by Lydia Millet
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Magnificence by Lydia Millet

One of Publishers Weekly’s best books of 2012

An IndieNext pick Named one of the best books of 2012 by Jonathan Lethem

“[Magnificence is] elegant, darkly comic. . . with overtones variously of Muriel Spark, Edward Gorey and JG Ballard, full of contemporary wit and devilish fateful turns for her characters, and then also to knit together into a tapestry of vast implication and ethical urgency, something as large as any writer could attempt: a kind of allegorical elegy for life on a dying planet. Ours, that is.” —Jonathan Lethem

A woman embarks on a dazzling new phase in her life after inheriting a sprawling mansion and its vast collection of taxidermy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393081701
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 11/05/2012
Series: How the Dead Dream Series , #3
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Lydia Millet is the author of the novels Sweet Lamb of Heaven, Mermaids in Paradise, Ghost Lights (a New York Times Notable Book), Magnificence (finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize) and other books. Her story collectionLove in Infant Monkeys was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. She lives outside Tucson, Arizona.

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Magnificence: A Novel 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is well written, easy to read, and it felt like I was living among these characters. I think the author made a strong point abt the vulnerability of wild animals in a world dominated by humans with little concern for their survival.
Bigmist8k More than 1 year ago
LAB54 I'm with you! Makes me want to purchase and send them an ABC Primer. The book was okay - not great - but okay. The author definitely has a different style of writing than I am used to but it was something different to read about. A welcomed break after my recent James Patterson "serial killer" bing.
LAB54 More than 1 year ago
I haven't read the book, but I had to comment on the review titled "Rondom," which said the rater "dint like this book" and the book "was a waist of money." The rater told us not to "get thish book" because "i dont like the style of writing or the charictors." The rater "hayed" the book." Is any literate person going to trust the review of a person who cannot spell correctly or punctuate properly? I certainly hope not.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not very good at all
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book because it is a book that i would not want to put down and for all you people out there who either read this book or not i am just letting you know that i hope you enjoyed this book and if you haven't read it yet you will like it but that is your opinion not mine so for people who haven't read it yet you will not want to put it down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I dint like this book even my mom said it was a waist of money. Do not get thish book i dont like the style of writing or the charictors. I would rate it a two, my sister reads EVERYTHING and loves it she read this and hayed it in other words dont read it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very bad