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Victor LaValle
Victor LaValle is the author of a short-story collection, Slapboxing with Jesus, and two novels, The Ecstatic & Big Machine. His most recent novel, Big Machine, was named a best book of 2009 by Publishers Weekly, the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, and the Nation. Big... show more

Victor LaValle is the author of a short-story collection, Slapboxing with Jesus, and two novels, The Ecstatic & Big Machine. His most recent novel, Big Machine, was named a best book of 2009 by Publishers Weekly, the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, and the Nation. Big Machine was awarded the Shirley Jackson Award for best novel, the American Book Award, and the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence. Other prizes include a Whiting Writers' Award, a USA Ford Fellowship,a 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship, and the key to Southeast Queens.
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Bark at the Ghouls
Bark at the Ghouls rated it 1 week ago
This is free. Go get yourself a copy! Link hereIf these stories are any indication of what we can expect from Tor’s new horror line NightFire, we have some excellent horror fiction to look forward to in the brand new year! The production and narration is excellent and the writing is strong and polis...
isanythingopen
isanythingopen rated it 2 months ago
It always takes him a good bit to get to the scary/creepy stuff, but the wait is always worth it. This was an interesting interpretation of the Norse legend/myth of the trolls. I don't think trolls were involved in swapping babies though. I always thought that was faeries. It seems to start o...
Carmilla Reads
Carmilla Reads rated it 8 months ago
“Big Machine” engaged me in ways few books have. In a delightful paradox the end left me satisfied yet full of questions. It’s a weird story, for sure. It reminds me a little of Haruki Murakami’s “Kafka on the Shore” and not only because libraries are central to both stories or that both narrators m...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 8 months ago
A little while ago, Donald Trump mentioned how colleges and universities could use their funding if they didn’t embrace freedom of speech and have challenged the beliefs of too many students. I think we are meant to read that as student republicans. On one hand, I can see the reason for making sure ...
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it 9 months ago
Wow. What a great collection. I didn't give any story less than four stars. Some stories resonated with me very much because some of them read as things that could totally happen in a year or less with the ways things are going on in the United States right now. Other stories had a very strong fanta...
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