Search Results: "Kane Miller"


BOOK REVIEW

DAN, THE TAXI MAN by Eric Ode
by Eric Ode, illustrated by Kent Culotta, developed by Kane Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 2014

"As rhyming stories go, this one finds its rhythm early on and keeps on rockin' till the upbeat end. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
Nobody gets the show on the road with more pizazz than Dan, the Taxi Man. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IT IS ALMOST TIME by Debbie Bernstein LaCroix
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 17, 2012

"Although the boisterous illustrations do make it look like a lot of fun, there may not be enough here to bring back anyone but the youngest readers and true clock enthusiasts. (iPad storybook app. 2-6)"
With the onset of the digital age, with even wristwatches making a surreptitious exit from daily life, this app celebrates the many types of clocks that have marked time over the years. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOOM BAH by Phil Cummings
by Phil Cummings, illustrated by Nina Rycroft, developed by Kane Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2012

"The story and illustrations are charming, but the app underutilizes the opportunities presented by the format. (iPad storybook app. 2-6)"
Pleasant animal characters use household items to create a marching band in this app based on an Australian picture book of the same name (2010). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SECONDARY by Farrell Kane
Released: July 13, 2011

"A multilayered albeit structurally raw look inside a grief-stricken family."
In Kane's debut novel, after wealthy suburban parents lose their teenage son to a freak accident, they bring in a lookalike "secondary" to replace him. Read full book review >

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MARY MILLER
by Stephanie Buschardt

Despite its title, there’s not a lot of happiness going around in Mary Miller’s new collection, Always Happy Hour. “There is nothing more disgusting, really, than people enjoying themselves so thoroughly when you’re miserable,” writes Miller in the book’s opening story, a rather grim yet appropriate introduction to the morbid hilarity that’s to come in the following pages. More ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE MARDI GRAS MURDERS by ARNOLD KANE
MYSTERY THRILLER

"An old-fashioned, over-the-top crime novel for readers who think they don't make them like they used to."
Kane offers a suspense novel that begins with a scene straight out of a classic noir movie. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DARK ROOM by Andrea Kane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2007

"Fans may go for the author's formulaic second novel, but newcomers will have little reason."
Hot bodies and glamorous careers can't protect fabulous New Yorkers from tragedy, but affairs are set right 17 years later. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RABBI, RABBI by Andrew Kane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 1995

"Readers in the know may want to look at Kane's detailed portraits of Jewish leaders in New York; otherwise, there is little to recommend in this puerile debut."
An overlong and uninteresting first-person novel, bearing all the signs of a roman Ö clef, about the New York Orthodox Jewish community. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEEDS OF DOUBT by Stephanie Kane
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 2, 2004

A sophomore case for dyslexic Denver attorney Jackie Flowers finds her equally outraged and baffled but less personally engaged. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TAKING JENNY HOME by Carolyn Kane
Released: Sept. 15, 2010

"A multilayered blend of suspense, mythology and the supernatural, anchored by a thoughtful, young heroine."
In her first YA fantasy novel, Kane (Creative Writing, 2002, etc.) deftly weaves the absorbing tale of a shape-shifting Irish wizard, a lethal ghost, a cursed island and a modern-day young girl who may be able to put everything right. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GrayNet by DS Kane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 20, 2014

"Nonstop action and suspense starring the definition of a strong female lead."
In the fourth novel in the Spies Lie series, an array of foes is still out to kill former covert operative Cassandra Sashakovich, despite her efforts to settle down with her boyfriend and adopted daughter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 23, 2008

"Makes reading about multiplayer first-person shooter video gaming just as boring as reading in-depth accounts of any other sport."
New York Post entertainment features writer Kane tracks the world of competitive video gaming as it moves out of Internet cafés and into the high-stakes world of televised grudge matches. Read full book review >