Search Results: "LC Boyle"


BOOK REVIEW

DEAD BALLAST by LC Boyle
Released: Oct. 15, 2011

"While the bare bones of the plot and the characters are inherently interesting, much retooling and polishing of the basic elements would be needed to make the story function as a workable thriller."
Even hard-bitten security consultants can get in over their heads, as is made clear in Boyle's novel introducing the team of Miles Warwick and Lucy Clewes. Read full book review >

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KAY BOYLE by Joan Mellen
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1994

"Precise in detail, panoramic in scope, psychologically subtle, more than a literary biography, like Boyle herself, it is social and political history, a film waiting to be produced."
The prolific Mellen (Creative Writing/Film, Temple Univ.) brings a literary talent as well as cinematic eye to the family saga of Kay Boyle (1902-92), an epic life reflecting the great literary and political events of the century. Read full book review >

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BILLY BOYLE by James R. Benn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Benn (On Desperate Ground, 2000) crafts a crackling good adventure, with much flavorsome period color, and an acceptable whodunit."
During WWII, a diplomatic mission in Norway turns into a murder probe. Read full book review >

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T.C. BOYLE STORIES II by T.C. Boyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2013

"A fine and welcome summation—till the next volume—by one of the best storytellers at work today."
Picking up where he left off with his first volume of collected stories in 1998, Boyle (San Miguel, 2012, etc.) serves up an overstuffed gathering of goofy premises and serious turns. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 2, 1998

"Boyle is of course too young for a summing-up, but this seems as good a time as any for a mid-career display of the antic wares of our most versatile and prolific radical comedian."
A fine, fat gathering of 68 stories, including the contents of Boyle's four collections (Without a Hero, 1994, etc.), four more, uncollected, tales, and three previously unpublished. Read full book review >

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ROSIE & REX by Bob Boyle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"In the end, this is a simple friendship story with pictures that will likely grab attention but won't stand up well to multiple readings. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Two very different friends have a bit of trouble deciding what to do together in this simple story about finding common ground. Read full book review >

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HUGO AND THE REALLY, REALLY, REALLY LONG STRING by Bob Boyle
ANIMALS
Released: March 23, 2010

"Undemanding but potentially popular. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Flat, stylized illustrations and a meandering yet linear plot proclaim Boyle's background in animation (he's the creator of Nick Jr.'s Wow! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TERRANAUTS by T.C. Boyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Amid the changing allegiances and alliances, sex eventually has consequences, though the reader wearied by two years of this might not much care."
Soap opera, satire, and religious allegory find an uneasy balance within this earthbound version of a space colony. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HARDER THEY COME by T.C. Boyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 30, 2015

"Boyle's vision and ambition remain compelling, though his characters here seem like plot devices."
Violence corrodes the ideal of freedom in an ambitious novel that aims to illuminate the dark underbelly of the American dream. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HUMAN FLY by T.C. Boyle
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

Acclaimed writer Boyle presents 12 of his previously published short stories, plus one new story, in this collection intended for teens. Read full book review >