Search Results: "James Morrow"


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GALAPAGOS REGAINED by James Morrow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Prolix and period-appropriate language lends humor and an arch, Thackeray-esque tone but palls after hundreds of pages wherein the plot flags and the characters never truly reveal themselves."
Following in Darwin's footsteps, an actress leads an expedition to Galapagos. Read full book review >

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BLAMELESS IN ABADDON by James Morrow
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 7, 1996

"A clever, thought-provoking, and well-informed yarn that boldly and wittily tackles the imposing issues raised in Towing Jehovah; still, it's hard to absorb, and—well, heavy."
Sequel to Towing Jehovah (1994), Morrow's satirical fantasy recounting the towing of God's two-mile-long body to its last resting place in the Arctic ice. Read full book review >

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BIBLE STORIES FOR ADULTS by James Morrow
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 28, 1996

"A splendidly provocative series of engagements for supple and enquiring minds; mandatory for fanatics of any stripe."
Twelve tales, 198494, drawn from various publications, by the author of Towing Jehovah (1994), etc. The main thrust here isn't always biblical, though satire looms large—along with dollops of ironic, iconoclastic, or subversive wit. Read full book review >

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SHAMBLING TOWARDS HIROSHIMA by James Morrow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2009

"Preposterous but somehow almost plausible, skillfully mingling real and imaginary characters with genuinely hilarious moments."
From Morrow (The Philosopher's Apprentice, 2008, etc.), a sharp-edged, delightfully batty novella that denounces the atomic bombing of Japan during World War II. Read full book review >

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THE LAST WITCHFINDER by James Morrow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2006

"Morrow's latest (he's perhaps best known for The Godhead Trilogy) is commendably ambitious, but this intensely cerebral extravaganza doesn't really work; Jennet is more a talking head than a fully formed character, and Morrow's prose, cobwebbed with archaisms, is no help."
Dominating this wide-ranging historical adventure novel is the campaign by one woman to end witch hunts in England and its North American colonies. Read full book review >

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CITY OF TRUTH by James Morrow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1992

"Raspingly satirical black comedy collides with ironic tear- jerker: an incongruous, unsettling amalgam that turns out less effective than either one alone might have done."
Morrow continues to mine his deep but narrow vein (love/hate, lies/truth, destruction/rebirth) in this sometimes hilarious, illustrated novella—an oddball counterpart to his earlier novel, The Continent of Lies (1984). Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1992

"Previous high standards maintained, with Warren as the nonfictional benchmark and plenty of varied, absorbing fiction."
The Science Fiction Writers of America's choices for the best science fiction and fantasy stories of 1992: three stories, five novelettes, a novella, two poems, two tributes (the late Donald A. Wolheim, of DAW books; a Grand Master award for Lester del Rey) and two overviews. Read full book review >

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THE PHILOSOPHER’S APPRENTICE by James Morrow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2008

"Tips its hat with style to Mary Shelley and George Bernard Shaw."
Arch-satirist Morrow (The Last Witchfinder, 2006, etc.) turns in a tumultuous take on humanity, philosophy and ethics that is as hilarious as it is outlandish. Read full book review >

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TOWING JEHOVAH by James Morrow
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 1994

"But the plot makes little sense, and Morrow makes no serious attempt to grapple with the large issues he raises."
God, ecology, WW II, chauvinism, the Vatican, and what-all are all thrown into another unclassifiable work from the author of Nebula Award-winner City of Truth (1992), etc. When sea captain Anthony Van Horne left the bridge of his oil tanker, the vessel ran aground and a major spillage occurred. Read full book review >

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THE ETERNAL FOOTMAN by James Morrow
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"If not, there's always The Divine Comedy."
Lively prose and a weakness for hilariously bad "death jokes" are prominent among the pleasures offered by this otherwise overwrought satirical fantasy: the conclusion of a loose trilogy depicting a godless near-future (Towing Jehovah, 1994; Blameless in Abaddon,1996). Read full book review >

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EDWARD'S PORTRAIT by Barbara Morrow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

"A spirited bit of social history. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An itinerant daguerreotypist is coming to town, and Pa is taking the family, including young Edward and the baby, to have their portraits made. Read full book review >