Search Results: "David Kinney"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2009

"With solid prose, Kinney nails the character of this spirited community and its defining anima, the striped bass."
Reporter and longtime fisherman Kinney casts out for the Northeastern coast's oldest fishing tournament. Read full book review >

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THE DYLANOLOGISTS by David Kinney
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 13, 2014

"Alternately funny, intriguing and shocking."
Perhaps the only thing more inscrutable than Bob Dylan is the cavalcade of misfits and muckrakers that parade through this earnest exploration of the artist's even more curious brand of devotees. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 29, 2016

"A footnote to a much larger story but a welcome one."
A fascinating scholarly detective story centering on the often overlooked ideological architect of the Third Reich, who could never be made to "accept the notion that the ideas he had trumpeted had led to genocide." Read full book review >

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CABIN FEVER by Jeff Kinney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2011

"Kinney has built a world that has potential for truly subversive humor and has a fan base willing to go wherever he takes it, but by choosing to play it safe here, he sells both short. (Graphic fiction. 8-12)"
In a world where "Wimpy Kid-like" has become a shorthand to describe a certain type of book, what is there to say about the sixth volume in the groundbreaking series? Read full book review >

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OLD SCHOOL by Jeff Kinney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Harmless fun that neither rocks the boat nor swings for the fences. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 8-12)"
The Wimpy Kid series marches on. Read full book review >

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THE LONG HAUL by Jeff Kinney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Every kid—and every parent—who's ever suffered through a family road trip will feel as one with Greg. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 8-12)"
You'd think that if anyone would know better, it would be Greg Heffley's mother. Read full book review >

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DIARY OF A WIMPY KID by Jeff Kinney
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

First volume of a planned three, this edited version of an ongoing online serial records a middle-school everykid's triumphs and (more often) tribulations through the course of a school year. Read full book review >

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THE THIRD WHEEL by Jeff Kinney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"It's time for the Wimpy Kid machine to grind to a halt. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 8-12)"
Greg Heffley, that most profoundly unlikable of antiheroes, is back with another litany of complaints. Read full book review >

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RODRICK RULES by Jeff Kinney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"A temporary one, more than likely. (Illustrated fiction. 9-11)"
In a second set of entries—of a planned three, all first published in somewhat different form online in installments—slacker diarist Greg starts a new school year. Read full book review >

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COMMENTARII DE INEPTO PUERO by Jeff Kinney
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"For most readers, this effort sits as a curio alongside other Latin versions of modern books, truly delighting only the rare readers who can both navigate the syntax of Latin and giggle at the 'Tactus Casei' ('Cheese Touch'). (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 10 & up)"
The Latin version of Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid (translated by Vatican Latinist Gallagher), is an exploration of new form rather than new content, much like the Shakespearean version of Star Wars or the Klingon version of Hamlet. Read full book review >

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JAMES THURBER by Harrison Kinney
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 23, 1995

"Definitive, but much too much of a good thing. (32 pages illustrations)"
A dauntingly thorough, vast chronicle of the life and hard times of one of America's preeminent literary humorists. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Like sampler chocolates: it's possible to consume in one sitting, which says much about its quality, considering its length. (Illustrations)"
A jackpot of Thurber correspondence—from light entertainments to pure vitriol, with the fascination of an evolutionary timeline. Read full book review >