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Awards

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
A New York Times Notable Book

Synopses & Reviews

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A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

A Publisher's Weekly Best Book of the Year

Combining the wit of David Lodge with Poe's delicious sense of the macabre, these are three witty, spooky novellas of satire set in academia—a world where Derrida rules, love is a "complicated ideological position," and poetic justice is served with an ideological twist.

Review:

"Hynes must have struck a pact with the devil when he began writing these tales because their tone is perfect." Maureen Corrigan, National Public Radio

Review:

"Deliciously creepy novellas....Hynes's writing is diamond sharp, revealing his characters' souls as surely as a Judgment Day angel." Amy Waldman, People

Review:

"Riveting...exhilarating...a work of sheer joy." Cathleen Schine, The New York Times Book Review

Review:

"A perfect blend of dark comedy and the ghost story, reminiscent of the best of T. C. Boyle and the best of Poe." David Treuer, The Minneapolis Star-Tribune

About the Author

James Hynes is the author of The Wild Colonial Boy and The Lecturer's Tale, and has received the Hopwood Award and a Michener Fellowship. He has taught at the University of Michigan, and his television criticism has appeared in Mother Jones and the Utne Reader. He lives in Austin, Texas.

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Queen of the jungle — 99 — Casting the runes.

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LDP, November 21, 2009 (view all comments by LDP)
A total hoot, especially for anyone who has slogged through graduate school or who spends his/her days in the ivory tower. James Hynes has created a triptych of short stories that poke fun at academic culture while scaring the bejesus out of readers. Great fun!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312186968
Author:
Hynes, James
Publisher:
St. Martins Press-3pl
Author:
Hynes, James, Ma
Author:
Hynes, Jam
Author:
es
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
College teachers
Subject:
Horror tales, American
Subject:
College stories, American.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Reprint ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
vol. 3
Publication Date:
June 1998
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.785 in

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"Review" by , "Hynes must have struck a pact with the devil when he began writing these tales because their tone is perfect."
"Review" by , "Deliciously creepy novellas....Hynes's writing is diamond sharp, revealing his characters' souls as surely as a Judgment Day angel."
"Review" by , "Riveting...exhilarating...a work of sheer joy."
"Review" by , "A perfect blend of dark comedy and the ghost story, reminiscent of the best of T. C. Boyle and the best of Poe."
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