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Michael Thomas Ford

Autor(a) de Suicide Notes

54+ Works 4,921 Membros 183 Reviews 9 Favorited

About the Author

Séries

Obras de Michael Thomas Ford

Suicide Notes (2008) 936 cópias
Jane Bites Back (2009) 434 cópias
Last Summer (2003) 216 cópias
Looking For It (2004) 209 cópias
It's Not Mean If It's True (2000) 199 cópias
Full Circle (2005) 185 cópias
Changing Tides (2007) 167 cópias
Jane Goes Batty (2011) 148 cópias
The Road Home (2010) 123 cópias
Z (2010) 109 cópias
What We Remember (2008) 95 cópias
Love & Other Curses (2019) 92 cópias
Jane Vows Vengeance (2012) 89 cópias
Tangled Sheets (2005) 88 cópias
Masters of Midnight (2013) — Contribuinte — 82 cópias
Don't Let the Doll In (2020) 73 cópias
Ultimate Gay Sex (2004) 67 cópias
Midnight Thirsts (1836) — Contribuinte — 65 cópias
The Eerie Triangle (1997) 64 cópias
Return to Foreverware (1997) 49 cópias
The Lonely Ghost (2022) 46 cópias
Best Gay Erotica 1996 (1996) — Editor — 40 cópias
Happily Ever After: Erotic Fairy Tales For Men (1996) — Editor — 34 cópias
The Voices of AIDS (1995) 27 cópias
Lily (2016) 23 cópias
Once Upon a Time: Erotic Fairy Tales For Women (1996) — Editor — 21 cópias
Who Framed Alice Prophet? (1998) 20 cópias
They Say (1998) 15 cópias
Every Star That Falls (2023) 14 cópias
Halloweird (1998) 14 cópias
Beware of the Ghost (2020) 12 cópias
Curse of the Wish Eater (2020) 12 cópias
Switching Channels (1998) 12 cópias
Keep the Lights On (2020) 5 cópias
Notatki samobojcy (2017) 3 cópias
Just Another Winter's Tale (2017) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
WEIRD EERAE INDIAN 1 exemplar(es)
Into the Darkness (2019) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Other Terrors: An Inclusive Anthology (2022) — Contribuinte — 108 cópias
Queer Fear: Gay Horror Fiction (2000) — Contribuinte — 95 cópias
The Mammoth Book of Gay Erotica (1997) — Contribuinte — 73 cópias
Queer Fear 2: Gay Horror Fiction (2002) — Contribuinte — 53 cópias
Men of the Mean Streets: Gay Noir (2011) — Contribuinte — 36 cópias
Brothers of the Night: Gay Vampire Stories (1997) — Contribuinte — 24 cópias
Noirotica 3: Stolen Kisses (2000) — Contribuinte — 18 cópias
The Romantic Male Nude (1672) — Introdução — 18 cópias
Best Gay Romance 2015 (2015) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
Saints Sinners 2017: New Fiction From The Festival (2017) — Introdução — 2 cópias
Jonathan: Gay Men's Fiction, No. 2 (May 2013) (2013) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias

Etiquetado

* (21) adult (21) anthology (73) autobiography (24) biography (33) comedy (25) erotica (79) essays (99) fantasy (70) fiction (429) gay (353) gay fiction (80) gay men (94) Gay men > Fiction (28) glbt (53) homosexuality (30) horror (71) humor (183) Jane Austen (67) lgbt (76) LGBTQ (58) memoir (39) mystery (34) non-fiction (89) novel (28) own (24) paranormal (30) queer (45) read (39) romance (68) sexuality (30) short stories (74) suicide (42) to-read (313) US (26) vampire (35) vampires (100) YA (40) young adult (65) zombies (29)

Conhecimento Comum

Outros nomes
Ford, Mike
Bird, Isobel (pseudonym)
Data de nascimento
1968-10-01
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Locais de residência
San Francisco, California, USA
Ocupação
writer
Premiações
Lambda Literary Award Outstanding mid-career novelist (2014)
Agente
Mitchell Waters (Curtis Brown Ltd.)
Pequena biografia
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

Membros

Resenhas

I really enjoyed this quick read. The big “secret” was predictable but that was okay because that wasn’t really the point of the story, it was his journey through the 45 days. It was quite funny considering the overall subject matter of the book but that just made me enjoy it more.
 
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jbrownleo | outras 34 resenhas | Mar 27, 2024 |
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)
 
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lexilewords | outras 53 resenhas | Dec 28, 2023 |
 
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JimandMary69 | 1 outra resenha | Aug 20, 2023 |
Ok with book reminisces of his life. Some were laugh out loud and other were just so so.
 
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ChrisWeir | Apr 13, 2023 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
54
Also by
12
Membros
4,921
Popularidade
#5,100
Avaliação
½ 3.7
Resenhas
183
ISBNs
152
Idiomas
7
Favorito
9

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