Search Results: "Lynda Barry"


BOOK REVIEW

CRUDDY by Lynda Barry
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 7, 1999

"The author of Ernie Pook's Comeek and The Freddie Stories can get down and dirty with the best hard-edged writers like Larry Brown or Daniel Woodrell, all from the unlikely (and welcome) perspective of a young woman."
The only thing this gritty debut novel shares with Barry's work as a narrative cartoonist is its point of view: told by a 16- year-old girl, the bloody and violent story is tougher and uglier than any of the artist's previous work. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 1, 1991

The trial of Washington, D.C., mayor Marion Barry, with its titillating mixture of sex, lies, and videotape, not only attracted worldwide attention, but gave rise to more serious questions—which are partially addressed here by Voice of America's Agronsky. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE! GREATEST! OF! MARLYS! by Lynda Barry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Barry has a genius for remembering the odd things kids and grownups do, especially during those times that linger between meanness and joyful innocence. Beyond nostalgia, her deceptively simple art, in all its spareness, breaks your heart and makes you laugh, often at the same time."
Barry's recent novel (Cruddy, p. 1999) proved what her comics admirers already knew: she's a splendid writer with a phenomenal ear for everyday speech. And her comics work, syndicated in dozens of newspapers, has grown with her. After collecting stories featuring her character Freddie (The Freddie Stories), Barry celebrates another of her wonderful creations, Freddie's sister Marlys. Read full book review >

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THE FREDDIE STORIES by Lynda Barry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1999

"A surprisingly moving, visually engaging collection."
Syndicated in many alternative papers, Barry has collected nine volumes of her deliberately childlike comics and has also published a first novel, The Good Times Are Killing Me (not seen). Read full book review >

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THE BEST AMERICAN COMICS, 2008 by Lynda Barry
Released: Oct. 8, 2008

"A treasure trove of discovery for fanatics and initiates alike."
The third annual anthology in this series is the best yet, with inspired work from a variety of relative unknowns mixed with that from artists who enjoy great renown in this burgeoning field. Read full book review >

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BARRY, BOYHOUND by Andy Spearman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2005

"For boys (or even girls) who appreciate wacky humor and interesting facts, this is a perfect package. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The day Barry becomes a boyhound is filled with adventure. Read full book review >

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BARRY GOLDWATER by Peter Iverson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Although it's of rather narrow interest, Iverson's book is a highly useful addition to the study of Arizona politics."
A biography of a nationally prominent politician that emphasizes the local. Read full book review >

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BARRY GOLDWATER by Robert Alan Goldberg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 1995

"751) on Goldwater's role in postwar American politics."
Sturdy political biography of the author of modern American conservatism (not authorized, but written with its subject's cooperation) . Read full book review >

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BARRY MOSER’S PSALM 23 by Barry  Moser
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"An introductory artist's note explains Moser's connection to the Antiguan setting and his interpretation of the psalm's text. (publisher's note) (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-8)"
The main character in this fine interpretation of the beloved psalm is a modern-day shepherd boy from the Caribbean island of Antigua. Read full book review >

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DAVE BARRY DOES JAPAN by Dave Barry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 23, 1992

"A droll, light companion to all those heavy texts that offer dreary, detailed analyses of Nippon and its people; and if your yakuta is tied wrong, the hell with it. (Line drawings by Barry throughout.)"
Barry (Dave Barry's Only Travel Guide You'll Ever Need, 1991, etc.), syndicated humorist and author of a lot of funny books (most with his name in the title—as if there's a lot of shoddy imitation), does it again. Read full book review >

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DAVE BARRY TURNS 50 by Dave Barry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 14, 1998

"There will probably be more laughs before Dave Barry Turns 60. (Author tour)"
It had to happen. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MADAME DU BARRY by Joan Haslip
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1992

"The lavish language recalls the style of Regency novels, for which this could serve as a reference. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
In this brief romantic biography of the last mistress of Louis XV, Haslip (Marie Antoinette, 1988, etc.), now 80, brings a special charm to the story of du Barry (1743-93), whose legendary beauty brought both rewards and penalties: power, wealth, envy, fear, and, ultimately, death. Read full book review >