Search Results: "Nicola Griffith"


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HILD by Nicola Griffith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"A book that deserves a place alongside T.H. White, to say nothing of Ellis Peters. Elegantly written—and with room for a sequel."
A historical novel of early medieval England to do T.H. White proud, based on the real life of the "Anglisc" girl who would become Saint Hilda of Whitby. Read full book review >

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ALWAYS by Nicola Griffith
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 3, 2007

"Stark but sensuous writing and a lesbian angle played for emotion over sex propel this strong narrative to its conclusion."
The six-foot-tall Norwegian-American protagonist of two previous literary thrillers by Griffith (Stay, 2002, etc.) takes charge again in this complex story about a wealthy, capable woman who lives by her own rules. Read full book review >

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STAY by Nicola Griffith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 16, 2002

"Powered by grief and righteous rage, Aud succeeds in all these tasks and more—far more than some readers will want—in a darkly revealing, furiously entertaining adventure."
Ex-Atlanta cop Aud Torvingen's friend Dornan owns a profitable string of cafés, but he can't keep his hands on his fiancée. Read full book review >

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SLOW RIVER by Nicola Griffith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Despite irritating switches in narrative tense and viewpoint, her grim near-future is persuasive."
When Lore, scion of the rich and powerful Van Oesterling family, is kidnapped, her family refuses to pay the ransom. Read full book review >

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BENDING THE LANDSCAPE by Nicola Griffith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1997

"Well and confidently crafted and often sexually challenging, but in other respects neither particularly original nor surprising."
From the Seattle-based Griffith (Slow River, 1995, etc.) and White Wolf publishing executive Pagel, the first of a gender- bending series of anthologies (a volume of sf stories and another of horror are projected) whose purpose is to have ``some queer writers write fantasy for the first time, and for some genre writers to explore queer characters,'' not to mention a table of contents set in a typeface so bizarre as to be almost indecipherable. Read full book review >

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BENDING THE LANDSCAPE by Nicola Griffith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 18, 1998

"Annoying, too, how often the phrase 'deliciously sly' crops up in the editorial bits."
A companion volume to 1997's gender-bending BTL: Fantasy with, this time, science fiction themes and ideas given a gay/lesbian perspective—though the contributors include non-gay/lesbians and mainstream writers. Read full book review >

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BENDING THE LANDSCAPE by Nicola Griffith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2001

"As a whole the anthology really registers. Whether gay, lesbian, or straight, readers may get the haunted feeling that they are reviewing their own lives."
Griffith and Pagel carry on their gay and lesbian series (Bending the Landscape: Science Fiction, 1998) with 18 original horror tales. Read full book review >

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THOSE WE FEAR by Victoria Griffith
Released: April 1, 2016

"Even genre readers may have difficulty connecting with Maria on an emotional level, and for all its mysteries and secrets, the story underwhelms. (Suspense. 13 & up)"
Eighteen-year-old Maria Santos is in the witness protection program until she can testify against her mother's murderer—a man who may have Islamic State group connections. Read full book review >

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BIBLIOPHILIA by Michael Griffith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2003

"A vast catalog of history, sadness, and love."
Prose as jam-packed as early Pynchon nicely litters a novella and five stories following Griffith's promising first novel (Spikes, 2001). Read full book review >

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SPIKES by Michael Griffith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"A few too many teeth-gnashing flashbacks, but on the whole a funny, winning portrait of the artist as a frustrated, helpless, but not completely hopeless young duffer."
Comic, allegorical first novel in which a bumbling contender learns that even if golf is a poor substitute for life, life has its moments. Read full book review >

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"A dense but often illuminating book that provides a hopeful look at what it means to be human."
Griffith (A Species in Denial, 2004, etc.) offers a treatise about the true nature of humanity and about overcoming anxieties about the world. Read full book review >