Search Results: "Geoff Herbach"


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FAT BOY VS. THE CHEERLEADERS by Geoff Herbach
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 6, 2014

"A funny popcorn read with more fiber than empty calories. (Fiction. 13-17)"
When the dance team purloins the band's funding, a fat boy fights back. Read full book review >

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I'M WITH STUPID by Geoff Herbach
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 1, 2013

"A memorable character from an author worth watching. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A football star copes with his father's suicide. Read full book review >

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NOTHING SPECIAL by Geoff Herbach
Released: May 1, 2012

"If Herbach had avoided playing narrative games and just run with his story, this might have been something special. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Over the course of a cataclysmically awful trip, Felton Reinstein journals for his girlfriend about breakthroughs in his familial relationships. Read full book review >

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THE MIRACLE LETTERS OF T. RIMBERG by Geoff Herbach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2008

"Herbach's debut is an odd read—simple, even spartan, on one hand, but luxuriantly flaky on the other."
The epistolary novel lives, albeit in this rather strange variation. Read full book review >

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STUPID FAST by Geoff Herbach
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2011

"A little tightening of the plot screws could have led to this uneven novel being stupid good. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A rambling ode to male adolescent angst. Read full book review >

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HOOPER by Geoff Herbach
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 20, 2018

"No one here is perfect, and their failures make readers cringe yet root for success. Hoops and so much more. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Adopted from Poland three and a half years ago, Adam decides that basketball may be his "passport to a good life." Read full book review >

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HAIR-POCALYPSE by Geoff Herbach
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Fun if didactic. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A messy boy comes to a compromise after a school day spent trying to tame his unruly head of hair. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 29, 2011

"Whether in sketches or rigorous studies, each piece bears the mark of Dyer's unique intelligence and wit."
A grab-bag of critical essays, reportage and personal stories from the irrepressibly curious Dyer (Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi, 2009, etc). Read full book review >

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LUST by Geoff Ryman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2003

"Not, therefore, Ryman's best, but a risky, highly imaginative addition to a unique and valuable body of work."
A research biologist explores the parameters of love, sex, and creativity in this inventive, inordinately busy latest from the provocative British author (253, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

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HUNTERS AND GATHERERS by Geoff Nicholson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 12, 1994

"On the surface a darkly hysterical romp, upon closer inspection a sly meditation on obsession, possession, and, finally, creativity. (Author tour)"
Attention fans of Evelyn Waugh, Douglas Adams, or any other clever, subversive British comedic writer: Add Geoff Nicholson to your must-read list. Read full book review >

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JEFF IN VENICE, DEATH IN VARANASI by Geoff Dyer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 2009

"Unsatisfying as a novel, but the observations are piquant enough to make for an enjoyable read."
Part novel, part cultural travelogue, this latest from the British critic and novelist (The Ongoing Moment, 2005, etc.) consists of two sections, linked by the narrator's sensibility. Read full book review >

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BEDLAM BURNING by Geoff Nicholson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 2002

"Nicholson (Female Ruins, 2000, etc.), smart and mercilessly funny when skewering the myopic anxieties of the literary world and those aspiring to join it, is less entertaining—because less persuasive—when retailing the antics and atmosphere of the Clinic."
A refreshing amusement about one Mike Smith, who impersonates a literary friend and ends up teaching creative writing at an insane asylum. Read full book review >