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Jeff VanderMeer
Jeffrey Scott VanderMeer (born July 7, 1968) is an American New York Times Best Selling writer, editor, teacher, and publisher. He has won the BSFA Award, World Fantasy Award, Nebula Award, and has been a finalist for the Hugo Award. He is best known for his contributions to the New Weird and his... show more
Jeffrey Scott VanderMeer (born July 7, 1968) is an American New York Times Best Selling writer, editor, teacher, and publisher. He has won the BSFA Award, World Fantasy Award, Nebula Award, and has been a finalist for the Hugo Award.
He is best known for his contributions to the New Weird and his stories about the city of Ambergris, in books like City of Saints and Madmen. He is also the author of the 2014 series called The Southern Reach Trilogy.
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Birth date: 1968-07-07
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Jeffrey Reads rated it 4 days ago
I first picked up this book last year, after I saw the trailer for the movie. I was very intrigued. The movie looked really great. But when I first picked it up, I could not get into it. I got about 40 pages in and gave up. But I decided to give it another chance this week, since the movie comes ...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 2 weeks ago
I've always been luke warm about Vandermeer. On one hand, I love what short stories of his I have read. He also wrote one of the best essays in the world on Angela Carter, and for that, I will forgive him much. But the one longer work of his I read City of Saints and Madmen, I didn't really care for...
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Let's Talk About Books rated it 4 weeks ago
Yeah, this was a weird one. Don't even know how to sum it up. But I wanted to read it because I've seen it around the library quite a bit and am very excited for the movie coming out since it looks awesome. Just so y'all now, I think the movie is gonna be really different from the book. I enjoyed ...
The Open Book
The Open Book rated it 3 months ago
This was pretty much a meh for me. I don't really feel like the author got the tone right, but am also on a lot of cold medication right now, and it is entirely possible that I missed something. I want to give the author the benefit of the doubt because he clearly knows how to write, but the dry nar...
The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it 6 months ago
... which is not a word I would use for what's inside. This is not to be read in one sitting. For the most part, the tales in this collection are upsetting, full of triggers, dark, squicky or all of the above, with some beauty thrown in for flavor. I found about half of the stories very interesti...
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