Future Ratboy and the Quest for the Missing Thingy

Author: Jim Smith

Publisher: Egmont UK

ISBN: 1780317808

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 1203

From the bestselling and Roald Dahl Funny Prize-winning author of Barry Loser comes the third book in the brilliant Future Ratboy series! Perfect for readers aged 7-10 years old and fans of David Solomons, Pamela Butchart, Tom Gates and Mr Gum. When a bolt of lightning hit Colin Lamppost he was zapped millions of years into the future and turned into a half boy, half rat, half TV! With new superkeel powers and a real life sidekick in Not Bird, Future Ratboy was born. In this new adventure, Future Ratboy sees a surprising new side to his enemy, evil Mr X, goes on a journey to the Planet Bin and faces a race against time to find the missing thingy. This laugh-out-loud, unlikely superhero comedy adventure will delight all those that enjoyed Wimpy Kid, Captain Underpants and Jedi Academy. Jim Smith is the keelest kids’ book author in the whole wide world amen. He graduated from art school with first class honours (the best you can get) and is the author of the award-winning and bestselling BARRY LOSER series: I am not a Loser, I am still not a Loser, I am sort of a Loser, I am so over being a Loser, Barry Loser and the Holiday of Doom, Barry Loser and the Case of the Crumpled Carton and Barry Loser Hates Half Term. He lives in London. He also designs cards and gifts under the name Waldo Pancake.
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Future Ratboy and the Invasion of the Nom Noms

Author: Jim Smith

Publisher: Egmont UK

ISBN: 1780314345

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 6044

From the bestselling and Roald Dahl Funny Prize-winning author of Barry Loser comes the sequel to the brilliant Future Ratboy and the Attack of the Killer Robot Grannies! Perfect for readers aged 7-10 years old and fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Tom Gates and Dennis the Menace. When a bolt of lightning hit Colin Lamppost he was zapped millions of years into the future and turned into a half boy, half rat, half TV! With new superkeel powers and a real life sidekick in Not Bird, Future Ratboy was born. In this new adventure, can Future Ratboy and Not Bird save Shnozville from the bitey little insects that are turning everyone into zombies? Will they defeat the evil Mr X? And how will they ever find their way home? This laugh-out-loud, unlikely superhero comedy adventure will delight all those that enjoyed Tom Gates, Wimpy Kid, Captain Underpants and Jedi Academy. Jim Smith is the keelest kids’ book author in the whole wide world amen. He graduated from art school with first class honours (the best you can get) and is the author of the award-winning and bestselling BARRY LOSER series: I am not a Loser, I am still not a Loser, I am sort of a Loser, I am so over being a Loser, Barry Loser and the Holiday of Doom, Barry Loser and the Case of the Crumpled Carton and Barry Loser Hates Half Term. He lives in London. He also designs cards and gifts under the name Waldo Pancake.
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Barry Loser: I am Sort of a Loser

Author: Jim Smith

Publisher: Egmont UK

ISBN: 1780313705

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 6502

The brilliant Roald Dahl Funny Prize winning BARRY LOSER series. Perfect for readers aged 7-10 years old and fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Tom Gates and Dennis the Menace. ‘Everyone at school knows I’m the loserkeelest person ever. So imagine how annoying it was when Fay Snoggles came into school one day acting even more loserkeel than me.’ There’s a girl in Barry’s class who’s GETTING MORE LAUGHS THAN HIM! But luckily Barry immediately thinks up one of his brilliant and amazekeel plans to make sure he’ll have the final chuckle . All he needs is thirty boxes of Beard Flakes . . . Have you got all of Jim Smith’s amazekeel books? I am not a Loser I am still not a Loser I am so over being a Loser I am sort of a Loser Barry Loser and the holiday of doom Barry Loser and the case of the crumpled carton Barry Loser’s ultimate book of keelness Barry loser hates half term My mum is a loser free ebook My dad is a loser free ebook Future Ratboy and the attack of the killer robot grannies Future Ratboy and the invasion of the nom noms Future Ratboy and the quest for the missing thingy Barry Loser: I am Not a Loser was selected as a Tom Fletcher Book Club 2017 title. Jim Smith is the keelest kids’ book author in the whole wide world amen. He graduated from art school with first class honours (the best you can get) and went on to create the branding for a sweet little chain of coffee shops. He also designs cards and gifts under the name Waldo Pancake.
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Barry Loser is the best at football NOT!

