Search Results: "Stephen Fry"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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THEY FOUND LOVE IN A HOPELESS PLACE
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for Bright Lights, Dark Nights by Stephen Emond

Cover Story: The Heart of the City 
BFF Charm: Big Sister
Swoonworthy Scale:
 5
Talky Talk: Too Close for Comfort
Bonus Factors:
 Illustrations, Music
Anti-Bonus Factor: Internet Trolls
Relationship Status: It's Not You, It's Me

 

Cover Story: The Heart of the City

Seeing as the cover ...


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BOOK REVIEW

HOW THE SCOTS MADE AMERICA by Michael Fry
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Marred on occasion by rhetorical excess—but also full of surprises that sometimes come very near revelation. (16 pp. b&w illustrations)"
What a backwater place we might have become if those thrifty, ambitious, adaptable, brilliant and sly Scots hadn't emigrated here. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOSING IT by Erin Fry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"An energizing and ultimately uplifting tale of the power to change. (Fiction. 10-15)"
Overweight eighth-grader Bennett receives a wake-up call when his obese father collapses with a stroke. Read full book review >

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27 SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY & HORROR BOOKS TO READ IN SEPTEMBER
by John DeNardo

Is your bookshelf feeling lonely? Here are 27 titles that will make it happy again! This month's batch of tantalizing science fiction and fantasy includes stories about guilt-ridden robots, witches, magic hair, designer drugs, time travel and cloud cities.

Magicians Impossible by Brad Abraham

Brad Abraham serves up a cocktail of magic and intrigue in this fast-paced debut. Twenty-something ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE NAUGHTY LIST by Michael Fry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Readers of both genders will take to this original and hilarious story—so long as they do not still believe in Santa. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
A zany take on how Christmas happens aims straight for the middle-grade humor sweet spot. Read full book review >