Search Results: "Jos Carlyle"


BOOK REVIEW

KATHERINE CARLYLE by Rupert Thomson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A book that promises insight into the emotional detachment of our current technological overload should deliver more than the resolution of daddy issues."
A young woman sets out to find the isolation she craves in Thomson's (Secrecy, 2014, etc.) picaresque novel.Read full book review >

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THE GIFT by Jos  Carlyle
by Jos Carlyle, illustrated by Dan Mynard, developed by Persian Cat Press
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 18, 2012

"Luckily, this app was built with plenty of love and care; it may not be a perfectly constructed story, but there are little moments of grace within. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
An unusual, ethereal app uses its slow pace, musical accompaniment and oil-painted illustrations to create a mood that transcends its sometimes-plodding storytelling. Read full book review >

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THE CARLYLE DECEPTION by Andrew M. Williams
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 30, 2012

"A taut, well-plotted thriller with a compelling lead character.
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To provide for his family, a man facing a terminal cancer diagnosis heads to Afghanistan to carry out dangerous supply runs for big money. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 4, 2017

"A delightful book about the early stirrings of feminism in Victorian England and a celebration of the lost art of letter writing."
A biography of Jane Welsh Carlyle (1801-1866), the wife of essayist Thomas known for her "marvelous letters." Read full book review >

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LEWIS by A. Barsell Carlyle
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 23, 2009

"An enjoyable beach read for men, but suspense lags until the final pages."
A debut novel of men's fiction/suspense. Read full book review >

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THE LOST CIVILIZATION OF HOMO SUPERSAPIENS by Jos Rogiers
NON-FICTION
Released: May 31, 2007

"A hodgepodge of uncanny associations and curious theories."
A sinuous exploration of ancient texts in an effort to uncover the reality of gods, their lands and the fall of man. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 22, 2014

"An essential adventure in British journalism."
Scharrer offers a riveting fictionalized biography of her great-aunt Flora Shaw, one of the first successful female journalists. Read full book review >

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THE APOCALYPSE GENE by Suki  Michelle
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 17, 2011

"While the storyline is more than a little convoluted, the well-choreographed, thematically powerful conclusion, coupled with the deeply developed characters of Olivya and Mikah, make this a memorable read."
This action-packed, breakneck-paced novel featuring a duo of lovestruck teenaged protagonists is a wildly imaginative young-adult apocalyptic thriller that also utilizes elements of science fiction, fantasy, folklore, mythology and romance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELWOOD AND THE WITCH by Nicholas Heller
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 2000

"Capturing the bright clueless look in Elwood's eyes and a touch of the sinister in the witch's raging expression, Smith creates exactly the right amount of hysteria to put the story over the top. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Elwood the pig's chance encounter with a witch's broom sets magic in motion. Read full book review >

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GOBLINS IN GREEN by Nicholas Heller
COLORS
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"The goblins are funny and childlike; if all of their ilk had this much personality, their appearance each year wouldn't be limited to the weeks leading up to Halloween. (Picture book. 4+)"
From A to Z, the surprises never let up, and neither do the brightly festooned goblins who cavort through the attic of a spying boy and girl, donning a wacky assortment of human costumes in a mirror image of kids on Halloween. Read full book review >

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CHIPMUNK! by Jessie Haas
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Just right to share with the younger preschoolers, as well as a book beginning readers will enjoy. (Picture book. 3- 7)"
``All Puss wanted was a place to put her chipmunk so it couldn't get away,'' begins this comically succinct reprise of a conflict of interests in a country household. Read full book review >