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Michael Cadnum

Autor(a) de The Book of the Lion

48+ Works 1,405 Membros 31 Críticas

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Obras por Michael Cadnum

The Book of the Lion (2000) 219 exemplares
In a Dark Wood (1998) 113 exemplares
Flash (2010) 63 exemplares
Saint Peter's Wolf (1991) 60 exemplares
The King's Arrow (2008) 57 exemplares
Starfall (2004) 56 exemplares
Raven Of The Waves (2001) 54 exemplares
Seize the Storm (2012) 45 exemplares
Rundown (1999) 44 exemplares
Zero at the Bone (1996) 40 exemplares
The Leopard Sword (2002) 39 exemplares
Peril on the Sea (2009) 37 exemplares
Nightsong (2006) 36 exemplares
Edge (1997) 34 exemplares
Daughter Of The Wind (2003) 32 exemplares
Ship of Fire (2003) 31 exemplares
The Lost and Found House (1997) 30 exemplares
The Dragon Throne (2005) 29 exemplares
Taking It (1995) 27 exemplares
Heat (1998) 24 exemplares
Blood Gold (2004) 23 exemplares
Calling Home (1991) 21 exemplares
The Judas Glass (1996) 20 exemplares
Breaking the fall (1992) 18 exemplares
Ghostwright (1992) 18 exemplares
Redhanded (2000) 17 exemplares
Nightlight (1990) 17 exemplares
Sleepwalker (1991) 14 exemplares
The Horses of the Night (1993) 11 exemplares
Skyscape (1994) 9 exemplares
Naked Little Men 3 exemplares
Together Again (2001) 3 exemplares
Cemetery Dance Issue 53 (2005) 3 exemplares
Cemetery Dance Issue 37 (2002) 2 exemplares
The morning of the massacre (1982) 1 exemplar
Ella and the Canary Prince (1999) 1 exemplar
Il predatore 1 exemplar
Kingdom: poetry (2018) 1 exemplar
By Evening (1992) 1 exemplar
Book Lion 4c CED (2001) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Black Thorn, White Rose (1994) — Contribuidor — 1,112 exemplares
The Green Man: Tales from the Mythic Forest (2002) — Contribuidor — 1,030 exemplares
Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears (1995) — Contribuidor — 943 exemplares
Firebirds: An Anthology of Original Fantasy and Science Fiction (2003) — Contribuidor — 818 exemplares
A Wolf at the Door and Other Retold Fairy Tales (2000) — Contribuidor — 811 exemplares
Black Heart, Ivory Bones (2000) — Contribuidor — 689 exemplares
Silver Birch, Blood Moon (1999) — Contribuidor — 625 exemplares
Black Swan, White Raven (1997) — Contribuidor — 584 exemplares
The Coyote Road: Trickster Tales (2007) — Contribuidor — 499 exemplares
Troll's Eye View: A Book of Villainous Tales (2009) — Contribuidor — 344 exemplares
Happily Ever After (2011) — Contribuidor — 294 exemplares
October Dreams: A Celebration of Halloween (2000) — Contribuidor — 259 exemplares
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Eleventh Annual Collection (1998) — Contribuidor — 241 exemplares
Vanishing Acts: A Science Fiction Anthology (2000) — Contribuidor — 156 exemplares
The Dark of the Woods (2006) — Contribuidor — 88 exemplares
Twists of the Tale: An Anthology of Cat Horror (1996) — Contribuidor — 86 exemplares
Lethal Kisses: 18 Tales of Sex, Horror, and Revenge (1996) — Contribuidor, algumas edições54 exemplares
Second Sight : Stories for a New Millennium (1999) — Contribuidor — 43 exemplares

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This was a pleasant surprise. I picked this up at the library on a whim, not sure what to expect. Cadnum did an excellent job of taking stories and concepts you're familiar with and turning them on their heads and showing new facets to them. Very very neat. I especially liked the first story retelling Goldilocks and the three Bears.
 
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wisemetis | Jan 15, 2023 |
I didn't like this book at all. It reminded me of an Elmore Leonard book where there is no real protagonist. We know the thoughts and feelings of all the characters but none of them are very likable. In the story, Leonard and his family take one last adventure on their yacht, Athena's Secret, before the family their loses their entire fortune to poor investments. They run across a storm and then a boat called the Witch's Grass on which two men have been shot and killed. They find a bunch of money and their own greed makes them want to keep it even though they know it probably was earned through criminal pursuits. More than half the book is spent getting to know all the characters, even the criminals. Then there is a storm that injures Leonard, followed by finding the other boat. Not a book I would recommend for young people or anyone else. ( )… (mais)
 
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ftbooklover | 1 outra crítica | Oct 12, 2021 |
I didn't like this book at all. It reminded me of an Elmore Leonard book where there is no real protagonist. We know the thoughts and feelings of all the characters but none of them are very likable. In the story, Leonard and his family take one last adventure on their yacht, Athena's Secret, before the family their loses their entire fortune to poor investments. They run across a storm and then a boat called the Witch's Grass on which two men have been shot and killed. They find a bunch of money and their own greed makes them want to keep it even though they know it probably was earned through criminal pursuits. More than half the book is spent getting to know all the characters, even the criminals. Then there is a storm that injures Leonard, followed by finding the other boat. Not a book I would recommend for young people or anyone else.… (mais)
 
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Mrslabraden | 1 outra crítica | Jun 25, 2016 |
As with a few books I've gotten via Netgalley from Open Road Media, I have had a paperback copy of this book kicking around for-virtually-ever. It's Robin Hood – of course I have. Though it is told from the point of view of the Sheriff, which has not been awfully successful in my experience… Still, it has had all sorts of acclaim and … well, Robin Hood. So much potential.

Unfortunately, this Sheriff is kind of a putz.

Sorry, but that's the word that was uppermost in my mind throughout. He is completely overwhelmed by his wife (I think that was his wife); he frets about what to wear to go see an important visitor ("We want to seem comfortable, but manly"). He makes the visitor wait to make himself appear more important.

Michael Cadnum caused damage to a theory of mine, to wit: a boar hunt in a medieval or fantasy setting is going to result in the severe injury or death of a named character, or at least a dog. Not here, though – the only death is the boar's. Oh well.

The writing is extremely self-conscious ("'I know all about what goes on in the forest,' she said, and long after her skitterish horse and nervous dogs had slipped by the carcass, her words hung round him like a necklace of thorns." – What?), and in its self-consciousness is stiff and stolid, like … like a yokel dressed up in satin and paraded in front of an important visitor. Perhaps it is in an effort to give the story a grounding in reality that there are all sorts of bodily functions described needlessly ("The horse was stocky and shaggy. It shat…")

This was not what I was looking for. Abandoned.

The usual disclaimer: I received this book via Netgalley for review.
… (mais)
 
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Stewartry | 3 outras críticas | Mar 30, 2016 |

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Obras
48
Also by
19
Membros
1,405
Popularidade
#18,285
Avaliação
3.8
Críticas
31
ISBN
145
Línguas
3

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