Search Results: "Richard Flanagan"


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DEATH OF A RIVER GUIDE by Richard Flanagan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"Reminiscent of Rodney Hall's Just Relations (1983) and, inevitably, of García Márquez, but a work of considerable originality nevertheless. Flanagan's two novels rank with the finest fiction out of Australia since the heyday of Patrick White."
The Aboriginal and European antecedents and origins of the remote Australian state of Tasmania are powerfully evoked in Flanagan's superb (1994) debut fiction, preceded in the US by his equally impressive later novel, The Sound of One Hand Clapping (2000). Read full book review >

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THE NARROW ROAD TO THE DEEP NORTH by Richard Flanagan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 14, 2014

"When the leads are offstage, the novel approaches greatness in its inquiry into what it means to be a good person. But there's too much 'her body was a poem beyond memorising' for the novel to fulfill its considerable ambition."
A literary war novel with a split personality, about a protagonist who loathes his dual character. Read full book review >

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GOULD’S BOOK OF FISH by Richard Flanagan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"Fascinating work, and very much Flanagan's best yet."
A whiff of magical realism and a generous abundance of expressionistic hyperbole create the uniquely suprareal texture of this wonderful third novel from the prizewinning Australian author (The Sound of One Hand Clapping, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE SOUND OF ONE HAND CLAPPING by Richard Flanagan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2000

"But there's no denying the power in his own wild flights of prose. (First printing of 30,000)"
Winner of the Australian Booksellers' Book of the Year Award, a passionate working-class tale (and first US publication) from a Tasmanian author. Read full book review >

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THE UNKNOWN TERRORIST by Richard Flanagan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2007

"A writer who knows his characters and setting creates a compelling, timely work."
Australian novelist Flanagan's creepy, heavy-handed suspense tale develops around a Sydney stripper caught tragically in a media-frenzied terrorist hysteria. Read full book review >

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WANTING by Richard Flanagan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 2009

"An ingenious, thoughtful and potent demonstration of this assured author's imaginative versatility."
Adventurous Tasmanian writer Flanagan (The Unknown Terrorist, 2008, etc.) skillfully combines several partially known historical events to create complex and riveting fiction. Read full book review >

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EVENING’S EMPIRE by Bill Flanagan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Assured, often lyrical and true to the world of the star-maker machinery behind the popular song. A lively complement to Nick Hornby's High Fidelity, Mark Hudson's The Music in My Head and Laurence Gonzales's Jambeaux."
Satisfying, near-epic tale of a British rock band, from the fresh young faces of the '60s to the melting-cheese faces of today. Read full book review >

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ADELE by Mary Flanagan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Henry James might have disapproved, but one suspects he would have devoured every page of Adäle with agreeably guilty pleasure."
A highly charged, deeply eroticized historical and contemporary fiction from the American-born English author of two short-story collections and the novels Trust (1988) and Rose Reason (1992). Read full book review >

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THE END OF THE HUNT by Thomas Flanagan
Released: April 7, 1994

"A nasty little war with even nastier consequences, deftly described with enough details to satisfy those who prefer their history lightly spritzed with fiction."
Award-winning novelist of Irish history Thomas Flanagan (The Tenants of Time, 1988, etc.) sets his new novel, as densely packed and relentlessly thorough as usual, in the turbulent 1920's, an era whose legacy lingers today in strife-ridden Northern Ireland. Read full book review >

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THE EMPEROR OF NIHON-JA by John Flanagan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"Here's hoping a break will restore zing to future adventures. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
The 10th and final full-length episode in an alternate-Earth series that's just about reached its sell-by date unites the five members of the central cast in yet another rescue mission to a distant land. Read full book review >