Monday, July 11, 2011

Book Reviews for the Young and Old

We've got two great reviews to share today!

First, for our newest title, Future Media, from Publishers Weekly:

Wilber's solid anthology of short stories and academic essays successfully juxtaposes work both newer and timeless. Nicholas Carr's "Is Google Making Us Stupid?" posits that Google has severely curtailed our attention spans; this is further developed by James Patrick Kelly's "New Brains for Old," a discussion of reprogramming our brains. An excerpt from Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 is paired with Gregory Benford's morbid book auction in "Centigrade 233." AllucquƩre Rosanne Stone's "Sex, Death, and Machinery" mashes up a nonfiction essay with a fictional style, exploring technology and all of our relations to it...Often deep, occasionally dense, and always thought-provoking, these works will appeal to both academics and lay readers.

And then an great review on Paperblog of one of our favorite Peter S. Baegle titles, A Fine & Private Place:

It features some of the best character studies I have seen. By the time you finish the story, it seems like the characters are people you have known for a long time. You will remember them long after you read this book... If fantastically developed characters trapped between love and death appeal to you, this is a nearly perfect book.

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