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Daryl Gregory

Forfatter af Spoonbenders

59+ Works 3,649 Members 228 Reviews 6 Favorited

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Omfatter også følgende navne: Daryl Gregory, Darryl Gregory

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Værker af Daryl Gregory

Spoonbenders (2017) 752 eksemplarer
Pandemonium (2008) 610 eksemplarer
We Are All Completely Fine (2014) 406 eksemplarer
Afterparty (2014) 393 eksemplarer
Raising Stony Mayhall (2011) 324 eksemplarer
The Devil's Alphabet (2009) 319 eksemplarer
Revelator (2021) 212 eksemplarer
Harrison Squared (2015) 197 eksemplarer
Unpossible and Other Stories (2011) 88 eksemplarer
Album of Dr. Moreau (2021) 86 eksemplarer
Nine Last Days on Planet Earth (2018) 54 eksemplarer
Planet of the Apes Vol. 1 (2011) 28 eksemplarer
Planet of the Apes: The Half Man (2013) 16 eksemplarer
Second Person, Present Tense (2005) 15 eksemplarer
Planet of the Apes: The Utopians (2014) 10 eksemplarer
Unpossible (2011) 10 eksemplarer
Damascus 10 eksemplarer
Legenderry: Green Hornet (2016) 5 eksemplarer
Glass (1975) 4 eksemplarer
Planet of the Apes Omnibus (2018) 4 eksemplarer
Gardening at Night 3 eksemplarer
Dead Horse Point (2007) 3 eksemplarer
Free, and Clear (2004) 3 eksemplarer
La reveladora (2023) 2 eksemplarer
Secret Battles of Genghis Khan (2013) 2 eksemplarer
Planet Of The Apes #3 (2011) 2 eksemplarer
In the Wheels (1990) 2 eksemplarer
Planet of the Apes #1 (2011) 2 eksemplarer
Planet of the Apes #2 (2011) 2 eksemplarer
Objawicielka 1 eksemplar
Planet Of The Apes #4 Cover A (2011) 1 eksemplar
Planet of the Apes #5 (2011) 1 eksemplar
Begone 1 eksemplar
Planet of the Apes #6 (2011) 1 eksemplar
Planet Of The Apes #7 Cover A (2011) 1 eksemplar
Planet of the Apes #8 (2011) 1 eksemplar
Planet of the Apes #10 (2012) 1 eksemplar
Planet of the Apes #11 (2012) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Third Annual Collection (2006) — Bidragyder — 528 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Fourth Annual Collection (2007) — Bidragyder — 434 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Sixth Annual Collection (2009) — Bidragyder — 389 eksemplarer
The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales (2016) — Bidragyder — 326 eksemplarer
Year's Best SF 11 (2006) — Bidragyder — 234 eksemplarer
Masked (2010) — Bidragyder — 225 eksemplarer
Year's Best SF 12 (2007) — Bidragyder — 185 eksemplarer
Twenty-First Century Science Fiction (2013) — Bidragyder — 180 eksemplarer
Year's Best SF 14 (2009) — Bidragyder — 170 eksemplarer
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Two (2008) — Bidragyder — 164 eksemplarer
Glitter & Mayhem (2013) — Bidragyder — 150 eksemplarer
Eclipse 2: New Science Fiction and Fantasy (2008) — Bidragyder — 135 eksemplarer
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2019 (2019) — Bidragyder — 105 eksemplarer
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2021 (2021) — Bidragyder — 93 eksemplarer
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Eleven (2017) — Bidragyder — 77 eksemplarer
Screams From the Dark: 29 Tales of Monsters and the Monstrous (2022) — Bidragyder — 72 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2009 Edition (2010) — Bidragyder — 68 eksemplarer
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep Omnibus (2015) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver66 eksemplarer
Rip-Off! (2012) — Bidragyder — 65 eksemplarer
Nebula Awards Showcase 2016 (2016) — Bidragyder — 63 eksemplarer
Fantasy: The Best of the Year, 2008 Edition (2008) — Bidragyder — 62 eksemplarer
Made To Order: Robots and Revolution (2020) — Bidragyder — 62 eksemplarer
Mash Up (2012) — Bidragyder — 61 eksemplarer
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 4 (2019) — Bidragyder — 51 eksemplarer
Year's Best Fantasy 8 (2007) — Bidragyder — 47 eksemplarer
Year's Best Fantasy 9 (2009) — Bidragyder — 33 eksemplarer
Thirteen: Stories of Transformation (2015) — Bidragyder — 25 eksemplarer
Tomorrow's Parties: Life in the Anthropocene (Twelve Tomorrows) (2022) — Bidragyder — 24 eksemplarer
We, Robots (2010) — Forfatter — 23 eksemplarer
Enter a Future: Fantastic Tales from Asimov's Science Fiction (2010) — Forfatter — 19 eksemplarer
Uncanny Magazine Issue 9: March/April 2016 (2016) — Bidragyder — 10 eksemplarer
Some of the Best from Tor.com: 15th Anniversary Edition (2023) — Bidragyder — 10 eksemplarer
Bifrost n°74 : dossier Léo Henry (2014) — Bidragyder — 6 eksemplarer

