...“The Power of Habit” is an enjoyable book, and readers will find useful advice about how to change at least some of their bad habits...
Instead of focusing on the idea of “10,000 hours” as an essential path to excellence, he dampens this theory with determinist conclusions about the role of chance.
Striking research showing the immense complexity of ordinary thought and revealing the identities of the gatekeepers in our minds.
A compelling case for reforms that support family values in the continuing “march toward true equality.”
Like most road-trip novels, American Gods can be disjointed and episodic, but, like the best of them, it's still worth the trip.
This ambitious first novel introduces 16-year-old Miles Halter, whose hobby is memorizing famous people's last words...But the novel's chief appeal lies in Miles's well-articulated lust and his initial excitement about being on his own for the first time. Readers will only hope that this is not the last word from this promising new author.
After reading the book, I feel like I managed to pick up the main ideas that Oscar Wilde was trying to convey.
Just be aware that much of what you are reading is not driven by the data, but rather by an effort to be dazzling.
It's great stuff, and the communicated thrill of work and invention brings "Steve Jobs" to life.
I didn’t really learn anything new about myself from this fairly basic test; you can learn a lot more about yourself doing your numerology.
The most convincing part of This Changes Everything is the case Klein makes for what she calls “Blockadia” – the loosely affiliated network of social movements that is confronting the extractive industry everywhere from Greece’s gold mines to our own tar sands.
"Flash Boys" makes no claim to be a balanced account of financial innovation: It is a polemic, and a very well-written one.
More impressively, “Full Body Burden” — the title refers to the amount of radioactive material at any time in a human body — becomes a potent examination of the dangers of secrecy.
As a mystery lover and a feminist, I'm grateful for the Salander novels and also saddened that Salander and Blomkvist won't be making any more citizen's arrests in the future.
Kingsolver moves into new moral terrain in this powerful, convincing and emotionally resonant novel.
Full of insights but free of dogma, this is a seminal examination of how entrenched wealth and intractable inequality continue to shape the economy.
Plot? Hardly any. Interesting characters? None. Fine writing? Only if you consider it to be noble to tell a limited story with as many words as possible.
Bill Dedman first wrote about Clark’s life in 2010 and with the help of Paul Newell — a distant relative who was not involved in the suit — has written a blood-boiling exposé. It will make you angry and it will make you sad. Huguette deserved far better.
After decades of failed efforts to improve the lives of poor students, Mr Tough has written a fine and provocative book about the kind of work that seems to be making a difference.
Chabon has created a novel that aspires to the historical sweep of DeLillo's Underworld. Taking a staple of American popular culture as its enduring image...Wide-ranging, inventive and entirely compelling, Kavalier and Clay deserves a place alongside the best of recent American fiction.