Search Results: "Michael Fry"


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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HOW TO BE A SUPERVILLAIN by Michael Fry
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Entirely skippable. (Adventure. 7-10)"
A good kid trains to become a villain. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 2007

"Rigorous history infused with boundless love."
Something of a Wild Scot himself, Fry (How the Scots Made America, 2005, etc.) proffers a magisterial, if not always limpid, history of his country and people. Read full book review >

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"His 'small fry' cartoons are amonghis best, and this small volume is made up of a selection of124, in different categories, good for many a chuckle and afew belly laughs."
The Lonely Ones, About People and All Embarrassed haverolled up substantial sales for the publishers of thisfavorite of cartoonists. Read full book review >

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SMALL FRY by Jaime Adoff
by Jaime Adoff, illustrated by Mike Reed
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Cathartic and encouraging fun. (Picture book/poetry. 6-8)"
As all those petite, wannabe-tall yet slow-to-grow youngsters know, life as a small fry can have its disadvantages. Read full book review >

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HOW THE SCOTS MADE AMERICA by Michael Fry
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Marred on occasion by rhetorical excess—but also full of surprises that sometimes come very near revelation. (16 pp. b&w illustrations)"
What a backwater place we might have become if those thrifty, ambitious, adaptable, brilliant and sly Scots hadn't emigrated here. Read full book review >

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ZERO TOLERANCE  by Michael Fry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Nick ably joins Greg Heffley and Big Nate in comically maneuvering the minefield of middle school life. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 8-12)"
Fry (Bully Bait, 2013) hits his stride in this second hilarious exploration of the hazards and histrionics of middle school, as seen through the eyes of Nick, the shortest seventh-grader ever. Read full book review >

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BULLY BAIT by Michael Fry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"An important message, humorously delivered, that will appeal to Diary of a Wimpy Kid fans. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In an illustrated novel, the first in a proposed series, cartoonist Fry (Over the Hedge) humorously mines the world of middle school as seen through the eyes of bullied Nick to answer the question: Can three oddballs team together to take down the school bully? Read full book review >

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STIR-FRY by Emma Donoghue
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 18, 1994

"Donoghue deftly separates her novel from the usual coming-of- age fare with gentle language and a winningly intelligent protagonist. (Author tour for Gay Pride Month in June)"
In her sweet first novel, Donoghue (Passions Between Women: British Lesbian Culture, 1668-1801, not reviewed) writes clearly but never plainly about Maria, a young woman from the country who comes to Dublin to begin college. Read full book review >

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THE FRY CHRONICLES by Stephen Fry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 19, 2012

"Confessional humor at its warm and wicked best."
Actor and bestselling author Fry's (Stephen Fry in America, 2009, etc.) at times meandering but always charming memoir of "a late adolescence and early manhood crowded with incident." Read full book review >

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THE NAUGHTY LIST by Michael Fry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Readers of both genders will take to this original and hilarious story—so long as they do not still believe in Santa. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
A zany take on how Christmas happens aims straight for the middle-grade humor sweet spot. Read full book review >