Stories tagged: book review
Mon., July 17, 2017, 9:54 a.m.
Book World: Journey on two wheels through climate change and denial
After retiring, climate scientist David Goodrich set out on a 4,208-mile bike ride to witness “what changes in the climate system looked like on the ground.”
Sat., May 20, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
Book review: ‘The Radium Girls’ tells of the women whose deaths revolutionized the workplace
“The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women” by Kate Moore; Sourcebooks (479 pages, $26.99)
Sun., March 5, 2017
Book World: The quiet allure of Charles Cumming’s ‘A Divided Spy’
Charles Cumming’s thrillers have been favorably compared to those of John le Carré and Len Deighton, and justly so. The three British authors sharply evoke a shadowy world of spies …
Sat., Feb. 25, 2017, noon
New Hap and Leonard novel is one dirty puppy
One almost feels guilty enjoying their raw, rollicking adventures. But Joe R. Lansdale, an Edgar Award-winning writer, has a way of winning readers over with his deceptively elegant brand of …
Sat., Feb. 25, 2017, 11:32 a.m.
Book World: Ali Smith begins a new quartet of novels with ‘Autumn’
From the dreamy, disorienting opening of “Autumn,” we are in the strange territory that will be familiar to readers of Ali Smith, whose books play slyly with notions of time, …
Sat., Feb. 18, 2017
Pagan’s latest is love story told from different viewpoints
“Forever is the Worst Long Time” is a love story told from several very different points of view. Camille Pagan unpacks a complicated relationship among a struggling novelist named James; …
Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 5 p.m.
Book review: ‘Idaho’ ponders unfathomable tragedy and its aftermath
Emily Ruskovich, a 2015 O. Henry Award winner for “Owl,” builds her novel around the implosion of the Mitchell family after Jenny murders her younger child, May, and the older …
Sat., Jan. 14, 2017, 10:34 a.m.
Review: ‘Her Every Fear’ is effective, compulsive thriller
Kate Priddy lives in London. She suffers from panic attacks and prefers familiarity to the unknown. When a cousin from the United States she’s never met suggests they swap apartments …
Sat., Dec. 31, 2016, 10 a.m.
Bellevue-bound: David Oshinsky’s history of America’s most storied hospital
A fault line lies across the history of Bellevue Hospital so that the rumble of major social trends, political history and, less surprisingly, changes in scientific understanding create seismic waves …
Sun., Nov. 13, 2016, noon
An indulgent read for fans of ski-film mogul Warren Miller
At first glance, an autobiography from Warren Miller, a 92-year-old resident of Orcas Island and Montana, depending on the season, might seem like career overkill – based purely on the …
Sat., Nov. 5, 2016
John Grisham puts a fresh twist on his latest legal thriller
Before you start reading any John Grisham legal thriller, you more or less know what you’re going to get. The story is bound to feature a scrappy Southern lawyer who …
Mon., Aug. 15, 2016, 4 p.m.
Review: ‘Patient H.M.’ unearths lobotomy doctor’s secrets
In a book that will rank with Rebecca Skloot’s “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” in the realm of outstanding medical ethics narratives, Luke Dittrich uncovers the story of his …
Sat., June 18, 2016
‘Loose cannon’: Science writer Mary Roach explains her curious curiosity
When most people consider the hardships of war, they focus on the fear and the fighting, the noble cause and the selfless sacrifice. When best-selling science writer Mary Roach tackled …
Sat., June 11, 2016
Stephen King drives ‘Mercedes’ trilogy to emotional end
Readers who missed Brady Hartsfield in the second book in Stephen King’s trilogy about a psychotic killer will be delighted to know he’s alive – but definitely not well – …
Sat., June 4, 2016, noon
Review: Neil Gaiman has a lot to say about a lot
Warning: This book may make you want to read a bunch of other books. Maybe even buy a comic. On my list, recommended by Mr. Gaiman: anything by Harlan Ellison, …
Sat., April 23, 2016, 12:10 p.m.
