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Victor LaValle

Autor(a) de The Ballad of Black Tom

46+ Works 6,103 Membros 341 Críticas 10 Favorited

About the Author

Victor D. LaValle is an assistant professor in the graduate writing program at Columbia University. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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Obras por Victor LaValle

The Ballad of Black Tom (2016) 1,576 exemplares
The Changeling (2017) — Author, Narrator — 1,356 exemplares
Lone Women (2023) 707 exemplares
Big Machine: A Novel (2009) 670 exemplares
The Devil in Silver (2012) 632 exemplares
The Ecstatic (2002) 197 exemplares
Victor LaValle's Destroyer (1) (2018) — Autor — 148 exemplares
Slapboxing with Jesus (1999) 97 exemplares
Lucretia and the Kroons (2012) 62 exemplares
We Travel the Spaceways (2021) 56 exemplares
Eve (2022) — Writer, co-creator — 26 exemplares
Destroyer #1 (2017) 15 exemplares
Sabretooth: The Adversary (2022) — Autor — 13 exemplares
EVE #1 (2021) 9 exemplares
Victor LaValle's Destroyer #2 (2017) 8 exemplares
Favola di New York (2019) 5 exemplares
Sabretooth (2022) #3 (of 5) (2022) 5 exemplares
Victor LaValle's Destroyer (2018) 5 exemplares
SABRETOOTH & THE EXILES (2024) 5 exemplares
Destroyer #3 (2017) 4 exemplares
Eve: Children of the Moon (2023) 3 exemplares
Sabretooth (2022) #5 (of 5) (2022) 3 exemplares
Sabretooth (2022) #4 (of 5) (2022) 3 exemplares
Sabretooth (2022) #1 (of 5) (2022) 3 exemplares
Victor LaValle's Destroyer #5 (2017) 3 exemplares
Eve #5 (2021) 3 exemplares
Sabretooth (2022) #2 (of 5) (2022) 3 exemplares
Destroyer #4 (2017) 3 exemplares
Eve #3 (2021) 2 exemplares
Eve #4 (2021) 2 exemplares
Eve #2 (2021) 2 exemplares
The Sundial 2 exemplares
Monster (2004) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Sundial (1958) — Prefácio, algumas edições759 exemplares
xo Orpheus: Fifty New Myths (2013) — Contribuidor — 277 exemplares
The Best American Essays 2011 (2011) — Contribuidor — 227 exemplares
Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History (2014) — Contribuidor — 216 exemplares
Lit Riffs (2004) — Contribuidor — 168 exemplares
Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism and Beyond (2013) — Contribuidor — 149 exemplares
Granta 110: Sex (2010) — Contribuidor — 124 exemplares
Gumbo: A Celebration of African American Writing (2002) — Contribuidor — 124 exemplares
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2020 (2020) — Contribuidor — 116 exemplares
The Decameron Project: 29 New Stories from the Pandemic (2020) — Contribuidor — 112 exemplares
The Big Book of Modern Fantasy (2020) — Contribuidor — 111 exemplares
Full Frontal Fiction: The Best of Nerve.com (2000) — Contribuidor — 72 exemplares
The Late American Novel: Writers on the Future of Books (2011) — Contribuidor — 64 exemplares
Miscreations: Gods, Monstrosities & Other Horrors (2020) — Contribuidor — 59 exemplares
The Darker Mask : Heroes from the Shadows [Anthology] (2008) — Contribuidor — 57 exemplares
Lovecraft Mythos: New & Classic Collection (2020) — Contribuidor — 44 exemplares
Weird Tales: 100 Years of Weird (2023) — Contribuidor — 42 exemplares
Do Me: Sex Tales from Tin House (2007) — Contribuidor — 39 exemplares
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2017 Edition (2017) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: Volume Two (2021) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
The Tor.com Sampler (2016) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Wonder & glory forever : awe-inspiring Lovecraftian fiction (2020) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Come Join Us by the Fire: A Nightfire Anthology (2019) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 117 • February 2020 (2020) — Autor — 5 exemplares
Tor.com Publishing's 2017 Hugo Finalist Bundle (2017) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Chiral Mad 5 — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1972-02-03
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
New York, New York, USA
Locais de residência
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Educação
Columbia University (MFA)
Cornell University
Relações
Raboteau, Emily (wife)
Prémios e menções honrosas
Whiting Writers' Award (2004)

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Big Machine by Victor LaValle em African/African American Literature (Fevereiro 2013)

Críticas

Perfectly readable and engaging but just didn't blow my mind. The horror concepts at its core didn't deliver for me. That last third pushed the pacing awesomely though, it moved wonderfully fast and had some solid plot turns. Really more of a 3.5 than a 3.
 
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Amateria66 | 30 outras críticas | May 24, 2024 |
Great, uncommon character-based drama in the guise of horror set in a psych ward. One of the warmest, most appealing voices in fiction I’ve read this year. I couldn’t put it down.
 
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Amateria66 | 59 outras críticas | May 24, 2024 |
This was almost everything I could ask for in a Lovecraft retelling/inspired story. I loved Tom's character and felt for his sorrow. I loved the horror and dark justice towards the end. My major gripe about this was having to read from the cop's POV - I think I could've easily read another 200 pages of this if it meant more of Tom. I'm really eager to seek out more Lovecraft retellings along this vein.
 
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escapinginpaper | 84 outras críticas | May 18, 2024 |
Series Info/Source: This is a stand alone book. I borrowed this on ebook through my library.

Thoughts: I really enjoyed LaValle's "The Ballad of Black Tom" and "Lone Women" novellas. So, I was excited to read some of his other works. This was not nearly as good as the other novellas I have read. This was a fairly simple story about a girl who enters a shadowland in search of her sick friend and ends up finding a number of horrors there.

This was fairly simple and feels reminiscent of many middle grade stories you have read before, it does have a bit more of a horror feel to it. Lucretia enters a portal in the top floor apartment to find her sick friend Sunny. While there she confronts many horrors and is forced to face a hard truth about her friend.

While this feels like a middle grade story, some of the horror and gore make it more appropriate for older readers. The story just didn't have anything all that special to it. It was predictable and rushed and just left me feeling very indifferent. I didn't hate reading it but I also won't remember it.

My Summary (3/5): Overall this was not an excellent example of LaValle's writing. To be fair, this is an older story from him. I am not sure I will check out his older books/stories after reading this but might just keep an eye out on his future works. This was just too similar to other stories, too predictable, and not all that interesting.
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krau0098 | 16 outras críticas | May 16, 2024 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
46
Also by
32
Membros
6,103
Popularidade
#4,034
Avaliação
3.8
Críticas
341
ISBN
93
Línguas
7
Marcado como favorito
10

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