Search Results: "Geoff Nicholson"


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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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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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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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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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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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FEMALE RUINS by Geoff Nicholson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2000

"A fun, fast read with a rich premise that ultimately fails to pay off."
From Nicholson (Flesh Guitar, 1998, etc.), a comic cross-cultural romance mixed with a droll consideration of architectural aesthetics suggests that ruins—human and monumental—can be beautiful. 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 >

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FOOTSUCKER by Geoff Nicholson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"A darkly funny tale with a kick even for the most foot-phobic. (First serial to Grand Street)"
Wildly prolific British satirist Nicholson (Still Life With Volkswagens, 1995, etc.) offers another black comedy of obsession, this time from the viewpoint of a foot fetishist. Read full book review >

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EVERYTHING AND MORE by Geoff Nicholson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1995

"Nicholson, the genius behind this commercial Tower of Babel, is both a master of large, complex, convoluted structures—and a comic satirist of biting precision."
Eighth novel but only second US appearance for British writer Nicholson (Hunters and Gatherers, 1994): a darkly comic cornucopia set in a mythic London department store—gigantic and posh. 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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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 >