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Bradford Morrow

Autor/a de The Forgers

83+ obres 1,955 Membres 83 Ressenyes 1 preferits

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Bradford Morrow is a professor of literature at Bard College and is founder and editor of the literary journal Conjunctions. He lives in New York.
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Obres de Bradford Morrow

The Forgers (2014) 287 exemplars
The Diviner's Tale (2011) 246 exemplars
The Prague Sonata (2017) 193 exemplars
Giovanni's Gift (1997) 109 exemplars
Trinity Fields (1995) 101 exemplars
The Forger's Daughter (2020) 89 exemplars
The Uninnocent: Stories (2011) 50 exemplars
Ariel's Crossing (2002) 45 exemplars
World Outside the Window (1987) — Editor — 44 exemplars
Come Sunday (1988) 32 exemplars
Conjunctions: 52, Betwixt the Between (2009) — Editor — 19 exemplars
Conjunctions: 29, Tributes (2001) — Editor — 16 exemplars
Blast 3 (Blast Three) (No.3) (1984) — Editor — 15 exemplars
Conjunctions: 33, Crossing Over (1999) 14 exemplars
Conjunctions: 67, Other Aliens (2016) — Editor — 14 exemplars
Didn't Didn't Do It (2007) 12 exemplars
Conjunctions: 12 (1988) 11 exemplars
Conjunctions: 30, Paper Airplane (1998) — Editor — 11 exemplars
Conjunctions: 7 (1985) 10 exemplars
The Nature of My Inheritance (2015) 9 exemplars
Conjunctions: 62, Exile (2014) 8 exemplars
Conjunctions: 55, Urban Arias (2010) 7 exemplars
Conjunctions: 61, A Menagerie (2014) 7 exemplars
Conjunctions: 60, In Absentia (2013) 7 exemplars
Conjunctions: 13 (1989) 6 exemplars
Conjunctions: 17, Tenth Anniversary Issue (1991) — Editor — 6 exemplars
Conjunctions: 8 (1985) 5 exemplars
Conjunctions: 57, Kin (2011) 5 exemplars
Conjunctions: 9 (1986) 5 exemplars
Conjunctions: 3 (1982) 4 exemplars
Conjunctions: 59, Colloquy (2013) 4 exemplars
Conjunctions: 10 (1987) 4 exemplars
Conjunctions: 19, Other Worlds (1992) 3 exemplars
Posthumes (1982) 2 exemplars
Conjunctions: 1 (1981) 2 exemplars
A Cabinet of Curiosity (2019) 1 exemplars
Conjunctions 79: Onward (2022) 1 exemplars
Os Falsários 1 exemplars
A writer's aviary 1 exemplars
Conjunctions: 4 (1983) 1 exemplars
Gardener Of Heart 1 exemplars
Conjunctions: 6 (1984) 1 exemplars
Catalogue Nine 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Poe's Children: The New Horror: An Anthology (2008) — Col·laborador — 461 exemplars
The Best American Noir of the Century (2010) — Col·laborador — 369 exemplars
The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries (2013) — Col·laborador — 294 exemplars
Conjunctions: 39, The New Wave Fabulists (2002) — Editor — 198 exemplars
Classics Revisited (1986) — Epíleg, algunes edicions167 exemplars
The Selected Poems of Kenneth Rexroth (1984) — Editor, algunes edicions83 exemplars
New Jersey Noir (2011) — Col·laborador — 60 exemplars
The Review of Contemporary Fiction 1996: The Future of Fiction (1996) — Col·laborador — 22 exemplars
Thirty-Six Poems by Tu Fu (1987) — Introducció — 5 exemplars
Black Clock 1 (2004) — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars
Tamarisk, Volume V, Number 3/4, Summer/Fall 1983 — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars

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* My thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for the opportunity to review this book. *

With an opening sentence like "They never found his hands", you can expect that you're in for a serious crime story. The Forgers does not deliver the gruesomeness that that opening suggests, but it is still a twisty murder mystery with a likeable protagonist.

