Search Results: "Flynn Meaney"


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THE BOY RECESSION by Flynn Meaney
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Teens who enjoy novels in two voices will pick this up, but they will find little new. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
This novel with two protagonists has authentic teen voices but nothing new to say. Read full book review >

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PARADOX by John Meaney
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2005

"While making no claims to originality: fast-moving, distinctive, and sometimes spectacular."
The first installment in a thoughtful, intricate far-future trilogy from British author Meaney (Paradox first appeared in 2000 in the UK). Read full book review >

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OUT OF HIS LEAGUE by Pat Flynn
FICTION
Released: July 1, 2008

"Fans of sports stories and Friday Night Lights will find this an especially enjoyable tale. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Ozzie, a rugby player from West Queensland, Australia, participates in a high-school exchange program that lands him in the small, football-crazy West Texas town of Hope. Read full book review >

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SOME ETHER by Nick Flynn
Released: June 1, 2000

"Despite some unevenness, though, these are good poems about survival—a topic most will find far more interesting than the breast-beating sanctimoniousness of victimhood."
Flynn lives in Brooklyn and is a member of Columbia University's Writing Project. Read full book review >

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LIVING WITH THE HYENAS by Robert Flynn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 1995

"In most of the stories here, though, Flynn portrays quiet dignity, humanity, and a wisdom that comes from experience."
Sixteen stories in three groups (War, Armistice, Peace) but united by a common gift: the author's fine-tuned ability to craft astute observations of human nature. Read full book review >

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A PUBLIC BODY by Raymond Flynn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

A Public Body ($10.95 paperback original; Jan. 1; 250 pp.; 0- 340-64975-5): Eddathorpe Councillor William (``Klondike Bill'') Read full book review >

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TRANSFER OF POWER by Vince Flynn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 6, 1999

"The prose is pedestrian, the plotting predictable, the characters comic strip, and the end long in coming. (Author Tour)"
Second-novelist Flynn (Term Limits, 1998) returns, this time with an overstuffed political thriller about bad guys kidnapping the White House. Read full book review >

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ROGUE STAR by Michael Flynn
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 1998

"A yarn that depends more on politicking, ideology, and wish fulfillment than real plot; nonetheless, fans of volume one should be pleased."
Second installment in Flynn's massive, ambitious near-future saga (Firestar, 1996), with rich heiress Mariesa van Huyten continuing her Prometheus project to save humanity by forcing its expansion into space. Read full book review >

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TIE-FAST COUNTRY by Robert Flynn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Prose throughout smelling of tallow and coal oil. Flynn (Living with Hyenas, 1995) deserves a prize."
Life on a Texas ranch, portrayed by Flynn with hard-earned western wit and matchless skill. Read full book review >

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THE THIRD OPTION by Vince Flynn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Weak writing, implausible characters, threadbare plotting. It's Flynn's third time out (Transfer of Power, 1999, etc.), but he still hasn't found the charm."
A plodding thriller in which all the good hit men shoot all the bad hit men, but everything else misfires. Read full book review >

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The Renegade Queen by Eva Flynn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 4, 2015

"A multilayered biographical novel that explores the career and scandal of Victoria Woodhull."
A fictional account examines one of the most notorious women in 19th-century America. Read full book review >