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Michael Thomas Ford

Autor(a) de Suicide Notes

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Obras por Michael Thomas Ford

Suicide Notes (2008) 907 exemplares
Jane Bites Back (2009) 433 exemplares
Last Summer (2003) 216 exemplares
Looking For It (2004) 210 exemplares
It's Not Mean If It's True (2000) 198 exemplares
Full Circle (2005) 185 exemplares
Changing Tides (2007) 168 exemplares
Jane Goes Batty (2011) 148 exemplares
The Road Home (2010) 123 exemplares
Z (2010) 108 exemplares
What We Remember (2008) 95 exemplares
Love & Other Curses (2019) 91 exemplares
Jane Vows Vengeance (2012) 89 exemplares
Tangled Sheets (2005) 88 exemplares
Masters of Midnight (2013) — Contribuidor — 82 exemplares
Don't Let the Doll In (2020) 70 exemplares
Midnight Thirsts (1836) — Contribuidor — 66 exemplares
Ultimate Gay Sex (2004) 66 exemplares
The Eerie Triangle (1997) 63 exemplares
Return to Foreverware (1997) 49 exemplares
Best Gay Erotica 1996 (1996) — Editor — 41 exemplares
The Lonely Ghost (2022) 41 exemplares
Happily Ever After: Erotic Fairy Tales For Men (1996) — Editor — 34 exemplares
The Voices of AIDS (1995) 26 exemplares
The Dollhouse That Time Forgot (1998) 25 exemplares
Lily (2016) 23 exemplares
Once Upon a Time: Erotic Fairy Tales For Women (1996) — Editor — 21 exemplares
Who Framed Alice Prophet? (1998) 20 exemplares
Attack of the Two-Ton Tomatoes (1998) 20 exemplares
They Say (1998) 15 exemplares
Halloweird (1998) 14 exemplares
Every Star That Falls (2023) 13 exemplares
Curse of the Wish Eater (2020) 12 exemplares
Switching Channels (1998) 12 exemplares
Beware of the Ghost (2020) 11 exemplares
Keep the Lights On (2020) 5 exemplares
Notatki samobojcy (2017) 3 exemplares
Just Another Winter's Tale (2017) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Into the Darkness (2019) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Other Terrors: An Inclusive Anthology (2022) — Contribuidor — 99 exemplares
Queer Fear: Gay Horror Fiction (2000) — Contribuidor — 95 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Gay Erotica (1997) — Contribuidor — 73 exemplares
Queer Fear 2: Gay Horror Fiction (2002) — Contribuidor — 53 exemplares
Men of the Mean Streets: Gay Noir (2011) — Contribuidor — 36 exemplares
Brothers of the Night: Gay Vampire Stories (1997) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
The Romantic Male Nude (1672) — Introdução — 19 exemplares
Noirotica 3: Stolen Kisses (2000) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
Best Gay Romance 2015 (2015) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Saints Sinners 2017: New Fiction From The Festival (2017) — Introdução — 2 exemplares
Jonathan: Gay Men's Fiction, No. 2 (May 2013) (2013) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares


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Conhecimento Comum

Outros nomes
Ford, Mike
Bird, Isobel (pseudonym)
Data de nascimento
Locais de residência
San Francisco, California, USA
Prémios e menções honrosas
Lambda Literary Award Outstanding mid-career novelist (2014)
Mitchell Waters (Curtis Brown Ltd.)

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Isobel Bird (penname) is a practicing Wiccan, whose teen series Circle of Three, developed a cult following among otherwise well-behaved, bookish readers. Isobel lives and celebrates the moon in Northern California



The start of Ford's Austen related novel, featuring the timeless author as a vampire seeking to publish that one last manuscript (which has been rejected 116 times in two centuries) and disgruntled over all the sequels and spin-offs she is not receiving royalties from, is a witty and entertaining read with just the right amount of bite.

Jane is a curious mix of both 18th century propriety and modern sensibilities as we see her try to navigate a rapidly changing world. The book begins with an 'Austen' writer energetically pushing her book Waiting for Mr. Darcy to a captive audience, claiming that every woman should wait--chastely--for her own Mr. Darcy the same way that Elizabeth Bennett does. Jane's inner thoughts are acidic, but amusing as she thinks of a variety of ways she would have described the woman to her long dead sister Cassandra.

The author makes mention several other famous Austen sequels and spin-offs, including Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (which Jane adored and found entertaining) and some hopefully made up titles like The Jane Austen Workout Book, but is careful to keep Jane's opinions fairly neutral. Her own unpublished manuscript, written in secret and the only piece of writing she was able to secret away after being made a vampire, is a constant battle for her as publisher after publisher rejects it. At one point she contemplates tossing it out altogether and wondered what all her fanatic fans would say to that.

Jane's vampire nature isn't much of a problem or hindrance honestly. Aside from the occasional nibble, some nifty glamour powers of persuasion and eternal youth (well eternal youth at the age of 41) there aren't many drawbacks for Jane. She can go out in the sun, doesn't need to kill to survive and has worked out a reasonable system (aided by each new decades 'keep young longer' strategies) for when she has to leave wherever she's at. The most surprising turn was who made her a vampire and who else (of literary fame) was made into a vampire.

This book will appeal to Austen fans and vampire fans a like, it doesn't act like its the best Austen spin off ever, but its an entertaining, witty and fascinating spin on who Jane Austen could have been if she had been turned into a vampire.
… (mais)
lexilewords | 53 outras críticas | Dec 28, 2023 |
JimandMary69 | 1 outra crítica | Aug 20, 2023 |
Ok with book reminisces of his life. Some were laugh out loud and other were just so so.
ChrisWeir | Apr 13, 2023 |
Excellent book. I read it in one day. The author did a great job of uncovering what nobody really wants to talk about. Yes, people talk about suicide prevention a lot, but we never hear about the details leading up to and following suicide attempts from those who have experienced it. It was graphic in parts, but also very moving in others. I appreciated the open conversation and the look inside the minds of young people feeling lost and helpless. It provided a sense of understanding and hope that this is something very real, very personal, but very beatable.… (mais)
Kdichard09 | 33 outras críticas | Mar 1, 2023 |



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