Search Results: "H.G. Wells"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WAR OF THE WORLDS by H.G. Wells
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: June 14, 2012

"It's as if Orson Welles had gotten hold of an iPad. Though some fixes remain to be done, a top-notch production."
The tale that scared America silly in 1938, courtesy of Orson Welles, returns in a well-made app that would do a Martian invader proud. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 26, 2008

"American history buffs and nautical scholars will revel in this professorial ode to shipbuilding's evolution."
A dense, challenging yet thoroughly informed history of edge tools, the 18th- and 19th-century devices used by New England craftsmen to build a maritime economy and ultimately a nation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 31, 2011

"Powerful and indispensable—a serious antidote to the recent feel-good murmurings voiced on nuclear power's behalf."
Nuclear-power researcher Brack presents an enlightening survey of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear crisis and its context within recent nuclear-power disasters and snafus. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A JUSTIFIED BITCH by H.G. McKinnis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"Fast-paced, funny, and gritty—the perfect read for lounging by a casino pool."
When a mentally ill woman is the only witness to a murder, her family rallies around her even though it means running all over Las Vegas in this hard-hitting but affectionate debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 12, 2015

"A fervent warning about environmental dangers accompanied by a thorough list of resources."
A comprehensive collection of information about nanoparticles and their impact on the environment. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WALL by H.G. Adler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 2, 2014

"An eloquent record of suffering—and perhaps of redemption as well."
Pensive portrait of a man struggling to find a place in the world after enduring transformative calamity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOPHIE'S TERRIBLE TWOS by Rosemary Wells
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"A worthy topic and a capable concept that barely miss the mark. (Picture book. 2-6)"
It's Sophie's birthday, but nothing seems right to this headstrong 2-year-old until Granny saves the day in this rote offering from Wells. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAX AND RUBY'S TREASURE HUNT by Rosemary Wells
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"Perfect for one-to-one sharing or small group participation; one reading will not be enough. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Wells cultivates her taproot into the minds and actions of young kids for an exuberant return adventure for Max and Ruby. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOVE WAVES by Rosemary Wells
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Nearly too sweet, but reassuring and affecting nonetheless. (Picture book. 2-6)"
How does love keep us connected? Read full book review >