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Brian Ray

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Brian Ray grew up in Georgia and spent his college years in Columbia, where he toured old prisons by moonlight and learned to deal with paranoid schizophrenic relatives. He also drank a lot of coffee.

He earned his MFA from the University of South Carolina in '07 and stayed there a year to teach creative writing. Now he's working on his next novel while earning a PhD at UNC-Greensboro.



Average rating: 3.26 · 53 ratings · 9 reviews · 15 distinct works · Similar authors
Through the Pale Door
3.03 of 5 stars 3.03 avg rating — 39 ratings — published 2009 — 2 editions
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Unknown Female
3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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CMAO* - The History of Clev...
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The End Of The Light
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Next Stop Past Nowhere
3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2003
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South Side Dreams
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Revelations Incorporated
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The Names by Don DeLillo
"The book's sole flaw - (if you discount its lack of popular "entertainment value") - is the device of the murders among DeLillo's otherwise brilliant political commentary and incisive investigation into relationships, "Americana" and language itse..." Read more of this review »
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The Names by Don DeLillo
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White Noise by Don DeLillo
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Libra by Don DeLillo
Libra
by Don DeLillo
read in April, 2010
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Not DeLillo's greatest, especially compared to "Americana," "White Noise," or "The Names." Not even as good as "Mao II," I'm afraid. To reference a recent review of his latest works, DeLillo really did lose his sense of humor around the late 1980s. M ...more
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All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren
All the King's Men
by Robert Penn Warren
read in February, 2010
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"You don't ever have to frame anybody, because the truth is always sufficient"--Willie Stark.

About six years ago, I read this for the first time and thought it nothing special. Just a long book about politics, with long sentences and a few nice descr
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White Teeth by Zadie Smith
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Secondhand Spirits by Juliet Blackwell
Secondhand Spirits (A Witchcraft Mystery, #1)
by Juliet Blackwell (Goodreads Author)
read in September, 2009
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Picked this up because it looked somewhere between mystery and fantasy. No surprise there. We've got a murder. And a witch. And...a real demon. Haven't seen too many books that successfully tie together two genres like this. Traditional mysteries in ...more
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The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
The Graveyard Book
by Neil Gaiman (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2009
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More proof that children's literature can be enjoyed by adults. I haven't cared so much about characters in a long time. And most of these characters are dead already - so that's saying something.

In fact, most kids Bod's age, when appearing between t
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