Search Results: "Mark Z. Danielewski"


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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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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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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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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

Sustainable Fitness by Z. Altug
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2015

"A thorough, well-researched, and practical fitness book."
A health and fitness guide that goes far beyond basic mantras to deliver a complete method for improvement in even the smallest aspects of daily life. Read full book review >

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CUTTING LOOSE by Michael Z. Lewin
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"The derring-do climax fails to ignite, for this is a book in which the journey surpasses the destination, but overall Lewin produces a grand adventure that readers won't soon forget. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Masquerading as a man, a young woman sets out to find her friend's killer in New York and London at the turn of the century; disguise proves to be simultaneously liberating and imprisoning in Lewin's big-canvas historical novel. Read full book review >

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INSTANT SOUP by Brenda Z. Guiberson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

In her second juvenile novel, Guiberson introduces a seventh grader who learns a lot about herself in three challenging days. Read full book review >

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ROVER'S TALES by Michael Z. Lewin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 1998

"A must for the dog-mad, but these cute-free tales are witty and wry enough to reach others with cross-species wisdom."
Lewin, noted for his pixilated parade of unlikely detectives (Family Business, 1995, etc.), forgoes mysteries for the picaresque meanderings and musings of Rover, the Independent Dog. Read full book review >

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PRIME by Poppy Z. Brite
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2005

"Food writing to die for, but little humor in the seasoning."
Feisty horror stylist Brite—of 1992's Lost Souls, still her best—returns with a sequel to Liquor (2004). Read full book review >