Search Results: "Lynda Obst"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 1996

"An up-close chance to meet a tough cookie who loves being a pro—and who probably wouldn't take your calls."
If the Girl Scout troops of Beverly Hills need an illuminating manual for their Fundamentals of Successful Producing merit badge, this is it. Read full book review >

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SLEEPLESS IN HOLLYWOOD by Lynda Obst
NON-FICTION
Released: June 11, 2013

"Depth of detail and shrewd illustrative examples make this a must-read for anyone interested in the movie business."
Journalist-turned-producer Obst (Hello, He Lied: And Other Truths from the Hollywood Trenches, 1996) casts a sharp eye over recent developments in Tinseltown. Read full book review >

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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 >

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DEADLY INTENT by Lynda LaPlante
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 7, 2009

"The criminal conspiracy is menacing, even monstrous, but no more interesting than the authentically tedious interrogations."
The killing of an ex-cop in a drug squat sends DI Anna Travis searching for the most wanted dealer in England. Read full book review >

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MATHEMAGIC! by Lynda Colgan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Colgan makes math cool, and that speaks for itself. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Stun friends and family members by guessing secret numbers and doing painless long division. Read full book review >

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SLAYER OF GODS by Lynda S. Robinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2001

"Still, the puzzle is perfunctory, the suspects shadowy, the hero distracted throughout, and the whole enterprise disappointingly anticlimactic."
Queen Nefertiti has been dead for 11 years when the final volume of Robinson's trilogy opens, but the mortality rate continues high among those who might have the slightest clue about her murder. Read full book review >

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MURDER AT THE FEAST OF REJOICING by Lynda S. Robinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 20, 1996

Think you've got problems when you go home for the holidays? Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 24, 2003

"Stick to good biographies. (afterword, bibliography) (Fiction. 10-14)"
Environmentalist, pacifist, vegetarian, religious devotee, visionary, nut—John Chapman, a.k.a. Read full book review >

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DANCING WITH ELVIS by Lynda Stephenson
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"A fine first novel and an author to watch. (Fiction. 12+)"
Every night after saying her prayers, with posters of Jesus and Elvis looking down on her, 14-year-old Frankilee Baxter thinks about murdering Angel Musseldorf. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"These details are glossed over and will leave readers wondering about the superficial treatment of an obviously complex person. (b&w reproductions, maps, chronology, notes, glossary, further reading, index) (Biography. 11-13)"
This latest entry in the Historical American Biographies series is a one-dimensional treatment of the wife of the fourth president of the United States. Read full book review >