Search Results: "Elizabeth Knox"


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THE VINTNER'S LUCK by Elizabeth Knox
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"It's not for Touched by an Angel watchers, but many readers may respond as ecstatically to Knox's brilliantly original book as they did to Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things."
This American debut by a veteran New Zealand novelist is a wonderfully imaginative tale, set in the 19th-century French countryside, of the long enduring, loving relationship between a man and an angel. Read full book review >

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MORTAL FIRE by Elizabeth Knox
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 11, 2013

"This intense, complex, occasionally inscrutable fantasy requires patient readers. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
A detached, secretive teen discovers the mystery of her origin when she encounters a peculiar, unorthodox family with magical powers. Read full book review >

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BEDTIME BOOK
Released: March 8, 2006

"Provocative and compelling. (Fantasy. YA)"
A lyrical, intricate and ferociously intelligent fantasy explores the ramifications of treating dreams as commodities. Read full book review >

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BLACK OXEN by Elizabeth Knox
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2001

"'Why are these people trying to teach the world about Taoscal magic?' The answers to this question, and many others, will be found by the diligent—and patient—reader, somewhere within the sprawling, infuriating pages of Black Oxen."
Byzantine intrigue and melodramatic excess abound to an almost unprecedented degree in this fascinating, inordinately busy new novel from the New Zealand author (The Vintner's Luck, 1999). Read full book review >

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BEDTIME BOOK
Released: March 2, 2007

"A slyly ambiguous epilogue rescues the tale from sentimentality, making it an essential purchase for libraries owning the first volume. (Fantasy. YA)"
Dreams captured for healing and entertainment fuel a profitable industry in this dense, literate fantasy. Read full book review >

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BILLIE’S KISS by Elizabeth Knox
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"Knox's wild and wooly fictions (Black Oxen, 2001, etc.) aren't for everybody, but if minimalism doesn't satisfy your appetite for narrative, she may just be the writer for you."
New Zealander Knox, an energetic magical-realist with a vibrant comic imagination, scores strongly again with this densely plotted tale of a waiflike shipwreck survivor's bizarre life and loves. Read full book review >

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DAYLIGHT by Elizabeth Knox
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2003

"Compared with this, Knox's earlier fictional premises (a mortal's love affair with an angel, for example) seem like kitchen-sink realism. What's next? Waltzing Matilda as a punk priestess of Ishtar?"
If Anne Rice, Patrick White, and David Lynch had gotten together (unlikely, but think of the possibilities), they might have had a few drinks and concocted something like this crazily overstuffed fourth novel from the New Zealand author (Billie's Kiss, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

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MARKS OF CAIN by Tom Knox
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 10, 2010

"Weak and unpersuasive."
An unattached London lawyer and company follow a strange map to a dark secret. Read full book review >

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SUMMERLAND by Malcolm Knox
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2001

"A debut made up much less of observed and felt life than of absorbed fiction. Let's see what Knox does when he writes his own book."
The world of Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan is re-created with a puzzling mixture of stylistic grace and slavish imitation, in a confident first novel by a young Australian writer. Read full book review >

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THE LOST GODDESS by Tom Knox
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 6, 2012

"Knox does shed some light on actual 'hybridization' experiments ordered by Stalin, among other leaders. In the end, the Khmer massacres are too enormous in their inhumanity to function as the backdrop for a thriller.
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After learning of the horrific crossbreeding experiments conducted by the Khmer Rouge during the '70s—and the international conspiracy of silence that surrounds those experiments still—a female archaeologist and male photographer have their lives threatened and their sanity questioned. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2004

"Surely the breeziest account yet of the Blacklist."
Slapdash memoir from a once-blacklisted actor. Read full book review >