Search Results: "Persian Cat Press"


BOOK REVIEW

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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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A welcome and—in the best Iranian tradition—subtly shaded journey through a country that once commanded US attention and then seemed to drop off the radar."
Whither Iran, asks Washington-based Iranian journalist Molavi in this tour of the country's past and present. Read full book review >

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PERSIAN MIRRORS by Elaine Sciolino
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Vivid reporting combines with perceptive insights in this fascinating venture behind the distorting mirrors. An important book."
A timely examination of the politics and culture of Iran, courtesy of New York Times correspondent Sciolino. Read full book review >

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PERSIAN BRIDES by Dorit Rabinyan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"A very assured and entertaining debut performance."
Persian Brides ($22.50; Feb. 1998; 200 pp.; 0-8076-1430-0): This raucous and colorful first novel by Rabinyan, an Israeli journalist and playwright, convincingly re-creates the complex texture of life in the Jewish quarter of a Persian village at the beginning of the 20th century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 2, 2006

"A welcome popularization of ancient history, with a nicely vengeful cliffhanger of an ending that begs for a sequel."
Why do they hate us? That's what Herodotus wanted to know, and this lively history of the Persian Wars ventures a few answers. Read full book review >

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PERSIAN HORSE by Marc Iverson
Released: May 1, 1991

"Sufficiently bloody, scary, and exciting to make up for the lovely female journalist who happened to drop in at just the wrong time."
First-novelist Iverson—an eight-year veteran of sea duty (including deployment to the Persian Gulf in 1987 during the Iran-Iraq war)—writes of Iranian commandos who board and seize an American frigate—and who turn it into a sort of floating truck-bomb. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2001

As founding publisher Otto Penzler notes in his ebullient foreword, the Mysterious Press, the nation's leading publisher devoted exclusively to mystery and suspense fiction, issued its first titles in 1976. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRESS PLAY by Eric Devine
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"Too long, too simple. (Fiction. 12-16)"
An intense cult surrounding an all-state high school lacrosse team is slowly exposed by the school's largest student. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRESS HERE by Chronicle Books
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2012

"An invitation to play that lacks the simplicity of its print forebear but has its own charms. (iPad game app. 4 & up)"
Extending the bestselling print version's ingeniously interactive contents, this somewhat overheated app offers 15 challengingly abstract games built on unevenly colored, frenetically spinning dots and circles in various primary hues. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRESS HERE by Hervé Tullet
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 16, 2011

"Children and parents keen to explore technological interactivity will delight in recalling the infinite possibilities of the picture book. (Picture book. 3-8)"
One lone, yellow dot sits in the center of a blank, white page. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRESS RELATIONS by Elisabeth McNeill
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Mild, aimless chitchat with murder tossed in toward the end, too little and too late."
A period idyll chronicling quasi-domestic life in an Edinburgh pressroom. Read full book review >