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Graham Joyce (1954–2014)

Autor(a) de Some Kind of Fairy Tale: A Novel

46+ Works 4,775 Membros 233 Críticas 28 Favorited

About the Author

Graham Joyce, a four-time winner of the British Fantasy Award, lives in Leicester, England. His books include Dark Sister, Requiem, and The Tooth Fairy, which received a Booker nomination and was chosen as a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 1998. (Publisher Provided) Graham Joyce was born on October mostrar mais 22, 1954. He received a Master's Degree in modern English and American literature from Leicester University. Before becoming an author, he worked for the National Association of Youth Clubs for eight years. His first novel, Dreamside, was published in 1991. His other works included House of Lost Dreams, Requiem, The Tooth Fairy, Some Kind of Fairy Tale, and The Year of the Ladybird. He won several awards including the British Fantasy award. He also taught a creative writing course at Nottingham Trent University. He died of lymphoma cancer on September 9, 2014 at the age of 59. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Graham Joyce

Some Kind of Fairy Tale: A Novel (2012) 826 exemplares
The Tooth Fairy (1996) 637 exemplares
The Silent Land (2010) 466 exemplares
The Facts of Life (2003) 358 exemplares
The Limits of Enchantment (2005) 288 exemplares
Requiem (1995) 285 exemplares
Dark Sister (1992) 281 exemplares
Memoirs of a Master Forger (2008) 258 exemplares
Dreamside (1991) 234 exemplares
Indigo (1999) 213 exemplares
Smoking Poppy (2001) 208 exemplares
The Exchange (2008) 100 exemplares
The Stormwatcher (1998) 96 exemplares
TWOC (2005) 95 exemplares
House of Lost Dreams (1993) 42 exemplares
Partial Eclipse and Other Stories (2003) 31 exemplares
Leningrad Nights (1999) 26 exemplares
Leningrad Nights / How The Other Half Lives (2000) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
Black Dust (2001) 25 exemplares
Spiderbite (1997) 20 exemplares
Tales For A Dark Evening (2011) 16 exemplares
The Devil's Ladder (2009) 15 exemplares
Three Ways to Snog an Alien (2008) 7 exemplares
Horrograph (1994) 3 exemplares
The Coventry Boy 3 exemplares
What Haunts the Heart (2016) 2 exemplares
Frontal (2006) 2 exemplares
Gap-Sickness [short story] (1993) 1 exemplar
Monastic Lives 1 exemplar
Candia 1 exemplar
Pinkland 1 exemplar
Tiger Moth 1 exemplar
Last Rising Sun 1 exemplar
Xenos Beach 1 exemplar

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Poe's Children: The New Horror: An Anthology (2008) — Contribuidor — 454 exemplares
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Fifteenth Annual Collection (2002) — Contribuidor — 266 exemplares
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Sixteenth Annual Collection (2003) — Contribuidor — 234 exemplares
Tails of Wonder and Imagination: Cat Stories (2010) — Contribuidor — 215 exemplares
Hellboy: Odder Jobs (2004) — Contribuidor — 175 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 14 (2003) — Contribuidor — 117 exemplares
Gathering the Bones (2003) — Contribuidor — 111 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 13 (2002) — Contribuidor — 103 exemplares
The Best of Interzone (1997) — Contribuidor — 99 exemplares
Wonderland (2003) — Prefácio — 72 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 12 (2001) — Contribuidor — 71 exemplares
Eurotemps (1992) — Contribuidor — 54 exemplares
Best New Horror 4 (1993) — Contribuidor — 53 exemplares
The Web: 2027 (1999) — Contribuidor — 53 exemplares
In Dreams (1992) — Contribuidor — 52 exemplares
New Worlds (New Anthology Series , Vol 1) (1997) — Autor — 47 exemplares
Postscripts Magazine, Issue 10 (2007) — Contribuidor — 42 exemplares
Rock On: The Greatest Hits of Science Fiction & Fantasy (2012) — Contribuidor — 39 exemplares
New Worlds 3 (1993) — Contribuidor — 38 exemplares
Foursight (2000) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares
Crossing the Border (1998) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
The Giant Book of Terror (1994) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
Royal Crimes (1994) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Postscripts Magazine, Issue 13 (2007) — Introdução — 12 exemplares
21st-Century Gothic: Great Gothic Novels Since 2000 (2010) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Dark Voices 5 (1993) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Darklands: No. 2 (1992) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Subterranean Gallery (1999) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Eat Reecebread 5 exemplares
Best British Horror 2015 (2015) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares

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This would have been better as a short story.
 
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blueskygreentrees | 50 outras críticas | Feb 8, 2024 |
An easy, quick read. Interesting premise. The ending was a little flat, but otherwise an okay read.
 
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jilldugaw | 50 outras críticas | Jan 27, 2024 |
Wow. I was on pins and needles, not sure if this tale was going to pull through the muck of fairy tale pop culture garbage. Or, worse, turn into some kind of horror tale.

It flirted sometimes with both, but then Joyce pulled it out of such dangers and the ending was just wonderful.

This was a wonderfully original story, yet faithful to what is known of old traditional Faery lore (not to be confused with the Disney-fied junk, which is even worse than the sanitized Victorian romantic gossamer notions of the Folk).

Good writing, wonderfully imagined POV, and deliciously satisfying.
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BethOwl | 54 outras críticas | Jan 24, 2024 |
I had read a preview of this book in the summer, but decided to wait until closer to Christmas to read it, since the story opens at Christmastime. I'm glad I waited, because the ambiance of the season really added to my enjoyment.

The story drew me in immediately and had me looking for opportunities to steal away for a few minutes to read some more pages. The story, in short, winds its way through the viewpoints of several characters wrestling with how to respond to the reappearance of Tara, who disappeared 20 years earlier at the age of 16, and claims she has been living with the fairies all that time (although for her it was but 6 months). Every person in the book has a different response, based upon their relationship with Tara, and Joyce does a wonderful job of conveying their hurt, their perplexity, and their happiness at her return. I certainly hope to re-read this book at some point in the future, and I can honestly urge you to read it as well.… (mais)
 
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Obras
46
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35
Membros
4,775
Popularidade
#5,261
Avaliação
½ 3.7
Críticas
233
ISBN
155
Línguas
11
Marcado como favorito
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