Posts tagged The New York Times

Yesterday’s fantastic New York Times piece on the post-Fukushima debate over nuclear power safety proved that radiation is still a front-page story. Robert Peter Gale, M.D., and Eric Lax wrote their book Radiation: What It Is, What You Need to Know(Knopf) to serve as an essential guide to radiation: the good, the bad, and the utterly fascinating, explained with unprecedented clarity. It’s 288 pages that will change your understanding of radiation and the countless global, medical, scientific, and economic issues it affects. 

“Mr. Hobbs — who graduated in 2011 from Reed College — seizes our attention and holds it tight, not so much through his plotting or his characters but through his sheer, masterly use of details, and the authoritative, hard-boiled voice he has fashioned for Jack…This is the debut of a gifted crime writer who will only get better with his next endeavors.” - Michiko Kakutani reviews Roger Hobbs debut thriller, Ghostman (via The New York Times) 
 
I think she liked it. 

Mr. Hobbs — who graduated in 2011 from Reed College — seizes our attention and holds it tight, not so much through his plotting or his characters but through his sheer, masterly use of details, and the authoritative, hard-boiled voice he has fashioned for Jack…This is the debut of a gifted crime writer who will only get better with his next endeavors.” - Michiko Kakutani reviews Roger Hobbs debut thriller, Ghostman (via The New York Times

 

I think she liked it. 

This past Sunday’s New York Times Book Review ad for Richard Russo’s memoir, ELSEWHERE. 
Read Maureen Corrigan’s rave review for ELSEWHERE on NPR.org.

This past Sunday’s New York Times Book Review ad for Richard Russo’s memoir, ELSEWHERE. 

Read Maureen Corrigan’s rave review for ELSEWHERE on NPR.org.

It truly is the dog days of summer. 

It truly is the dog days of summer. 

President Bill Clinton reviews Robert Caro’s The Passage of Power in this Sunday’s New York Times Book Review.

President Bill Clinton reviews Robert Caro’s The Passage of Power in this Sunday’s New York Times Book Review.

“’Blue Nights’ is precisely the thrill of those last two minutes in the air: the surge of expectation that comes as the wing flaps drop, the air brakes rise and the plane grinds forward, rocking gently, back and forth, over the water. It’s a book within a hairsbreadth of the landing strip, and its excitement comes from watching one of the greatest careers in modern letters make its final, unsettled preparations to touch down.”
—Nathan Heller, The New York Times

“’Blue Nights’ is precisely the thrill of those last two minutes in the air: the surge of expectation that comes as the wing flaps drop, the air brakes rise and the plane grinds forward, rocking gently, back and forth, over the water. It’s a book within a hairsbreadth of the landing strip, and its excitement comes from watching one of the greatest careers in modern letters make its final, unsettled preparations to touch down.”

—Nathan Heller, The New York Times