Search Results: "Chris Duffy"


BOOK REVIEW

FABLE COMICS by Chris Duffy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Funny, diverse, engaging: a lively addition to Duffy's Nursery Rhyme Comics (2011) and Fairy Tale Comics (2013). (afterword, contributor notes) (Graphic fables. 7-10)"
Twenty-eight fables—or, as Duffy pithily puts it: "bossy stories with a message for you"— get clever treatments and twists from nearly as many graphic artists. Read full book review >

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FAIRY TALE COMICS by Chris Duffy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"A veritable who's who of artists renders this an instant crowd-pleaser and will most certainly leave its readers 'happily ever after.' (editor's note) (Graphic folk tales. 6 & up)"
A quirky and vibrant mix of visually reinterpreted fairy tales compiled by the editor of the Eisner-nominated Nursery Rhyme Comics (2011). Read full book review >

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POETRY
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"As much as the visual styles may vary, the high levels of wit and invention never falter. (Graphic nursery rhymes. 5 & up)"
No fewer than 50 cartoonists and comic-book artists provide distinctive visual riffs on as many nursery rhymes in this memorable showcase. Read full book review >

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STATE OF HAPPINESS by Stella Duffy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"Chilly and pretentious fictionalizing of a devastating disease."
A cartographer and big-selling author charts the progress of her cancer. Read full book review >

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LAUNCH! by Scott Duffy
NON-FICTION
Released: March 20, 2014

"Solid advice for novice risk-takers."
A breezy handbook for entrepreneurs on how to launch a new business, product or service. Read full book review >

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LAST COMES THE EGG by Bruce Duffy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Let's hope we don't have to wait another decade for Duffy's next one."
Holden Caulfield lives again, in this beguiling seriocomic tale. Read full book review >

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THEODORA by Stella Duffy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Although heavy on the sex and sensationalism, there's also intelligence and empathy under the energetic potboiler surface."
The unexpurgated story of Theodora, performer and prostitute in Roman Constantinople, destined to rise above her hardscrabble life to become the Emperor's wife. The book is being for HBO. Read full book review >

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STOCKBOY by Thomas Duffy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2014

"A one-dimensional portrait dampens what could be a relatable story."
Duffy's first novel follows a man named Phillip on his retail and relationship journeys as he works at a novelty store in Times Square. Read full book review >

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UNCLE SHAMUS by James Duffy
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 1992

"Ethically, this is ambiguous, and the simplifications in plot aren't likely to entertain any thinking young person. (Fiction. 9-11)"
Two ten-year-olds, residents of Shanty Town, run errands for one ex-con and help him outwit another. Read full book review >

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RADICAL RED by James Duffy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 29, 1993

"Still, a credible portrayal of the period in a story eventful enough to hold readers. (Fiction. 10-13)"
The New York legislature is about to vote on woman suffrage. Read full book review >

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DRESSED TO KILL by Margaret Duffy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 16, 1994

"Plucky, angry Mackenzie in particular would be well worth a sequel."
How can the loss of the Chantbury Pyx, a priceless reliquary stolen from a Bath gallery, be related to the murder of Mrs. Pryce, a vicious old biddy whose complaint to Lance Tyler's private inquiry agency about flowers purloined from her garden makes it all too easy for Tyler's partner, Joanna Mackenzie, to identify her when she's struck down with a hammer? Read full book review >