Search Results: "James Lasdun"


BOOK REVIEW

GIVE ME EVERYTHING YOU HAVE by James Lasdun
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"A horrifying cautionary tale that reveals the vast dimensions of our vulnerability in the cyber age."
The story of a 30-something college student who employed an array of digital weapons to attack her writing professor, who loved her writing but rejected her amorous advances. Read full book review >

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THE HORNED MAN by James Lasdun
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"Somewhat slow in setting his scenes, Lasdun nonetheless creates a vivid and terrifying account that gains intensity from momentum—and ultimately proves quite surprising in its denouement."
An intricate thriller about a college professor pursued by an unknown enemy, in a well-crafted debut novel from poet and short-story writer Lasdun (Three Evenings, 1992, etc.). Read full book review >

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THREE EVENINGS by James Lasdun
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1992

"So, though Lasdun's ideal model might be Henry James's ghost stories, the actual execution here more suggests an overupholstered Roald Dahl."
Lasdun's short-story surrealism made an impression in his 1986 debut, Delirium Eclipse, but the lavish stylization and overdetermination of this young British writer's method comes up shorter this time. Read full book review >

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IT’S BEGINNING TO HURT by James Lasdun
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 3, 2009

"Merits comparison with the understated artistry of William Trevor or Graham Swift."
Stellar collection combines a sharp eye for detail, subtle character development and virtuosic command of narrative voice. Read full book review >

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THE FALL GUY by James Lasdun
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"A nasty piece of work, well done."
Buried resentments and obsessive attractions drive three vacationers way over the edge. Read full book review >

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SEVEN LIES by James Lasdun
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Good reading, but bad news for anyone who has ever fudged the truth."
The poisonous compromises and complicities of the old German Democratic Republic follow a child of the system from East Berlin to the America of his dreams. Read full book review >

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SOME THOUGHTS ON LOVE
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

So many people make New Year’s Resolutions to start the year, but for the second January in a row, I’ll be contemplating memories and saying good-byes.

My husband lost his father this week.

There’s a lot of emotion to visit, of course, though he suffered from memory issues and so, in many ways, his family has said their ...


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SPRINGING INTO MUST-READ CONTEMPORARY & SUSPENSE
by Bobbi Dumas

April is here, though you wouldn’t know it from my window view - snow is falling! (sigh) Thankfully it’s not sticking, and according to the forecast, it will be seventy degrees by the weekend. Mother Nature seems to be slightly confused in the Midwest this spring, and the national news can make my heart feel cold, but I’m glad we can ...


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PLANES, TRAINS, AND AUTOMOBILES
by Julie Danielson

Well, maybe not exactly planes, trains, and automobiles. But you know those children who get really fired up reading books about things that go vroom? There’s a reason you can throw a rock and hit a children’s book about transportation: they are loved by many a child. Today, I’ve got three new ones worth your time, one an arrival from ...


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BOOK REVIEW

OLD MACDONALD HAD A FARM by James Dean
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 18, 2014

"'Old MacDonald' for narcoleptics. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The heavy-lidded cat with a cult following dons overalls for a trip to the farm. Read full book review >

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PETE THE CAT: PLAY BALL! by James Dean
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"No home run here. (Early reader. 3-5)"
Ultracool Pete the Cat turns his attention to baseball. Read full book review >

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KNUCKLE AND POTTY DESTROY HAPPY WORLD by James Proimos
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 2012

"A knee-slapper for recent early-reader grads who like their metafiction on the droll side. (Graphic fiction. 7-9)"
Two cutesy-poo picture-book characters seek (and find) a way to toughen up their images. Read full book review >