Search Results: "Charles Grant"


BOOK REVIEW

RIDERS IN THE SKY by Charles Grant
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"But Mahler it's not."
Last chord in Grant's Millennium Quartet, a combo featuring the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse that began with Symphony (1997), in which the end of the world was seemingly foretold by such harbingers of doom as a Lincoln Continental ("silver horse in full gallop fixed on the hood") as Death, the rough beast slouching toward the small town of Maple Landing. Read full book review >

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RAVEN by Charles Grant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1993

"As cool and clean as a snowflake—though this novel, too, melts at the end."
A mysterious stranger stalks a blizzard-bound motel: a tightly wound if familiar exercise in claustrophobic terror by veteran horror novelist Grant (Stunts, 1990, etc.). ``Past sunset in early February, the worst time of the year....Too cold. Read full book review >

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IN THE MOOD by Charles Grant
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Simply feels ground out."
Famine now leads the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse as they sweep across the planet in volume two of the Millennium Quartet, following the plotlessly sluggish Symphony (1996), which was devoted to Death. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHARIOT by Charles Grant
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 23, 1998

"Many readers will recall Stephen King's superflu in The Stand, a novel that also came to focus on a supernaturally evil figure in Las Vegas."
Has a glowing dragon curled around Las Vegas in the night in this third installment of Grant's Millennium Quartet, which features the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse as its framing device? Read full book review >

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GOTHIC GHOSTS by Wendy Webb
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Except for the few noted above: a bland assortment without much range or depth."
Anthology of 19 new ghostly tales, although few whomp up any sort of gothic atmosphere or induce shivers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SYMPHONY by Charles L. Grant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Horseman, pass by."
First volume in Grant's (In the Fog, 1993, etc.) millennial tetralogy about the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, this one focusing on the pale horseman Death. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIRE MASK by Charles L. Grant
FANTASY
Released: April 1, 1991

From a well-known writer of horror and suspense, a routine, murky thriller. Read full book review >

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CHARLES TAYLOR

Reliant as they were on call girls, cars, corpses, and Kris Kristofferson, the B-movies of the 1970s may not qualify as high art, according to cultural critic Charles Taylor, but at least they took American audiences seriously.

“For me, the staying power of these movies has to do with the way they stand in opposition to the current juvenile state ...


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BOOK REVIEW

IN THE FOG by Charles L. Grant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Not a four-star horror destination, but Greystone Bay is worth a detour by those already en route to H.P. Lovecraft's Miskatonic Valley or Stephen King's Castle Rock."
Fourth and final volume—but only the first in hardcover—of original stories about spooky doings in the Massachusetts oceanside town of Greystone Bay (The Seaharp Hotel, 1990, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FINAL SHADOWS by Charles L. Grant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 1991

"A solid and readable batch, in general, but unexciting and somewhat monotonous, with the editorial fizz mostly dissipated."
After a dozen years and volumes, editor Grant has decided to call it quits—so the present compilation of 36 dark fantasy stories will be the last. Read full book review >

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YOUR BEST BETS FOR FASCINATING SF/F/H READS IN JULY
by John DeNardo

Summer reading season is in full swing, and if you'd like to join the beach party, there's plenty of entertainment to be found in the pages of science fiction, fantasy, and horror books. July's cream of the crop includes stories about a robot hitman, a dark and previously unseen perspective on Peter Pan, a woman with supernatural ...


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BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE BIRD'S BAD WORD by Jacob Grant
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 21, 2015

"A charming, tender, and ever pertinent life lesson. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Little Bird loves to learn new words, especially when they are "big bird" words. Read full book review >