Search Results: "Geoff Nicholson"


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NICHOLSON by Marc Eliot
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"Too tawdry by half and as groundbreaking as a Wikipedia entry."
There is nothing in these pages from celebrity biographer Eliot (Steve McQueen, 2011) that will come as a surprise to those who have followed the actor through his career and personal life. Read full book review >

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FLESH GUITAR by Geoff Nicholson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 5, 1999

"A deft entertainment, bright, surprising, and, in its consideration of the impact of popular music on our imaginations, quite penetrating."
The wildly inventive Nicholson (Bleeding London, 1997, etc.) exuberantly lives up to his reputation with this witty, ingenious fable about a rock-and-roll guitarist. Read full book review >

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THE FOOD CHAIN by Geoff Nicholson
Released: Nov. 30, 1993

"Spicy fare, though some may find the aftertaste disagreeable."
Kinky food and sex games are the stuff of this high-energy black comedy from the British Nicholson, his fifth novel but first US publication. Read full book review >

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THE CITY UNDER THE SKIN by Geoff Nicholson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2014

"This 'cartographic thriller' by the British-born, Los Angeles-based Nicholson doesn't always rise to its subject, but it does a good job of making us think about our surroundings and the people in them."
Young women with maps crudely tattooed on their backs hold answers to the mysteries posed in Nicholson's arch urban thriller. Read full book review >

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THE MIRANDA by Geoff Nicholson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"An existential revenge story offering a confession that doesn't beg forgiveness."
A former torture expert decides to walk the circumference of the Earth from the comfort of his own backyard. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 2, 2008

"Great fun."
British-born Nicholson (Sex Collectors, 2006, etc.) muses amiably on the pleasures of walking. Read full book review >

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BEDLAM BURNING by Geoff Nicholson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 2002

"Nicholson (Female Ruins, 2000, etc.), smart and mercilessly funny when skewering the myopic anxieties of the literary world and those aspiring to join it, is less entertaining—because less persuasive—when retailing the antics and atmosphere of the Clinic."
A refreshing amusement about one Mike Smith, who impersonates a literary friend and ends up teaching creative writing at an insane asylum. Read full book review >

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BLEEDING LONDON by Geoff Nicholson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"A delightful fiction, and a wonderfully exasperated love letter to a great city."
The prolific Nicholson's (Footsucker, 1996, etc.) 11th novel is a savagely funny, wayward, loving celebration of London's enchantments and strangeness. Read full book review >

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STILL LIFE WITH VOLKSWAGENS by Geoff Nicholson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 1995

"Still, an entertaining read by a fiendishly clever writer."
From the British master of social satire: another wild, sprawling romp but one that doesn't pack quite the same punch as, say, Everything and More (p. 420). Read full book review >

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HUNTERS AND GATHERERS by Geoff Nicholson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 12, 1994

"On the surface a darkly hysterical romp, upon closer inspection a sly meditation on obsession, possession, and, finally, creativity. (Author tour)"
Attention fans of Evelyn Waugh, Douglas Adams, or any other clever, subversive British comedic writer: Add Geoff Nicholson to your must-read list. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2006

"Titillating, if a tad overheated. (15 black-and-white photos throughout)"
An engaging, provocative and sometimes creepy sexposé from prolific novelist Nicholson (The Hollywood Dodo, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE HOLLYWOOD DODO by Geoff Nicholson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2004

"Nicholson's sometimes-sharp lines don't make up for thin characters, worn subjects, and a way-too-clever narrative construct."
Pretentious comic novel about a London doctor who can't escape a life that's too much like a bad movie. Read full book review >