Search Results: "Ryan Pyle"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 5, 2014

"An empathetic, smartly composed journey through a changing land."
Monochrome slice-of-life photographs of the westernmost province of China and the easternmost stretch of the Turkic diaspora. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 2, 2015

"Weekend warriors who crave physical challenges can use Pyle's colorful account to kick-start their own adventures."
Photographer and filmmaker Pyle (The India Ride, 2014, etc.) returns with a fast-paced travel memoir about four months that changed his life. Read full book review >

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The India Ride by Ryan Pyle
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 15, 2013

"What may make for engaging film with stunning scenery stalls as a written account."
Two adventurous brothers describe their 54-day motorcycle trip around India. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 2, 2012

"Enthusiastic, archetypal travelers whose informative story is worth the ride."
Two brothers drove BMW motorcycles on a 65-day, 18,000-km loop around China, then co-authored this brisk, optimistic memoir about the trip. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"An enjoyable exploration of spacecraft from a reliably knowledgeable guide."
"On the cusp of a new space age, with a seemingly limitless opportunity for both robotic and human engagement in space," an expert surveys many of the manned space programs that failed spectacularly, fizzled, or never left the drawing board. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BRAVE MEN by Ernie Pyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2001

"Nowadays, a firm push might be needed to renew interest in this classic of modern journalism."
The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist (1900-45) collected his work from WWII in two bestselling volumes, this second published in 1944, a year before Pyle was killed by a sniper's bullet on Okinawa. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 27, 1995

"Best of all, he loves a good mystery and is smart enough, open and radical enough, to never say never. (Author tour)"
Fast claiming his place as one of the country's finest natural history writers, Pyle (Thunder Tree, 1993) takes to the hills in search of Bigfoot in this absorbing, classily written field report. Read full book review >

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WE COME IN PIECES
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BOOK REPORT for Of Jenny and the Aliens by Ryan Gebhart

Cover Story: Emoji Rebus
BFF Charm: Nay
Swoonworthy Scale: 2
Talky Talk: Boy Brain
Bonus Factor: Aliens
Relationship Status: Look Me Up in a Decade or Two

Cover Story: Emoji Rebus

Did you know that the red-haired girl emoji was named Jenny? Me neither.

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BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2003

"A solid addition to the shelf of books about the Vietnam War, worthy of being placed next to Faas's own Requiem (1997) and the Library of America anthology Reporting Vietnam (1998)."
Associated Press reporter Pyle and photographer Faas reopen a forgotten incident of the Vietnam War: the 1971 disappearance of four colleagues somewhere over Laos. Read full book review >

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WHAT IS AND WHAT SHOULD NEVER BE
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for Wolf by Wolf (Book 1) by Ryan Graudin

Cover Story: Hungry Like the Wolf(e)
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale:
 2
Talky Talk: The Darkest Timeline
Bonus Factor:
 Motorcycle Race
Ambivalence Factor: Skinshifting
Relationship Status: Don't Leave Me This Way

 

Cover Story: Hungry Like the Wolf(e)

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WHEN LAW IS LAWLESS
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for The Walled City by Ryan Graudin

Cover Story: Gets the Job Done
BFF Charm: Bertie Bott's Every Flavor
Swoonworthy Scale:
 1
Talky Talk: She Says, He Says, She Says in a Race Against Time
Bonus Factors:
 Kowloon Walled City, Mulan
Relationship Status: Partners in Crime

 

Cover Story: Gets the Job Done

Maybe it's ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BLINDSPOT by Kevin C. Pyle
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 1, 2007

"A coming-of-age tale of the more introspective sort. (Graphic fiction. 12-14)"
"Is it possible to know something but not see what it is yet?" Read full book review >