Search Results: "Timbuktu Labs, Inc"


BOOK REVIEW

THE NUTCRACKER by Francesca Cavallo
adapted by Francesca Cavallo, illustrated by Philip Giordano, developed by Timbuktu Labs, Inc.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2013

"Unusual, but ultimately unimaginative and uninspiring. (iPad storybook app. 6-10)"
Another adaptation of the popular ballet story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Fascinatingly recondite, but also fairly deadening: scarcely useable or even readable for most pleasure travelers."
De Villiers and Hirtle (Sable Island: The Strange Origins and Curious History of a Dune Adrift in the Atlantic, 2004, etc.) team up again to tackle the long, knotty history of a metropolis famed as the home of fabulous wealth and Islamic scholarship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TIMBUKTU by Paul Auster
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1999

"Shockingly bad, especially for someone of Auster's stature."
A slender doggy tale from Auster, who lately seems more concerned with providing product (and making movies) than matching the high standards of his earlier literary work (for example, Leviathan, 1992). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TIMBUKTU by Paul Auster
by Paul Auster, illustrated by Julia Goschke, adapted by Julia Goschke
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Although likely to confuse even today's internet-savvy readers accustomed to getting their information in almost random snatches, persistent readers will be rewarded with much to think about, including the nature of narrative, memory, happiness and self-fulfillment. (Picture book. 12 & up)"
In a bold if not entirely successful move, Goschke adapts Auster's adult novel Timbuktu (1999) into a picture book/graphic novel for teens. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MASSACHUSETTS, CALIFORNIA, TIMBUKTU by Stephanie Rosenfeld
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2003

"A good strong voice that never lets in the waterworks."
A hilariously caustic first novel by storywriter Rosen (What About the Love Part?, 2002) follows a girl drawn in the wake of her dingbat California mother's "grand adventure." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRINCESSES, INC.  by Mari Mancusi
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 18, 2017

"Lightweight, disposable fun. (Fiction. 9-12)"
News that YouTube star and fan-fiction hero Collin Prince will be a special guest at a comic convention sends Hailey, 13, and her three besties scrambling to finance a trip to Comicpalooza. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WISHWORKS, INC.  by Stephanie Tolan
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2009

"In the end, not too surprisingly, Max's other wishes also come true in sweet and satisfying ways. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
If wishes were horses…no, wait. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVIL, INC. by Glenn Kaplan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"On the downside, there's little mystery, less danger to the hero and a clunky prose style that makes Joseph Finder, who owns this territory, sound like Proust."
A rising exec intent on clawing his way to the top finds that the claws of his competitors and apparent allies are sharper than his in this high-fatality, low-suspense thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"A thought-provoking and accessible forecast of strange times to come."
Will China soon own the world? Perhaps. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WATER INC. by Varda Burstyn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"A flustering cautionary tale, the first in a trilogy, rolling with intrigue and suspense."
Canadian Burstyn (The Rites of Men, not reviewed), a public policy consultant, tenders a sharp tale of hydrological reengineering—the theft of water—in a prescient and illuminating thriller. Read full book review >