Search Results: "Graham Joyce"


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THE FACTS OF LIFE by Graham Joyce
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2003

"A rich and engaging account of particular lives amid history and great change, narrated with real grace by a master storyteller."
A fanciful family saga by English author Joyce (Smoking Poppy, 2002, etc.) depicts one of the most eccentric British households since the Mitfords. Read full book review >

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SMOKING POPPY by Graham Joyce
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 2002

"Surprisingly moving bits on wounded love and disrespected friendship flesh out a thoroughly frightening and foreign adventure."
Paternal love grapples with opium dreams in a sharp, short, and terrifying adventure: the latest from this four-time winner of the British Fantasy Award (Indigo, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >

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FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2007

"A rough and unsatisfying ride, this is an unimpressive import. (Fiction. YA)"
An English car thief must confront his inner demons after a car accident leaves those involved scarred. Read full book review >

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THE SILENT LAND by Graham Joyce
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 22, 2011

"An affecting story of soul mates and the elements that bind them together."
Two young lovers find themselves utterly alone after a skiing accident in the French Alps. Read full book review >

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THE TOOTH FAIRY by Graham Joyce
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 20, 1998

"Sharp, freshly imagined, and evocative work, by turns wrenching, funny, and disquieting."
From the author of Requiem (1996): a story about a boy growing up in England in the 1960s—with one singular difference: He's haunted by a demonic Tooth Fairy that only he can see, but whose effects spill over into his family and friends. Read full book review >

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THE GHOST IN THE ELECTRIC BLUE SUIT by Graham Joyce
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"There's so much to enjoy here, from the fake stage magic of a woman sawn in half to the real magic of a gifted professional at work."
Beautiful, available women; ugly racist shenanigans; haunting apparitions. They all come with a college student's summer job in this marvelously juicy entertainment from the British fantasist (Some Kind of Fairy Tale, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE LIMITS OF ENCHANTMENT by Graham Joyce
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 22, 2005

"Thick with ominous mystery but never sacrificing its characters' integrity in deference to atmosphere or plot."
Daughter of the local wise woman has to step up to the plate when Ma falls ill. Read full book review >

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DARK SISTER by Graham Joyce
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 5, 1999

"Taut and realistic, but tending toward ordinary supernatural horror and without the nuances that made The Tooth Fairy (1998) such a delight."
The third US publication for British fantasist Joyce. Read full book review >

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REQUIEM by Graham Joyce
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"A sharp, bleak novel of psychological disintegration combined with intriguing speculations on the origins of Christianity—but possibly deflating for readers expecting a fantasy, which this, mostly, isn't."
Complex, deftly structured quasi-fantasy, established British fantasist Joyce's US debut. Read full book review >

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THE EXCHANGE by Graham Joyce
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2008

"Though he avoids a heavy-handed message about the nature of power, the author doesn't offer any unique message about the choices individuals face. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Thrill-seeking teen collides with the supernatural. Read full book review >

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SOME KIND OF FAIRY TALE by Graham Joyce
Released: July 10, 2012

"Keep an open mind, suggests Joyce with considerable charm."
Do we share the planet with other life forms such as fairies? Veteran British fantasist Joyce (The Silent Land, 2011, etc.) lets the possibility dangle in this absorbing work. Read full book review >

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INDIGO by Graham Joyce
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 11, 2000

"Readers lucky enough to get in at the ground floor will hail the birth of a strongly inventive suspense novelist."
British fantasist Joyce's fourth novel to be published here (Dark Sister, p. 764, etc.) turns from fantasy to straight suspense, with a glowing tablespoon of the uncanny added to the generally realistic mix. Read full book review >