of humanity
The word "black" in the title of "The Black Country" by Alex Grecian describes perfectly the atmosphere in which a reader finds oneself, but can't put the book down. This novel was published a year ago, and has just reached the bargain table at your ...

'The Crossing' keeps readers in suspense
Special to the Record Searchlight It's always nice on a cold winter day to cuddle up with the newest Harry Bosch book written by word-king Michael Connolly. This time, does almost-retired Bosch go in a different direction when he dares to help an ...

Book review (Fiction): 'The Gun'
Fuminori Nakamura opens his psychological thriller “The Gun” with a familiar trope: A corpse lies on a rain-soaked, abandoned stretch of concrete, near a bridge. “On the concrete where his head lay, there was a dark pool of liquid that, based on ...

Book review: Go deep into Japan's food culture with 'Rice, Noodle, Fish'
The book represents a total change-up from Goulding, a James Beard Award winner and former food editor at Men's Health magazine and co-author of “Eat This, Not That,” the book that unmasked Outback's Aussie cheese fries as the unhealthiest food—at ...

Book review: “Limping On Water” by Phil Beauth with KC Schulberg
Beuth's limp, which derived from his cerebral palsy, became an outward marker of his inner determination and achievement and is the reason for the book's title, “Limping On Water.” It came about as an insiders' joke. Years ago, Sev Severino, the ABC ...

Book review: 'Elizabeth Is Missing' by Emma Healey
Every once in a while, a book slips through the cracks and doesn't get reviewed as quickly as it deserved to be. Such is the case with "Elizabeth Is Missing," which was released in paperback in June 2015. The hardcover edition is even older. But the ...

Book review: 'Shopaholic to the Rescue'
Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood) is back in "Shopaholic to the Rescue," and she's on a mission. The latest addition to this light-hearted series by Sophie Kinsella finds Becky, with friends and family, on a road trip from Los Angeles through the American ...

Book review: "Ashley Bell," by Dean Koontz
If you're among his legion of fans, you'll probably greet his new book, "Ashley Bell," with open arms. If, however, you don't know his work, let me offer two observations. First, Koontz's prose can be exceptionally fine. Second, the man has long since ...

Book Review: From well-trod ground, an interesting new take on Henry Wadsworth ...
Book Review: From well-trod ground, an interesting new take on Henry Wadsworth ...

Book review: 'Just Married' is a resource with counsel, humor for the married ...
Book review: 'Just Married' is a resource with counsel, humor for the married ...

Book review: “Limping On Water” by Phil Beuth with KC Schulberg
Beuth's limp, which derived from his cerebral palsy, became an outward marker of his inner determination and achievement and is the reason for the book's title, “Limping On Water.” It came about as an insiders' joke. Years ago, Sev Severino, the ABC ...

'Appealed' book review: A new beginning
Appealed by Emma Chase takes on the classic tale of best friends turned lovers and gives it a twist that makes it impossible to put down! About 'Appealed'. Once upon a time, Brent Mason and Kennedy Randolph were best friends. They grew up together, ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'London Fog: A Biography'
When the poet W.H. Auden came back to live in England as an American citizen after many decades in the United States, he celebrated his return to his native heath with a poem titled “Thank You, Fog” which contrasted the gentle white wisps in rural ...

Book Review: 'Antosha & Levitasha,' by Serge Gregory
This is his first book, and it's very compelling, especially for those interested in artistic friendships that amount to a kind of osmotic collaboration. Anton Chekhov and Isaac Levitan were born in the same year. Both had lower-class childhoods and ...

Book Review: 'Wuthering Heights'
In Coakley's new book, Charlotte, Emily, Branwell and Anne dive into a fictional world they created. Daily Bruin senior staff Umbreen Ali reviews both Coakley's meta book and Emily Brontё's classic, dark novel “Wuthering Heights.” Reading “Wuthering ...

Book review: 'The Cenote' is a fantastical tale with real-life lessons
Chelsea Dyreng's debut novel, "The Cenote" (pronounced say-no-tay), is a meso-American tale full of romance, suspense and true-to-life lessons. Subscription Required. An online service is needed to view this article in its entirety. You need an online ...

Book Review – Sinclair ZX Spectrum: a visual compendium
If you've ever picked up a Bitmap Book before [see our Amiga and C64 reviews here] you're expecting one thing before you open the pages. That thing is quality and with this latest release the Sinclair ZX Spectrum: a visual compendium this truly could ...