Author: Jim Smith

Publisher: Egmont UK

ISBN: 1780318049

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 4674

The tenth book in the brilliant Roald Dahl Funny Prize winning BARRY LOSER series. Perfect for readers aged 7-10 years old and fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Tom Gates, Dennis the Menace and Pamela Butchart's Wigglesbottom Primary series. Everyone at Barry’s school has gone football crazy, but Barry gets thrown out of the team (the Mogden Maniacs) for being completeerly rubbish. Then it turns out that his best friend Bunky is a super striker – so Barry becomes his manager. The cup final match is approaching and Bunky’s getting carried away with his football fame – can Barry keep his head in the game? Join everyone’s favourite Loser on his tenth hilarious adventure! Barry Loser: I am not a loser was selected as a Tom Fletcher Book Club 2017 title. Future Ratboy and the Invasion of the Nom Noms is shortlisted for the Lollies Award 2017 Don't miss the other funny books by Jim Smith: BARRY LOSER I am not a Loser I am still not a Loser I am so over being a Loser I am sort of a Loser Barry Loser and the holiday of doom Barry Loser and the case of the crumpled carton Barry Loser hates half term Barry Loser and the birthday billions Barry Loser's ultimate book of keelness Barry Loser’s Christmas Joke Book My mum is a loser My dad is a loser Future Ratboy and the Attack of the Killer Robot Grannies Future Ratboy and the Invasion of the Nom Noms Future Ratboy and the Quest for the Missing Thingy Praise for BARRY LOSER: 'Twice as good as my other favourite book, Diary of a Wimpy Kid' Ben, aged 7 years 'Hugely enjoyable, surreal chaos' Guardian 'The review of the eight year old boy in our house . . . "Can I keep it to give to a friend?" Best recommendation you can get' Observer 'I laughed so much, I thought I was going to burst!' Finbar, aged 9 Jim Smith is the keelest kids’ book author in the whole wide world amen. He graduated from art school with first class honours (the best you can get) and is the author of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize-winning and bestselling BARRY LOSER series. He is also the author of the Barry Loser spin-off series, FUTURE RATBOY. He lives in London, and designs cards and gifts under the name Waldo Pancake.
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Barry Loser and the holiday of doom

Author: Jim Smith

Publisher: Egmont UK

ISBN: 178031373X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 4526

The brilliant Roald Dahl Funny Prize winning BARRY LOSER series. Perfect for readers aged 7-10 years old and fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Tom Gates and Dennis the Menace. ‘My best friend Bunky is sort of like my pet dog, so it was weird when he suddenly started fancying a cat one day.’ Barry can’t wait to tell his friends that they’ve been invited on his family caravan holiday to Plonkton. But the weekend by the sea doesn’t turn out to be the keelfest Barry was hoping for. It’s all his best mate Bunky’s fault for going and falling in love. OH. MY. UNKEELNESS! Have you got all of Jim Smith’s amazekeel books? I am not a Loser I am still not a Loser I am so over being a Loser I am sort of a Loser Barry Loser and the holiday of doom Barry Loser and the case of the crumpled carton Barry Loser’s ultimate book of keelness Barry Loser hates half term My mum is a loser free ebook My dad is a loser free ebook Barry Loser: I am Not a Loser was selected as a Tom Fletcher Book Club 2017 title. Future Ratboy and the attack of the killer robot grannies Future Ratboy and the invasion of the nom noms Future Ratboy and the quest for the missing thingy Jim Smith is the keelest kids’ book author in the whole wide world amen. He graduated from art school with first class honours (the best you can get) and went on to create the branding for a sweet little chain of coffee shops. He also designs cards and gifts under the name Waldo Pancake.
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Gregor the Overlander

Author: Suzanne Collins

Publisher: Scholastic UK

ISBN: 1407130625

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 2830

When eleven-year-old Gregor falls through a grate in the laundry room of his apartment building, he hurtles into the dark Underland, where spiders, rats and giant cockroaches coexist uneasily with humans. This world is on the brink of war, and Gregor's arrival is no accident. Gregor has a vital role to play in the Underland's uncertain future.
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The Guggenheim Mystery

Author: Robin Stevens

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780525582359

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

View: 7573

The adventure that began in Siobhan Dowd's popular and acclaimed novel The London Eye Mystery at long last continues with Ted, Kat, and their cousin Salim investigating a theft at the Guggenheim Museum that's been pinned on Salim's mother! When Ted and his big sister, Kat, take a trip to New York to visit their cousin Salim and their aunt Gloria, they think they're prepared for big-city adventures. But when a famous painting is stolen from the Guggenheim Museum, where Aunt Gloria works, the surprises begin to mount faster than they could have anticipated. With the police looking at Aunt Gloria as the prime suspect, Ted, Kat, and Salim become sleuthing partners, following a trail of clues across NYC to prove her innocence--and to pinpoint the real thief. Ultimately, it comes down to Ted, whose brain works in its own very unique way, to find the key to the mystery. Praise for The London Eye Mystery: * "Grabs readers from the beginning and doesn't let go." --Publishers Weekly, Starred * "Everything rings true here, the family relationships, the quirky connections of Ted's mental circuitry, and, perhaps most surprising, the mystery." --Booklist, Starred
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Crimson & Cream

The Oxbow Kingdom Trilogy Book One

Author: CM Skiera

Publisher: CM Skiera

ISBN: 1476120137

Category:

Page: 247

View: 5653

Hounded by watchmen, trolls, goblins, and a relentless bounty hunter, thirteen-year-old Jetsam dreams of the day he’ll no longer have to run for his life. A victim of circumstance burdened with an interminable unlucky streak, each sunrise ushers in more difficulty for the resilient adolescent. An avalanche of life-changing events forces him to boldly decide his future. In the mountain city of Dwim-Halloe, Eadriel and Elvar were born twins to teachers at the city’s revered School of Sorcery. When the new king outlawed magic, the boys’ parents were murdered. Their deaths forfeited the siblings' magical birthright and made them homeless fugitives. Rescued by an orphan gang, the water-logged twins were nicknamed Flotsam and Jetsam. To survive as outcasts, the orphans scavenge and pilfer nightly. Their last risky foray sent them fleeing into an unfamiliar cavern. Now the brothers are lost deep underground where they encounter a strange beast that will change their lives forever and begin a harrowing journey for their ultimate survival. Crimson & Cream recounts Jetsam’s adventurous tale of flight and discovery as the fugitive orphan unravels the tangled mysteries his tortured past while securing his tenuous future.
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The Los Angeles Diaries

A Memoir

Author: James Brown

Publisher: Counterpoint Press

ISBN: 1582438730

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 3372

Plagued by the suicides of both his siblings, and heir to alcohol and drug abuse, divorce, and economic ruin, James Brown lived a life clouded by addiction, broken promises, and despair. In The Los Angeles Diaries, he reveals his struggle for survival, mining his past to present the inspiring story of his redemption. Beautifully written and limned with dark humor, these twelve deeply confessional, interconnected chapters address personal failure, heartbreak, the trials of writing for Hollywood, and the life-shattering events that finally convinced Brown that he must “change or die.” In “Snapshot,” Brown is five years old and recalls the night his mother “sets fire to an apartment building down the street.” In “Daisy,” Brown purchases a Vietnamese potbellied pig for his wife to atone for his sins, only to find the pig’s bulk growing in direct proportion to the tensions in his marriage. Harrowing and brutally honest, The Los Angeles Diaries is the chronicle of a man on a collision course with life, who ultimately finds the strength and courage to conquer his demons and believe once more.
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The Name of this Book Is Secret

Author: Pseudonymous Bosch

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780316039925

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 384

View: 3780

Warning: this description has not been authorized by Pseudonymous Bosch. As much as he'd love to sing the praises of his book (he is very vain), he wouldn't want you to hear about his brave 11-year old heroes, Cass and Max-Ernest. Or about how a mysterious box of vials, the Symphony of Smells, sends them on the trail of a magician who has vanished under strange (and stinky) circumstances. And he certainly wouldn't want you to know about the hair-raising adventures that follow and the nefarious villains they face. You see, not only is the name of this book secret, the story inside is, too. For it concerns a secret. A Big Secret.
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Power, Conflict and Criminalisation

Author: Phil Scraton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134101112

Category: Social Science

Page: 265

View: 9493

Drawing on a body of empirical, qualitative work spanning three decades, this unique text traces the significance of critical social research and critical analyses in understanding some of the most significant and controversial issues in contemporary society. Focusing on central debates in the UK and Ireland – prison protests; inner-city uprisings; deaths in custody; women’s imprisonment; transition in the north of Ireland; the ‘crisis’ in childhood; the Hillsborough and Dunblane tragedies; and the ‘war on terror’ – Phil Scraton argues that ‘marginalisation’ and ‘criminalisation’ are social forces central to the application of state power and authority. Each case study demonstrates how structural relations of power, authority and legitimacy, establish the determining contexts of everyday life, social interaction and individual opportunity. This book explores the politics and ethics of critical social research, making a persuasive case for the application of critical theory to analysing the rule of law, its enforcement and the administration of criminal justice. It is indispensable for students in the fields of criminology, criminal justice and socio-legal studies, social policy and social work.
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The Unexpected Visitor

Author: Jessica Courtney-Tickle

Publisher: Egmont UK Limited

ISBN: 9781405283656

Category:

Page: 32

View: 1494

A stunningly beautiful and warm-hearted picture book all about the friendship between a fisherman and whale. There was once a little fisherman. Every morning he would take his boat out into the wide sea . . . And wait, and wait. When the little fisherman gets an unexpected (and very large) visitor one day, they instantly become friends. They have a lot of fun exploring each other's homes, but where have all the fishes gone? This picture book is the perfect way to introduce the notion of sharing, sustainability and taking care of the creatures in our oceans with young children ages 3 years and up. Both boys and girls will love this timeless picture book, similar to Benji Davies' The Storm Whale, with exquisite and serene artwork from new talent Jessica Courtney-Tickle. Jessica Courtney-Tickle graduated from Kingston University in July 2014 where she studied Illustration and animation and found a specialism in children's picture books. She loves working with colour, texture and lots and lots of characters.
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Man and His Symbols

Author: C. G. Jung

Publisher: Dell

ISBN: 0307800555

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 6597

Man and His Symbols owes its existence to one of Jung's own dreams. The great psychologist dreamed that his work was understood by a wide public, rather than just by psychiatrists, and therefore he agreed to write and edit this fascinating book. Here, Jung examines the full world of the unconscious, whose language he believed to be the symbols constantly revealed in dreams. Convinced that dreams offer practical advice, sent from the unconscious to the conscious self, Jung felt that self-understanding would lead to a full and productive life. Thus, the reader will gain new insights into himself from this thoughtful volume, which also illustrates symbols throughout history. Completed just before his death by Jung and his associates, it is clearly addressed to the general reader. Praise for Man and His Symbols “This book, which was the last piece of work undertaken by Jung before his death in 1961, provides a unique opportunity to assess his contribution to the life and thought of our time, for it was also his firsat attempt to present his life-work in psychology to a non-technical public. . . . What emerges with great clarity from the book is that Jung has done immense service both to psychology as a science and to our general understanding of man in society, by insisting that imaginative life must be taken seriously in its own right, as the most distinctive characteristic of human beings.”—Guardian “Straighforward to read and rich in suggestion.”—John Barkham, Saturday Review Syndicate “This book will be a resounding success for those who read it.”—Galveston News-Tribune “A magnificent achievement.”—Main Currents “Factual and revealing.”—Atlanta Times
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Barry Loser and the case of the crumpled carton

Author: Jim Smith

Publisher: Egmont UK

ISBN: 1780313764

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 4118

The brilliant Roald Dahl Funny Prize winning BARRY LOSER series. Perfect for readers aged 7-10 years old and fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Tom Gates and Dennis the Menace. ‘My mum and dad are so busy looking after my brand new baby brother, Desmond Loser the Second, that sometimes I wonder if they even know I exist.’ There’s a new Loser in town, and Barry’s not happy about it. The only thing that’s keeping him going is a superkeel new drink from Feeko’s Supermarket. But then disaster strikes, and Barry has to turn detective to solve the mystery of the century: the case of the crumpled carton! Have you got all of Jim Smith’s amazekeel books? I am not a Loser I am still not a Loser I am so over being a Loser I am sort of a Loser Barry Loser and the holiday of doom Barry Loser and the case of the crumpled carton Barry Loser’s ultimate book of keelness My dad is a loser free ebook My mum is a loser free ebook Barry Loser: I am Not a Loser was selected as a Tom Fletcher Book Club 2017 title. Future Ratboy and the attack of the killer robot grannies Jim Smith is the keelest kids’ book author in the whole wide world amen. He graduated from art school with first class honours (the best you can get) and went on to create the branding for a sweet little chain of coffee shops. He also designs cards and gifts under the name Waldo Pancake.
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Pigsticks and Harold Lost in Time!

Author: Alex Milway

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763681865

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 64

View: 6910

Planning to showcase his skill as an inventor at the Tuptown Science Fair, Pigsticks uses his aunt's time-travel machine to give himself more time to work on his spaceship invention, with unexpected consequences.
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Barry Loser hates half term

