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Toby Barlow

Autor/a de Sharp Teeth

2 obres 1,181 Membres 72 Ressenyes 2 preferits

Obres de Toby Barlow

Sharp Teeth (2007) 896 exemplars
Babayaga: A Novel (2013) 285 exemplars

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Coneixement comú

Data de naixement
20th Century
Gènere
male
Nacionalitat
USA
Llocs de residència
Detroit, Michigan, USA

Membres

Ressenyes

One of the most creative and entertaining books I've read in a very long time. Picture something by Ovid or Homer that infused with years of Monster Movie Matinees and you'll have an idea of what this is like.

The free verse works and works so well that you stop noticing it very quickly. The characters leap from the page (thankfully not for real: they bite) and teh story just gallops along at full speed. Incredible
 
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GordCampbell | Hi ha 55 ressenyes més | Dec 20, 2023 |
DNF after p116.

There are things I really like about this book, I love the fact that when I picked it up I thought I was getting a gritty slice of life, only to find out it was a supernatural thriller.

However, 100 pages in I'm finding it difficult to get through, even though I want to know what happens next. It might be because it's not so much poetry as broken prose, if you took out all the line breaks it would just read like a normal novel. It lacks the rhythm and beat that poetry needs.

I plan to come back to this book and give it another shot, but for now it's just not what I'm looking for.
… (més)
 
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eurydactyl | Hi ha 55 ressenyes més | Jul 20, 2023 |
Pretty good fantasy about an L.A. dogcatcher caught up with otherworldly beings.
 
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kslade | Hi ha 55 ressenyes més | Dec 8, 2022 |
I'm dissatisfied with the ending but I very much enjoyed this visit to post war Paris with the witches. The chicken and the egg may have been my favorite part.
 
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Je9 | Hi ha 15 ressenyes més | Aug 10, 2021 |

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Matt Buck Illustrator, cover artist

Estadístiques

Obres
2
Membres
1,181
Popularitat
#21,764
Valoració
3.8
Ressenyes
72
ISBN
28
Llengües
2
Preferit
2

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