The New Torchlight List

Jim Flynn tackles the question head-on in this racy, funny, no-holds-barred book, the sequel to his bestseller The Torchlight List. Flynn spent 6 years reading nearly 400 books by modern authors, including many new works in translation.

The New Torchlight List

Writers' festivals, TV book shows, radio interviews, book clubs, TED Talks-today's novelists are a travelling roadshow. New books and their authors are thrown to the wolves, aka reviewers, to be savaged, praised to the skies, or sadly just ignored. In the midst of all this, how can the bewildered booklover decide what to read? Jim Flynn tackles the question head-on in this racy, funny, no-holds-barred book, the sequel to his bestseller The Torchlight List. Flynn spent 6 years reading nearly 400 books by modern authors, including many new works in translation. Are the authors who receive all the hype really the best? Who's worth reading and who's not? Readers will be shocked, surprised and sometimes enraged by Flynn's audacious opinions. Above all they will be inspired, as we have been at Awa Press, to try many new authors and read new work by authors we have loved in the past.

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The New Torchlight List
Language: en
Pages: 327
Authors: James Robert Flynn
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016 - Publisher:

Writers' festivals, TV book shows, radio interviews, book clubs, TED Talks-today's novelists are a travelling roadshow. New books and their authors are thrown to the wolves, aka reviewers, to be savaged, praised to the skies, or sadly just ignored. In the midst of all this, how can the bewildered booklover
The Torchlight List
Language: en
Pages: 200
Authors: Jim Flynn
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-11-06 - Publisher: Skyhorse

In today’s world it seems that everywhere we turn we are saturated with book recommendations from talk shows, magazines, radio shows, friends, and top ten lists. But which books are really the best, and what effects do the books we read have on our intelligence? The Torchlight List has the
Human Intelligence
Language: en
Pages: 528
Authors: Robert J. Sternberg
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-10-31 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The most comprehensive, up-to-date, and readable textbook on human intelligence, written by leading experts in the field.
Homage to Political Philosophy
Language: en
Pages: 430
Authors: James R. Flynn
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-01-08 - Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

This book offers a model introduction to political philosophy, addressing philosophers from Plato to Rawls and Nozick, with each thinker treated as exploring perennial problems. These include ethical truth, free will, the common good, whether God exists, whether America could become a Hobbesian world sovereign, appeals to nature, free speech,
Translating and Interpreting in Australia and New Zealand
Language: en
Pages: 328
Authors: Judy Wakabayashi, Minako O'Hagan
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-11-30 - Publisher: Routledge

This volume explores Australian and New Zealand experiences of translation and interpreting (T&I), with a special focus on the formative impact of geocultural contexts. Through the critical lenses of practitioners, scholars and related professionals working in and on these two countries, the contributors seek a better understanding of T&I practices