Search Results: "Stephen Fry"


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THE FRY CHRONICLES by Stephen Fry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 19, 2012

"Confessional humor at its warm and wicked best."
Actor and bestselling author Fry's (Stephen Fry in America, 2009, etc.) at times meandering but always charming memoir of "a late adolescence and early manhood crowded with incident." Read full book review >

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MAKING HISTORY by Stephen Fry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1998

"An amusing, sophomoric, hyperbolic, academic send-up, timed to coincide with Fry's upcoming role in a film about Oscar Wilde."
Would the world be better off if Hitler had never lived? Read full book review >

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MOAB IS MY WASHPOT by Stephen Fry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1999

"With all the wit and Pythonesque antics, his book will entertain the Masterpiece Theatre crowd—and others as well."
Fry, the British novelist (Making History, 1998) and TV and movie performer, turns thoroughly solipsistic with the story of his early life, taking us through his teens. Read full book review >

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THE LIAR by Stephen Fry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 24, 1993

"Too British in its calculated outrageousness to repeat its bestselling performance on this side of the Atlantic, but still dizzyingly, peerlessly sophomoric. (Film rights to Paramount)"
Comic actor/screenwriter Fry (the TV series A Bit of Fry and Laurie, etc.) weighs in with a fulsomely naughty first novel about a lascivious, blandly prevaricating English schoolboy cast adrift at public school, on the streets, at Cambridge, and in MI5. Read full book review >

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SMALL FRY by Jaime Adoff
by Jaime Adoff, illustrated by Mike Reed
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Cathartic and encouraging fun. (Picture book/poetry. 6-8)"
As all those petite, wannabe-tall yet slow-to-grow youngsters know, life as a small fry can have its disadvantages. Read full book review >

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"His 'small fry' cartoons are amonghis best, and this small volume is made up of a selection of124, in different categories, good for many a chuckle and afew belly laughs."
The Lonely Ones, About People and All Embarrassed haverolled up substantial sales for the publishers of thisfavorite of cartoonists. Read full book review >

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STIR-FRY by Emma Donoghue
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 18, 1994

"Donoghue deftly separates her novel from the usual coming-of- age fare with gentle language and a winningly intelligent protagonist. (Author tour for Gay Pride Month in June)"
In her sweet first novel, Donoghue (Passions Between Women: British Lesbian Culture, 1668-1801, not reviewed) writes clearly but never plainly about Maria, a young woman from the country who comes to Dublin to begin college. Read full book review >

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MORE FOOL ME by Stephen Fry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 9, 2015

"If you're a fan of Oscar Wilde, whom Fry has portrayed on stage and screen, then by near definition you'll be a fan of this writer and this book. Lots of fun—and readers who have been following all along will be wanting more, and soon."
Fry brings his life story into the next decade in this pleasing follow-up to The Fry Chronicles (2012) and other books of memoir.Read full book review >

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REVENGE by Stephen Fry
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 23, 2002

"Engrossing from the start: one of the year's most intelligent and entertaining stories."
English actor/novelist Fry (Moab Is My Washpot, 1999, etc.) offers a brilliant, biting, and hilarious account of a schoolboy prank that turns into an international incident and a private quest for vengeance. Read full book review >

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THE HIPPOPOTAMUS by Stephen Fry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"Good satire is thoughtful, but this is too obviously constructed to shock and offend."
Once again, from the author of The Liar (1993), plenty of penetration and unabashed chauvinism. Read full book review >

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STEPHEN SPENDER by John Sutherland
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Pays fitting tribute to a man who was as admirable as he was gifted."
An excellent account of the British poet's life, particularly strong on his personality, literary friendships, and political activism. Read full book review >

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STEPHEN FAIR by Tim Wynne-Jones
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: April 1, 1998

"An intense study in friendship and troubled family relations, in which the steadiest characters are the teenagers. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Recurrent nightmares and a strong feeling that his mother is hiding something haunt a teenager in this ethereal novel from Wynne-Jones (The Maestro, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >