Search Results: "Steve Erickson"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SEA CAME IN AT MIDNIGHT by Steve Erickson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1999

"And the taste for a naked young woman's spiritual rejuvenation during sexual intercourse performed on her as she dangles blindfolded from a rope is, undoubtedly, an acquired pleasure."
38097766.499 Erickson, Steve THE SEA CAME IN AT MIDNIGHT A sometimes disorienting novel from Erickson (American Nomad, 1997, etc.) weaves together the lives of a handful of people confronting the millennial apocalypse both personal and cosmic. Read full book review >

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OUR ECSTATIC DAYS by Steve Erickson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Ecstatic disorientation is the trademark of Erickson's work but, despite the labor involved in connecting each glimmering strand, his latest effort itself rarely adds up to more than a beautiful ash heap."
Erickson continues to ruminate on the millennial obsessions that preoccupied him in The Sea Came in at Midnight (1999), this time in a lush, profoundly disorienting story saturated in metaphors of birth and apocalyptic decadence. Read full book review >

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ARC D'X by Steve Erickson
Released: April 1, 1993

"Clever but cold. (First serial to Esquire)"
A bold and occasionally brilliant interpretation of American history—but marred by a too obvious cerebration that numbs, turning original ideas into mere conceits. Read full book review >

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AMNESIASCOPE by Steve Erickson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1996

"Or perhaps it's just the competition provided by an increasingly surreal America."
The resident surrealist of L.A. (Arch D`X, 1993, etc.) uncorks a magnum of post-apocalyptic champagne: a long New Year's Eve of the Soul (sex, drugs, paranoia) that turns into a rather flat confessional about the life of a writer who bears more than a passing resemblance to the author himself. Read full book review >

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THESE DREAMS OF YOU by Steve Erickson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 31, 2012

"With this book, set against the backdrop of Obama's ascendancy to the presidency, Erickson weaves a complex and imaginative literary tapestry about family and identity."
In Erickson's (Zeroville, 2007, etc.) latest, the lives of Zan and Viv have imploded in the wake of their adoption of Sheba, an Ethiopian toddler "supernaturally cognizant beyond the span of such a short life." Read full book review >

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SHADOWBAHN by Steve Erickson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"Think Philip K. Dick on smoother acid and with a more up-to-date soundtrack, and you've got something of this eminently strange, thoroughly excellent book."
The sleep of reason produces monsters, said Goya—including monsters of architecture and history that meet, most uneasily, in the pages of Erickson's (These Dreams of You, 2012, etc.) latest. Read full book review >

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ZEROVILLE by Steve Erickson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"A novel that will especially appeal to cinephiles, for Erickson (Our Ecstatic Days, 2005, etc.) makes more allusions to film, starting with his Godard-like title, than perhaps any novelist you've read."
Standards of verisimilitude don't apply to this dreamlike novel of obsession and movies. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

"Erickson's saga operates brilliantly as both a political chronicle and a zany memoir. (Author tour)"
Fired from his job covering the 1996 presidential campaign for Rolling Stone, novelist Erickson (Amnesiascope, 1996, etc.) decides to stay on the candidates' trail and comes to some sobering conclusions about our country and its political legacy. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 23, 2008

"Christian readers are sure to enjoy this modern interpretation of biblical prophecy."
A Christian young-adult novel centered on the End Times. Read full book review >

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DEATH BY EGGNOG by Alex Erickson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"Fans may savor the details of the heroine's everyday life, but Erickson's fascination with them does slow down the action."
A foray into community theater endangers the life of an Ohio sleuth. Read full book review >

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ALEXANDRA by Carolly Erickson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Once again, Erickson demonstrates her skill in limning a forceful royal who tried unsuccessfully to alter history and escape fate."
Russia's last empress receives compassionate but by no means uncritical treatment from biographer Erickson (Josephine: A Life of the Empress, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

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SCHUBERT'S VIENNA by Raymond Erickson
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Scholarly writing whose readability varies depending on the contributor but overall an asset to the library of anyone interested in music or Vienna. (140 b&w and 20 color illustrations, not seen)"
A useful book for those wishing a cram course about one of the 19th century's most prolific composers and his times. Read full book review >