Search Results: "Robert Garnett"


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CHARLES DICKENS IN LOVE by Robert Garnett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 15, 2012

"A wealth of entertaining information in an ultimately incomplete account."
A detailed and well-documented but limited account of the great loves of Charles Dickens (1812-1870). Read full book review >

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NEW WORLDS 4 by David Garnett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1995

"It's easy to see—despite Garnett's editorial rant—why readers generally prefer novels."
Ten original tales from Britain, plus a nonfiction piece on recent science-fiction novels, a parochial introduction that should have been rewritten for a wider audience, and an afterword from Michael Moorcock, who also contributes one of the stories. Read full book review >

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NEW WORLDS 3 by David Garnett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"Technically proficient, unobtrusively Anglophone, and different enough to be worthy of investigation by original- anthology enthusiasts."
In the 1960's, under the editorship of Michael Moorcock (he contributes an afterword here), the British sf magazine New Worlds was generally regarded as having sparked the revolution that became known as the New Wave; this relic is an annually published anthology of original material, comprising nine stories plus critic John Clute's witty, slashing, sometimes rather feline roundup of 1991's sf novels. Read full book review >

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Revenge in Athens by Rick Garnett
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A richly atmospheric murder mystery."
A lawyer in ancient Athens defends a man on trial for murdering his wife's lover in Garnett's (I, Paris, 2013) historical novel.Read full book review >

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I, PARIS by Rick Garnett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2013

"A lyrical, outstanding modern reshaping of the ancient Homeric epic."
A retelling of Homer's Iliad from the point of view of Paris, seducer of Helen. Read full book review >

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LAELIA by Ruth-Miriam Garnett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Quiet-toned and sometimes stiffly written, but not without an odd charm."
Sistahs take charge in Garnett's first. Read full book review >

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VISIBLE AMAZEMENT by Gale Zoë Garnett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2001

"A picaresque novel for the new millennium."
A 14-year-old sensualist is the subject of Canadian writer/actor Garnett's mostly engaging comic debut. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Cohen has talent—her work has appeared in publications like American Fiction and Literary Review—but she's still searching for structure and shape."
A first collection of 13 stories, all from a woman's point of view, all featuring domestic themes. Read full book review >

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THE BEST SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, & HORROR READS IN MAY
by John DeNardo

Looking for something to read in May? Here's an irresistible selection of science fiction, fantasy, and horror books that will satisfy your readerly desires. They include stories about an alternate WWII, steampunk airships, the zombie apocalypse, assassins hellbent on revenge, a space-based suicide mission, souls available for rent, and more.

 

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BRAVE CHICKEN LITTLE by Robert Byrd
retold by Robert Byrd, illustrated by Robert Byrd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2014

"A handsome, most welcome addition to the now–sadly neglected, too-little–published literature of folk and fairy tales. (Picture book/folk tale. 4-7)"
Byrd retells the familiar tale of folly and trickery, adding some outsize bravery and a happy ending. Read full book review >

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PIRATE’S EYE by Robert Priest
ADVENTURE
Released: May 2, 2005

"Readers too will be left reflective by this understated episode. (Picture book. 7-9)"
As in his Old Pirate of Central Park (1999), Priest pairs elegantly composed, deceptively simple cartoon illustrations to an unusually rich and satisfying story. Read full book review >