Search Results: "John Connolly"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

Cyril Connolly (190374) was an aesthetic Georgian gadfly, and Fisher (Noâl Coward, 1992) relates in a fittingly tart, gossipy style his stingings and dartings about the Brideshead generation. Read full book review >

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CYRIL CONNOLLY by Jeremy Lewis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"The critic emerges from Lewis's quietly compassionate portrait as an intriguing and contradictory personality: difficult, bright, self-serving, and ultimately self-punishing."
In his vast biography of the literary critic, Lewis, former deputy editor of London Magazine, writes with the perfectionism of a skilled cultural historian and the bloodlust of a tabloid gossip columnist. Read full book review >

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THE INFERNALS by John Connolly
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"Brilliantly funny, often touching, with enough action to keep adventure fans on the edges of their chairs, this novel combines top-notch writing with cutting wit."
Bestselling thriller writer Connolly continues his change-of-pace saga of an ordinary English boy, his loyal dog and their encounters with demons and dark lords in this devilishly entertaining follow-up to The Gates (2009). Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF LOST THINGS by John Connolly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2006

"A robust storyteller loses his way."
A child's nightmare odyssey through an alternate world inspired by the darkest aspects of fairy tales. Read full book review >

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A TIME OF TORMENT by John Connolly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"No more likely than late Faulkner novels to win new fans for the author, but bestselling author Connolly's fans, who already know what they like, won't care a bit."
Beneath the generic title—when is it not a time of torment for seen-it-all detective Charlie Parker?—lurks a supernatural nightmare within a criminal nightmare. Read full book review >

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THE WRATH OF ANGELS by John Connolly
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"Connolly's Parker remains an interesting character, but Connolly's books are infinitely more enjoyable when he refrains from political moralizing."
Connolly's antihero, former cop turned private detective Charlie Parker, continues his fight against the forces of darkness in this supernatural thriller. Read full book review >

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THE BLACK ANGEL by John Connolly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2005

"Stylishly literate gore and terror."
The latest problem for Big Problem Guy Charlie Parker is fallen angels, on a mission to recover one of their nasty number from centuries' long imprisonment. Read full book review >

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JOHN by Niall Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Irish novelist Williams (Four Letters of Love, 1999, etc.) takes spiritual issues seriously—and continues to write compellingly about them."
John the Apostle, now a revered Master in exile with a small band of Christian brothers on the island of Patmos, confronts heresy, schism and doubt. Read full book review >

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A SONG OF SHADOWS by John Connolly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Connolly infuses his thrillers with enough of the supernatural to please fans of both genres, but it's his sense of humor, timeless characters, and impeccable writing that make his work worth reading."
Nazis, neighbors, and a nasty hit man coalesce around Connolly's iconic character, Charlie Parker, who's recovering from a near-fatal hit. Read full book review >

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THE WOLF IN WINTER by John Connolly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"While it helps to have read previous Parker novels, it's not a prerequisite for enjoying this witty and imaginative journey into the darker natures of men and things that go bump in the night."
Parker, Connolly's scarred and battered private detective, continues on the trail of his main quarry—The Collector—but swerves to take a job offered by a homeless man in his 12th outing. Read full book review >

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THE GATES by John Connolly
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Any reader who appreciates the imaginative fantasy of Neil Gaiman or the gentle wit of Christopher Moore will find a kindred spirit here."
An 11-year-old boy, his dachshund and an outcast demon must stop hell on Earth. Read full book review >

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EVERY DEAD THING by John Connolly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1999

"Only the Traveling Man himself disappoints."
Irish journalist Connolly's first novel is an ambitious, grisly, monstrously overextended foray up and down the eastern US—and deep into Hannibal Lecter territory. Read full book review >