Search Results: "David Lodge"


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DAVID by Mary Hoffman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Nonfiction masquerading as a novel and failing as either sort of narrative. (character list, historical note, glossary) (Historical fiction. 13 & up)"
The author of the Stravaganaza series reveals the muse behind Michelangelo's David. Read full book review >

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PARADISE LODGE by Nina Stibbe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016

"Another deft helping of absurd social comedy and unconventional wisdom from a writer of singular, decidedly English gifts."
An English teenager with a rackety home life finds part-time work in a local retirement home and encounters old people, eccentricity, gossip, and death. Read full book review >

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THINKS . . .  by David Lodge
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2001

"As engrossing as Lodge's skillful structuring and bawdy badinage is, this time out he promises more than he ultimately delivers."
Literature and science battle for supremacy in this three-pronged academic satire from Lodge (Home Truths, 2000, etc.) that gets in many a good jab before running out of steam. Read full book review >

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PARADISE NEWS by David Lodge
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1992

"Narrative tricks aside, Lodge's Catholicism and his gimlet eye make him the true heir of Evelyn Waugh."
Lodge combines his past fictional interests in Catholicism (The British Museum is Falling Down, etc.) and social satire (Nice Work, etc.) to produce this always engaging and clever tale of innocents abroad. Read full book review >

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A MAN OF PARTS by David Lodge
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 19, 2011

"Readable but ultimately rather pointless."
At his best when he artfully blends comedy and pathos (Deaf Sentence, 2008, etc.), Lodge returns to the fictional biography genre that didn't serve him particularly well in Author, Author (2004). Read full book review >

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DEAF SENTENCE by David Lodge
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 22, 2008

"A pleasure from first to last: Lodge gets better and goes deeper in each book."
Another wise, witty look at the human condition from Lodge (Author, Author, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE PRACTICE OF WRITING by David Lodge
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Neither wholly journalism nor academic theorizing, The Practice of Writing offers the best of both worlds."
Having retired from theory-dominated academia in 1987, British novelist and critic Lodge (Therapy, 1995, etc.) reflects on the practice and practicalities of writing for a living in this engaging essay collection. Read full book review >

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MARSHAL OF MEDICINE LODGE by Stan Lynde
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2006

"Satisfying western fare, in the vein of Louis L'Amour."
A young U.S. Marshal sorts out a culture clash with bullets and brains in this wild, winning western. Read full book review >

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HOME TRUTHS by David Lodge
Released: June 1, 2000

"A deft bit of Lodgian satire of writers, media, and writing—with teeth as sharp as ever, but also with a heart, however little be the book, that's great, large, and full."
Adapted by the author from a stage play of his own—with the result that it's, well, a bit stagy—Lodge's effort even so offers a satiric nougat that's sweet indeed and less frothy than one might think. Read full book review >

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THERAPY by David Lodge
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1995

"The decidedly untrendy ending—personal healing through a leap of faith—redeems an otherwise commonplace novel, one more reminiscent of Lodge's earlier fiction about Catholicism and the sexual revolution."
A superb satirist of academic life on both sides of the Atlantic (Small World, 1985; Nice Work, 1989, etc.), Lodge here turns to a subject much hashed over in American fiction: male midlife crisis and the countless trendy therapies it's engendered. Read full book review >

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AUTHOR, AUTHOR by David Lodge
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2004

"A must for Jamesians, with a storyline sturdy enough to draw in the unconverted as well."
Hot on the heels of Colm Tóibín's The Master (p. 297), another novel about Henry James's later years. Read full book review >