Search Results: "Larry Doyle"


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GO, MUTANTS! by Larry Doyle
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: July 1, 2010

"Rollickingly inventive and often hilarious—but it seems at times like a skit that, perhaps in the wake of an atomic accident, has mutated into (dear God!) an epic."
In a melting-pot society populated by the aliens and humans of 1950s space-invader movies, a brooding blue rebel with a giant brain grapples with prejudice and hormones in that most horrific of earthly battlegrounds—high school. Read full book review >

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I LOVE YOU, BETH COOPER by Larry Doyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2007

"The plot, a pell-mell contrivance, isn't so much the point as is the hormones and humiliation of life in Teenage Wasteland."
A former scribe for Beavis and Butt-Head and The Simpsons humorously addresses the agony and ecstasy of adolescence. Read full book review >

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IN BED WITH WALL STREET by Larry Doyle
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"An important book that could have been much better with improved writing and greater insider sharing by Doyle."
A former Wall Street insider excoriates the current nonsystem of alleged self-regulation and weak government regulation in the finance industry. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"An unpredictable, unfailingly intelligent demonstration of a unique wit given free reign."
The Thurber Prize winner struts his stuff. Read full book review >

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A B SEE by Elizabeth Doyle
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 21, 2015

"While the tiny images will make this a challenge for young babies, the large number of objects to identify means they will return to it again and again as their vocabularies expand. (Board book. 1-4)"
Hundreds of tiny, subtly raised images to study and name make a lovely, tactile alphabet book that can be enjoyed far longer than most ABC books. Read full book review >

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OH, PLAY THAT THING by Roddy Doyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 2004

"An uncharacteristic misstep in a brilliant writer's estimable career."
Terrorist Henry Smart, the memorable IRA antihero of Doyle's superb sixth novel (A Star Called Henry, 1999) makes an imperfect conquest of America in this widely ranging sequel. Read full book review >

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CAPTAIN FANTASTIC by Tom Doyle
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 21, 2017

"A great way to better understand the man behind the garish glasses and platform boots."
Veteran rock journalist Doyle (Man on the Run: Paul McCartney in the 1970s, 2014, etc.) continues his foray into the 1970s music scene with a compelling profile of an unlikely rock star. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 2011

"Impressive feats from an important soldier, but the book has the ring of an official military account."
The inspiring story of one soldier in Iraq in 2006 determined to make peace with warring tribal factions. Read full book review >

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PADDY CLARKE HA HA HA by Roddy Doyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 16, 1993

"A work of maturity and grace."
Irish writer Doyle's fourth novel (The Van, The Snapper, etc.)—and the just-announced 1993 Booker Prize winner: a story that depicts with remarkable acuity that extraordinary intensity of response that is at the heart of childhood. Read full book review >

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COURTSHIP & CURSES by Marissa Doyle
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"It's considerably more aristocratic and less nuanced than Austen's middle-class world, but Austenites—especially those whose favorite scenes involve shopping and balls—won't mind. (author's note) (Historical fantasy romance. 12 & up)"
Though it bucks the fan-fiction trend of making Jane Austen a character (often of the undead variety), this cheery Regency fantasy qualifies as major homage. Read full book review >

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STRAY VOLTAGE by Eugenie Doyle
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 30, 2002

"Doyle is an exciting new voice and definitely someone to watch. (Fiction. 10 +)"
This simply drawn portrait of an 11-year-old boy pulls readers into the loneliness of a child coping with his mother's absence and his father's neglect. Read full book review >

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BETRAYING SEASON by Marissa Doyle
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"The mixture of historical detail and magic makes this bodice-ripper another page-turner, if one that's a bit on the subdued side. (Historical fantasy. 12 & up)"
Doyle's sequel to Bewitching Season (2008) gives Penelope (Pen) Leland center stage. Read full book review >