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This book had so much potential, and while it achieved some of it, I felt quite let down by the writing. The idea, of a support group for people who have survived some kind of horror movie experience, is great. Maybe if I had a good knowledge of the relevant movies, I'd have spent the whole book going 'ooh, that's clever', but as it was the characters all felt thin, unrealised. There was nothing to distinguish the character voices, and with each chapter being from a different perspective, there'd be a section where I didn't know who was speaking, and I found that disorienting.

In addition, there is some uncomfortable use of language, some not so hidden bigotry that would just kind of happen. The example I can remember was describing a young woman, wearing long sleeves and long trousers, all in black, as dressed in 'goth burka', which seemed such an unnecessary and unpleasant description. Similarly, the introduction of the singular black character is off, and if it were not that it was repeated as a description, I would not necessarily remembered that point of difference, because there really wasn't much to distinguish the characters.

And I was annoyed that the two characters sacrificed to the narrative were the two women who had survived their respective experiences.

in sum: I loved the idea, but I want to read someone else's version.
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fred_mouse | 39 andre anmeldelser | Feb 11, 2024 |
Would have given this 5 stars were it not for my self-imposed rule. An engaging Southern gothic story set in one of my favorite places, the Smokey Mountains. Plenty of plot twists that you simply cannot predict. And, in the case of the audiobook, a reader with just the right accent. Highly recommended.
 
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Treebeard_404 | 7 andre anmeldelser | Jan 23, 2024 |
"Spoonbenders" by Daryl Gregory earns a solid five stars, overcoming a sluggish start that initially left me uncertain. As the narrative gained traction, however, the story transformed into a captivating tapestry of emotions. Gregory's skillful storytelling weaved together heartfelt moments, clever humor, and poignant tragedy, creating a rich and multifaceted experience.

The novel's ability to elicit both laughter and tears showcases Gregory's narrative prowess. The characters, once seemingly ordinary, evolved into a cast that felt like old friends by the final chapters. The blend of humor and tragedy provided a nuanced exploration of the human experience, making the journey through "Spoonbenders" both engaging and profoundly impactful.

In the end, "Spoonbenders" proved to be a masterfully crafted narrative that transcended its initial pacing challenges. The emotional resonance, coupled with a perfect balance of wit and poignancy, left me with a lasting appreciation for Gregory's storytelling prowess. This is a book that lingers in the heart and mind, earning its well-deserved five-star rating.
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HauntedTaco13 | 39 andre anmeldelser | Dec 29, 2023 |
Exercise in cuteness.
 
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postsign | 39 andre anmeldelser | Dec 28, 2023 |

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3,649
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Vurdering
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ISBN
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