Louis Bayard





Louis Bayard

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Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Dickens


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A staff writer for Salon.com, Bayard has written articles and reviews for the New York Times, the Washington Post, Nerve.com, and Preservation, among others. Bayard lives in Washington, D.C.


Average rating: 3.63 · 7,670 ratings · 1,234 reviews · 22 distinct works · Similar authors
The Pale Blue Eye
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The Black Tower
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Mr. Timothy
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The School of Night
3.33 of 5 stars 3.33 avg rating — 832 ratings — published 2010 — 14 editions
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Roosevelt's Beast
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Endangered Species
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The Black Tower: A Novel
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“I'm a man of a certain age - old enough to have been every kind of fool- and I find to my surprise that the only counsel I have to pass on is this: Never let your name be found in a dead man's trousers.”
Louis Bayard, The Black Tower

“Well, as to that, all I'll say is, you can't take out a fellow's heart before he's ready to give it up.”
Louis Bayard, The Pale Blue Eye

“Such a nice little pastiche. Of course, a true Elizbethan theater wouldn't have a roof, would it? Or such comfortable chairs. All the same quite charming.I wonder what play they're putting on now?

Oh, its ... Love's Labour Lost.

Well, isn't that apropos?

Is it?

I wonder if it's modern dress. No, I don't wonder at all.On that particular question, I have been quite driven from the firld. Everywhere one goes now it's Uzis at Agincourt, Imogen in jeans, the Thane of Cawdor in a three-button suit. Nest thing you know, Romeo and Julie will simply text each other. Damn the balcony. OMG,Romeo. ILY 24-7.”
Louis Bayard, The School of Night

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