Search Results: "Robert Finn"


BOOK REVIEW

FINN by Katharine Jay Bacon
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Bits and pieces of the narrative, especially those involving horses, other animals, and descriptions of the farm, are well-crafted, holding out a promise of a story telling that is never realized. (Fiction. 12-14)"
A suspense story without much suspense, constructed from disparate elements that never quite mesh. Read full book review >

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FINN by Jon Clinch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 27, 2007

"Despite needlessly confusing chronology, a memorable debut, likely to make waves."
The Finn in question is not Huck, but his father, a "strange sad monster" in newcomer Clinch's bold and deeply disturbing work. Read full book review >

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FINN by Christopher Brookhouse
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2015

"A novel to be savored more than once, written with the same languorous, rumbling passion of Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward's film The Long Hot Summer."
Looking behind propriety's lace-curtain gentility into the hardwoods of sin, Brookhouse (Loving Ryan, 2010, etc.) offers pure Southern noir. Read full book review >

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GENA/FINN by Hannah Moskowitz
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 5, 2016

"Overall, though, it's very satisfying to see this moment in fandom and Internet-originating relationships so capably represented. (Fiction. 14-17)"
Two devoted members of an emotional cop drama's fandom meet online and feel an instant bond. Read full book review >

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FINN McCOUL by Brian Gleeson
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"This collaboration is uproarious, a brain-fevered interpretation that's also smart as a whip. (Picture book/folklore. 8+)"
Out of the third century a.d. comes Finn McCoul (a.k.a. Read full book review >

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WINNIE FINN, WORM FARMER by Carol Brendler
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 7, 2009

"An author's note includes directions for creating a worm farm and sources. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Winnie Finn, worm farmer extraordinaire, would love to win a prize at the annual county fair, so she can buy herself a new wagon. Read full book review >

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BRIDIE AND FINN by Harry Cauley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1994

"A notable debut."
From award-winning TV writer Harry Cauley, a first novel that celebrates the golden days of urban neighborhoods and tells a beguiling, unpretentious, and bittersweet coming-of-age story. Read full book review >

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SILENT HOUSE by Orhan Pamuk
Released: Oct. 12, 2012

"Using a repetitive, circular, incremental technique, Pamuk builds a multifaceted panorama distinguished by his customary intellectual richness and breadth."
Previously unpublished in English, the Turkish Nobel Laureate's second novel spins characteristic themes of history and national identity outward from a three-generational domestic scenario. Read full book review >

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FINN THROWS A FIT! by David Elliott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"While likening a child's tantrums to a severe storm is apt enough from an adult perspective, it may be too conceptually remote for little ones, for whom When Sophie Gets Angry—Really, Really Angry may still ring the most emotionally true. (Picture book. 3-5)"
To say that Finn, a blue-shirted, yellow-booted tot with more than a passing resemblance to Humpty-Dumpty, is out of sorts is to severely understate the case. Read full book review >

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FINN MAC COOL by Morgan Llywelyn
Released: March 1, 1994

"Not surprisingly, then, the result lacks magic, in both the figurative and the literal sense."
Another Irish historical from Llywelyn (The Last Prince of Ireland, 1992; Lion of Ireland, 1980, etc.), this tale goes back 1,700 years to rework the story of the legendary warrior Finn Mac Cool. Read full book review >

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FINN FANCY NECROMANCY by Randy Henderson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"But readers who crave characters with rich, fully inhabited emotional lives should look elsewhere."
A fast-paced fantasy mystery set in a mostly well-realized world stuffed with magical eccentricities. Read full book review >