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Victor LaValle

Autor(a) de The Ballad of Black Tom

46+ Works 6,108 Membros 341 Reviews 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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Séries

Obras de Victor LaValle

The Ballad of Black Tom (2016) 1,579 cópias
The Changeling (2017) — Author, Narrator — 1,357 cópias
Lone Women (2023) 708 cópias
Big Machine: A Novel (2009) 670 cópias
The Devil in Silver (2012) 633 cópias
The Ecstatic (2002) 197 cópias
Victor LaValle's Destroyer (1) (2018) — Autor — 148 cópias
Slapboxing with Jesus (1999) 97 cópias
Lucretia and the Kroons (2012) 61 cópias
We Travel the Spaceways (2021) 56 cópias
Eve (2022) — Writer, co-creator — 26 cópias
Destroyer #1 (2017) 15 cópias
Sabretooth: The Adversary (2022) — Autor — 13 cópias
EVE #1 (2021) 9 cópias
Favola di New York (2019) 5 cópias
Sabretooth (2022) #3 (of 5) (2022) 5 cópias
Victor LaValle's Destroyer (2018) 5 cópias
SABRETOOTH & THE EXILES (2024) 5 cópias
Destroyer #3 (2017) 4 cópias
Eve: Children of the Moon (2023) 3 cópias
Sabretooth (2022) #5 (of 5) (2022) 3 cópias
Sabretooth (2022) #4 (of 5) (2022) 3 cópias
Sabretooth (2022) #1 (of 5) (2022) 3 cópias
Eve #5 (2021) 3 cópias
Sabretooth (2022) #2 (of 5) (2022) 3 cópias
Destroyer #4 (2017) 3 cópias
Eve #3 (2021) 2 cópias
Eve #4 (2021) 2 cópias
Eve #2 (2021) 2 cópias
The Sundial 2 cópias
Monster (2004) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Sundial (1958) — Prefácio, algumas edições760 cópias
xo Orpheus: Fifty New Myths (2013) — Contribuinte — 277 cópias
The Best American Essays 2011 (2011) — Contribuinte — 227 cópias
Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History (2014) — Contribuinte — 216 cópias
Lit Riffs (2004) — Contribuinte — 168 cópias
Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism and Beyond (2013) — Contribuinte — 149 cópias
Granta 110: Sex (2010) — Contribuinte — 124 cópias
Gumbo: A Celebration of African American Writing (2002) — Contribuinte — 124 cópias
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2020 (2020) — Contribuinte — 116 cópias
The Decameron Project: 29 New Stories from the Pandemic (2020) — Contribuinte — 112 cópias
The Big Book of Modern Fantasy (2020) — Contribuinte — 111 cópias
Full Frontal Fiction: The Best of Nerve.com (2000) — Contribuinte — 72 cópias
The Late American Novel: Writers on the Future of Books (2011) — Contribuinte — 64 cópias
Miscreations: Gods, Monstrosities & Other Horrors (2020) — Contribuinte — 59 cópias
The Darker Mask : Heroes from the Shadows [Anthology] (2008) — Contribuinte — 57 cópias
Lovecraft Mythos: New & Classic Collection (2020) — Contribuinte — 44 cópias
Weird Tales: 100 Years of Weird (2023) — Contribuinte — 42 cópias
Do Me: Sex Tales from Tin House (2007) — Contribuinte — 39 cópias
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2017 Edition (2017) — Contribuinte — 27 cópias
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: Volume Two (2021) — Contribuinte — 18 cópias
The Tor.com Sampler (2016) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
Wonder & glory forever : awe-inspiring Lovecraftian fiction (2020) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
Come Join Us by the Fire: A Nightfire Anthology (2019) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 117 • February 2020 (2020) — Autor — 5 cópias
Tor.com Publishing's 2017 Hugo Finalist Bundle (2017) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Chiral Mad 5 — Contribuinte — 2 cópias

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
Relacionamentos
Raboteau, Emily (wife)
Premiações
Whiting Writers' Award (2004)

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Discussions

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

Resenhas

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 | outras 30 resenhas | 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 | outras 59 resenhas | 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 | outras 84 resenhas | 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.
… (mais)
 
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krau0098 | outras 16 resenhas | May 16, 2024 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
46
Also by
32
Membros
6,108
Popularidade
#4,031
Avaliação
3.8
Resenhas
341
ISBNs
93
Idiomas
7
Favorito
10

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