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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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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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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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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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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5 MORE SCIENCE FICTION BOOKS JUMPING ON THE HOLLYWOOD ADAPTATION TRAIN
by John DeNardo

One of the great thrills of being a book lover is seeing your favorite book getting adapted for television and film. Hollywood routinely mines the pages of books for story ideas with increasing frequency. As well they should! The pages of science fiction books contain some of the most well-thought-out ideas of storytelling. Check out these books, which might be ...


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BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 12, 2005

"Ultimately, not an account that does justice to its subject."
Lackluster history of an illustrious instrument maker. Read full book review >

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THE DISCOVERERS OF AMERICA by Harold Faber
ADVENTURE
Released: March 31, 1992

"Chronology, substantial bibliography; b&w maps and index not seen. (Nonfiction YA+)"
A comprehensive Eurocentric study of the early exploration (and exploitation) of the New World, from the reports of Biarni Heriulfson (a predecessor of Leif Ericsson) through Columbus and the conquistadors to Bering's landing in Alaska and Cook's in Hawaii. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 1998

"A well-researched study that neither allocates blame nor exonerates the participants in the peculiar institution, but puts to rest a pernicious anti-Semitic libel of recent coinage."
Despite the polemical subtitle, a scholarly and meticulously researched account of Jewish participation in the slave trade in the British colonies of the Caribbean and in the US. Read full book review >