PositiveThe New York Journal of Books... a heart-pounding mystery about good and evil that is reminiscent of true crime ... This fast-paced novel is a nail-biting suspenseful story, dealing with family relationships, love, devotion, personal sacrifices, and the chances parents must take sometimes to save their children from evil.
PositiveNew York Journal of BooksThe author, who was diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD, writes this book as a letter to his three sons who had asked him when they were young: \'What is normal?\' He had trouble answering ... Considering how much Jonathan Mooney suffered as a child, he writes about his experiences and his diagnosis with candid humor ... Written with humor and compassion, laughter and tears, Normal Sucks will inspire all of us to embrace and celebrate our differences.
A. J. Hackwith
PositiveThe New York Journal of BooksThere are similarities to J. R. R. Tolkien\'s The Lord of the Rings, in which there\'s the quest for a ring which could bring destruction, the battle between good and evil forces, friendship and betrayal. It would have been helpful if the author had included some illustrations or a map of Claire\'s journey. Although, at times, the story becomes a little far-fetched, it\'s still a must read for fans of fantasy and science fiction thrillers.
RaveThe New York Journal of BooksThe account of how he composed the American folk opera Porgy and Bess is the most moving part of this book ... Crawford is one of the most distinguished writers of American music history. He compiled this work from the extensive George Gershwin Archives at the Library of Congress and from many scrapbooks and periodicals. For aficionados of American musicals, he has furnished detailed plot summaries as well as technical descriptions of the songs. A monumental work for all who love American music.
PositiveNew York Journal of BooksAna and Curt are each given a say throughout the book. It gives the reader an understanding of how each one coped with their situation ... Ana and Curt\'s uplifting personal story is a must for parents who have a child in the autism spectrum or any other neurological condition. Theirs is a recipe for a solid marriage for all parents, even if their children are not mentally challenged.
RaveThe New York JournalIn this historical fiction novel, the author meticulously researched the lives of Judith Leyster and Maria de Grebber, two unknown Dutch painters in the 17th century. The story is about their friendship and their destinies, which would eventually be shaped by their own independent ambitions ... A Light of Her Own, as a portrait of two brave and ambitious Dutch women painters, and a glimpse into 17th century life in Holland, is recommended to all fans of historical fiction.
PositiveNew York Journal of Books\"The author has written a candid and honest account of epilepsy and its devastating effects. She gives the reader a glimpse of the workings of an epilepsy clinic. Her prose strikes a balance between empathy and science, listening to her patients and explaining the intricacies of the brain ... This highly readable book is a valuable resource for both the layman who is interested in medicine and education and for neurologists who see patients with epilepsy in their clinics.\
RaveNew York Journal of BooksThe most comprehensive biography and musical analysis to date [on Chopin] ... This highly readable and engaging biography by an authority on 19th century Romantic music is suitable for professional musicians as well as music lovers and piano aficionados. It brings to life one of the 19th century\'s and Poland\'s most beloved, legendary, and celebrated artists. It deserves a place of merit at every university, music, and school library.
PositiveNew York Journal of Books\"The author, Steven Walsh, has penned an intellectual history of the evolution and rise to greatness of this French composer. He has written a masterful work of musical analysis ... This book is for the music lover who wants to explore the textures and unconventional harmonies which set Debussy apart as the greatest French composer of his time. The book includes bibliographical references. It would have been useful for the reader if the author had also included a list of Debussy\'s works.\
Eric R. Kandel
PositiveThe New York Journal of booksKandel\'s aim is to demonstrate the relationship between cognitive psychology and brain science. After reading the book, you will see that his aim is fulfilled ... This book is a handy reference tool for giving brief resumes of important and common mental disorders. It is recommended for both experts and persons who already have some basic knowledge of the topic.