Search Results: "Benjamin Percy"


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THE DARK NET by Benjamin Percy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Who says science and religion are incompatible? There's something undeniably creepy about the thought that your smartphone can possess you. A gory cautionary tale."
In Percy's (Thrill Me, 2016, etc.) techno-horror thriller, a small band of misfits must counteract a full-scale demon possession of Portland, Oregon. Read full book review >

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REFRESH, REFRESH by Benjamin Percy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Percy does well by his trapped, uncomprehending men, but his endings are messy and inconclusive."
Ten stories about otherwise ordinary lives haunted by violence and death—Percy's second collection, following The Language of Elk (2006). Read full book review >

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THE WILDING by Benjamin Percy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Unsatisfying, both as suspense and as an inquiry into our violent impulses."
Will a family camping trip turn deadly? Don't hold your breath. Percy's first novel, after two story collections (Refresh, Refresh, 2007, etc.), is a painfully slow tease. Read full book review >

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RED MOON by Benjamin Percy
Released: May 7, 2013

"Percy births an interesting concept that he then submerges in a writing style that is both affected and self-consciously literary."
Percy tries his hand at horror in his latest novel. Here, he envisions a world divided between those infected with a disease that turns them into lycans and those who are disease free. Read full book review >

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THE DEAD LANDS by Benjamin Percy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 2015

"In a literary world peppered with post-apocalyptic novels, Percy's stands out."
The world has been devastated by virulent flu and panic-induced nuclear war. In the former city of St. Louis, two visionaries prepare to leave the safety of their walled city, Sanctuary, and travel to Oregon with the mysterious guide Gawea. Their names are Lewis and Clark. Read full book review >

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THRILL ME by Benjamin Percy
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Would-be writers will find Percy's passionate, pragmatic cheerleading inspiring and energizing."
An accomplished writer comes to the defense of genre. Read full book review >

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THE COCK, THE MOUSE, AND THE LITTLE RED HEN by Graham Percy
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1992

"It certainly undermines the story's original didactic intent. (Folklore/Picture book. 3-7)"
An unattributed expansion of the familiar nursery tale about a cock and mouse who mend their unhelpful ways after their housemate cleverly contrives their escape from a fox. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN OF THE GREAT LAKE by Percy Trezise
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 19, 1993

"Try pairing this venerable tale with Greene's equally ancient The Legend of the Cranberry (p. 1143). (Folklore/Picture book. 4-10)"
An Australian author who has retold several Aboriginal tales, often in collaboration with Aboriginal author-artist Dick Roughsey, recounts a tale, remembered in Aboriginal oral history, of the huge lake located—before the Ice Age—between what is now Australia and Papua New Guinea. Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 1983

"A curious (in all senses) performance—with echoes of the Message in the Bottle as well as Percy's novels."
A semi-successful jeu d'esprit. Read full book review >

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LANCELOT by Walker Percy
Released: March 1, 1977

"You decide."
As if deeply disappointed that America didn't right itself after seeing its doom in the comic forecasts of Love in the Ruins, Percy/Jeremiah returns with less funnystuff, fewer pages, zero fantasy, and much more resolve—none of which keeps Lancelot from being precious goods. Read full book review >

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HOMESTEADING by Percy Wollaston
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"As a document of the last days of the frontier, this guileless memoir is of much value. (20 b&w photos, not seen)"
An understated memoir about a lost time in a remote place. Read full book review >

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LOVE IN THE RUINS by Walker Percy
Released: May 17, 1971

"It is to be read — and best read more than once."
A fanciful, suggestible, strafingly comic view of man and all his manifestations at a future point in time when "Death is winning. Read full book review >