Search Results: "Jr. Finn"


BOOK REVIEW

FINN by Katharine Jay Bacon
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Bits and pieces of the narrative, especially those involving horses, other animals, and descriptions of the farm, are well-crafted, holding out a promise of a story telling that is never realized. (Fiction. 12-14)"
A suspense story without much suspense, constructed from disparate elements that never quite mesh. Read full book review >

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FINN by Jon Clinch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 27, 2007

"Despite needlessly confusing chronology, a memorable debut, likely to make waves."
The Finn in question is not Huck, but his father, a "strange sad monster" in newcomer Clinch's bold and deeply disturbing work. Read full book review >

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FINN by Christopher Brookhouse
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2015

"A novel to be savored more than once, written with the same languorous, rumbling passion of Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward's film The Long Hot Summer."
Looking behind propriety's lace-curtain gentility into the hardwoods of sin, Brookhouse (Loving Ryan, 2010, etc.) offers pure Southern noir. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 20, 1991

"A sincere, if too heroic, plea worth reading by educators and concerned parents."
A call to arms to fundamentally revolutionize the catastrophically afflicted public education system in the US. Read full book review >

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FINN McCOUL by Brian Gleeson
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"This collaboration is uproarious, a brain-fevered interpretation that's also smart as a whip. (Picture book/folklore. 8+)"
Out of the third century a.d. comes Finn McCoul (a.k.a. Read full book review >

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GENA/FINN by Hannah Moskowitz
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 5, 2016

"Overall, though, it's very satisfying to see this moment in fandom and Internet-originating relationships so capably represented. (Fiction. 14-17)"
Two devoted members of an emotional cop drama's fandom meet online and feel an instant bond. Read full book review >

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GOD JR. by Dennis Cooper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"A refreshing departure from the obsessive redundancy of its predecessors. Probably Cooper's best yet."
And now for something different from the master of homosexual punk sadomasochism. Read full book review >

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WINNIE FINN, WORM FARMER by Carol Brendler
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 7, 2009

"An author's note includes directions for creating a worm farm and sources. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Winnie Finn, worm farmer extraordinaire, would love to win a prize at the annual county fair, so she can buy herself a new wagon. Read full book review >

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BRIDIE AND FINN by Harry Cauley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1994

"A notable debut."
From award-winning TV writer Harry Cauley, a first novel that celebrates the golden days of urban neighborhoods and tells a beguiling, unpretentious, and bittersweet coming-of-age story. Read full book review >

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WITTGENSTEIN JR by Lars Iyer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Pieced together from terse vignettes and enlivened with a liberal scattering of exclamation points, the novel teeters between exaggerated gloom and moments of true tenderness. Existential angst is rarely this entertaining."
An enigmatic young philosophy lecturer infuriates, intrigues and ultimately beguiles his Cambridge University students in this droll love story about logic and learning from Iyer (Philosophy/Newcastle Univ.; Exodus, 2013, etc.). Read full book review >

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FINN THROWS A FIT! by David Elliott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"While likening a child's tantrums to a severe storm is apt enough from an adult perspective, it may be too conceptually remote for little ones, for whom When Sophie Gets Angry—Really, Really Angry may still ring the most emotionally true. (Picture book. 3-5)"
To say that Finn, a blue-shirted, yellow-booted tot with more than a passing resemblance to Humpty-Dumpty, is out of sorts is to severely understate the case. Read full book review >