Search Results: "Andrius B. Tapinas"


BOOK REVIEW

HOUR OF THE WOLF by Andrius B. Tapinas
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: April 6, 2014

"One wishes that the story were as well-thought-through as the app. (Requires iOS 6 and above.)"
Steampunk-y counterfactuality meets late-breaking technology in a package that's better than its content. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOUSEY HOWSEE AND THE RESCUERS by Realverus
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2011

"Overall, though whimsically illustrated and digitally deluxe, the tale would've benefited from a story overhaul before leaving the dock. (iPad storybook app. 4-7)"
When Mousey Howsee ventures out for a day at the lake, she needs an entire rescue team—including readers—to bring her back home alive. Read full book review >

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JESSICA B. HARRIS
by Maya Payne Smart

Scenic and engaging, My Soul Looks Back recounts the years author Jessica B. Harris spent on the periphery of a circle of friends that included literary powerhouses James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, and Toni Morrison. The memoir spans the globe and several decades to describe the fascinating group.

Harris was in a relationship with Baldwin’s close friend Samuel Clemens Floyd III ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ELUSIVE QUARRY by B. Comfort
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 5, 1995

"The second hardcover adventure for a geriatric Nancy Drew whose cases bustle with harmless energy."
Two rivals have been dueling over flinty Hilary Oat's Vermont mountain tract and his neighbor Sophie Beaumont's affections. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAKI by B. Wongar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 30, 1997

"A harsh, hoarse, repetitive collage of voices, images of terror, and desperate struggles for life: a nagging plaint, perhaps, but occasionally as haunting as a dingo's howl."
Over the past three decades Wongar's stories and novels (Gabo Djara, 1987, etc.) have been shaped by and focused on crimes against humanity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MURDER IN CAIRO; PAYBACK IS A BITCH by B. Butler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 8, 2013

"An often engaging tale of action and espionage in an exotic locale."
In Butler's debut thriller, the first in a planned series, four American women go to Egypt to rescue their friend from her murderous husband. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LISTENER'S LABYRINTH by B. Zaragoza
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 13, 2013

"A reunified couple helps make Zaragoza's thriller a welcome deviation from the genre's standard fare."
In Zaragoza's debut thriller, Navy SEALs are unwitting participants in a secret experiment that renders them murderous, suicidal addicts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Conflicts of the Universe by B. Gomez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 20, 2016

"An attempt at a classic sci-fi yarn with an unfortunately undistinguished result."
As aliens begin to invade Earth, the fate of the planet may rest in the hands of one man in Gomez's debut sci-fi novel, the first in a series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WAIST TRAINING 101 by Vanna B.
NON-FICTION
Released: June 4, 2014

"More of a pamphlet than a book, this is a useful introduction for those interested in learning about the waist-training lifestyle."
A brief guide to waist slimming via corsets. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CASHMERE KID by B. Comfort
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1993

"Animal lovers will probably adore it, and Tish, who's survived four previous paperback adventures, makes a likable heroine— despite serious plot deficiencies."
The hardcover introduction to a plucky 70-ish Vermont widow, Tish McWhinny; her pug Lulu; and her honorary niece Sophie, who's just purchased some ramshackle acreage—``Goat Heaven''— as well as a seven-thousand-dollar cashmere buck (``William the Conqueror''). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ERSTWHILE by B. Catling
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"Fans of The Vorrh will enjoy journeying deeper into the dark heart of its world, but many fantasy fans will still find this book slow and murky."
A magical-realist tale of people, and other sorts of beings, struggling to transform themselves and the world. Read full book review >