Search Results: "Owen Flanagan"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Science writing at its best. (16 line illus., 3 halftones)"
An informative review of current research on sleep and dreams and a new theory about the nature and function of dreaming, presented with clarity, wit, and finesse. Read full book review >

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EVENING’S EMPIRE by Bill Flanagan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Assured, often lyrical and true to the world of the star-maker machinery behind the popular song. A lively complement to Nick Hornby's High Fidelity, Mark Hudson's The Music in My Head and Laurence Gonzales's Jambeaux."
Satisfying, near-epic tale of a British rock band, from the fresh young faces of the '60s to the melting-cheese faces of today. Read full book review >

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ADELE by Mary Flanagan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Henry James might have disapproved, but one suspects he would have devoured every page of Adäle with agreeably guilty pleasure."
A highly charged, deeply eroticized historical and contemporary fiction from the American-born English author of two short-story collections and the novels Trust (1988) and Rose Reason (1992). Read full book review >

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THE END OF THE HUNT by Thomas Flanagan
Released: April 7, 1994

"A nasty little war with even nastier consequences, deftly described with enough details to satisfy those who prefer their history lightly spritzed with fiction."
Award-winning novelist of Irish history Thomas Flanagan (The Tenants of Time, 1988, etc.) sets his new novel, as densely packed and relentlessly thorough as usual, in the turbulent 1920's, an era whose legacy lingers today in strife-ridden Northern Ireland. Read full book review >

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THE TOURNAMENT AT GORLAN by John Flanagan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Light on action, and heavy on witty banter, this prequel series kickoff is more for confirmed fans than those just coming to know the Rangers. (Adventure. 10-14)"
Lord Morgarath, the baron of Gorlan Fief, has been systematically dismantling the Ranger Corps, a band of soldiers appointed to protect the kingdom of Araluen. Read full book review >

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THE BATTLE FOR SKANDIA by John Flanagan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"Readers who hate tales that end in cliffhangers will also appreciate the definite (though probably deceptive) feeling of resolution at the close. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Taking up where the previous episode, Icebound Land (2007), left off, the latest chapter in this unusually well-founded heroic fantasy reunites the four central characters—then sends them back into the hands of the (Viking-like) Skandians to defend these erstwhile enemies against an invading army of (Mongol-like) Temujai. Read full book review >

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DEATH OF A RIVER GUIDE by Richard Flanagan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"Reminiscent of Rodney Hall's Just Relations (1983) and, inevitably, of García Márquez, but a work of considerable originality nevertheless. Flanagan's two novels rank with the finest fiction out of Australia since the heyday of Patrick White."
The Aboriginal and European antecedents and origins of the remote Australian state of Tasmania are powerfully evoked in Flanagan's superb (1994) debut fiction, preceded in the US by his equally impressive later novel, The Sound of One Hand Clapping (2000). Read full book review >

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THE NARROW ROAD TO THE DEEP NORTH by Richard Flanagan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 14, 2014

"When the leads are offstage, the novel approaches greatness in its inquiry into what it means to be a good person. But there's too much 'her body was a poem beyond memorising' for the novel to fulfill its considerable ambition."
A literary war novel with a split personality, about a protagonist who loathes his dual character. Read full book review >

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THE BLUE WOMAN by Mary Flanagan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1995

"A readable collection that chooses sensation over depth."
Novelist and short-story writer Flanagan retains her acerbic tone and dark vision in this second collection (after Bad Girls, 1985), with results alternately incisive and blunt. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 8, 1999

"The difficult early chapters don't result in any payoff at the end; surely a disappointing volume for the general reader interested in more than inarticulate rocks and bones. (300 b&w illustrations)"
A monotonous, jargon-riddled analysis of stone, bone, and burial remains left behind by the ancient Irish, telling us almost nothing about how these long-dead people lived. Read full book review >

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YOU ALONE ARE DANCING by Brenda Flanagan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1996

You Alone Are Dancing ($13.95 paperback original; May 1996; 200 pp.; 0-472-06627-7). Read full book review >