Search Results: "Glen Duncan"


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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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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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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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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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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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COWBOYS by Glen Rounds
by Glen Rounds, illustrated by Glen Rounds
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 1991

"Fifty-five years after his first fine book (Ol' Paul, still in print), this old cowboy (Rounds himself) is going stronger than ever. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Still experimenting within his bold, trademark style, Rounds achieves surprising subtlety in these illustrations for a quiet, informative text describing what real cowboys do on a typical day (``A cowboy's first chore after breakfast is to catch and saddle a horse—but sometimes that's easier said than done!''). Read full book review >

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ONCE WE HAD A HORSE by Glen Rounds
ANIMALS
Released: May 15, 1996

"The photograph on the book jacket shows a shaggy old horse and two proud children on his back, confirming just how lifelike the cartoon-style pictures really are, capturing the spirit of all the participants in that summer of learning to ride. (Picture book. 4- 8)"
A simple, updated text, full-color pictures, and large typeface make this revision of the 1971 book a natural for children who can read independently but who still want to cozy up to a picture book, as well as for Rounds's many fans and those seeking stories about life in an earlier era of America. Read full book review >

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THE RUNAWAY by Glen Huser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 15, 2012

"This likable protagonist makes for a fine introduction to an era before movies and radio caused the Chautauqua to fade away. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 9-14)"
A teenage near-orphan comes of age in a Depression-era Chautauqua—a "week-long extravaganza of entertainment and educational enlightenment" that traveled to towns that could cover the cost of putting on the programs. Read full book review >

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SOLDIERS LIVE: THE BLACK COMPANY by Glen Cook
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"The adventures of leader Croaker, One-Eye, Sleepy, Tobo the young sorcerer, the Lady, etc, are impossible to summarize: If you're a fan, you'll love this one; if not, you'll wonder what all the fuss is about."
Fourth (and last, we're told) of Cook's Glittering Stone yarns (Water Sleeps, 1999, etc.) about the good-guy warrior Black Company and its diverse foes, among them Narayan Singh and his apocalyptic yearnings, and the magic-powered Shadowcatcher, not to mention Longshadow, Howler, and so forth. Read full book review >