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John Darnielle

Autor/a de Wolf in White Van

6+ obres 3,285 Membres 180 Ressenyes 3 preferits

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John Darnielle is a writer, composer, guitarist, and vocalist for the band the Mountain Goats. He has also written several books including Black Sabbath's Master of Reality and Wolf in White Van: A Novel. (Bowker Author Biography)

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Uncertainties Volume IV (2020) — Col·laborador — 7 exemplars

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I enjoyed the book and the author’s way of slowly letting the reader in on the details that led to the present. That being said, I was left feeling like there was something missing from the story that I can’t quite place. I wasn’t completely invested in the main character and his motivation.
 
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jellybeanette | Hi ha 81 ressenyes més | May 26, 2024 |
John never misses. For me, the best of his novels thus far (All of which I've loved).
 
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Amateria66 | Hi ha 21 ressenyes més | May 24, 2024 |
Read this one as it is a nominee for this year’s Edgar award.

The structure is really interesting.all but one of the seven sections are broke into 7 chapters,
In keeping with the mention of devils and witches (7 being a lucky or sacred number)
It is basically a story about a true crime writer and two crimes that he writes about.
It can be a bit jarring as the author leaps from one to the other, including a full section in sort of medieval style language.

The author creates sympathy for the murderers and, to a lesser extent, the victims.
I think he is indicting the true crime genre, feeding ,as it does, off misery.

Anyway, an interesting if sometimes challenging read,
Likely, I think, to disappoint those attracted by the hunted at supernatural elements
… (més)
 
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cspiwak | Hi ha 21 ressenyes més | Mar 6, 2024 |
Another reviewer said it better but yes: this is absolutely some Where the Red Fern Grows but for crazy kids (or former crazy kids? unclear on how time factors into the being a crazy kid tbh) shit. Thank you, as ever, Mr. Darnielle. I'm 26 right now and was looking through my to-read list trying to pick a book a few days ago because I needed something, right now, about being unhinged, and this. This was a pretty good pick on my part, tbh. Good timing.
 
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localgayangel | Hi ha 14 ressenyes més | Mar 5, 2024 |

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Obres
6
També de
1
Membres
3,285
Popularitat
#7,791
Valoració
½ 3.5
Ressenyes
180
ISBN
58
Llengües
4
Preferit
3

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