Search Results: "Dan Chaon"


BOOK REVIEW

DAN by Joanna Ruocco
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Giddy, intriguing stuff from a writer eager to let words misbehave."
A young woman becomes increasingly aware of authority—and the urge to push back against it—in this linguistically free-wheeling and challenging novel. Read full book review >

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ILL WILL by Dan Chaon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"A shadowy narrative that's carried well by the author's command and insight."
A dark genre-bending thriller that starts with a drowning but widens to encompass murder, cancer, drug addiction, and satanic ritual abuse. Read full book review >

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AWAIT YOUR REPLY by Dan Chaon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Now he's doing this."
A sprinter who excels at the 100-yard dash may never attempt a marathon. Read full book review >

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YOU REMIND ME OF ME by Dan Chaon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 8, 2004

"The symmetries and compensations here are a bit too tidy, and though his final vignette leaves the reader astonished once again, the larger satisfactions of mature plot-making remain elusive for this powerful, promising writer. "
Acclaimed storywriter Chaon (Among the Missing, 2001, etc.) affirms his matchless skill in crafting the small sketch, even as he struggles to conclude the weather-beaten plot of his first novel with large-scale grace. Read full book review >

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AMONG THE MISSING by Dan Chaon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2001

"A gem of a second collection from an immensely promising writer of unmistakably original—and distinctively rewarding—literary gifts."
Twelve new fictions, notable for their stylistic grace and captivating selection of incident, by the author of Fitting Ends (stories: 1995). Read full book review >

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DAN ELDON by Jennifer New
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Surely by coincidence, a biopic starring Daniel Radcliffe is in development. (Biography. 13-18)"
Strictly for completists, this album combines new and previously published pages from the collage-filled notebooks of a 22-year-old photojournalist killed in Mogadishu in 1993, along with yet another account of his brief life and peregrinations. Read full book review >

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DAN, THE TAXI MAN by Eric Ode
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"Noisy fun, with a strong beat and a narrative pattern that even younger audiences will have no trouble catching. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Dan the cabbie puts pedal to the metal to pick up a rock band and get it to a gig. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 22, 2012

"Not the best of the genre, but nowhere near the worst."
This occasionally humorous volume is the latest addition to a rapidly growing selection of books by—and about and for—the post-hipster dad. Read full book review >

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DAN AND THE MUDMAN by Jonny Zucker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Too bad many readers won't buy into this, as the novel has worthy, though preachy intentions, some excitement and supernatural touches aplenty. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
Trying to fit in, anti-Semitic bullying and a giant from medieval Jewish lore figure in this British import that tries to do a bit too much. Read full book review >

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MOON MAN DAN by Pickled Pepper Productions
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 17, 2014

"Waxing gibbous, waning crescent—that can wait. Who isn't happier imagining the moon snuggling under a comforter? (iPad storybook app. 3-5)"
The phases of the moon don't just happen. They are the work of Moon Man Dan (or so says Pickled Peppers' snug application). Read full book review >

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DAN, THE TAXI MAN by Eric Ode
by Eric Ode, illustrated by Kent Culotta, developed by Kane Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 2014

"As rhyming stories go, this one finds its rhythm early on and keeps on rockin' till the upbeat end. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
Nobody gets the show on the road with more pizazz than Dan, the Taxi Man. Read full book review >