Search Results: "Victor LaValle"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ECSTATIC by Victor LaValle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"LaValle has energy and wit to burn, but really ought to store some of it. Thus far, the short story seems to be his forte."
A morbidly obese Puerto Rican misfit dominates the sleazy comic landscape of this intermittently amusing first novel from LaValle, author of the vivid story collection slapboxing with jesus (1999). Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL IN SILVER by Victor LaValle
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"A story whose idea is much more engaging than the reading experience itself."
A diffuse novel reminiscent of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest—but then, what novel set in a mental ward does not remind one of Randle McMurphy and Company? Read full book review >

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BIG MACHINE by Victor LaValle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 18, 2009

"Too idea-hungry and haywire to be fully successful, too alive and abrasive to be missed. The multicultural novel has come of age—smashingly."
Lavalle (The Ecstatic, 2002, etc.) fractures all our tidy notions of how well-made fiction ought to behave in his singular tale of a bizarre quest that achieves apocalyptic fulfillment. Read full book review >

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THE CHANGELING by Victor LaValle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2017

"A smart and knotty merger of horror, fantasy, and realism."
A tragedy thrusts a mourning father into peculiar, otherworldly corners of New York City. Read full book review >

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THE BEST OF RICHARD MATHESON by Richard Matheson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"These chilling page-turners still hold up, serving as an excellent starting point for a new generation of readers."
A collection of stories from a horror legend. Read full book review >

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VICTOR LAVALLE
by Megan Labrise

Victor LaValle is a genre genius: The Changeling (June 13) satisfies as a horror story, a fairy tale, and a contemporary New York narrative all in one.

“I’ve been working with the same editor now for about four books,” LaValle says of Chris Jackson, publisher and editor-in-chief of Random House imprint One World, “so when I give him 100 ...


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BOOK REVIEW

DEL-DEL by Victor Kelleher
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 1992

"A well-plotted and engrossing portrayal of a child's inability to cope with death, from an Australian whose novels have consistently been of interest (Baily's Bones). (Fiction. 12+)"
Sam is seven, brilliant, and deeply disturbed by the death of his sister Laura. Read full book review >

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RESCUE! by Victor Kelleher
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Still, a thought-provoking thriller with a respectable grounding in natural history and human nature. (Fiction. 11-15)"
Appalled by the experimental surgery on two baboons, African-American Jess and Australian David escape with them to the bush near where their scientist parents are working. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"A slight but enjoyable read for film fans, theater junkies and '60s nostalgics."
Amusing if fitfully irritating memoir of a (sort-of) brilliant career. Read full book review >