NPR praises Foer’s “lucid, absorbing” book, from Foer’s assertion that democracy and technology have collided to his “concise, insightful psychological profiles” of the movers-and-shakers in Big Tech.
Bestselling novelist and Washington Post columnist David Ignatius’ “geeky” spy thriller is “fun—and the complex intrigue will please thriller fans.”
Publisher’s Weekly lauds Cartoon County, describing Cullen Murphy’s depiction of his father’s experience in the war and his relationship with mentor Norman Rockwell as “particularly fascinating.”
The Times raves “The stories Murphy tells…my goodness, how astonishing they are, and how moving, and how funny, and how just plain weird. Wait until you get to the one about the unlikely polygamist. Or the client who dies, mid-move. The next time you think of your movers as invisible, remember: They see all of … [Read More]
Inspired by a series of instructional articles she assembled for her readers some years back, here Ann Hornaday, an estimable movie critic at The Washington Post and a finalist for the 2008 Pulitzer Prize in criticism, considers various aspects of filmmaking in chapters that roughly follow the timeline of production.
Caught between parents, cultures and ideologies, Andreas’s thoroughly engrossing account of his conflicted upbringing is enriched by excerpts from his mother’s diaries, offering glimpses into the mind of a woman so driven by a desire for social equality that her actions call into question what constitutes quality parenting. “I really feel terrible sometimes when I … [Read More]
In the words of Tom Shippey “Biopunk has been waiting for its William Gibson, to bring a whole new vision of the future as Mr. Gibson did for cyberpunk, and Daniel Suarez has done it. The central story is riveting…Even more compelling, maybe, is the imagined background, the ‘agritowers’ or vertical hydroponics farms, the ‘pharmatowers,’ … [Read More]
David Bornstein raves Liu’s “engaging and extremely timely book” takes stories of citizen action and distills them into “powerful insights and strategies.” In Liu’s words “This book is for underdogs and challengers. It’s for people who want to be change agents, not defenders of the status quo.”
Business scholars Michael Useem, Harbir Singh, and Peter Cappelli at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and Neng Liang of the China Europe International Business School sketch portraits of dozens of China’s major private companies, including the e-commerce giant Alibaba, the auto maker Geely and the property developer Vanke, which are now powerful forces far … [Read More]
The New Prince received a standing ovation from an enthusiastic audience at its world premiere last Friday. Set in 2032, it shows Machiavelli revising his book for a new era. Much of the effectiveness of the harmony between libretto and score stems from Ignatius’s skillful use of actual words used by the historical figures. Reviewer Mervyn … [Read More]