Search Results: "Noble Beast"


BOOK REVIEW

STEAMPUNK HOLMES by P. C. Martin
by P. C. Martin, illustrated by Daniel Cortes, developed by Noble Beast
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Sept. 23, 2013

"Suspend disbelief, then, and try not to get too caught up in the gears of Watson's prosthetic superlimb. Say what? (Requires iOS 6 and above.)"
Mycroft Holmes as a superspy babe? Manta ray-like attack submarines in the Thames? This lively app makes such things seem just about right, even if they might give Conan Doyle pause. Read full book review >

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THE FRIENDSHIP TEST by Elizabeth Noble
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"A wearying mix of stock characters in a lukewarm melodrama."
Despite the title, friendship takes a backseat to romance in British author Noble's second novel (The Reading Group, 2005) about the intersecting lives of a band of British women 20 years after they vow eternal friendship as college freshmen. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL NEXT DOOR by Elizabeth Noble
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Bland, harmless New York City tableau from a chick-lit pro."
The highs, lows and heartaches of the residents of an upscale Manhattan apartment building, examined during the course of a few momentous months. Read full book review >

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THE DEMON RIFT by M.K. Noble
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 4, 2017

"Effective for readers who appreciate supernatural gore, but the timeline becomes hard to track."
In this debut horror novel, several generations of women try to prevent a demon from opening a permanent rift between universes. Read full book review >

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THINGS I WANT MY DAUGHTERS TO KNOW by Elizabeth Noble
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2008

"A comfortable if formulaic and sentimental scenario, delivered in a light tone with professionalism and a straight face."
A beyond-the-grave, mother/daughter heartstring-tugger, from the shrewd British novelist (Alphabet Weekends, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 2, 2008

"In this candid, historical look at the atrocities of the Vietnam War, Noble points out parallels to Iraq from the inside out-proof that, unfortunately, some things never change."
The next best thing to being there is getting a firsthand account, particularly when recounting the Vietnam War. Read full book review >

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BETWEEN A MOTHER AND HER CHILD by Elizabeth Noble
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Sacrificed dreams and buried feelings collide in this U.K. best-seller."
A work of fiction based on the 2004 Indonesian tsunami. Read full book review >

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WHEN YOU WERE MINE by Elizabeth Noble
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2011

"Noble conforms to the conventions of contemporary women's litthe struggle to balance friends, career, romance and babiesyet still delivers a poignant romance in which the ideals of young love confront the grimmer realities of an adult world."
A bittersweet romance between two lonely 40-year-olds who were once teenage lovers. Read full book review >

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Unleashing Intentions by Paulette Noble
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 30, 2014

"A wonderful beginning that whets the reader's appetite but breaks off a little too soon."
A millennium from now, a shy, insecure data security analyst enters a highly realistic simulation hoping to safely explore romance—but a computer virus threatens her virtual world. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"A worthy message—but likely to appeal mostly to citizens of the Age of Aquarius. (Twelve b&w photographs—not seen)"
A mother finds spiritual and personal growth in raising her Down's syndrome son. Read full book review >

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VEILED MADNESS by Greer Noble
Released: March 3, 2011

"An occasionally overwrought narrative with skillful prose."
In her adventure novel, Noble animates the setting of early-1960s Africa. Read full book review >