Search Results: "Jim Flynn"


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THE TORCHLIGHT LIST by Jim Flynn
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 6, 2013

"An idiosyncratic (at best) celebration of the joy of reading."
A slim volume that gives suggestions of 200 books that will take readers through "the magic realm of literature," yet it offers too little magic and, surprisingly, finds too little of it in the recommended books. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 12, 2005

"Swift, photographic prose defines the dimensions of hell—and of humanity. (8-page photo insert)"
Two New York Times reporters take us inside the World Trade Center on 9/11 to give us a more capacious view of heroism. 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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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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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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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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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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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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THE UNMASKING by Kevin Flynn
NON-FICTION
Released: March 29, 1993

"Overall, then, a torpid chronicle."
Sluggish, standard-model true-crime account of a multiple rapist who concealed his crimes for seven years while married and involved in a fundamentalist church. Read full book review >

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DIGGER by Joseph Flynn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 11, 1997

"Shamelessly melodramatic entertainment, though with a crude narrative power that will make most readers keep turning the pages."
Flynn's hardcover debut is an extravagant but oddly appealing blue-collar opera: amid constant touches of magic realism and in- your-face symbols, Vietnam vets join forces with union men and women to battle a corrupt industrialist. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"A provocative critique by one eminently qualified to make it."
We live, writes national security expert Flynn, in a time of "homeland insecurity"—and, he adds, "we are sailing into a national security version of the Perfect Storm." Read full book review >

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VENABLE PARK by Tom Flynn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"A simple, sad narrative of one good man's ongoing struggles."
Flynn's first novel takes place in 1920s Baltimore and features a perspective on this time period not often seen. Read full book review >