The corpse in question is that of Adam Diehl, brother-in-law of notorious forger Will. Will has entertained suspicions that Adam might also have been a forger, but has kept those suspicions to himself. However the murder brings his own past back under the microscope, and he finds he needs to defend himself from his wife's suspicions, without exposing Adam. Just when he thinks that he has succeeded, he starts getting threatening letters that could only have been produced by a master forger, one at least as good as himself.

Will and his wife Meghan retreat to an Irish village while Will tries to go straight and leave his tarnished reputation in the rare book world behind him. Things are not so simple though, and trouble soon follows.

I liked the unusual milieu that this novel is set in, and the mounting tension that Will feels as his past closes in on him while he struggles to make a life beyond forgery and faking.
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gjky | Hi ha 19 ressenyes més | Apr 9, 2023 |
Historical fiction about a young woman’s search to recover the separated movements of a sonata. As a child living in Prague, Otylie inherits a musical score from her father, who was killed in WWI. She breaks the score into three parts to hide it from the Nazis during WWII. In 2000, an elderly woman entrusts one of the parts to Meta, a musicologist and former concert pianist. Meta feels compelled to put her current life on hold to pursue the missing pieces. Her search takes her to the city of Prague, where she meets a variety of colorful characters, some of whom prove helpful, while others attempt to sabotage her efforts.

The writing is beautifully descriptive, especially the details about life in Prague. The storyline encompasses many timeless themes, such as family relationships, friendship, the far-reaching impacts of war, love, sacrifice, betrayal, idealism vs. pragmatism, and music as a source of inspiration and motivation. The story spans multiple time lines, including WWI, WWII, 1989, and 2000, and tends to jump backward and forward frequently. It is extremely detailed in places and includes musical jargon that may not be familiar to all readers. The upside of this use of musically descriptive language is the author’s ability to present an almost audible quality to the work. In addition to being an entertaining reading experience, I thought the author skillfully conveyed a message about the importance of preserving art and music for the enjoyment of future generations.

Recommended to classical music lovers and those interested in Czech history or culture. I requested and received an advance copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in return for a candid review. It is scheduled to be released on 10/3/17.
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Castlelass | Hi ha 13 ressenyes més | Oct 30, 2022 |
I was given a free ARC of this book by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I loved the premise of this book. I am an ardent bibliophile, so I really enjoyed how much I learned about books from this book! I will say, however, that I was rather disappointed in the end. The beginning built quickly with intrigue and danger. The reader is almost immediately plunged into the world of forgeries and fences and hidden collections. The book had the sense of building frantically and then suddenly sputtering out at the end. The ending was swift, entirely predictable and, as such, unsatisfactory. In fact, I hated the ending. There were also a few details that were left unresolved, such as the brother’s mysterious murder, that left me wondering if it was a clumsy attempt at setting it up for a sequel.

There was some foul language and violence. Overall, I enjoyed this book but wouldn’t go out of my way to recommend it. It was more Nancy Drew than Dupin in the end, and as much as I loved Nancy Drew when I was a child, I prefer Dupin, Holmes, Poirot, or evening Miss Anatole over this group. This one was just ok for me.
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TrojaHousehold | Hi ha 8 ressenyes més | Apr 14, 2022 |
Enjoyed this novel very much. I don’t know anything about classical music and found it interesting how music is authenticated. The sonata follows an exciting journey from war torn Prague, present day Prague , to Prague Nebraska. I was hooked by the mystery, historical detail and the rich characters. As an aside, I have been to Prague and I think my favorite part of this novel was when Meta explores this beautiful and unique city.
 
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Smits | Hi ha 13 ressenyes més | Mar 5, 2022 |

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Obres
83
També de
13
Membres
1,955
Popularitat
#13,146
Valoració
½ 3.5
Ressenyes
83
ISBN
203
Llengües
6
Preferit
1

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