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Review: Hello World, just how far should we trust machines? Special

Computers were developed as tools, then they became our toys. Now they are all around us, increasingly involved in the our daily lives and beginning to make decisions. In the book 'Hello World', Hannah Fry attempts to make sense of it all.

Review: 'The Disaster Artist' — How an awful film became a brilliant book

Back in 2002, Greg Sestero was ready to give up on acting, after spending the last few years chasing his childhood dream; but then an old friend offers him one last throw of the dice. "Take it", Greg decides. "It's not like anyone's going to see this..."

Review: I am Titanium fantasy novel with social commentary Special

New York - An action packed fantasy thriller with an underlying commentary on social issues of today in John Patrick Kennedy's latest novel "I am Titanium".

Review: Donald Miller gets personal again in 'Scary Close'

Author Donald Miller is something of a rock star — at least, as far as Christian writers go. His best-selling books and speaking engagements have gained him a wide audience.

Review: E-book explores the Occupation through literary words and worlds Special

The e-book Song of the Caged Bird by Marcello Di Cintio is an exploration of the Palestinian Occupation through the words of literature.

Review: Can atheists be Republicans? Not if evidence matters

It is no secret that the Republican Party is the American theocratic party. They always seem to vote Bible first and ignore not only their constituents but also scientific evidence and all reason.

Review: Cameron Diaz thinks your body is amazing Special

Cameron Diaz thinks your body is amazing. So amazing, in fact, that she released a nearly 300-page compendium of nutrition and fitness entitled The Body Book, and she dedicated it to your body.

Review: The Horse Lover, by Alan Day: 'Quest to Save the Wild Mustangs' Special

Nenzel - I recently received a request from Lynn Sneyd to do a featured book review on rancher Alan Day's new book, "The Horse Lover". Day is the brother of Sandra Day O'Conner, a retired Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Review: God's man in the jungle

At age 14 Bruce Olson asked himself, "Who is my God?" Feeling lost, his desire to know God led Olson to read his Bible. There he found the answer, "If you will believe in your heart that God raised Him (Christ) from the dead, you will be saved."

Review: Thoughts on John Green's 'Looking for Alaska' Special

Undeniably, there are books you can discard after a single reading. Then there are books that continue to haunt you long after you've closed the back cover and tried to sleep.

Review: Pop culture gets its wag on with ‘Babes with Dogs’ Special

Los Angeles - Too many women put up with men that are — well, let’s just say dogs! But author and PR specialist, Tany Soussana, thinks that putting up with a dog is great, as long as it has four legs.

Review: A must-read: 'Ordinary Beauty' by Laura Wiess Special

Most authors create characters their readers can relate to. I cannot identify with 17-year-old Sayre, Laura Wiess’ latest heroine. However, I was literally crying as I turned the pages of ‘Ordinary Beauty.’

Review: Sophie Kinsella's 'Wedding Night' gives brief break from reality Special

Most book lovers can attest that literary titles can offer fresh perspectives on our lives. Some books make you think, others waste your time, while some provide brief respite from your realities. The last one is my favorite. Here’s one of them.

Review: 'And the Mountains Echoed' — and the lesson resonated loudly Special

All of us have felt incomplete at one point or another. This hollow feeling could be filled with the affection of another - a lover, a parent, a friend. Yet can you imagine living with the knowledge that you lost someone and cannot bring them back?

Review: Dan Brown's Inferno — The gates of hell or portal to heaven?

Contemporary author Dan Brown's latest novel received both praises and criticism from the Filipino nation. Was the criticism merited or was it the response of a scorned nation?

Review: Christmas in Venice by Meadow Taylor Special

"Olivia’s Christmas trip to Venice, Italy, should be a holiday dream come true. But when the unattended luggage becomes the focus of a handsome Italian policeman’s bomb investigation, she worries she won’t even make it out of the airport."

Review: Book Review — Tendrils of Life by Owen Choi

Tendrils of Life takes you through the turmoil of war in Korea at the end of World War II and the Pacific War with the surrender of the Empire of Japan.

Review: Book Review — The Sea-god at Sunrise by G.L. Tysk

A masterfully written tale, the Sea-god at Sunrise, a story about two young Japanese boys, Shima and his little brother Takao--shipwrecked on an isolated island after a terrible typhoon.

Review: One physician's prescription for happiness Special

Australian Physician Louis Koster offers a unique prescription for health: happiness. His first book offers a step-by-step instruction guide for how to achieve this elusive condition.

Review: 'The Letter' – Pat Tillman's widow final gift from husband Special

A new book reveals that on the same night former NFL star-turned-soldier Pat Tillman was killed in Afghanistan, he saved another person's life: that of his wife, Marie.

Review: The Rise of Nine by Pittacus Lore

"Until the day I met John Smith, Number Four, I'd been on the run alone, hiding and fighting to stay alive. Together, we are much more powerful. But it could only last so long before we had to separate to find the others. . . ."

Review: 'Winter Journal' by Paul Auster Special

Who should tell the story is the most important decision any storyteller ever makes. And the options are very limited: third person, first person or second person. When the author gets it right, even a poor tale works. But when the author gets it wrong...

Review: Why on earth is 'Fifty Shades of Grey' so popular?

E.L James' novel Fifty Shades of Grey has passed both Dan Brown's "The Da Vinci Code" and "The Highway Code" to become the bestselling book and ebook in British history. Your humble male narrator is confused, dear readers.

Review: 'Follow the Money' a book travelling with a 10-dollar bill Special

"Follow the money" is a piece of advice I am frequently treated to on the Internet. It is invariably proffered as though it were a self evident proof; although my interlocutor never seems to have taken their own advice.

Review: Past and present collide in New York Diaries Special

New York - Andy Warhol is one of many figures in New York Diaries 1609 - 2009 (Modern Library), a fascinating book covering four hundred years of Big Apple experiences and observations.

Review: Friends Like Us by Lauren Fox

Friends Like Us starts five years after Willa and Jane's friendship fell apart. "I hated you," Jane tells Willa during their first meeting since their friendship ended.

Op-Ed: J.L. Coalwell brings humanity to fantasy with 'Amber Grey' Special

Author J.L. Coalwell's "Amber Grey: Calm Before the Storm" was successful as an eBook and was released in print this month. Parents, plan your holiday shopping accordingly because this is the first in a trilogy your kids will definitely want.

Op-Ed: Microbiology and Sterility Assurance

"Microbiology and Sterility Assurance in Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices" is a book that provides a vivid picture of today's pharmaceutical microbiology.

Op-Ed: Globalization And Precarious Forms Of Production And Employment

‘Globalization And Precarious Forms Of Production And Employment’ is a timely book which helps us to navigate through the various employment strategies of employers and governments.

Op-Ed: Globalization And Precarious Forms Of Production And Employment

‘Globalization And Precarious Forms Of Production And Employment’ is a timely book which helps us to navigate through the various employment strategies of employers and governments.
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