Search Results: "Michael Flynn"


BOOK REVIEW

MICHAEL by Henry Flesh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Amen."
Flesh's X-rated debut novel, the Lambda Award-winning Massage (1999), told of life at the bottom of Manhattan's gay subculture. Read full book review >

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BIRDY FLYNN by Helen Donohoe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 9, 2017

"Reminiscent of older lesbian fiction, this novel will satisfy readers with a taste for queer angst—but they really need to want it. (Fiction. 14-adult)"
Donohoe's title character is a modern addition to tragic white butches of the past in this bleak debut set in 1980s England. Read full book review >

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ON THE RAZOR'S EDGE by Michael Flynn
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 2, 2013

"Often deeply impressive but elusive and self-indulgent. Odd that the majorly talented Flynn cannot grasp that when readers never understand what's going on, sooner or later they stop caring."
Final entry—maybe—in Flynn's far-future space opera (In the Lion's Mouth, 2012, etc.), featuring a power struggle between and among the agents (Shadows, Hounds) of two rather decadent empires (the Confederation, the League) and their rulers, the Names. Read full book review >

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CHANGING MICHAEL by Jeff Schilling
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"Like the main character, not as smart as it thinks it is. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A teen provocateur decides to befriend and help a social outcast. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL JORDAN by Robert Lipsyte
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 30, 1994

"Kids are lucky to have Lipsyte writing on their side. (Biography. 10-14)"
According to New York Times sportswriter Lipsyte (Arnold Schwarzenegger, 1993, etc.), Michael Jordan is a master of timing not just in his game but in his whole involvement with basketball and advertising. Read full book review >

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THE JANUARY DANCER by Michael Flynn
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Flynn ably tracks the intersecting orbits of his assassins, pirates and would-be kings, constructing a plot with the human density of a Brazilian favela, but his scattershot epic lacks the enveloping seamlessness of Peter F. Hamilton's superlative work."
Labyrinthine space opera from venturesome science-fiction author Flynn (Eifelheim, 2006, etc.) tracks an artifact of unknown origin. Read full book review >

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FALLING STARS by Michael Flynn
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2001

"What's lacking is originality."
Final installment of Flynn's near-future space-exploration trilogy (Rogue Star, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE FOREST OF TIME by Michael Flynn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1997

"Wonderfully diverse themes, but Flynn belabors matters long after his point is made; his plodding prose style doesn't help, neither do the afterwords wherein he explains how smart he's been."
Ten tales, including the author's afterwords, from Flynn (Firestar, 1996), seven of which first appeared in Analog magazine- -though the publisher doesn't tell us when or upon what basis they were selected. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL COLLINS by James Mackay
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 15, 1997

"Despite minor shortcomings, this is the best life of Collins now available, published just in time to coincide with Neil Jordan's film Michael Collins, with Liam Neeson in the lead role."
A stirring, comprehensive life of the great Irish patriot. ``If you think you understand what's going on, you're just confused,'' says a graffito current in Belfast. Read full book review >

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IN THE LION'S MOUTH by Michael Flynn
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"Fascinating and intelligent—at times a bit too clever for its own good—if elusive, the sort of yarn you can appreciate and enjoy if not fully apprehend."
Third entry in Flynn's far-future space opera, following Up Jim River (2010, etc.), wherein two human empires, the Confederation of Central Worlds and the United League of the Periphery, struggle for dominance—although, thanks to Flynn's veering, elliptical narrative, it's difficult to deduce even this much without knowledge of the previous books. Read full book review >