Search Results: "John Crowley"


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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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THE CHEMICAL WEDDING BY CHRISTIAN ROSENCREUTZ by John Crowley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"A curiosity, but just right for the budding New Age-inclined alchemist of the household."
Gnostic gnovelist Crowley (Aegypt, 2013, etc.) goes to the well in this rendering of the Ur-text of Rosicrucianism. 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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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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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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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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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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OFFICER PANDA by Ashley Crowley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Officer Panda's investigation is not a great introduction to the justice system, but for readers with the right sense of humor, it has plenty of other delights. (fun facts about fingerprints) (Picture book. 4-8)"
The title character's metafictive investigation threatens to get under the skin of justice-minded readers. Read full book review >

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STARFISH by James Crowley
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 9, 2010

Lionel, a Blackfeet boy orphaned at three, has grown up with his older sister Beatrice at Chalk Bluff boarding school in the early 1900s. Read full book review >

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WORDS IN DEEP BLUE by Cath Crowley
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 6, 2017

"This love story is an ode to words and life. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Rachel's best friend is the love of her life in this Australian import. Read full book review >

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MONSTERLAND by James Crowley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"A compelling, imaginative, cathartic journey. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
A young boy confronts a devastating loss. Read full book review >