“[I]n the world of letters, it is hard to imagine a more seismic change than this one.” The New York Times announces that its longtime book critic Michiko Kakutani is stepping down after nearly four decades of reviews. The Times also...Show More Summary
The New York Times shared a collection of reviews and essays by Michiko Kakutani, who is stepping down for her post as a book reviewer. Stereogum interviewed singer-songwriter Gillian Welch. The JDO Show podcast interviewed author Elle Nash. Aldous Harding...
I have read quite a few books that fall into the ‘hard work triumphs intelligence’ camp, such as ‘Peak’ by Anders Ericsson, ‘Talent is overrated‘ by Geoff Colvin and ‘Outliers‘ by Malcolm Gladwell. And I am more than sympathetic to that viewpoint, however I have always believed in a more nuanced [...] Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
Interesting and provocative piece from William Matchett, who’s recent book on the RUC has been getting rave reviews, at least on the Unionist side of the fence. He doesn’t like to pull his punches: The Troubles were due to a failure in politics, not a failure in security. No nationalist, or unionist, party is blameless. more...
All good things must come to an end, and we’re going out with a bang on this, our last giveaway before the massive Grand Prize. Four lucky winners will get this great selection made up of four of Fantasy Book Review’s biggest bruisers including a misguided savior, a goddess’ influence, a new partnership and a new take on Merlin. Show More Summary
Michiko Kakutani has been reviewing books at The New York Times since 1983 (!), and has long surely been the most influential daily-newspaper reviewer in the United States (not that most people could name very many (any ?) others...),...Show More Summary
Actor Wesley Snipes imagines a war between angels and demons in his debut novel, the supernatural 'Talon of God.' A 3-star book review.
Jennie Melamed's dystopian novel 'Gather the Daughters' is too derivative of Margaret Atwood's classic. A 2-star book review.
Ms. Kakutani has reviewed books at The New York Times since 1983 and was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1998. The paper named Parul Sehgal one of its book critics.
Book Description from Goodreads: The graphic novel debut from rising star Noelle Stevenson, based on her beloved and critically acclaimed web comic, which Slate awarded its Cartoonist Studio Prize, calling it “a deadpan epic.” Nemeses!...Show More Summary
Carolyn Kormann reviews the book “Xerophile: Cactus Photographs from Expeditions of the Obsessed.”
Longtime New York Times books critic Michiko Kakutani is moving on to focus on other projects, she confirmed on Thursday, after 38 years at the newspaper. During those close to four fearsome decades at the Times, Kakutani was perhaps...Show More Summary
Don't judge this book by its (rather generic) title; it's a fun and fast-paced read.
Sure, thieves make off with expensive coffee-table books and textbooks, but, says the manager of the London Review Bookshop, "Our most-stolen authors, in order, are Baudrillard, Freud, Nietzsche, Graham Greene, Lacan, Camus, and whoever puts together the Wisden [Cricketers'] Almanack." One booklifter who got caught said as he was escorted from the store, "I hope […]
The Michiko Kakutani book review is an institution unto itself, one that has now come to an end as The New York Times chief book critic steps down from her role after 38 years at the Times, 34 of which have been spent writing about the work of basically every author in the contemporary Western...
Michiko Kakutani, the feared and revered chief book critic at the NY Times, is leaving the newspaper after four decades. A press release from Pamela Paul, editor of the NY Times Book Review, and Radhika Jones, the editorial directorShow More Summary
It was a crude pistol made from a barrel he salvaged, fired with a hand held hammer, strong rubber bands cut from inner-tubes and a breechblock. This post Book Review: “Oh What Have I Done” 266 pages, Amazon appeared first on AmmoLand.com Shooting Sports News.
“Beloved.” “Infinite Jest.” “White Teeth.” “Team of Rivals.” Four decades of signature reviews and essays by The Times’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book critic.
Background: I love being in First Class now! For my European Trip, I booked all First Class seats for my connections from city to city, except for the first leg from Zurich to Salzburg because I arrived a day later than anticipated and missed my originally booked First Class train. To get to Berlin, I […]
I recently read the book Vlog Like a Boss: How to Kill It Online with Video Blogging by Amy Schmittauer. You can find out more about Amy at her website and at her YouTube channel. And yes – it’s a book about making video … so I HAD to do a video book review, right? Vlog […]