Kelly Link Pretty Monsters

ISBN 13: 9781406330298

Pretty Monsters

3,91 valoración promedio
( 4.660 valoraciones por Goodreads )
 
9781406330298: Pretty Monsters

FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Presents a collection of short stories, including ""The Wrong Grave,"" in which a boy digs up his girlfriend's corpse in order to retrieve the poems that he buried with her, and ""Monster,"" in which a monster uses a cell phone to lure its prey.

"Sinopsis" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

About the Author:

Kelly Link lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, where she and her husband, Gavin J. Grant, run Small Beer Press and publish the zine Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet (www.lcrw.net).

Review:

"Readers as yet unfamiliar with Link ("Magic for Beginners") will be excited to discover her singular voice in this collection of nine short stories, her first book for young adults. The first entry, “The Wrong Grave,” immediately demonstrates her rare talents: a deadpan narration that conceals the author's metafictional sleight-of-hand ("Miles had always been impulsive. I think you should know that right up front"); subjects that range from absurd to mundane, all observed with equidistant irony. Miles, hoping to recover the poems he's buried with his dead girlfriend, digs up what appears to be the wrong corpse ("It's a mistake anyone could make," interjects the narrator), who regains life and visits her mother, a lapsed Buddhist ("Mrs. Baldwin had taken her Buddhism very seriously, once, before substitute teaching had knocked it out of her"). Other stories have more overtly magical or intertextual themes; in each, Link's peppering of her prose with random associations dislocates readers from the ordinary. With a quirky, fairytale style evocative of Neil Gaiman, the author mingles the grotesque and the ethereal to make magic on the page."–Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Although some of Link’s work appears in other YA and adult short-story anthologies, this is her first collection wholly aimed at a young-adult audience. Weirdly wonderful and a touch macabre, the nine short stories take readers into worlds with elements of reality but also supply a fantastic twist. The opening story, “The Wrong Grave,” plays into the current trend of books featuring the dead and the undead; in it, a boy whose girlfriend dies wants to dig her up to retrieve the poems he put in her coffin. “Magic for Beginners” centers on a boy whose closest friendships form around a TV show with a loyal following but no set broadcast time or channel. Erudite, economical word choices give readers a strong sense of setting without drowning them in adjectives. The humor is dry and the characters are easy to relate to, even in alien (literally and figuratively) settings. Fantasy readers used to long, single tomes may hesitate at the short-story format, but once they see these, they will want more."–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Link, who has two breathlessly received books of strange, surrealistic tales for adults under her belt, makes the leap into the YA fold with this collection of short stories (most previously published in separate anthologies) that tug at the seams of reality, sometimes gently, sometimes violently. In nearly every one of these startlingly, sometimes confoundingly original stories, Link defies expectations with such terrific turnarounds that you are left precipitously wondering not only “What’s going to happen now?” but also “Wait, what just happened?” Her conception of fantasy is so unique that when she uses words like ghost or magic, they mean something very different than they do anywhere else. Perhaps most surprisingly—and memorably— is Link’s dedicated deadpan delivery that drives home how funny she can be, no matter how dark the material gets. After gobbling up a group of campers, a monster with a self-proclaimed sense of humor bargains with the terrified lone survivor, “How about if I only eat you if you say the number that I’m thinking of? I promise I won’t cheat. I probably won’t cheat.” Shaun Tan contributes a handful of small illustrations that are, of course, just plain delightful."–Booklist, starred review

"In her first collection of stories for young adults, Link upends traditional horror, science fiction, and fantasy motifs, creating original, quirky, and distinctly beautiful literary landscapes. Honed, brilliant language renders blood, werewolves, ghosts, magic, and monsters sublime–at times even funny. Readers will relish uncertainty in these savory, strange stories and never feel quite sure of their footing. They proceed giddily, jumping from one uncanny premise, phrase, or image to the next, eventually stumbling upon a revelation that hits them like the snap of a rubber band. Clever resolutions and tricky plots place teens on delightfully circuitous reading paths. Unexpected endings force them to double back and reconsider each story from the beginning. In this second read, young adults might notice Link’s seamless incorporation of their own experiences. Awkward adolescence, uncomfortable first love, frustrating parents, and complicated friendships surface quietly amid wonderfully knotty, twisted plots and incandescent imagery. This compilation of intricate, transfixing selections succeeds in making the weird wonderful and the grotesque absolutely gorgeous."–School Library Journal

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Comprar nuevo Ver libro

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America

Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Añadir al carrito

Los mejores resultados en AbeBooks

1.