Book review: 'The Amazing Book Is Not on Fire: The World of Dan and Phil' is a ...
Book review: 'The Amazing Book Is Not on Fire: The World of Dan and Phil' is a ...

Ethiopia: Book Review - a Blind Alley
The first 60 pages of Arkebe's book dwell on reviews of different literature but I want to focus only on the remaining chapters. This is not without mentioning the tenor of various blurbs written by well-known and qualified scholars. One of these reads ...

Book review: Fifty-Six: The Story of the Bradford Fire
Last year saw the publication of a book that is destined to take its place in the canon of soccer literature, alongside the likes of The Miracle of Castel di Sangro, Among the Thugs, and The Ball is Round. Martin Fletcher's Fifty-Six: The Story of the ...

BOOK REVIEW: Strong women shine in 'Dollbaby'
On the press release I received, book review publication BookPage also compared “Dollbaby” to “Divine Sisters of the Ya Ya Sisterhood.” I haven't read “The Help” yet, but I devoured “The Secret Life of Bees” by Sue Monk Kidd and “Divine Secrets” by ...

Book Review: “This is Where It Ends” by Marieke Nijkamp
This particular fictional incident takes place in the auditorium of Opportunity High, Alabama, where the shooter has locked in the majority of the student body before he begins his deathly rampage at 10:05 a.m.. The book covers the hour of horror that ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'Menus for Movieland: Newspapers and the Emergence of American ...
BOOK REVIEW: 'Menus for Movieland: Newspapers and the Emergence of American ...

Book review | 'A Banquet of Consequences': George serves up a rich feast with ...
Book review | 'A Banquet of Consequences': George serves up a rich feast with ...

Serious kudos for the LA Review of Books
Tom Lutz and his Los Angeles Review of Books received some major love as a game changer in the world of book reviewing in a piece published this week by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Since launching as a standalone website in 2012, Carnegie ...

Book review: Diagnosing and prescribing solutions for ills plaguing Pakistan
What lies at the root of Pakistan's persistent animus against its larger, eastern neighbour? Was it rancour over the process of Partition and the territorial division, over Kashmir, the division of river waters, the loss of East Pakistan, lingering ...

Book review: 'Unforgettable' is packed with adventures of CIA agent who can't ...
Book review: 'Unforgettable' is packed with adventures of CIA agent who can't ...

BOOK REVIEW What We Left Behind
There'll always be a soft place in your heart for your first kiss, your first "I love you"—and for the person who gave them to you. You'll never forget the electricity of holding hands or the rush of being together even after, as in the new novel What ...

The Long Room, by Francesca Kay - book review: The stalker comes in from the ...
The Long Room, by Francesca Kay - book review: The stalker comes in from the ...

Book review: Prothero's 'Why Liberals Win the Culture Wars'
In 2004, former Labor Secretary Robert Reich wrote a book subtitled “Why Liberals Will Win the Battle for America.” He argued that the populace is more compassionate than the tone set by conservatives who dominate government. He said most Americans ...

Book review: Success Strategies from Women in STEM
Have you ever wished that there was an instruction manual for life? A second edition of “Success Strategies from Women in STEM” aims to be that book for women in research – a 'portable mentor' to help individual researchers find their way. It's part of ...

Review: 'Living on Paper,' Seven Decades of Letters From Iris Murdoch
Bayley appears infrequently in this book, but when he does, he toddles on like a gifted silent comedian. In one letter, he breaks his leg by catching it on a car's seatbelt. In another, he breaks his ankle and is hospitalized after falling while ...

Book Review: Movie Star Chronicles By Ian Haydn Smith
Paul Newman was a radioman-gunner in WWII. Afterword, he studied at the Actor's Studio under Lee Strasburg. He worked on a bunch of TV shows before starring in his first film, The Silver Chalice, in 1954. Richard Dreyfuss's Jaws and Close Encounters of ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker ...
BOOK REVIEW: 'Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker ...

Book review: Haile Selassie and the tragedy of Ethiopia
The book is manifestly a riposte to Ryszard Kapuscinski's The Emperor: Downfall of an Autocrat, which portrayed the emperor, and indeed Addis Ababa's entire Amharic elite, as a comic-opera laughing stock. Selassie came to power as regent of Abyssinia, ...


Tax and Bookkeeping | bail bonds | online car donation



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

© Copyright by BooknByte.com. All rights reserved.