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Burroway, Janet. “Toxic Dreams.” New York Times Book Review (27 April 1997): 7.
Burroway offers a positive assessment of Purple America, praising the novel as “breathtaking” and “wonderfully convincing.”
Garner, Dwight. “Moody Swings.” Village Voice (8 April 1997): 49.
Garner offers a mixed assessment of Purple America, calling the novel “a grand, frazzled, caterwauling mess.”
Goldstein, Bill. “Flirting with Disaster.” New York Times Book Review (25 February 2001): 13.
This interview with Moody provides an overview of his life, writing, and career.
Gorra, Michael. “Guttering Out.” New York Times Book Review (20 August 1995): 7.
Gorra offers a generally positive assessment of The Ring of Brightest Angels around Heaven.
Kirn, Walter. “Lexical Overdrive.” New York Times Book Review (25 February 2001): 12.
Kirn offers a mixed assessment of Demonology, calling the collection “uneven in the highest, most ambitious sense.”
Maslin, Janet. “Warlocks, Sport Utility Vehicles, and the Eagles? O.K.” New York Times (15 February 2001): E10.
Maslin offers a mixed assessment of Demonology, commenting that the collection is “an uneven performance.”
Messud, Claire. “Moody Blues.” Village Voice (17 October 1995): 75.
Messud offers a positive assessment of The Ring of Brightest Angels around Heaven.
Millet, Lydia. “The Agony and the Irony.” Village Voice (23 January 2001): 62.
Millet offers a generally positive assessment of Demonology, though notes that there are “a few lapses in the book.”
Sante, Luc. “Disconnecticut.” New York (31 March 1997): 83.
Sante offers a generally positive assessment of Purple America, and calls the novel “a giant step forward for Moody.”
Watman, Max. Review of Demonology, by Rick Moody. New Criterion 19, No. 6 (February 2001): 76.
Watman offers an unfavorable assessment of Demonology.
Additional coverage of Moody's life and career is contained in the following sources published by the Gale Group: Contemporary Authors, Vol. 138; Contemporary Authors New Revision Series, Vol. 64; and Literature Resource Center.
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