Search Results: "David Anthony Durham"


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THE SACRED BAND by David Anthony Durham
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"A close, yes—but with wiggle room for more Acacian adventures. At any rate, on the strength of this installment, Durham's many fans will be clamoring for more."
Durham (Gabriel's Story, 2002, etc.) brings his sci-fi Acacia Trilogy to a satisfying close. Read full book review >

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WALK THROUGH DARKNESS by David Anthony Durham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"The sheer power of its core material makes Walk Through Darkness intermittently gripping and affecting, but far too much of its content simply defies credibility. One wonders if it's actually Durham's first novel."
The long arm of coincidence and an overload of what seems very like wish-fulfillment mar this potentially moving story of a runaway slave's northward odyssey, the successor to Durham's flawed but deservedly praised first novel Gabriel's Story (2001). Read full book review >

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THE RISEN by David Anthony Durham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2016

"If the message is a little circular ('He looked free because he was free'), the yarn adds up to a competent piece of historical fiction."
"I'm Spartacus." "No, I'm Spartacus." No such shenanigans in this rousing historical novel, where there's no mistaking who the Thracian slave hero is. Read full book review >

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PRIDE OF CARTHAGE by David Anthony Durham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 18, 2005

"One of the best of the current crop of historical novels, and a career-making march forward for Durham."
The Second Punic War of the third century b.c., which pitted the republic of Rome against the African empire of Carthage, is the rich subject of Durham's latest. Read full book review >

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THE OTHER LANDS by David Anthony Durham
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 15, 2009

"Desperately needs an annotated list of characters and a detailed glossary distinguishing various tribes and factions. But little else is missing from this ambitious work, which boggles the mind and transcends genre."
Old wars are re-fought, new alliances and conflicts arise in the middle volume of a fantasy trilogy set in the embattled land that calls itself the Known World. Read full book review >

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GABRIEL’S STORY by David Anthony Durham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"A brilliant example of how to assimilate and transmute powerful literary influence. And what a movie this dark, haunting tale will make."
Intensely dramatic debut, set in Kansas and points west and southwest during the 1870s: a direct homage to Cormac McCarthy's highly praised fiction (both his Blood Meridian and the recent Border Trilogy) but also an original work of high distinction. Read full book review >

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ACACIA by David Anthony Durham
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 19, 2007

"Heavy going, but Durham has imagined its landscape and ethnography in persuasive detail. Many readers will eagerly await the continuation of Acacia's story."
Something genuinely new from the author of historical novels about the black American experience (Gabriel's Story, 2001; Walk Through Darkness, 2002) and the Second Punic War (Pride of Carthage, 2005). Read full book review >

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THE PATRON by Anthony David
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"A thoughtful, well-written memorial to an important but overlooked figure in modern Jewish letters—and a real treat for bibliophiles."
A well-rendered life of the philanthropist, activist, autodidact, and publisher who acted as an important gatekeeper and advocate of European Jewish culture through much of the last century. Read full book review >

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SOMETHING FOR NOTHING by David Anthony
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2011

"Not nothing, but it could have really been something."
In Anthony's debut, a high-living 1970s aircraft salesman tries to clear his mounting debts by piloting heroin into California from Mexico. Read full book review >

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MIDNIGHT COME by Michael David Anthony
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 8, 1999

"An unconvincing, only sporadically interesting story: the author tries for a leisurely, old-fashioned narrative style but succeeds only in slowing the pace."
A third adventure for ex-army officer Richard Harrison, whose present job as overseer of the Delapidations Board of Canterbury Cathedral has proved to be less placid than it sounds (The Becket Factor, 1991, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 3, 2007

"A humane, responsible entry in a discourse marked by irresponsible inhumanity."
"This is not an ordinary place you can map out with a surveyor's rod." So, in this engaging memoir, notes Palestinian intellectual, politician and peace activist Nusseibeh of his lost homeland. Read full book review >