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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HIT COUNT by Chris Lynch
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 19, 2015

"This intense, timely story provides incredible insight into the reasons why knowledge of football's potential danger is not enough to keep young players from taking the field. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A high school football player is relentless in his effort to become a ferocious linebacker, ignoring the damage his body may be experiencing. Read full book review >