Rick Moody Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Contemporary Literary Criticism)

CRITICISM

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.