Search Results: "Pilar Flynn"


BOOK REVIEW

MY BEASTLY ABCS by Pilar Flynn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 4, 2012

"Eminently amusing, it also offers not a little bit of history for the taking. (iPad alphabet/informational app. 4-8)"
An abecedary with an international cast of creatures who go bump in the night. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"An overly cautious, platitudinous entry in the immigration debate."
La Opinión senior political writer Marrero, an American citizen born in Venezuela, attempts to untangle the contemporary debate over illegal immigration. Read full book review >

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THIRD RAIL by Rory Flynn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 10, 2014

"If you think this story sounds familiar, you're right. Flynn's glum debut is so intent on sketching in his depressive hero that it never gives him much of a mystery to solve or explains why two different women—hard-living Thalia and baker Candace Hammond—would be so interested in him."
A second-generation cop banished from Boston to his little hometown seeks a comeback by tangling with a world-class designer drug. 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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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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SEPARATION OF POWER by Vince Flynn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 9, 2001

"Stick figures, lumbering pace, wooden dialogue: Flynn remains a source of pulp fiction at its dreariest."
Top-gun Mitch Rapp (The Third Option, 2000, etc.), "America's Assassin," rides again—roughshod over Saddam Hussein—and earns anew the thanks of a grateful nation. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

Lily Anne of San Francisco by J.Y. Flynn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 3, 2016

"A highly readable historical tale with a memorable heroine in the mold of Gone with the Wind's Scarlett O'Hara."
In Flynn's debutnovel, a young girl reluctantly moves from the Midwest to San Francisco in 1904, only to fall in love with the vibrant young city and the possibilities it offers for amusement and success. Read full book review >

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OUT OF HIS LEAGUE by Pat Flynn
FICTION
Released: July 1, 2008

"Fans of sports stories and Friday Night Lights will find this an especially enjoyable tale. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Ozzie, a rugby player from West Queensland, Australia, participates in a high-school exchange program that lands him in the small, football-crazy West Texas town of Hope. Read full book review >

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SOME ETHER by Nick Flynn
Released: June 1, 2000

"Despite some unevenness, though, these are good poems about survival—a topic most will find far more interesting than the breast-beating sanctimoniousness of victimhood."
Flynn lives in Brooklyn and is a member of Columbia University's Writing Project. Read full book review >

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TRANSFER OF POWER by Vince Flynn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 6, 1999

"The prose is pedestrian, the plotting predictable, the characters comic strip, and the end long in coming. (Author Tour)"
Second-novelist Flynn (Term Limits, 1998) returns, this time with an overstuffed political thriller about bad guys kidnapping the White House. Read full book review >