Search Results: "Ned Beauman"


BOOK REVIEW

GLOW by Ned Beauman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 20, 2015

"A respectable effort to play with the thriller form that gets bogged down by those very same thriller mechanics."
A new club drug tangles a scenester in a global conspiracy in this quirky tale of love and corporate overreach. Read full book review >

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BOXER, BEETLE by Ned Beauman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"If Franz Kafka had a sense of humor, perhaps he would have written a book like this one: quirky, comical, brilliant and, somehow, ultimately disagreeable."
Many adjectives come to mind when describing Beauman's debut novel, but "strange" surely applies. Readers may feel compelled to shower after taking in this satiric tale (both funny and repellent) of fascism, eugenics, boxing, entomology, sex and murder. Read full book review >

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KNUCKLEBALL NED by R.A. Dickey
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"Well-intentioned but not quite a winner. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A major league knuckleball pitcher pens a cautionary tale about self-esteem and standing up to bullies. Read full book review >

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COWBOY NED AND ANDY by David Ezra Stein
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2006

"Warm, fuzzy and friendly. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Tomorrow is Cowboy Ned's birthday and he is far from home with only his trusty horse Andy to keep him company on the cattle drive. Read full book review >

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NED THE NEURON by Erica Warp
by Erica Warp, illustrated by Andy Warner, developed by Kizoom Labs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"A rangy introduction to the parts of the brain and their functions that skips or dives, your choice. (works on iPad 2 and above) (iPad informational app. 10-14)"
A deep-dish serving of brain matter, but surprisingly digestible for all that. Read full book review >

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NED THE KNITTING PIRATE by Diana Murray
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"Cast on, cast off, and set sail for a great yarn. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Can one pirate ship contain both knitting needles and pirates' cutlasses? Read full book review >

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COWBOY NED & ANDY by David Ezra Stein
ANIMALS
Released: July 10, 2007

"Not great literature, but good fun. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Ned and his best friend, his horse Andy, have come to Abiline for some rest and relaxation. Read full book review >

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ZEKE AND NED by Larry McMurtry
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"A mock-heroic tale of culture shock and sudden death along our westering frontier in which the principals (whether red or white) are portrayed as simple-minded primitives."
Pulitzer Prize winner McMurtry (Dead Man's Walk, 1995, etc.) and his collaborator on Pretty Boy Floyd (1994) attempt to bestow mythic stature on a maverick American Indian in this for-want-of-a-nail yarn set in 1870s Oklahoma. Read full book review >

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TRAVELS WITH TED AND NED by Theodore M. Hesburgh
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"This embarrassment aside, the excellent adventures of Ted & Ned prove a fine antidote to cabin fever."
Engaging fluff, as Catholic priest and former Notre Dame president Hesburgh (God, Country, Notre Dame, 1990) spends his first year in retirement poking around the world. Read full book review >

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LOVERS AND LIARS by Sally Beauman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1994

"The erotic charge between Gini and Pascal—first denied, then succumbed to—is palpable and convincing, as is the compelling and morally ambiguous figure of John Hawthorne. (Book-of-the-Month dual selection for May)"
From bestselling author Sally Beauman (Dark Angel, 1990; Destiny, 1987) comes this taut, smartly paced romantic thriller set in present-day London. Read full book review >

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REBECCA’S TALE by Sally Beauman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 2001

"More an endless explanation than a sequel."
Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again . . . and again and again. Estate-authorized remake of the classic Daphne du Maurier suspense novel, unimaginatively told from several points of view, in exhausting detail. Read full book review >

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THE VISITORS by Sally Beauman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2014

"There are riches here, but it takes patience to unearth them."
This historical novel approaches, slantwise and at considerable length, the 20th century's most sensational archaeological event. Read full book review >