Search Results: "Sam Lipsyte"


BOOK REVIEW

VENUS DRIVE by Sam Lipsyte
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 25, 2000

"Best moment: a druggie (in 'Cremains') shoots up a mix of morphine and his mother's ashes."
Debut sheaf of short stories by a minimalist in the style of Raymond Carver and Gordon Lish, master of the preshrunk sentence. Read full book review >

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HOME LAND by Sam Lipsyte
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2005

"Spacey chuckles."
More marijuana moonbeams from reefer-brained Lipsyte (The Subject Steve, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE FUN PARTS by Sam Lipsyte
Released: March 5, 2013

"That forcing and a tendency to pile on are the only things preventing the dark vision of this smart, hip, supertalented writer from being truly memorable."
Freaks, misfits and addicts crowd this second collection from Lipsyte (The Ask, 2010, etc.); his stories are beyond mordant. Read full book review >

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THE SUBJECT STEVE by Sam Lipsyte
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 11, 2001

"Like nonalcoholic beer or wine: a nice taste but the elevator never rises."
Lipsyte's first novel follows his stack of short stories, Venus Drive (2000), which showed a steel grip on language but often added up to paragraphs of brain-fog. Read full book review >

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THE ASK by Sam Lipsyte
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 9, 2010

"The author's most ambitious work yet—a brilliant and scabrously entertaining riff on contemporary America."
Another savage, hilarious black comedy from Lipsyte (Home Land, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE BRAVE by Robert Lipsyte
FICTION
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

"Well-written boxing action, too. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Alfred Brooks, hero of The Contender (1967), reappears as a police sergeant who rescues a young Native American boxer from drug pushers. Read full book review >

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THE TWIN POWERS by Robert Lipsyte
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"An agreeably quick-paced time-travel romp. (Science fiction. 10-14)"
Double the adventure continues in this stand-alone sequel to The Twinning Project (2012).Read full book review >

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WARRIOR ANGEL by Robert Lipsyte
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2003

"The long wait has been worth it. (Fiction. 12+)"
Sonny Bear fights like a zombie, throwing punches as if he's underwater. Read full book review >

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THE CHEMO KID by Robert Lipsyte
ADVENTURE
Released: April 30, 1992

"Still, the end is rousing good fun, and there's much to ponder along the way. (Fiction. 12+)"
Fred and Mara are dancing at the Junior Prom when she discovers the lump on his neck; barging into the boys' room to find a mirror, he is embroiled in a vicious scene: the school dope dealer is injecting the football team. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2006

"A gift for baseball fans. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
From the earliest days when baseball and America were young to the modern era of player-millionaires, there have been standout personalities and talents who became national heroes. Read full book review >

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RAIDERS NIGHT by Robert Lipsyte
FICTION
Released: July 1, 2006

"An important work for the high-school athlete and anyone concerned about what sports might be doing to today's kids. (acknowledgments) (Fiction. 14+)"
When a hazing event at team camp leads to sexual abuse against a fellow player, co-captain and star running back Matt Rydek is caught in the middle. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL JORDAN by Robert Lipsyte
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 30, 1994

"Kids are lucky to have Lipsyte writing on their side. (Biography. 10-14)"
According to New York Times sportswriter Lipsyte (Arnold Schwarzenegger, 1993, etc.), Michael Jordan is a master of timing not just in his game but in his whole involvement with basketball and advertising. Read full book review >