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Victor LaValle

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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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Tekijän teokset

The Ballad of Black Tom (2016) 1,596 kappaletta, 85 arvostelua
The Changeling (2017) — Author, Narrator — 1,376 kappaletta, 76 arvostelua
Lone Women (2023) 734 kappaletta, 31 arvostelua
Big Machine: A Novel (2009) 678 kappaletta, 27 arvostelua
The Devil in Silver (2012) 635 kappaletta, 60 arvostelua
The Ecstatic (2002) 199 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Victor LaValle's Destroyer (1) (2018) — Tekijä — 151 kappaletta, 8 arvostelua
Slapboxing with Jesus (1999) 97 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Lucretia and the Kroons (2012) 61 kappaletta, 17 arvostelua
We Travel the Spaceways (2021) 57 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Eve (2022) — Writer, co-creator — 26 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Destroyer #1 (2017) 16 kappaletta
Sabretooth: The Adversary (2022) — Tekijä — 14 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
EVE #1 (2021) 9 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Victor LaValle's Destroyer #2 (2017) 8 kappaletta
SABRETOOTH & THE EXILES (2024) 7 kappaletta
Favola di New York (2019) 6 kappaletta
Victor LaValle's Destroyer (2018) 5 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Sabretooth (2022) #3 (of 5) (2022) 5 kappaletta
Destroyer #3 (2017) 4 kappaletta
Sabretooth (2022) #2 (of 5) (2022) 3 kappaletta
Eve #5 (2021) 3 kappaletta
Sabretooth (2022) #4 (of 5) (2022) 3 kappaletta
Sabretooth (2022) #1 (of 5) (2022) 3 kappaletta
Sabretooth (2022) #5 (of 5) (2022) 3 kappaletta
Eve: Children of the Moon (2023) 3 kappaletta
Victor LaValle's Destroyer #5 (2017) 3 kappaletta
Destroyer #4 (2017) 3 kappaletta
Daddy 2 kappaletta
Eve #3 (2021) 2 kappaletta
Eve #4 (2021) 2 kappaletta
Eve #2 (2021) 2 kappaletta
The Sundial 2 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The New Annotated H.P. Lovecraft 2 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Monster (2004) 1 kappale

Associated Works

The Sundial (1958) — Esipuhe, eräät painokset764 kappaletta, 19 arvostelua
xo Orpheus: Fifty New Myths (2013) — Avustaja — 279 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
The Best American Essays 2011 (2011) — Avustaja — 228 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History (2014) — Avustaja — 216 kappaletta, 17 arvostelua
Fight of the Century: Writers Reflect on 100 Years of Landmark ACLU Cases (2020) — Avustaja — 190 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Lit Riffs (2004) — Avustaja — 169 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism and Beyond (2013) — Avustaja — 152 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Granta 110: Sex (2010) — Avustaja — 125 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Gumbo: A Celebration of African American Writing (2002) — Avustaja — 124 kappaletta
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2020 (2020) — Avustaja — 123 kappaletta
The Decameron Project: 29 New Stories from the Pandemic (2020) — Avustaja — 114 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
The Big Book of Modern Fantasy (2020) — Avustaja — 110 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Full Frontal Fiction: The Best of Nerve.com (2000) — Avustaja — 72 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Late American Novel: Writers on the Future of Books (2011) — Avustaja — 65 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Miscreations: Gods, Monstrosities & Other Horrors (2020) — Avustaja — 59 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Significant Objects: 100 Extraordinary Stories about Ordinary Things (2012) — Avustaja — 57 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Darker Mask : Heroes from the Shadows [Anthology] (2008) — Avustaja — 57 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Weird Tales: 100 Years of Weird (2023) — Avustaja — 47 kappaletta
Lovecraft Mythos: New & Classic Collection (2020) — Avustaja — 46 kappaletta
Do Me: Sex Tales from Tin House (2007) — Avustaja — 40 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Sunspot Jungle: The Ever Expanding Universe of Fantasy and Science Fiction (2018) — Avustaja — 35 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2017 Edition (2017) — Avustaja — 25 kappaletta
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: Volume Two (2021) — Avustaja — 18 kappaletta
The Tor.com Sampler (2016) — Avustaja — 11 kappaletta
Wonder & glory forever : awe-inspiring Lovecraftian fiction (2020) — Avustaja — 11 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Come Join Us by the Fire: A Nightfire Anthology (2019) — Avustaja — 8 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 117 • February 2020 (2020) — Tekijä — 5 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Tor.com Publishing's 2017 Hugo Finalist Bundle (2017) — Avustaja — 4 kappaletta
Chiral Mad 5 — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta

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Big Machine by Victor LaValle, African/African American Literature (helmikuu 2013)

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It's hard to find the horror comics I typically want to read. The horror is often secondary to drama, scifi, or action. When I find books like this listed with the work of horror icons like Kazuo Umezu, Junji Ito, or Joe Hill, I'm pretty confused. This isn't at all scary, but it is influenced by Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. I thought the action resulted in muddying the messages of the book and impacted the theming negatively, but it was fine overall.

LaValle's dialogue is mostly fun to read, but it does meander in a couple issues where I found myself reading pages of a conversation and finally asking myself "So?" The setup actually sounds pretty interesting: "When the last descendant of the Frankenstein family loses her only son to a police shooting, she turns to science for her own justice… putting her on a crash course with her family's original monster and his quest to eliminate humanity." Unfortunately, apart from the foundation, the plot didn't really engage me. A Black woman loses her son to a police shooting and brings him back like Frankenstein's monster. That sounds like it could really go places, but he just ends up fighting the original monster and a robot and... I just didn't care about anything that happened when the history of the characters was revealed (I read the comic without knowing anything about it initially). There was a moment where I got a "not all cops" vibe from LaValle, and I didn't care for that, either... but then he gets the cop ripped in half a few pages later, so I'm not sure what to think. Nothing really revelatory from the story, despite it showing lots of potential.

I really liked Dan Mora's character designs for the mother and son. That Bride of Frankenstein look is inspired. Unfortunately, Dan Mora doesn't do the interior art itself.

Smith's art is largely good enough at its core, but his paneling had me confused several times at what was happening. Nothing really interesting to add about this. Lafuente's coloring is actually really cool for a number of the nanomachine effects and elevated action scenes that I otherwise found to be pretty static.

It was an okay comic—hardly a horror comic beyond its 19th century influences.
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Aurica_ | 7 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 10, 2024 |
Lovecraft in Flatbush, well also Harlem and other NYC areas, 1920s. This deftly provides all that's needed to understand how the choice between Cthulhu and the status quo might fall out in Cthulhu's favor.
 
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quondame | 84 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 1, 2024 |
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 | 30 muuta kirja-arvostelua | 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 | 59 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 24, 2024 |

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