Kelly Link
Editorial: Walker Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2011)
ISBN 10: 1406330299 ISBN 13: 9781406330298
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 10
Librería
The Book Depository
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Walker Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2011. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Boiling up a unique brew of fairytale, fantasy, horror, myth and mischief, Kelly Link creates a world like no other, where ghosts of girlfriends past rub up against Scrabble-loving grandmothers with terrifying magic handbags, wizards sit alongside morbid babysitters, and we encounter a people-eating monster who claims to have a sense of humour. Nº de ref. de la librería AA99781406330298

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 7,17
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

2.

Kelly Link
Editorial: Walker Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2011)
ISBN 10: 1406330299 ISBN 13: 9781406330298
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 10
Librería
The Book Depository US
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Walker Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2011. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Boiling up a unique brew of fairytale, fantasy, horror, myth and mischief, Kelly Link creates a world like no other, where ghosts of girlfriends past rub up against Scrabble-loving grandmothers with terrifying magic handbags, wizards sit alongside morbid babysitters, and we encounter a people-eating monster who claims to have a sense of humour. Nº de ref. de la librería AA99781406330298

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 8,76
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

3.

Kelly Link
ISBN 10: 1406330299 ISBN 13: 9781406330298
Nuevos Cantidad: > 20
Librería
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Estado de conservación: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Nº de ref. de la librería 97814063302980000000

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 8,77
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

4.

Kelly Link
Editorial: Walker (2010)
ISBN 10: 1406330299 ISBN 13: 9781406330298
Nuevos Tapa blanda Cantidad: 1
Librería
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Walker, 2010. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería GH9781406330298

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 7,51
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 2,99
De Alemania a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

5.

Kelly Link
Editorial: Walker (2010)
ISBN 10: 1406330299 ISBN 13: 9781406330298
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 9
Librería
Learnearly Books
(Doncaster, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Walker, 2010. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Brand new, will dispatch within 3 working days, will also post worldwide. Rapidly dispatched worldwide from our clean, automated UK warehouse within 1-2 working days. Nº de ref. de la librería B640

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 0,85
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 9,84
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

6.

Kelly Link
Editorial: Walker Canongate (2010)
ISBN 10: 1406330299 ISBN 13: 9781406330298
Nuevos Tapa blanda Cantidad: 5
Librería
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Walker Canongate, 2010. Estado de conservación: New. 2010. Paperback. Boiling up a brew of fairytale, fantasy, horror, myth and mischief, Kelly Link creates a world like no other, where ghosts of girlfriends past rub up against Scrabble-loving grandmothers with terrifying magic handbags. This title presents Kelly Link's tales. Num Pages: 400 pages. BIC Classification: YFB; YFU. Category: (Y) Teenage / Young Adult. Dimension: 198 x 130 x 32. Weight in Grams: 388. . . . . . . Nº de ref. de la librería V9781406330298

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 10,80
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Irlanda a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

7.

Kelly Link
Editorial: Walker Canongate
ISBN 10: 1406330299 ISBN 13: 9781406330298
Nuevos Tapa blanda Cantidad: 5
Librería
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Walker Canongate. Estado de conservación: New. 2010. Paperback. Boiling up a brew of fairytale, fantasy, horror, myth and mischief, Kelly Link creates a world like no other, where ghosts of girlfriends past rub up against Scrabble-loving grandmothers with terrifying magic handbags. This title presents Kelly Link's tales. Num Pages: 400 pages. BIC Classification: YFB; YFU. Category: (Y) Teenage / Young Adult. Dimension: 198 x 130 x 32. Weight in Grams: 388. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Nº de ref. de la librería V9781406330298

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 10,87
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

8.

Kelly Link
Editorial: Walker (2010)
ISBN 10: 1406330299 ISBN 13: 9781406330298
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 2
Librería
The Monster Bookshop
(Fleckney, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Walker, 2010. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. BRAND NEW ** SUPER FAST SHIPPING FROM UK WAREHOUSE ** 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0000351786

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 9,01
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 2,18
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

9.

Kelly Link
Editorial: Walker Books 2010-07-05, London (2010)
ISBN 10: 1406330299 ISBN 13: 9781406330298
Nuevos paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Walker Books 2010-07-05, London, 2010. paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería 9781406330298

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 8,52
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,28
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

10.

Kelly Link
Editorial: Walker Books Ltd
ISBN 10: 1406330299 ISBN 13: 9781406330298
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 3
Librería
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Walker Books Ltd. Paperback. Estado de conservación: new. BRAND NEW, Pretty Monsters, Kelly Link, Boiling up a unique brew of fairytale, fantasy, horror, myth and mischief, Kelly Link creates a world like no other, where ghosts of girlfriends past rub up against Scrabble-loving grandmothers with terrifying magic handbags, wizards sit alongside morbid babysitters, and we encounter a people-eating monster who claims to have a sense of humor. Nº de ref. de la librería B9781406330298

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 4,63
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 7,61
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Existen otras copia(s) de este libro

Ver todos los resultados de su búsqueda