Goddess of Buttercups & Daisies

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Product Details

Price
$15.95  $14.67
Publisher
Soft Skull Press
Publish Date
Pages
208
Dimensions
5.4 X 8.1 X 0.6 inches | 0.4 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781593766054

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About the Author

Martin Millar was born in Glasgow, Scotland, but has lived in London, England, for a long time. He has written a lot of things--novels and plays and short stories and articles. His newest novel is Suzy, Led Zeppelin and Me, and it's set in Glasgow. Millar has written six other novels: Love and Peace with Melody Paradise; Milk, Sulphate and Alby Starvation; Lux the Poet; The Good Fairies of New York; Dreams of Sex and Stage Diving and Ruby; and The Stone Age Diet. Millar likes Jane Austen novels, and wrote a stage play of Emma. He even wrote the novelization of the Tank Girl movie. Last, but not least, as Martin Scott, Millar writes the Thraxas series of books. There are five so far, and he won the World Fantasy Award for the first one. When he's not writing, Millar likes to watch Buffy The Vampire Slayer, read history books, especially if they're about ancient Greece, and play the flute.

Reviews

Through glimpses of each character's story the reader gains a humorous view of actual figures of ancient history as well as the gods they believed meddled in their lives. VERDICT A madcap tale reminiscent of the complex, riotous comedies Aristophanes wrote, the newest novel from Millar (The Good Fairies of New York) is complete with quirky characters, multiple perspectives, and romance and drama to boot. Recommended for Greek comedy or mythology fans who are open to some laughter with their classics.--Library Journal

Praise for Martin Millar

"Undeniably brilliant." --Guardian

"The funniest writer in Britain today." --GQ

"Martin Millar writes like Kurt Vonnegut might have written, if he'd been born fifty years later in a different country and hung around with entirely the wrong sort of people." --Neil Gaiman

"Imagine Kurt Vonnegut reading Marvel Comics with The Clash thrashing in the background. For the deceptively simple poetry of the everyday, nobody does it better." --List

"The master of urban angst." --i-D Magazine