Search Results: "Glen Duncan"


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THE LAST WEREWOLF by Glen Duncan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2011

"Duncan's writing is quirky and brilliant—and definitely not for kids."
Duncan continues the long tradition of werewolf literature in this harrowing novel of lupine transformation. Read full book review >

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I, LUCIFER by Glen Duncan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2003

"Duncan has comic energy to spare but no clear idea of what to do with it. The result reads like a promising first draft."
The Devil is on vacation, sampling life in London and reflecting on some of his career highlights, in this grab bag from the British Duncan (first US publication). Read full book review >

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DEATH OF AN ORDINARY MAN by Glen Duncan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"The life and times of an ordinary man, with longueurs and lack of drama intact."
Man dies, gets to hover around and check out what the family is up to. Read full book review >

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ISADORA DUNCAN by Sabrina Jones
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 18, 2008

"A somewhat sanitized portrait; Duncan might have preferred something bolder."
Cartoonist Jones takes an admiring glance at the truncated life and roller-coaster times of the woman who traversed three continents to revolutionize dance. Read full book review >

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GLEN EDWARDS by Daniel Ford
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 12, 1998

"Edwards's own words are skillfully interwoven with Ford's, offering a richly detailed account of postwar aviation—and the infant years of the military-industrial complex. (photos, not seen)"
The fascinating diary of the WWII bomber and postwar test pilot (after whom Edwards Air Force Base was named) placed into context by Ford, a contributing editor at Air & Space/Smithsonian magazine. Read full book review >

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TALULLA RISING by Glen Duncan
Released: July 3, 2012

"Duncan leaves no doubt about his commitment to the intellectual and the bestial traditions of werewolves and vampires, for he sustains a tone both brainy and vicious."
Werewolves and vampires are again at each other's throats. Read full book review >

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HOPE by Glen Duncan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 28, 1998

"Unpleasant and unpersuasive: politically correct prudery mixed with unbridled sex."
A maudlin debut novel by a young Brit about romantic failure, filled with trendy musings on the transgressive (S/M, child abuse, pornography) in contemporary culture. Read full book review >

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BY BLOOD WE LIVE by Glen Duncan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2014

"Duncan's style is animated, and he recounts the imperatives of vampire and werewolf brutality and sexual aggressiveness with particular gusto."
Vampires and werewolves are at it again...and for the most part, they still don't like each other. Read full book review >

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A DAY AND A NIGHT AND A DAY by Glen Duncan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2009

"The prose is as merciless as the ghastly figure of Harper, whose shadow looms over the book."
Critically esteemed British novelist Duncan (The Bloodstone Papers, 2007, etc.) mixes memory and desire, Kafkaesque surrealism and straightforward narrative in a nightmarish story of love, terror and torture. Read full book review >

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THE BLOODSTONE PAPERS by Glen Duncan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"A vigorous roman à ghee, reminiscent at turns of Vikram Seth, Zadie Smith and Douglas Coupland."
A talky, pleasing generational novel of divided worlds, blending postmodern conceits with old-fashioned whodunit conventions. Read full book review >

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DUNCAN GRANT by Frances Spalding
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"The only thing missing from these hundreds of exhaustively researched pages is Duncan Grant. (8 pages color, 16 pages b&w illustrations)"
A full-bodied but strangely affectless biography of the minor English painter and decorative artist. Read full book review >

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DUNCAN THE STORY DRAGON by Amanda Driscoll
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 9, 2015

"Like the last sip of a chocolate milkshake, it's very satisfying. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A story-reading dragon—what's not to like? Read full book review >