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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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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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 WRECK OF THE RIVER OF STARS by Michael Flynn
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2003

"Flynn's fully realized characters, easy mastery of technical detail, and meticulous, consequential style perfectly matches the theme of this long, dense, spellbinding, brilliant work."
New science fiction, set in the same medium-future as Flynn's previous (Falling Stars, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE NEXT PRESIDENT by Joseph Flynn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2000

"Once again (Digger, 1997), Flynn provides plenty of plot, but a lethal shortage of characterization."
The presidential hopeful is African-American, but few are the real changes rung here on the old send-a-sniper-to-kill-the-candidate caper. 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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The Exorcism of Little Billy Wagner  by Francis Flynn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 29, 2012

"A fun, fascinating send-up of the modern Catholic Church."
In Flynn's novel, the strange behavior of a 12-year-old boy mobilizes his whole town. Read full book review >

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DARK HORSE by Rory Flynn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016

"Less a mystery, despite the multiple deaths by violence, than an old-fashioned tale of Boston's political corruption that reads like a more hard-knuckle version of The Lash Hurrah."
The receding floodwaters of a hurricane reveal corruption at both ends of the social spectrum in Detective Eddy Harkness' Boston. Read full book review >