- Comics Reviews June 2012
Our hero is cast as a Buck Rogers–like space traveler, bouncing from planet to planet (instead of island to island) in Deco-inspired rocket ships.
"If your idea is great, people will find you," he advises.
- Nonfiction Reviews
HarperCollins, $25.99 (368p) ISBN 978-0-06-124043-0 Perry (Population: 485) is that nowadays rare memoirist whose eccentric upbringing inspires him to humor and sympathetic insight instead of trauma mongering and self-pity.
- Fiction Reviews: Week of 5/21/2007
Can't you understand that?
- Fiction Book Reviews: 11/9/2009
Witty dialogue and likable characters keep the pages turning, but Center glosses over the depth of emotion inherent in carrying your sister’s baby to the point that you forget at times that Sarah is pregnant.
The authors conclude that any speech is "all about you in conversation with the audience"; they stress the importance of knowing your audience and their language, achieving rapport with repetition and with stories, and making an immediate connection with a creative introduction.
- Fiction Reviews: 1/25/2010
Kalla’s medical experience doubtless informs the rigorous operating room scenes and the abrasive hospital politics, but while this should appeal to fans of medical TV dramas, the overdose of familiar coincidences, revelations, and personal demons makes this feel more like a rerun than a new episode.
- Nonfiction Book Reviews
Rather than continue to try to contain Iran by means of “a broad-based Arab alliance,” an approach that’s been failing for decades, Takeyh argues that the U.S. must instead “conceive a situation whereby Iran... sees benefit in limiting its ambitions.”
- Nonfiction Reviews: 9/14/2009
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- Fiction Book Reviews: 6/15/2009
Peter Decker and his wife, Rina (after The Mercedes Coffin), Rina finds that some jury duty should include hazardous duty pay.
- Fiction Reviews
Or should she embrace her gifted inner artist?
- Nonfiction Reviews: Week of 5/11/2009
He proposes a broad approach that emphasizes the political, economic and legal fronts in this long war, cautioning—as has Defense Secretary Robert Gates—that “the military should not... be the tip of the spear.”
- Fiction Reviews: Week of 9/11/2006
His reluctance to "fully occupy" his real estate career ("it's really about arriving and destinations, and all the prospects that await you or might await you in some place you never thought about") illuminates the preoccupations of the boomer generation; for Frank, an
- Fiction Reviews: Week of 10/9/2006
Kockroach, however, doesn't lapse into despair, but instead demonstrates the relentless survival instinct of his species by learning how to get by in the human world.
- Audio Reviews: Week of 7/30/2007
This is appropriate, since, after all, Carpenter is supposed to be the one telling us this witty, well-plotted, highly entertaining shaggy dog story.