Search Results: "Chris Lynch"


BOOK REVIEW

DAVID LYNCH by Dennis Lim
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A streamlined and breezily engaging—but impressively rigorous—evaluation of a unique film talent; essential reading for fans of Lynch and the immersive, elusive worlds he creates."
The director of programming at the Film Society of Lincoln Center delivers a short, sharp reckoning with the dangerous visions of celebrated filmmaker David Lynch. Read full book review >

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IRREVERSIBLE by Chris Lynch
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"An exhausting run with a protagonist seemingly incapable of growth. (Fiction. 12-17)"
After Gigi Boudakian accuses him of rape, Keir struggles to reset his life in college, still certain he's done nothing wrong. Read full book review >

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DEAD IN THE WATER by Chris Lynch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Satisfied readers will look forward to the next volume in this worthy, low-key but piquant series. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
In this second volume of his series on World War II (The Right Fight, 2014), Lynch turns his raw-boned storytelling talents to the Pacific theater. Read full book review >

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KILL SWITCH by Chris Lynch
Released: April 17, 2012

"Lynch's normally exciting work is apparently deep under cover on this mission. (Thriller. 13 & up)"
An Alzheimer's-fueled thriller fizzles. Read full book review >

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SHARPSHOOTER by Chris Lynch
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"The best Vietnam War novels yet for this age range. (Fiction. 9-13)"
In the second installment of his Vietnam War series, Lynch follows 18-year-old Ivan Bucyk, one of four friends who pledged to go to war together once one was drafted. Read full book review >

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ME, DEAD DAD, & ALCATRAZ by Chris Lynch
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Offbeat yet oddly engaging, just like Elvin. (Fiction. YA)"
Elvin's back in another frenetic adventure in everyday living. Read full book review >

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ICEMAN by Chris Lynch
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 30, 1994

"Dad's subsequent mellowing doesn't quite compute; but that's a minor flaw in a powerfully written story that examines the role of inner rage in a troubled family where it makes it particularly difficult for the favored younger son to win autonomy. (Fiction. 12+)"
In his second novel, the author of Shadow Boxer (1993) again depicts two brothers grappling with a violence spawned by their father; again, the older (here, Duane, 17) has renounced a brutal sport (ice hockey) while the younger (Eric, 14) still pursues it. Read full book review >

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SHADOW BOXER by Chris Lynch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 1993

"Brutal, a little too tidy, but memorable. (Fiction. 11-14)"
In the five years since their father's death from accumulated boxing injuries, 14-year-old George has earnestly taught his younger brother Monty how to fight—but not how to stop fighting; now, to his dismay (and his mother's), Monty is growing up in his dad's image, with "the heart of a lion and the head of a starfish,'' sneaking away to Uncle Archie's gym to train, going off on his own, coming home with the marks of street fights. Read full book review >

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LITTLE BLUE LIES by Chris Lynch
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A worthwhile romp, if not quite a jackpot. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A lovelorn teen messes with the mob in order to save his blue-collar girlfriend in this unusual comedy of social class. Read full book review >