Book Reviews

The focus of A Good Reed Review is on the arts. While much of that focus is on the performing arts in the form of reviews and commentary, the written word is also artistic in its own way. As such, it too deserves some attention. Below is a list of book reviews ordered by author. To view the list of reviews by book title, see: Book Title List.


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Angelina A. Allsop

Follow Peter Green into AfterLife, his new, “unliving” state of being (Peter Green and the Unliving Academy, TCK Publishing (November 20, 2018))


Jacob M. Appel

‘Einstein’s Beach House’ takes a sharp, yet witty view of life  (Einstein’s Beach House, Pressgang (December 5, 2014))


Robert Ford

‘The Student Conductor’ masterfully merges politics, history, fiction, and musical reality (The Student Conductor, G. P. Putnam’s Sons (September 29, 2003))


Yuval Noah Harari

‘Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind’ – a story of where we came from and where we might be going (Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, Harper (February 10, 2015))

Follow-on thoughts about ‘Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind’ – Part 1: Common Myths (Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, Harper (February 10, 2015))

Follow-on thoughts about ‘Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind’ – Part 2: Happiness (Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, Harper (February 10, 2015))

‘Homo Deus’ – will AIs replace Homo sapiens? (Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow, Harper (February 21, 2017))


J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne

“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” adds a thrilling eighth chapter to the series (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Little, Brown (July 31, 2016))


Jenna Ryan

What if you could see the future? (The Channeler: A Future Forwarned (Continuum Series Book 1, TCK Publishing (January 18, 2019))


Shankar Vedantam

‘The Hidden Brain’ – how much do we really know about what we think? (The Hidden Brain: How Our Unconscious Minds Elect Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars, and Save Our Lives, Spiegel & Grau (August 31, 2010))


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