by Rick Moody

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Demonology 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I happened to pick this book up at my library by chance and it happened to be one of the best short story books I've read. I look forward in reading his other works.
harstan More than 1 year ago
This thirteen story anthology affirms the belief that author Rick Moody writes intricate tales that bares open the good, the bad, and the ugliness of the human soul. His current anthology, DEMONOLOGY, provides a look into the heart, especially the broken kind, of the suburbanite. The reader will feel they are lost in an endless cavern of emotions before Mr. Moody guides the audience out of the well.

This collection will please the author¿s fans (see THE ICE STORM) as the characters question why. All the stories are well written though a few seem stretched in terms of trying to send a message that at times is depressing and leaves an aftertaste of helplessness.

Harriet Klausner

EdwardC on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Moody and his postmodern cohorts have more in common with Charles Dickens then any 20th century writer I could name. Sure, there's Pynchon, Gaddis, Barthelme, but those writer lack the sheer love of humanity that shines out this book by Moody.
jbushnell on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A frustratingly uneven collection, containing one story which I'd consider to be a modern classic ('Demonology') and one story so torturously overwritten as to be unreadable ('Pan's Fair Throng'). Sometimes I found myself suppressing the feeling that these stories exist primarily as an excuse to showboat, that they're really more about Moody as a stylist than they are about the people they are ostensibly about. In this way the book ends up reminding me of the Coen Brothers movies: inventive, flashy, often entertaining, but with little sense of human urgency.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Sometimes, in life, there is only the chicken mask, the luggage that makes all others obsolete, and the thoughts you would never share with yourself.