Search Results: "Colin Noble"


BOOK REVIEW

TIN CAN by Colin Noble
Released: March 26, 2012

"A capable, powerfully imagined narrative that needs trimming."
Two young brothers and a ring-tailed lemur journey through space in search of a new habitat for the world's population in Noble's debut novel. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL NEXT DOOR by Elizabeth Noble
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Bland, harmless New York City tableau from a chick-lit pro."
The highs, lows and heartaches of the residents of an upscale Manhattan apartment building, examined during the course of a few momentous months. Read full book review >

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THE DEMON RIFT by M.K. Noble
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 4, 2017

"Effective for readers who appreciate supernatural gore, but the timeline becomes hard to track."
In this debut horror novel, several generations of women try to prevent a demon from opening a permanent rift between universes. Read full book review >

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THE FRIENDSHIP TEST by Elizabeth Noble
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"A wearying mix of stock characters in a lukewarm melodrama."
Despite the title, friendship takes a backseat to romance in British author Noble's second novel (The Reading Group, 2005) about the intersecting lives of a band of British women 20 years after they vow eternal friendship as college freshmen. Read full book review >

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THINGS I WANT MY DAUGHTERS TO KNOW by Elizabeth Noble
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2008

"A comfortable if formulaic and sentimental scenario, delivered in a light tone with professionalism and a straight face."
A beyond-the-grave, mother/daughter heartstring-tugger, from the shrewd British novelist (Alphabet Weekends, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1994

"Shallow, pretentious, and uninformed: not only failing to make its case persuasively but debasing the very concepts of heroism it claims to make available to women."
After the eloquent title, the high rhetoric, and the elaborate heroic schema appropriated from Joseph Campbell, Noble (Psychology, Women's Studies/Univ. of Washington) offers the very antithesis of the heroic: ordinary women leaving home and family to become nuns, teachers, lesbians. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPARTANS AT THE GATES by Noble Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 24, 2014

"Something different for historical fiction fans."
In the second volume of his Warrior Trilogy (Sons of Zeus, 2013), Smith's young warrior, Nikias, makes a perilous journey to seek aid from Athens to help defend the city-state of Plataea from the Spartans. Read full book review >

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THE READING GROUP by Elizabeth Noble
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Bound to be a hit, but depressingly adept at perfecting the formula."
British chick-lit bestseller hits all the right marketing buttons. Read full book review >

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In his 1954 James Bond novel Live and Let Die, Ian Fleming observed that owning a large number of books tends to go hand in hand with “serious criminal tendencies.” Bibliophiles may object to the thought, but over the long run of history, collectors of many things—paintings, postage stamps, golf courses—have been implicated in all sorts of crimes connected ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE TALE OF ELEAZAR by Priscilla Noble-Matthews
Released: May 24, 2012

"Brief, unique and uplifting."
A short retelling of Jesus Christ's miraculous birth as told from the perspective of Mary's donkey. Read full book review >