Author: Jim Smith

Publisher: Egmont UK

ISBN: 1780314310

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 3805

The seventh book in the brilliant Roald Dahl Funny Prize winning BARRY LOSER Loser series. Perfect for readers aged 7 years + and fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Tom Gates and Dennis the Menace. It’s only a few days into the half-term holidays and Barry's dad has already had enough of him! He’s packing Barry off to Pirate Camp, the same one he used to be sent to every year. Barry’s not impressed – he’s not a baby anymore, so why should he have to go to a camp for kiddywinkles? But horrible things are afoot at Pirate Camp – it’s been taken over by the villainous Morag, and now its future’s in doubt. There’s only one thing to do: Barry and his new friends Sally Bottom and Renard Dupont have to uncover the hidden treasure of Mogden Island . . . Don't miss the other hilarious books by Jim Smith: I am not a Loser, I am still not a Loser, I am so over being a Loser, I am sort of a Loser, Barry Loser and the holiday of doom, Barry Loser and the case of the crumpled carton, Barry Loser's ultimate book of keelness, My mum is a loser, My dad is a loser and Future Ratboy and the Attack of the Killer Robot Grannies. Praise for BARRY LOSER: 'Twice as good as my other favourite book, Diary of a Wimpy Kid' Ben, aged 7 'Hugely enjoyable, surreal chaos' Guardian 'The review of the eight year old boy in our house . . . "Can I keep it to give to a friend?" Best recommendation you can get' Observer 'I laughed so much, I thought I was going to burst!' Finbar, aged 9 Barry Loser: I am Not a Loser was selected as a Tom Fletcher Book Club 2017 title. Jim Smith is the keelest kids’ book author in the whole wide world amen. He graduated from art school with first class honours (the best you can get) and is the author of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize-winning and bestselling BARRY LOSER series. He is also the author of Future Ratboy and and the Attack of the Killer Robot Grannies. He lives in London, and designs cards and gifts under the name Waldo Pancake.
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Technocreep

The Surrender of Privacy and the Capitalization of Intimacy

Author: Thomas P. Keenan

Publisher: Greystone Books

ISBN: 1771641231

Category: Computers

Page: 224

View: 2707

“Technology is rapidly moving into our bodies,” writes cyber expert Keenan, “and this book gives a chilling look ahead into where that road may lead us – on a one way trip to the total surrender of privacy and the commoditization of intimacy.” Here is the definitive dissection of privacy-eroding and life-invading technologies, coming at you from governments, corporations, and the person next door. Take, for example, “Girls Around Me”: a Russian-made iPhone App that allowed anyone to scan the immediate vicinity for girls and women who checked in on Foursquare and had poorly secured Facebook profiles. It combined this information in a way never intended by the original poster. Going to a Disney theme park? Your creepy new “MagicBand” will alert Minnie Mouse that you’re on the way and she’ll know your kid’s name when you approach her. Thinking about sending your DNA off to Ancestry.com for some “genetic genealogy”? Perhaps you should think again: your genetic information could be used against you. With security scares like the Heartbleed bug (which compromised even supposedly safe internet behemoths like Google and Yahoo!) becoming more commonplace, this book is a must-read for anybody who values their privacy in a wired world.
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The London Noisy Book

Author: Marion Billet

Publisher: Campbell Books

ISBN: 9781509839544

Category:

Page: 10

View: 3182

It's time to visit London--what a noisy city! Watch out for the beeping double-decker buses. Mind the gap on the tube and hear Big Ben chime the hour. Find out who's roaring at the Natural History Museum and listen to the monkeys chitter chatter at the London Zoo. Finish off the day with a royal visit to Buckingham Palace: remember to look out for the naughty crown jewel thief on every page! Young children will love pressing the noises as they discover the sights in this hustling, bustling book about London. With tons of detail and things to spot, this beautifully illustrated sound book by Marion Billet is a must-have for children visiting noisy London Town!
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Juni Taisen: Zodiac War

Author: , Nisioisin

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

ISBN: 1421599996

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 3951

Rampage. Weep. Kill. Every 12 years, the 12 signs of the Chinese zodiac take the form of warriors and engage in the ultimate battle royal. They face one another in battles to the death, using all the powers of their star signs, and the sole survivor is granted the ultimate prize—a wish. Any wish. -- VIZ Media
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Salinger

A Biography

Author: Paul Alexander

Publisher: Renaissance Books

ISBN: 1466853212

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 6078

J.D. Salinger was one of the twentieth century's greatest writers. He was also one of its most elusive. After making his mark on the American literary scene, Salinger retreated to a small town in New Hampshire where he hoped to hide his life away from the world. With dogged determination, however, journalist and biographer Paul Alexander captured Salinger's story in this, the only complete biography of Holden Caulfield's creator published to date. Using the archives at Princeton, Yale, Harvard, Columbia, NYU and the New York Public Library as well as research in New York and New Hampshire, Alexander has created a great biography of Salinger that's further enriched by interviews with some of the greatest literary figures of our time: George Plimpton, Gay Talese, Ian Hamilton, Harold Bloom, Roger Angell, A. Scott Berg, Robert Giroux, Ved Mehta, Gordon Lish and Tom Wolfe.
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