Search Results: "Gillian Flynn"


BOOK REVIEW

DARK PLACES by Gillian Flynn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 5, 2009

"For most of the wild story's running time, however, every sentence crackles with enough baleful energy to fuel a whole town through the coldest Kansas winter."
The sole survivor of a family massacre is pushed into revisiting a past she'd much rather leave alone, in Flynn's scorching follow-up to Sharp Objects (2006). Read full book review >

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GONE GIRL by Gillian Flynn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 5, 2012

"One of those rare thrillers whose revelations actually intensify its suspense instead of dissipating it. The final pages are chilling."
A perfect wife's disappearance plunges her husband into a nightmare as it rips open ugly secrets about his marriage and, just maybe, his culpability in her death. Read full book review >

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SHARP OBJECTS by Gillian Flynn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 10, 2006

"Piercingly effective and genuinely terrifying."
A savage debut thriller that renders the Electra complex electric, the mother/daughter bond a psychopathic stranglehold. 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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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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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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TILLY'S STAYCATION by Gillian Hibbs
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2014

"There's no place like home, as Dorothy would say. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Although initially disappointed about not getting to travel the way her friends do, Tilly comes to appreciate adventures close to home. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"A solid, if additional, purchase. (introduction, bibliography) (Folklore. 6-9)"
Plainly told, these nine Korean folktales include some well-known tales found in the relatively small number of other picture books and anthologies available in English. Read full book review >

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TOM FINGER by Gillian McClure
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"An erratic adventure with compelling moments. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In McClure's (Selkie, 1999, etc.) wintry and whimsical tale a girl mourns her dead cat in spite of her brother's protests. Read full book review >

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FROGGY WENT A-COURTIN’ by Gillian Tyler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Um-hum. (source note) (Picture book. 6-8)"
Tyler highlights the romance in this frilly version of the folk song, following Froggy and Miss Mousie from courtship to honeymoon in pale, finely brushed outdoor scenes captioned in elegant, if low-contrast, gold ink. Read full book review >