Search Results: "Tin Man Games"


BOOK REVIEW

HEX BOYFRIENDS by Lacy Wilson
by Lacy Wilson, illustrated by Ash Beevers, developed by Tin Man Games
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Aug. 21, 2013

"A great mix of black magic, hot boyfriends and bloodthirsty beasts makes this interactive app an addicting read. (iPad game app. 14-18)"
An electronic choose-your-own adventure story with multiple dark twists and turns that will hook readers as they attempt to avoid being eaten. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BESTIAL NOISE by Tin House
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2003

"Sexy and worthwhile."
Tin House has quickly become one of the country's most noticed literary magazines—and herewith some of its contributors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARCO POLO by John Man
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"Marvelous tales that first inspired the Western traveler to see and learn more."
British historian Man (Samurai: A History, 2014, etc.) chronicles his journey to Asia where Marco Polo first led the Western traveler. The book was first published in the U.K. in 2009 as Xanadu.Read full book review >

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THE PENELOPE ROSE HD by Mobad Games
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 25, 2011

"Definitely ambitious but a bit clunky in the end. (iPad storybook app. 4-6)"
A good-looking but thin tale about a fairy who gives all the roses their colors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Man presents readers with a Wall for every season, even more awe-inspiring in its workaday clothes than in its romantic garb."
A learned, lively history of the Great Wall's evolution that cuts it down to size without diminishing its allure. Read full book review >

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PARADISE DOGS by Man Martin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2011

"Martin has a gift for shepherding his amiable protagonist through truly absurd situations, but patience for the pinballing plot largely depends on affection for the disingenuous Adam."
A nostalgic Floridian with an unsound mind fumbles his way through a series of misadventures and reconciliations. Read full book review >

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SAMURAI by John Man
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2014

"Smooth, sophisticated history writing."
Man, a crack biographer of Asian historical figures (Ninja: 1,000 Years of the Shadow Warriors, 2012, etc.), tenders a survey of the samurai, the equivalent of Japan's feudal knights. Read full book review >

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THE LEMON JELL-O SYNDROME by Man Martin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2017

"A slight, charming, gravely loopy bit of whimsy equally likely to appeal to amateur etymologists, untenured academics, spouses who fear cuckolding, and anyone who's ever woken up with the feeling that they aren't quite themselves."
Martin (Paradise Dogs, 2011) presents a medical mystery in which the detective is also the victim of a rare and deeply threatening malady: loss of self. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEGO ARCANA DEI by Andrew Man
Released: Nov. 19, 2012

"Offers some interesting fragments about our dystopian future, but frequent mistakes make a nearly impenetrable narrative even more difficult to read."
In Man's sci-fi yarn, a banker zigzags through time and space with lots of passion but little purpose. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOBI by John Man
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"It makes the Gobi—the land and those that move upon it'so seductive that readers may forget it is a place that treats the incautious without mercy. (7 color and 12 b&w photos)"
A spare, polished profile of the Gobi, Mongolia's southern sweep of desert, long closed to most non-Mongolians, from journalist Man. Read full book review >

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ATTILA by John Man
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 18, 2006

"Entertaining and lucid account of a phenomenal militarist unable to resist a crumbling empire's vast, unprotected wealth."
A surprisingly intimate view of the man labeled "God's scourge" by a Roman Empire in its death throes. Read full book review >