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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KILLING TIME IN CRYSTAL CITY by Chris Lynch
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"Ultimately, readers will wonder just who they've been getting to know and whether they really know him at all. (Thriller. 14-17)"
A meditation on belonging, choices and denial. Read full book review >

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CASUALTIES OF WAR by Chris Lynch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"An excellent war saga that will leave readers feeling they have been through something monumental. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Lynch's Vietnam War series concludes with the final narrative of four friends caught in the chaos of war. Read full book review >

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GOLD DUST by Chris Lynch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 31, 2000

"But maybe, just maybe, Richard is a bit more aware at the end that others have dreams, too. (Fiction. 11-13)"
The versatile author of Gypsy Davey (1994) and the Blue Eyed Son trilogy weaves a subtle, challenging study of star-crossed friendship. Read full book review >

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MICK by Chris Lynch
FICTION
Released: March 31, 1996

"Stay tuned: Lynch continues this harsh, headlong tale in two other entries in the Blue-Eyed Son series: Blood Relations (ISBN 0-06- 025399-1) and the upcoming Dog Eat Dog. (Fiction. 12+)"
When the bars, brawls, and trash-talk he's grown up with start to wear on an Irish-American teenager, he learns that it's not that easy to walk away. Read full book review >

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GYPSY DAVEY by Chris Lynch
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 30, 1994

"A grim and penetrating look at the cycle of abuse. (Fiction. 12+)"
Slow-witted, 12-year-old Davey lived with his neglectful and sometimes abusive mother, Lois, and his older sister, Joanne, until Joanne moved out at 17 to get married. 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 >