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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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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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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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: Dec. 1, 2008

"Including many anecdotes that provide insight into the pair and featuring impeccable research, this volume is an excellent, fascinating addition to literature on the Civil War era. (author's note, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10 & up)"
Using period photographs and illustrations to expand the interest level, this account provides brief, strongly contrasting biographies of Mary Todd Lincoln and Elizabeth Keckley. Read full book review >

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BETSY ZANE by Lynda Durrant
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2000

"A real winner in every sense of the word. (extensive afterword, sources) (Fiction. 10-14)"
A 13-year-old girl named Betsy Zane won the last battle of the American Revolution—the battle of Fort Henry in September of 1782. 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 >