Search Results: "Ned Beauman"


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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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MADNESS IS BETTER THAN DEFEAT by Ned Beauman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2018

"The overall effect is of a Paul Theroux novel on a bender: quirky, exotic, but stubbornly tangled."
Filmmakers, industrialists, and CIA agents converge in Honduras in this madcap intellectual thriller. 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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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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Released: April 7, 1994

"For all her familiarity with the life and works, Beauman's approach, tone, and style are simply inappropriate."
Believing that Forster (1879-1970) wrote ``five of the greatest novels in our language,'' Beauman (A Very Great Profession—not reviewed, on women novelists) argues that they are the product of his long period of sexual repression, that finding ``sexual happiness'' at age 40 put an end to his fiction, turning him into a journalist, a sage, an academic, and a ``Closet Queen'' who spent his latter years in an extended furtive relationship with a bisexual married police officer. Read full book review >

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THE SISTERS MORTLAND by Sally Beauman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 4, 2006

"A masterly rendering of fragile states of consciousness."
Gorgeously wrought offering by English novelist Beauman (Rebecca's Tale, 2001, etc.) traces the sad, sinister fates of three weird sisters living in a medieval abbey. Read full book review >

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DANGER ZONES by Sally Beauman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1996

"Certainly tawdry, undeniably silly at times, but, overall, a gem in the genre: enough sex, backstabbing, and underworld dealing to satisfy the most demanding fans."
Bestselling romancer Beauman pushes all the right buttons in this thriller that reintroduces the two protagonists of Lovers and Liars (1994), albeit in supporting roles. 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 >

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ZOOMER'S OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD CHRISTMAS by Ned Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Kids will connect with this wildly exuberant fantasy, and Zoomer seems destined to zoom off into further ingenious adventures in unexplored territories. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this third entry in an imaginative series, Zoomer the zestful hound dog hits his stride with a wacky Christmas Eve visit from aliens who crash-land in the field near his house. Read full book review >

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ZOOMER'S SUMMER SNOWSTORM by Ned Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"Summer (and maybe winter, too) will never again be the same with Zoomer around. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A cold snack on a hot day turns into a gleefully over-the-top winter fantasia. Read full book review >

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ZOOMER by Ned Young
by Ned Young, illustrated by Ned Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"Young's busy, bright paintings in his first picture book show that he can illustrate wildly improbable animal antics in a humorous and more-or-less believable way. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Mom's away, but twins Hooper and Cooper diligently get ready for school anyway; Zoomer, however, energetically avoids the task despite his ineffectual dad's best efforts. Read full book review >