Search Results: "Jeff Noon"


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NOON by Aatish Taseer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 20, 2011

"Throughout the novel, Taseer shifts easily from Rehan's point of view to a more neutral narrative stance, but the overall impression is one of fragmentation rather than fullness of understanding."
Despite an engaging narrator, this rambling novel is nearly centerless. Read full book review >

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AUTOMATED ALICE by Jeff Noon
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Charming."
The author of the Arthur C. Clarke Award winner for 1994, Vurt, and its sequel, Pollen (published earlier this year), transports Lewis Carroll's Alice into 1998 and an altogether postmodern, alternative Manchester. Read full book review >

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VURT by Jeff Noon
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"Like Scribble's feathers, Vurt leads to a wild and kaleidoscopic ride, but fails to entirely satisfy. (Author tour)"
Noon's hardcover debut transforms the world of virtual reality into ``vurt,'' a playland of psychedelic fantasies anyone can explore without cumbersome helmets or control gloves. Read full book review >

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POLLEN by Jeff Noon
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Intriguingly textured, reliably witty and inventive: Despite an end that trails off disappointingly into mythological maundering, Noon's whirling, purposeful insanity packs quite a wallop."
That welcome rarity, a science fiction sequel that surpasses its original (Vurt, 1994). Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"A personal, heart-rending story of struggle and anguish in the face of unconditional love."
Following the untimely death of his adopted African-American son, a father seeks posthumous reconciliation in this affecting collection of personal letters by Gough. Read full book review >

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TOO SOON FOR JEFF by Marilyn Reynolds
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Another candidate for next year's BBYA list. (Fiction. 12+)"
Jeff, almost 18, and Christy, two years younger, have been going together for months. Read full book review >

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WHEN JEFF COMES HOME by Catherine Atkins
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Readers will not be able to view incidents of kidnapping and sexual abuse in the same way again. (Fiction. 13+)"
An accomplished, intense, and powerful first novel about what happens when a kidnapped boy is returned to his family. Read full book review >

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FAT BALD JEFF by Leslie Stella
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"More convincing as a stand-up comedy routine than a novel, but nonetheless a hilarious send-up of hippies and hipsters."
Newcomer Stella, founder of the Chicago 'zine Lumpen, creates a slacker hell and a disgruntled, wisecracking protagonist who rages successfully against the machine. Read full book review >

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HIGH NOON by Glenn Frankel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"A comprehensive guide to both a classic film and the era that created it."
Courage under the gun, in both art and life. Read full book review >

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FUNERAL AT NOON by Yeshayahu Koren
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 1996

"A minor masterpiece, and one of the best novels out of Israel in recent memory."
A first English translation of a subdued and haunting story of Israeli village life, originally published in Hebrew in 1974, that combines elements of Willa Cather's A Lost Lady and L.P. Hartley's The Go-Between, with hints of Albert Camus and Paul Bowles to produce a devastating impression of waste and loss. Read full book review >

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MORNING, NOON, AND NIGHT by Sharon Taberski
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

"Doniger's cut-paper collages fairly whistle with cheerfulness, featuring children of different races and varying capabilities, from the wheelchair-bound to a tightrope walker. (Picture book/poetry. 4-7) . . ."
Morning, Noon, and Night ($14.95; April 1996; 32 pp.; 1-57255-128-3): Subtitled ``Poems to Fill Your Day,'' Taberski and Doniger's first book divides the day into segments recognizable to children: ``Waking Up,'' ``On the Way to School,'' ``During the School Day,'' ``After School,'' and ``Going to Bed.'' Familiar poems by Ogden Nash, Lilian Moore, Valerie Worth, Langston Hughes, and others have been slipped amiably into these sections. Read full book review >

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THE NOON BALLOON by Margaret Wise Brown
Released: June 15, 1952

"But the format is exquisite."
Magic combination of names- with Leonard Weisgard as illustrator- but a story that seems to this reader rather pointless from two who know better. Read full book review >