Search Results: "John Crowley"


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MABEL CROWLEY by Jesse Wade
Released: Jan. 2, 2013

"A pleasing read for fans of romances and unique family sagas."
In Wade's debut romance novel, a woman struggles with love and family troubles in early-20th-century England. Read full book review >

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LOVE AND SLEEP by John Crowley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 1994

"Disappointing."
Crowley (Aegypt, 1987, etc.) struggles to recapture the smooth blending of straight narrative and speculative hermeticism that gave his best work, Little, Big (1981), the startling quality of metaphysical realism. Read full book review >

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ENDLESS THINGS by John Crowley
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2007

"Forbiddingly intricate, frequently static and, doubtless, only semi-intelligible to readers who do not recall in considerable detail the content of its three predecessors."
The search for knowledge that obsesses historian Pierce Moffett reaches an inevitably muted conclusion in this dense, final volume of Crowley's fascinating, knotty Ægypt Quartet. Read full book review >

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LORD BYRON’S NOVEL: THE EVENING LAND by John Crowley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2005

"Complex and satisfying, pleasurably dizzying in its layers and self-references, and addictively readable."
A lost novel by Lord Byron—yes, that Lord Byron—surfaces in present-day London and unfolds here, in a multilayered meditation on the nature of the self and of father-daughter relationships, all bound up in a ripping good story. Read full book review >

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DAEMONOMANIA by John Crowley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2000

"Deeply atmospheric, impressively learned, endlessly suggestive: it won't mean much, though, to readers who haven't wrestled with its equally demanding predecessors. Crowley's work is a taste well worth acquiring, but you have to work at it."
Historian Pierce Moffett's ongoing scholarly obsession with "magic, secret histories, and the End of the World" is depicted in ever darkening hues—in the forbiddingly dense third volume of Crowley's ambitious Aegypt Quartet (Aegypt, 1987; Love and Sleep, 1994). 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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FOUR FREEDOMS by John Crowley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2009

"More rich, satisfying food for thought from one of America's most imaginative and accomplished novelists."
The American home front during World War II serves as metaphor for a fallen world seeking renewal in the latest from Crowley (Lord Byron's Novel, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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NOVELTIES & SOUVENIRS by John Crowley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2004

"A pleasing introduction to a very interesting writer's several 'worlds.'"
Retellings of familiar stories and bizarre dystopian visions, in 15 stories by the popular author better known for such SF and fantasy novels as Aegypt (1987) and Little, Big (1981). Read full book review >

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THE TRANSLATOR by John Crowley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 10, 2002

"A rarity: a love story with a core of intelligence and insight."
Is it no longer possible for poetry to carry the soul of nations? That's the question raised by this tale of a love affair between a young American student and an exiled Soviet poet. Read full book review >

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JOHN BIRCH by Terry Lautz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 4, 2016

"A useful work that elucidates both the U.S. role in China and some elements of the contemporary conservative mindset."
A serious probe into the life of the Baptist missionary to China who posthumously (and thus unwittingly) served as the right wing's poster child. Read full book review >

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JOHN MARSHALL by Harlow Giles Unger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"A vigorous account of an influential American life."
A cradle-to-grave biography of the U.S. Supreme Court's longest-serving chief justice. Read full book review >

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JOHN HUSTON by Jeffrey Meyers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"The author is perhaps a bit overly enamored with his magnificent monster of a subject (and indulges a weakness for strained puns and clumsy humor), but this biography is a serious, intelligent, highly readable reckoning with Huston's outsize legacy."
A richly flavorful biography of John Huston, great director and bona fide man's man. Read full book review >