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Martin Millar

Autor(a) de The Good Fairies of New York

37+ Works 4,511 Membros 173 Críticas 3 Favorited

About the Author

Includes the name: Martin Millar

Também inclui: Martin Scott (1)

Séries

Obras por Martin Millar

The Good Fairies of New York (1992) — Autor — 1,453 exemplares
Lonely Werewolf Girl (2007) 730 exemplares
Curse of the Wolf Girl (2010) 219 exemplares
Thraxas [omnibus] (1999) 177 exemplares
Lux the Poet (1988) 150 exemplares
Thraxas (1999) — Autor — 144 exemplares
Thraxas and the Sorcerers (2001) 136 exemplares
Suzy, Led Zeppelin, and Me (2002) 119 exemplares
Thraxas at War (2006) 114 exemplares
Dreams of Sex and Stage Diving (1994) 113 exemplares
Thraxas and the Warrior Monks (1999) 111 exemplares
Ruby and the Stone Age Diet (1989) 109 exemplares
Thraxas and the Dance of Death (2005) 102 exemplares
Thraxas Under Siege (2005) 98 exemplares
Death and Thraxas [omnibus] (1999) 95 exemplares
Thraxas at the Races (1999) 84 exemplares
The anxiety of Kalix the werewolf (2014) 66 exemplares
Thraxas and the Elvish Isles (2000) 64 exemplares
Love & Peace with Melody Paradise (1998) 45 exemplares
The Collected Martin Millar (1998) 27 exemplares
Thraxas and the Ice Dragon (2013) 23 exemplares
Tank Girl: Novelisation (1995) 23 exemplares
Lux and Alby: Sign On and Save the Universe (1999) — Autor — 20 exemplares
Thraxas and the Oracle (2015) 15 exemplares
Supercute Futures (2018) 15 exemplares
Thraxas of Turai (2019) 10 exemplares
Jane Austen's Emma (2001) 8 exemplares
Kink Me Honey (2016) 3 exemplares
Thraxas Meets His Enemies (2022) 3 exemplares
Thraxas, Books 1-3 (2006) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Disco 2000 (1998) — Contribuidor — 97 exemplares
Let's All Go to the Science Fiction Disco (2013) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
The Prisoner Volume 1 Issue 4 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Millar, Martin
Outros nomes
Scott, Martin (pseudonym)
Data de nascimento
1956-10-14
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
UK
Scotland
Local de nascimento
Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Locais de residência
London, England, UK
Ocupações
writer
Prémios e menções honrosas
World Fantasy Award (2000)
Agente
Julia Tyrrell Management
Imre & Dervis

Membros

Críticas

What a remarkably strange book! Meet Ruby through the eyes of an unnamed protagonist, if he can stop hallucinating about alien abductions, goddesses in his bed, and robot astronauts for long enough, that is. Ruby who always walks barefoot and wears nothing but a violet dress and sunglasses. Ruby who is sensible in all things (except maybe boyfriend choice). Ruby the dreamer. Underneath a strange gritty exterior, this book is about the best kind of friendship, the kind where you can help your friend fit her diaphragm right while discussing poetry and werewolves.… (mais)
 
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littoface | 3 outras críticas | Feb 2, 2024 |
Elfish and Mo were in a band together but after their relationship crashed and burned then so did the band. Mo is putting a new band together and to spite Elfish is going to use the name Queen Mab for it as he knows she wants that too. Elfish in desperation agrees to a contest with the winner earning the right to the name. She has to learn a 43 line speech from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and recite it prior to the live debut of Mo’s new band. She has a week. Good job she has no scruples and will stop at nothing to get what she wants.

This is my least favourite of the author’s works I’ve read so far. The main character is a hedonistic narcissist who lies and cheats her way though life with the rest of the characters just being there for her to abuse. Despite this, the “story” is not as appalling as it sounds. It’s a slice-of-life tale about a struggling wannabe musician in ‘90’s Brixton. It’s fast-paced and told in short chapters as Elfish careens from one disaster to the next. I did kind of end up rooting for her in the end.
… (mais)
 
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AHS-Wolfy | 1 outra crítica | Apr 18, 2022 |
An interesting entry in the series, with a more unsettled conclusion than most. Thraxas is at home as a detective in Turai, or as a soldier on the march, but being a detective in a marching army is a very different task. While the central mystery - or at least, the central *case* - seems explained by the end of the book, there's a broader wrongness at play. Thraxas is contemplative throughout, even philosophical as he muses on past events; and both he and other key players seem to have lost their edge. To my mind, Martin has done well in evoking some of that slightly foggy feeling in the narrative. In some ways it feels more Noir than much of the series set in the mean streets, which is quite an achievement.

It's not surprising that the atmosphere of the novels has shifted with Thraxas' (and Turai's) changing fortunes. Compared with getting a payout for a job in Turai, iesolving a murder while marching to a cataclysmic battle isn't going to leave the same closure and time-to-make-merry feeling in his or the reader's mind. The narrative ends with them heading into battle, leaving the tension of their fates unresolved, as well as the unanswered questions surrounding the case.

Despite the changing scenery and Thraxas' slow evolution, this is still the same old characters in the same old relationship - and I mean that in a positive way. While I could believe in war transforming Thraxas into a disciplined and professional warrior, this depiction of him unable to shake off lifelong habits seems more believable.
… (mais)
 
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Shimmin | 1 outra crítica | Apr 11, 2022 |
Martin Millar is always hillarious - The Good Fairies of New York is a favorite - and this short read is no exception. Athens and Sparta are at war again, and Aristophanes's newest comedy is called Peace. Rehearsals are not going well as weapons-mongers and goddesses interfere with peace negotiations.
It's a typical Millar book, offbeat and funny with some inside jokes and weirdness.
 
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N.W.Moors | 1 outra crítica | Jan 16, 2022 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
37
Also by
3
Membros
4,511
Popularidade
#5,560
Avaliação
½ 3.7
Críticas
173
ISBN
139
Línguas
11
Marcado como favorito
3

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