Book review: ‘Daredevils’ a thrilling ride
Shawn Vestal has launched a thrilling motorcycle leap of his own, bold, fast-paced and seemingly headed for oblivion. Readers are advised to hang on for a wild and rewarding ride.
Sat., Nov. 14, 2015
Stephen King ponders death in new collection ‘Bazaar of Bad Dreams’
Stephen King has always addressed his “Constant Readers” in prefaces or afterwords to his books. He likes to share what inspired him or what he was thinking about when he …
Sat., Oct. 31, 2015, 12:55 p.m.
Review: ‘Wild’ author’s inspirational quotes: ‘Brave Enough’
Strayed published collections of quotes culled from “Wild” and her speaking gigs.
Sun., Aug. 23, 2015
Doig’s latest offers rich characters, landscapes
When Seattle author Ivan Doig died following a long illness last April, America lost one its most beloved storytellers. With his final novel Doig aptly crowns a luminous, 16-book legacy. …
Wed., April 11, 2007
‘Gospel of Food’ spurs appetite
As soon as I finished reading Barry Glassner’s “The Gospel of Food,” I promptly baked a big chocolate cake. A few days later, I produced a batch of scones. Over …
Sat., Jan. 3, 1998
Juvenile Court Judge Throws Book, His Book, At Teens Arizona Jurist Sorts Out The Often Confusing Status Of Young People In Legal System
A new book offers teenagers help in sorting out where they stand in the American legal system, which sometimes treats them as children, other times as adults. “The more you …
Mon., Dec. 29, 1997
Celebrate Winter Don’t Shy Away From Cold And Snow, Get Out And Enjoy It!
1. Cover illustration from “Marven of the Great North Woods,” written by Kathryn Lasky and illustrated by Kevin Hawkes. 2. (photo of book jacket of “Is That You, Winter?”) 3. …
Sun., Dec. 28, 1997
Pat Mcmanus Wit Author’s Newest Book A Humorous And Evocative Collection Of Short Stories
“Into the Twilight, Endlessly Grousing” By Patrick F. McManus ($20, Simon & Schuster, 221 pages) By now, almost everybody is familiar with the humor of Pat McManus, especially everybody here …
Thu., Dec. 25, 1997
Turning 50 A Laughing Matter If You’re Still Young And Dry
“The Big Five-Oh! Facing, Fearing, and Fighting Fifty” By Bill Geist; William Morrow (250 pages, $23) Dave Geist is to turning 50 what Homer is to road trips, what Oprah …
Tue., Dec. 23, 1997
Catty Kitty With Gossip Monger Kitty Kelley In Town, Sample These Morsels From Her Bestsellers
1. Kitty Kelley: An uncanny talent for ferreting out and passing on the ugliest, nastiest, sleaziest rumors. 2. (The Queen Mother) 3. (Frank Sinatra) 4. (Nancy Reagan)
Mon., Dec. 22, 1997
‘Tuesdays With Morrie’ A Gift To Humankind
“tuesdays With Morrie: An Old Man, A Young Man, and Life’s Greatest Lesson” By Mitch Albom (Doubleday, 192 pages, $19.95) My world is mostly professional sports. It is peopled with …
Wed., Dec. 17, 1997
‘Forgotten Holocaust’ Nazi’s Diary Adds Shocking Details About Japanesse Atrocities During Nanking Massacre
Iris Chang, author of the book, “The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II.” Photo by TPN
Mon., Dec. 15, 1997
, It’s A Children’s Book, But Everyone Will Love ‘Wombat Divine’
(Cover of Wombat Divine)
Fri., Dec. 12, 1997
Berendt Book Captured Quirkiness Of Savannah
There ARE normal people in Savannah. Honest. Most of us don’t walk imaginary dogs, plot to poison the water supply, crash debutante parties or hire voodoo priestesses to dodge murder …
Mon., Dec. 8, 1997
Serial Killers Abound In ‘Cat’
“Cat & Mouse” by James Patterson (Little, Brown, 399 pp., $24.95) James Patterson has carved out a name as one of the premier cops-and-sicko-serial-killer writers around, and he does write …