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John Darnielle

Autor(a) de Wolf in White Van

6+ Works 3,179 Membros 177 Críticas 3 Favorited

About the Author

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)

Obras por John Darnielle

Associated Works

Uncertainties Volume IV (2020) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares

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Conhecimento Comum

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This book, much like its rural Iowa setting, is at once wide and, at points, empty. Darnielle has a story to tell, but from time to time, his story is muddied by a number of postmodern writing tricks and wandering descriptions of scenery. The story reads like a mystery, at times poking at the idea of horror, but I felt that Darnielle didn't allow for the intrigue and suspense to mature to a point that had me hungry for answers. Instead, he seemed to linger too long on clever images that detracted from the novel’s pace. Overall, Darnielle has a masterful control of words, even if a focus on what are powerful sentences and even paragraphs are not enough to bring me, as a reader, the emotional response that he brought me through his debut novel or the higher points of his songwriting. "Universal Harvester" is an enjoyable read, but I don't think it has the staying power that I had hoped for when I first cracked open the cover.… (mais)
 
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GDBrown | 60 outras críticas | Feb 15, 2024 |
Not at all what I expected or wanted.
 
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sweetimpact | 60 outras críticas | Jan 18, 2024 |
As stated in other reviews, this book isn't what it seems. I was very disappointed by that, despite the excellent writing. It just left me with questions. So, so many questions.
 
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Carnal.Butterfly | 60 outras críticas | Jan 3, 2024 |
Not a horror novel but an attempt at a study of loss and grief with the superficial trappings of a horror novel. Which is fine, but it never wholly delivers on either. I read another review somewhere suggesting that Darnielle has too much compassion for his characters; it's true, he neither digs deep enough into the grime of their souls nor puts them through a convincing wringer. The result is a book that never quite earns its ominous atmosphere.
 
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ethorwitz | 60 outras críticas | Jan 3, 2024 |

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Obras
6
Also by
1
Membros
3,179
Popularidade
#8,038
Avaliação
½ 3.5
Críticas
177
ISBN
58
Línguas
4
Marcado como favorito
3

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