Search Results: "Jim Flynn"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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JIM SHEPARD
by Vincent Scarpa

“I’m trying to put less food on my kids’ tables,” Jim Shepard jokes. This, in reference to the years he spent researching the Minoan eruption of Thera—a catastrophic volcanic event in mid-second millennium B.C.E.—with the intent to write something fairly substantial about it and ending up instead with “Cretan Love Song,” a story that, at ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE FOREST OF TIME by Michael Flynn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1997

"Wonderfully diverse themes, but Flynn belabors matters long after his point is made; his plodding prose style doesn't help, neither do the afterwords wherein he explains how smart he's been."
Ten tales, including the author's afterwords, from Flynn (Firestar, 1996), seven of which first appeared in Analog magazine- -though the publisher doesn't tell us when or upon what basis they were selected. Read full book review >

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THIRD RAIL by Rory Flynn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 10, 2014

"If you think this story sounds familiar, you're right. Flynn's glum debut is so intent on sketching in his depressive hero that it never gives him much of a mystery to solve or explains why two different women—hard-living Thalia and baker Candace Hammond—would be so interested in him."
A second-generation cop banished from Boston to his little hometown seeks a comeback by tangling with a world-class designer drug. Read full book review >

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SEPARATION OF POWER by Vince Flynn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 9, 2001

"Stick figures, lumbering pace, wooden dialogue: Flynn remains a source of pulp fiction at its dreariest."
Top-gun Mitch Rapp (The Third Option, 2000, etc.), "America's Assassin," rides again—roughshod over Saddam Hussein—and earns anew the thanks of a grateful nation. Read full book review >