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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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 >

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PIECES by Chris Lynch
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 5, 2013

"Exceptional. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A teenage boy seeks connections with the people who received his beloved brother's donated organs in this darkly humorous novel by the author of Inexcusable (2005). Read full book review >

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FREE-FIRE ZONE by Chris Lynch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"A fine portrayal of friends and war. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
The third installment of Lynch's Vietnam War series follows Rudi, one of four friends who enlisted at the same time and are now in separate branches of the military. Read full book review >

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HOTHOUSE by Chris Lynch
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 24, 2010

"Nevertheless, this an affecting and insightful drama, if a trifle overdetermined. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A concise exploration of manhood, heroism and the psychology of a small northern town in the aftermath of a fire that kills two firefighters. Read full book review >

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INEXCUSABLE by Chris Lynch
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Keir's self-delusion, irresponsibility and sense of invincibility are dangerous, sending the important message to all teens, particularly high-school heroes and their would-be victims, that some things are inexcusable. (Fiction. YA)"
Lynch has hit a homerun with this provocative, important read about Keir, a self-proclaimed "good guy" headed for college on a football scholarship. Read full book review >

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JOHNNY CHESTHAIR by Chris Lynch
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1997

"Lynch, fresh from the Blue-Eyed Son trilogy (Mick, 1996, etc.), sets out some distinctly non-PC characters and their beliefs; readers who like to feel superior to people they meet in books will—unfortunately—lap this up. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Still reeling from classmate Monica's knockout punch five years ago, eighth-grader Steven gathers three other nerdy misfits into the He-Man Women Haters Club, also the name of the series of which this unsubtle satire is the first entry. Read full book review >

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SLOT MACHINE by Chris Lynch
FICTION
Released: Oct. 30, 1995

"A change of pace for the author, this still features sports action both hilarious and horrifying (sometimes at once), a slightly larger-than-life cast, and penetrating observation of adults and young adults. (Fiction. 12+)"
Lynch (Gypsy Davey, 1994, etc.) lightens up in this story of three teenagers sent to camp at a seminary, ostensibly to prepare for high school. 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 >