Search Results: "Michel Faber"


BOOK REVIEW

THE CRIMSON PETAL AND THE WHITE by Michel Faber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Riveting, and absolutely unforgettable."
Imagine a Dickens novel freed of the restraints imposed by Victorian propriety. There's no other way to describe this enthralling melodrama from the British author of Under the Skin (2000). Read full book review >

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THE FIRE GOSPEL by Michel Faber
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"'Please, somebody, please finish me'? So saith the potential reader, we prophesy."
Faber (stories: Vanilla Bright Like Eminem, 2007, etc.) takes on Prometheus. Read full book review >

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THE COURAGE CONSORT by Michel Faber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"Faber marches on, establishing himself as one of the most versatile fiction writers working today."
Fully drawn characters and arresting premises in three vivid, varied tales, courtesy of the Dutch-born Scottish author best known for his Victorian historical The Crimson Petal and the White (2002). Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF STRANGE NEW THINGS by Michel Faber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"What would Jesus do if he wore a space helmet? A profoundly religious exploration of inner turmoil, and one sure to irk the Pat Robertson crowd in its insistence on the primacy of humanity."
A long-awaited—and brilliant and disquieting—novel of faith and redemption by Scotland-based writer Faber (The Crimson Petal and the White, 2002, etc.).Read full book review >

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VANILLA BRIGHT LIKE EMINEM by Michel Faber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Minor work from the author of The Courage Consort (2004, etc.), though animated by a polished, oddly engaging nastiness."
Eccentrics, misfits, sociopaths and outright criminals populate the cosmopolitan (Dutch-born, now Scottish) author's sleek, disturbing, gruesomely funny short stories. Read full book review >

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UNDER THE SKIN by Michel Faber
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2000

"The process of procurement is duly horrific, but the procurer's transformation from ruthless to compassionate, even with the conventional budding-romance twist, provides a more compelling dimension—and it's enhanced by the superbly evoked imagery of the Highlands."
An eerie debut novel from Faber, Dutch-born, turns the Scottish Highlands into a landscape from The Twilight Zone as Scotland's brawny best meet their match in the diminutive Isserly, who takes many of them on a short ride from which there's no return. Read full book review >

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MICHEL FOUCAULT by Didier Eribon
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Superbly written and carefully documented: Eribon has managed to provide a scholarly exegesis of Foucault that will also serve as a good introduction for the lay reader."
A meticulous and authoritative biography of the influential French philosopher and historian, by an editor at Le Nouvel Observateur who was closely acquainted with Foucault during his later years. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GHOSTS OF SAINT-MICHEL by Jake Lamar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2006

"Lamar (Rendezvous Eighteenth, 2003, etc.) writes of Paris with charm and authority, but his storytelling tends to waver."
Hugger-muggery and some heavy breathing among the African American ex-pats in Paris's lively 18th Arrondissement. Read full book review >

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THE PASSION OF MICHEL FOUCAULT by James Miller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 11, 1993

"A riveting portrait marred only by occasional lapses into redundancy, and likely to spur even greater interest—both within and outside the university—in the writings of this influential, enigmatic man."
Revelatory, well-written account of the controversial life and writings of French historian and philosopher Foucault. Read full book review >

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THE LIVES OF MICHEL FOUCAULT by David Macey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 25, 1994

"A cautious and respectful study—avoiding luridness and gossip while preserving its subject's dignity—that Foucault himself might have authorized."
Elusive and private, ``the lives'' of Michel Foucault (1926- 84) include the many public roles that he assumed—as philosopher, academic, historian, political activist, and homosexual—roles that both reflected and helped shape the character of postwar France. Read full book review >

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CALAMITY JANE by Doris Faber
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"List of further reading; bibliography; index. (Biography. 10-14)"
Martha Jane Cannery may have died a drunk, but tales about Calamity Jane live on. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 14, 2008

"Surprisingly fascinating."
Comprehensive history of the 50 extravagant baubles created between 1885 and 1917 as Easter gifts for the Russian royal family. Read full book review >