Search Results: "Mark Z. Danielewski"


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HOUSE OF LEAVES by Mark Z. Danielewski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2000

"The story's very ambiguity steadily feeds its mysteriousness and power, and Danielewski's mastery of postmodernist and cinema-derived rhetoric up the ante continuously, and stunningly. One of the most impressive excursions into the supernatural in many a year."
An amazingly intricate and ambitious first novel - ten years in the making - that puts an engrossing new spin on the traditional haunted-house tale. Read full book review >

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HADES by Mark Z. Danielewski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"For fans only. From this installment, it's hard to see how Danielewski will keep up the narrative energy to bring the story to a close 20 volumes from now—but readers deep into the series will be wanting more all the same."
"Envy is not a vewy laudable twait." No, Elmer Fudd hasn't gone to work for Mossad, but he wouldn't be out of place in this sprawling-by-formula continuation of Danielewski's (Honeysuckle and Pain, 2016, etc.) modern epic. Read full book review >

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HONEYSUCKLE & PAIN by Mark Z. Danielewski
Released: June 14, 2016

"It's a marvel of postmodern storytelling and decidedly not for every taste. For the moment, suffice it to say that things are looking dicey for Xanther and company."
"Look at it, Xanther, breathe it in, never forget: this is what you get when there is no law." The saga continues, and Xanther's happy world is cracking at the edges. Read full book review >

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INTO THE FOREST by Mark Z. Danielewski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Readers with an interest in the latest in literary experimentalism will thrill at Danielewski's approach and clamor for the 25 volumes planned to follow in the Familiar series. Others, not so much."
A young girl quests for a cat. And no, it's not Alice in Wonderland. Read full book review >

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THE FIFTY YEAR SWORD by Mark Z. Danielewski
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Like House of Leaves, likely destined to become a cult favorite. Harmless fun for those who aren't fans already."
A sometimes arid, sometimes entertaining ghost story for grown-ups by pomo laureate Danielewski (House of Leaves, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >

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ONLY REVOLUTIONS by Mark Z. Danielewski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2006

"You have to work at it, but it's a trip well worth taking."
The daunting maze explored in Danielewski's Borgesian first novel, House of Leaves (2000), only hinted at the depths to be plumbed in its intimidatingly innovative successor. Read full book review >

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ONE RAINY DAY IN MAY by Mark Z. Danielewski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 2015

"And as for all the loose ends? No worries—there are 26 volumes to come in which to tie them up."
Fabulist and avant-gardist Danielewski (House of Leaves, 2000, etc.) embarks upon a long-promised 27-volume fantasia with this sprawling, continent-hopping potpourri.Read full book review >

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Z by Therese Anne Fowler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 26, 2013

"Fowler has given us a lovely, sad and compulsively readable book."
The Jazz Age revisited through the tumultuous and harrowing life of Zelda. Read full book review >

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Z by Bob Mayer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

Although retired from the US Army, Dave Riley is not out of the action as he battles crafty villains and a deadly pestilence in southwestern Africa in this sixth installment of Mayer's absorbing and well-written series (Cut-Out, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

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Z by Michael Thomas Ford
FICTION
Released: Sept. 7, 2010

"For a quick escape, this is a sure-fire way to burn time. (Horror. 12 & up)"
Fifteen years after the zombie plague destroyed families and threatened the world, the ravenous creatures are once again confined to the video-game realm. Read full book review >

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S/Z by Roland Barthes
Released: Sept. 9, 1974

"Barthes has brought new life to a foundering literary aesthetics with this synthesis of science and imaginative humanism, for those familiar with the terminology."
In this essential application of structural linguistics to the problems of literary criticism, Roland Barthes—a disciple of Saussure and one of the cardinal spokesmen of semiology—opposes both the goals and methods of classic rhetoric. Read full book review >

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Z-RATED by Zane
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

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For the right audience, much of Zane's Z-Rated collection will be like a satisfying slam-bam-thank-you-ma'am sexual tryst with a fantasy lover—hot, quick and naughty."
An eclectic collection of erotic short stories from Eroticanoir.com, the popular website from best-selling author Zane. Read full book review >