Search Results: "David Ryan"


BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS IN MOTION by David Ryan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 2014

"As the title suggests, there are animals throughout these stories, with the human ones as inscrutable as any."
A debut collection of stories—one of the best in recent memory—that finds psychological acuity within characters who are unreflective or even impenetrable. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOOD NEIGHBORS by Ryan David Jahn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2011

"Since Kat Marino is, for better or worse, the least-interesting person here, it's well worth watching to see what Jahn can do in a novel that isn't based on a real-life person."
A darkly powerful fictionalization of the last two hours in the life of Kitty Genovese, attacked and killed outside her New York apartment in the early morning hours of March 13, 1964, while her neighbors did nothing. Read full book review >

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WE COME IN PIECES
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Of Jenny and the Aliens by Ryan Gebhart

Cover Story: Emoji Rebus
BFF Charm: Nay
Swoonworthy Scale: 2
Talky Talk: Boy Brain
Bonus Factor: Aliens
Relationship Status: Look Me Up in a Decade or Two

Cover Story: Emoji Rebus

Did you know that the red-haired girl emoji was named Jenny? Me neither.

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BOOK REVIEW

BELLA UP, UP, AND AWAY by Ryan O'Rourke
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 12, 2016

"A delightful nautical and aerial feline caper. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When her new pal accidentally drifts out to sea, a spunky cat attempts a daring rescue. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1996

It's where on the sandlot you, as a kid, first essayed the national pastime that determines your lot in life, according to the comic proponents of the Ryan Theory of Adolescent Development in American Males. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DISPATCHER by Ryan David Jahn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 27, 2011

"'This isn't how it was supposed to happen,' think Jahn's luckless characters over and over again. Wrong. For fans of action-packed suspense, this is exactly how it's supposed to happen."
Seven years after his daughter vanishes from her bedroom, and two months after he's finally agreed to a funeral for her, a Texas police dispatcher gets a phone call that turns his world upside down. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BELLA LOST AND FOUND by Ryan O'Rourke
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 10, 2014

"Well-designed visuals hold up a somewhat flat story. (Picture book. 2-5)"
An indoor kitty goes out to sea by mistake. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILFRED by Ryan Higgins
by Ryan Higgins, illustrated by Ryan Higgins
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 21, 2013

"Other, stronger picture books about friendship abound. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Wilfred is big. Wilfred is hairy. Wilfred is lonesome. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE INVISIBLE KINGDOM by Rob Ryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2016

"Dim and dismal. (Illustrated fiction. 11-13, adult)"
Cut-paper silhouettes illustrate this large-format tale of a young prince's efforts to break the chains of loneliness and isolation imposed on him by his high station. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE INVINCIBLE KINGDOM by Rob Ryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"Admire the pictures, skip the thoroughly overblown text. (Illustrated fiction. 11-13)"
A fugitive king finds his queen and his true calling in this trilogy closer. Read full book review >