Search Results: "Alan Glynn"


BOOK REVIEW

GRAVELAND by Alan Glynn
Released: May 28, 2013

"Glynn couldn't hit all his marks without a brisk, no-nonsense style that keeps the pot boiling vigorously till the midpoint, when the pressure abruptly drops till the whole sad carnival comes down at the end with an oddly muted crash."
Glynn (Bloodland, 2012, etc.) peers once more beneath the surface of the Big Apple's financial sector and finds enough vermin to keep an army of exterminators busy. Read full book review >

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PARADIME by Alan Glynn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"The plot keeps moving with plenty of effective surprises, and the final chapters successfully navigate to an even darker tone. So the not-quite-resolved ending seems perfectly appropriate, even if you have to read it over to make sense of it."
The plot twists can get a little confusing in the latest high-tech sci-fi thriller from Glynn (The Dark Fields, 2001, etc.). But at least readers will never be quite as confused as Danny Lynch, the story's unlucky not-quite hero. Read full book review >

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THE DARK FIELDS by Alan Glynn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Undeniably clever, and hip enough to garner a cult following, but not much is left once the bells and whistles are stripped away."
A high-finance thriller about a wonder street-drug that turns people into supercomputers, this debut from Dublin-based Glynn glitters with a carnival of effects but lacks thrust enough to stay in orbit. Read full book review >

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BLOODLAND by Alan Glynn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"His prose spare but spirited, Glynn (Winterland, 2011, etc.) spins an all-too-likely tale of secrets, lies and power corrupted. Chilling."
A plot-twisting, page-turning humdinger in which collateral damage gets a murderous spin. Read full book review >

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VEILED SUMMER by Michael J. Mc Glynn
Released: July 19, 2012

"A challenging, startling tale of a mother and son."
In his debut novel, Mc Glynn tells an elegiac, haunting story exploring the ramifications of past actions on the present. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

An unconvincing attempt to prove the existence of God in a postmodern culture. Read full book review >

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THE SEVEN DAYS OF PETER CRUMB by Jonny Glynn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 26, 2007

"Not for the squeamish."
Despite its allusions to Christian duality, Dostoevsky and existential morality, this debut novel depends more on shock value than literary value for its appeal. Read full book review >

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THE AWESOME, ALMOST 100% TRUE ADVENTURES OF MATT & CRAZ by Alan Silberberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 23, 2013

"Readers may question Matt's and Craz's intelligence, but if the plot is short on sense, the jokes almost always work, and that's a more important brand of magic any day. (Humor. 9-13)"
It turns out that a book doesn't need to make a lick of sense if it has enough baboons and pirates and aliens. Read full book review >

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THE THIEF'S DAUGHTER by Alan Marks
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"The ink-and-watercolor illustrations look suitably long- ago-and-far-away, with Magpie as a perpetually windblown waif. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Known as the illustrator of Paton Walsh's Birdy and the Ghosties, Marks pens his own easy-to-read fantasy, a rather muddled tale of an honest man disgraced and discharged from his court post when he is suspected of theft. Read full book review >

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WHERE'S MOUSE? by Alan Baker
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"A visually pleasing book that will appeal to very young children who enjoy simple books about animals. (Picture book. 2-5)"
An accordion-fold book with peek-through pages mimicking holes (e.g., in a hollow tree) through which animal characters can be seen in a three-dimensional effect. Read full book review >

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THE PEOPLE OF THE TOWN by Alan Marks
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 21, 2016

"Ultimately, the uneven presentation makes this Mother Goose collection a supplemental purchase. (Picture book/nursery rhymes. 3-6)"
Over the course of one day, readers are introduced to some familiar and not-so-familiar nursery rhyme characters. Read full book review >