Search Results: "Yen Press"


BOOK REVIEW

YEN by Morgan Wells
Released: Nov. 5, 2009

"A smut-fest that's as pretentious as it is prurient."
Randy teens wallow in depraved sex and poetic epiphanies in this highfalutin pornographic fable. Read full book review >

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GABBY & GATOR by James Burks
by James Burks, illustrated by James Burks, developed by Yen Press
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 28, 2010

"Regardless, on either paper or screen, young readers will enjoy following these unlikely partners as they help each other work through personal hang-ups while evading a Taser-wielding Animal Control officer. (iPad graphic-novel app. 6-8)"
A comical and cinematic tale centers on the budding friendship between a bullied young vegetarian and a carnivorous alligator with water issues (thanks to being flushed down a toilet when small). Read full book review >

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Released: May 13, 2003

"Fighting for human rights, writing the perfect poem, discovering cures for mortal diseases: these are endeavors Trillin would consider deserving of our admiration, thank you. And you can add to that 'the ability to read the wall signs in Chinese restaurants.'"
The chowhound pursues soul-stirring, pulse-elevating food from one eatery to another, over many a mile. Read full book review >

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PRESS PLAY by Eric Devine
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"Too long, too simple. (Fiction. 12-16)"
An intense cult surrounding an all-state high school lacrosse team is slowly exposed by the school's largest student. Read full book review >

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PRESS HERE by Chronicle Books
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2012

"An invitation to play that lacks the simplicity of its print forebear but has its own charms. (iPad game app. 4 & up)"
Extending the bestselling print version's ingeniously interactive contents, this somewhat overheated app offers 15 challengingly abstract games built on unevenly colored, frenetically spinning dots and circles in various primary hues. Read full book review >

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PRESS HERE by Hervé Tullet
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 16, 2011

"Children and parents keen to explore technological interactivity will delight in recalling the infinite possibilities of the picture book. (Picture book. 3-8)"
One lone, yellow dot sits in the center of a blank, white page. Read full book review >

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PRESS RELATIONS by Elisabeth McNeill
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Mild, aimless chitchat with murder tossed in toward the end, too little and too late."
A period idyll chronicling quasi-domestic life in an Edinburgh pressroom. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2001

As founding publisher Otto Penzler notes in his ebullient foreword, the Mysterious Press, the nation's leading publisher devoted exclusively to mystery and suspense fiction, issued its first titles in 1976. Read full book review >

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PRESS CORPSE by Ron Nessen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1996

"An early front- runner for the title of the year's most disposable mystery."
Who slipped something into veteran CNN reporter Dan McLean's soup that made one of his most memorable dinners—the star- studded annual banquet of the White House Correspondents Association—his last? Read full book review >

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THE FUTURE OF YEN-TZU by Winifred Morris
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 1992

"The story, however, with its clear, economical narration and an outcome that is both logical and peaceable, is unusually strong. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-8)"
In a tale that LC terms ``traditional Chinese'' (though no source is given), a humble hero's adventures assume the fortunately/unfortunately pattern: Yen-tzu sets out with a horse to seek his future; the horse runs away but comes back with a mare; the mare throws him, injuring his leg, but his limp keeps him from being impressed by the soldiers who steal both horses. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"A roller-coaster ride lurching from pontification to punch line, leaving the reader to distinguish, when possible, between the two."
Newsday reporter Waldman recounts his pursuit of the big stories—in these sometimes funny, often uneven, and not always engaging memoirs. Read full book review >