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Daryl Gregory

Autor(a) de Spoonbenders

59+ Works 3,654 Membros 228 Críticas 6 Favorited

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Inclui os nomes: Daryl Gregory, Darryl Gregory

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Obras por Daryl Gregory

Spoonbenders (2017) 753 exemplares
Pandemonium (2008) 611 exemplares
We Are All Completely Fine (2014) 406 exemplares
Afterparty (2014) 393 exemplares
Raising Stony Mayhall (2011) 324 exemplares
The Devil's Alphabet (2009) 319 exemplares
Revelator (2021) 214 exemplares
Harrison Squared (2015) 198 exemplares
Unpossible and Other Stories (2011) 88 exemplares
Album of Dr. Moreau (2021) 86 exemplares
Nine Last Days on Planet Earth (2018) 54 exemplares
Planet of the Apes Vol. 1 (2011) 28 exemplares
Planet of the Apes: The Half Man (2013) 16 exemplares
Second Person, Present Tense (2005) 15 exemplares
Planet of the Apes: The Utopians (2014) 10 exemplares
Unpossible (2011) 10 exemplares
Damascus 10 exemplares
Legenderry: Green Hornet (2016) 5 exemplares
Glass (1975) 4 exemplares
Planet of the Apes Omnibus (2018) 4 exemplares
Gardening at Night 3 exemplares
Dead Horse Point (2007) 3 exemplares
Free, and Clear (2004) 3 exemplares
La reveladora (2023) 2 exemplares
Secret Battles of Genghis Khan (2013) 2 exemplares
Planet Of The Apes #3 (2011) 2 exemplares
In the Wheels (1990) 2 exemplares
Planet of the Apes #1 (2011) 2 exemplares
Planet of the Apes #2 (2011) 2 exemplares
Objawicielka 1 exemplar
Planet of the Apes #5 (2011) 1 exemplar
Begone 1 exemplar
Planet of the Apes #6 (2011) 1 exemplar
Planet of the Apes #8 (2011) 1 exemplar
Planet of the Apes #10 (2012) 1 exemplar
Planet of the Apes #11 (2012) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Third Annual Collection (2006) — Contribuidor — 528 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Fourth Annual Collection (2007) — Contribuidor — 434 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Sixth Annual Collection (2009) — Contribuidor — 389 exemplares
The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales (2016) — Contribuidor — 328 exemplares
Year's Best SF 11 (2006) — Contribuidor — 234 exemplares
Masked (2010) — Contribuidor — 225 exemplares
Year's Best SF 12 (2007) — Contribuidor — 185 exemplares
Twenty-First Century Science Fiction (2013) — Contribuidor — 180 exemplares
Year's Best SF 14 (2009) — Contribuidor — 170 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Two (2008) — Contribuidor — 164 exemplares
Glitter & Mayhem (2013) — Contribuidor — 151 exemplares
Eclipse 2: New Science Fiction and Fantasy (2008) — Contribuidor — 135 exemplares
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2019 (2019) — Contribuidor — 105 exemplares
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2021 (2021) — Contribuidor — 93 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Eleven (2017) — Contribuidor — 77 exemplares
Screams From the Dark: 29 Tales of Monsters and the Monstrous (2022) — Contribuidor — 73 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2009 Edition (2010) — Contribuidor — 68 exemplares
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep Omnibus (2015) — Contribuidor, algumas edições66 exemplares
Rip-Off! (2012) — Contribuidor — 65 exemplares
Nebula Awards Showcase 2016 (2016) — Contribuidor — 63 exemplares
Fantasy: The Best of the Year, 2008 Edition (2008) — Contribuidor — 62 exemplares
Made To Order: Robots and Revolution (2020) — Contribuidor — 62 exemplares
Mash Up (2012) — Contribuidor — 61 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Thirteen (2019) — Contribuidor — 51 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 4 (2019) — Contribuidor — 51 exemplares
Year's Best Fantasy 8 (2007) — Contribuidor — 47 exemplares
Year's Best Fantasy 9 (2009) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
Thirteen: Stories of Transformation (2015) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
Tomorrow's Parties: Life in the Anthropocene (Twelve Tomorrows) (2022) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
We, Robots (2010) — Autor — 23 exemplares
Uncanny Magazine Issue 9: March/April 2016 (2016) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Some of the Best from Tor.com: 15th Anniversary Edition (2023) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Bifrost n°74 : dossier Léo Henry (2014) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares

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Membros

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This book had so much potential, and while it achieved some of it, I felt quite let down by the writing. The idea, of a support group for people who have survived some kind of horror movie experience, is great. Maybe if I had a good knowledge of the relevant movies, I'd have spent the whole book going 'ooh, that's clever', but as it was the characters all felt thin, unrealised. There was nothing to distinguish the character voices, and with each chapter being from a different perspective, there'd be a section where I didn't know who was speaking, and I found that disorienting.

In addition, there is some uncomfortable use of language, some not so hidden bigotry that would just kind of happen. The example I can remember was describing a young woman, wearing long sleeves and long trousers, all in black, as dressed in 'goth burka', which seemed such an unnecessary and unpleasant description. Similarly, the introduction of the singular black character is off, and if it were not that it was repeated as a description, I would not necessarily remembered that point of difference, because there really wasn't much to distinguish the characters.

And I was annoyed that the two characters sacrificed to the narrative were the two women who had survived their respective experiences.

in sum: I loved the idea, but I want to read someone else's version.
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fred_mouse | 39 outras críticas | Feb 11, 2024 |
Would have given this 5 stars were it not for my self-imposed rule. An engaging Southern gothic story set in one of my favorite places, the Smokey Mountains. Plenty of plot twists that you simply cannot predict. And, in the case of the audiobook, a reader with just the right accent. Highly recommended.
 
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Treebeard_404 | 7 outras críticas | Jan 23, 2024 |
"Spoonbenders" by Daryl Gregory earns a solid five stars, overcoming a sluggish start that initially left me uncertain. As the narrative gained traction, however, the story transformed into a captivating tapestry of emotions. Gregory's skillful storytelling weaved together heartfelt moments, clever humor, and poignant tragedy, creating a rich and multifaceted experience.

The novel's ability to elicit both laughter and tears showcases Gregory's narrative prowess. The characters, once seemingly ordinary, evolved into a cast that felt like old friends by the final chapters. The blend of humor and tragedy provided a nuanced exploration of the human experience, making the journey through "Spoonbenders" both engaging and profoundly impactful.

In the end, "Spoonbenders" proved to be a masterfully crafted narrative that transcended its initial pacing challenges. The emotional resonance, coupled with a perfect balance of wit and poignancy, left me with a lasting appreciation for Gregory's storytelling prowess. This is a book that lingers in the heart and mind, earning its well-deserved five-star rating.
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HauntedTaco13 | 39 outras críticas | Dec 29, 2023 |
Exercise in cuteness.
 
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postsign | 39 outras críticas | Dec 28, 2023 |

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Obras
59
Also by
36
Membros
3,654
Popularidade
#6,925
Avaliação
3.8
Críticas
228
ISBN
118
Línguas
10
Marcado como favorito
6

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