Below are links to A Good Reed Review book reviews ordered by title. For a list by author, return to the Author List.
Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, Random House (August 4, 2020)
To dream of a world without caste
Deliver Us from Evil, Columbus Rose, Ltd. (2010)
How to stop the evil doers
Einstein’s Beach House, Pressgang (December 5, 2014)
‘Einstein’s Beach House’ takes a sharp, yet witty view of life
First Family, Columbus Rose, Ltd. (2009)
The law applies to everyone, even the ‘First Family’
Free to Be Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The Story of Women and Law, Armon Books (2016)
We need more people like Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Little, Brown (July 31, 2016):
“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” adds a thrilling eighth chapter to the series
Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow, Harper (February 21, 2017)
‘Homo Deus’ – will AIs replace Homo sapiens?
How the South Won the Civil War, Oxford University Press (April 1, 2020)
How the South Won the Civil War unmasks the American paradox
Inferno, Doubleday (May 14, 2013)
Dan Brown’s ‘Inferno’ takes readers on an unforgettable journey
Kill Code, TCK Publishing (December 3, 2018)
Clive Fleury’s ‘Kill Code’ is a compelling read
Lawyers Never Lie, Armon Books (August 2014)
‘Lawyers Never Lie’ is a gripping legal comedy
Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain, Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. (2007)
‘Musicophilia’ – how music touches us all
On Tyranny, Tim Duggan Books (February 2017)
Timothy Snyder’s ‘On Tyranny’ is a must read
Peter Green and the Unliving Academy, TCK Publishing (November 20, 2018)
Follow Peter Green into AfterLife, his new, “unliving” state of being
Peril, Simon & Schuster (September 2021)
The nation is in ‘Peril’
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, Harper (February 10, 2015)
‘Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind’ – a story of where we came from and where we might be going
Follow-on thoughts about ‘Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind’ – Part 1: Common Myths
Follow-on thoughts about ‘Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind’ – Part 2: Happiness
Simple Genius, Columbus Rose, Ltd. (January 1, 2007)
Breaking the code
Split Second, Columbus Rose, Ltd. (2003)
It only takes a ‘Split Second’
State of Terror, Simon & Schuster; St. Martin’s Press (October 2021)
What keeps a Secretary of State up at night?
The Channeler: A Future Forewarned (Continuum Series Book 1), TCK Publishing (January 18, 2019)
What if you could see the future?
The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure, Penguin Random House LLC (September 4, 2018)
Are we training people to fear rather than think?
The God Delusion, Bantam Press (2006)
The God Delusion – Why limit our perception?
The Hidden Brain: How Our Unconscious Minds Elect Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars, and Save Our Lives, Spiegel & Grau (August 31, 2010)
‘The Hidden Brain’ – how much do we really know about what we think?
The Rose Code, William Morrow (March 9, 2021)
‘The Rose Code’ puzzles reach beyond the walls of Bletchley Park
The Sixth Man, David Baldacci (2011)
What happened to Edgar Roy?
The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness, Atria (May 1, 2015)
‘The Soul of an Octopus’ opens up a whole new world
The Student Conductor, G. P. Putnam’s Sons (September 29, 2003)
‘The Student Conductor masterfully merges politics, history, fiction, and musical reality
The Whole Truth, Grand Central Publishing (2008)
Can we believe the reports?
Why We Sleep: Unlocking The Power Of Sleep And Dreams, Schribner (October 1, 2017)
‘Why We Sleep’ shows that sleep makes us smarter and healthier
Woodwind Instruments: a practical guide for technicians and repairers, The Crowood Press (October 24, 2022)
The book every woodwind player and technician should have