Less might have been more, though, with the narrator’s neuroses very nearly proving as exhausting as they are engaging.

Guardian

Rating Above average

Reviewed on Apr 09 2017

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The result is dazzling in both its erudition and its charm. I suspect that Lo’s book will join the financial texts that have come to symbolise schools of thought in the public mind, like Burton Malkiel’s A Random Walk Down Wall Street (1973) or Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s The Black Swan (2007).

Financial Times

Rating Excellent

Reviewed on Apr 24 2017

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Sigh … then things went squirrely. Suddenly one character’s bastard son is somehow a Duke, it’s former character reunion time and condemned prisoners in the Tower of London are miraculously rescued and whisked away. James and Samantha are also at it again like bunnies.

Dear Author

Rating Below average

Reviewed on Apr 08 2017

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This book has some flaws. The style can be digressive and occasionally confusing, and I could have done without the more mystical passages...but it’s quick, enjoyable and sometimes gripping reading.

NY Times

Rating Below average

Reviewed on Apr 07 2017

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Clifton’s is a sophisticated and humanistic imagination, alert to the saving human detail and at some level always in search of the bigger picture.

Guardian

Rating Good

Reviewed on Apr 07 2017

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It was certainly a good bang for my buck and I happily binged on it, finding excuses to read even on a family holiday (where I typically don’t end up reading much because family).

Dear Author

Rating Good

Reviewed on Apr 07 2017

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Having first encountered the book in its HarperCollins India edition, I was excited to hear of it being published by Faber – which is to be praised for retaining that foreign-sounding title and for stamping Srinath’s name on the cover...

Guardian

Rating Good

Reviewed on Apr 27 2017

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What emerges is a work of what you might call reality-non-fiction, having something in common with that other great local export...

Guardian

Rating Good

Reviewed on Apr 23 2017

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Combined with the descriptions of the puppet theater and the evocations of ancient Greece — which had its own history of devastating warfare — the deftly drawn characters with their heart-wrenching quests makes this a gripping and illuminating tale.

Washington Times

Rating Good

Reviewed on Apr 06 2017

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By the end, it’s as if Baldwin were wrestling with just what Nevertheless was supposed to be (besides an excuse to cash a cheque). If he had fought more with himself, and less with everyone else, then Alec Baldwin might have penned a memoir for the ages. Let’s call it a draw.

Globe and Mail

Rating Below average

Reviewed on Apr 13 2017

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Since “Hidden Figures,” both book and movie, are all over the place now, one of the main characters in “Star Crossed” is genius. I also liked the historical tie in with the fact that several women did apply to be astronauts in the early actual programs though unfortunately in real life, none were ever given a chance.

Dear Author

Rating Above average

Reviewed on Apr 05 2017

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Alas, aside from the two dads, the family I wound up with isn’t exactly the Lotterys. I look forward to rereading this warm and funny book with my daughters, and hearing about how boring we are in comparison.

NY Times

Rating Good

Reviewed on Apr 05 2017

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The physician-turned-journalist Elisabeth Rosenthal offers a very different answer in her eye-opening “An American Sickness.”...Where Rosenthal’s account falls short is in explaining why this deeply broken system persists.

NY Times

Rating Below average

Reviewed on Apr 04 2017

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But I really do feel that to read this book only in this way is to miss a valuable contribution to the historiography of its stated subject, as Mr. Allison acknowledges when he puts it into the context of other (Western) scholarship and rightly characterizes it as “nuanced.”

Washington Times

Rating Above average

Reviewed on Apr 09 2017

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The first-person narrative is simply beautiful to read, and I felt I was observing the story unfold in 3D as the characters grew flesh and bones inside my mind. The Hate U Give is an outstanding debut novel...

Guardian

Rating Excellent

Reviewed on Apr 08 2017

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“The New Urban Crisis” would have benefited from a chapter examining one city, to demonstrate that numbers aren’t everything...Several of Florida’s solutions are sound — although they, too, would benefit from a closer look at individual cities.

NY Times

Rating Below average

Reviewed on Jun 26 2017

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Gutenberg's Fingerprint is a love letter to an ancient craft – but it is also, and more importantly, a reminder that the briefest way to get your story out there might not be the truest.

Globe and Mail

Rating Good

Reviewed on Apr 07 2017

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It’s a powerful and primal work, a deliberately constructed story that incorporates irrationality, fear and change, and holds the reader’s attention throughout.

Star Tribune

Rating Good

Reviewed on Apr 07 2017

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She does examine the quieter, but burgeoning, Christian left, a movement that emerged in the 1960s, aiming to recapture the spirt of reform that marked earlier evangelical eras.

The Economist

Rating Above average

Reviewed on Apr 06 2017

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“A Little More Human” works best on the meta level — readers might imagine their processing of the novel as its “real” subject...This is, in other words, an unquestionably brainy book. I only wish it were as free-spirited and buoyant as the two that preceded it.

NY Times

Rating Above average

Reviewed on Jun 16 2017

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As it was, the lack of motivation (again, mostly on Blake’s side, plus his abrupt about-face on Tiffany) brought the story down a notch for me.

Dear Author

Rating Above average

Reviewed on Apr 06 2017

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She determinedly keeps her characters down-to-earth and her story small — universe-spanning though it is. There's no grandiose escapism here for Boetema or the reader.

NPR

Rating Good

Reviewed on Apr 06 2017

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...form a book united not only by theme and by setting (the stories mostly take place in Nigeria and the U.S.), but by Arimah's electrifying, defiantly original writing. It's a truly wonderful debut by a young author who seems certain to have a very bright literary future ahead of her.

NPR

Rating Good

Reviewed on Apr 05 2017

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But my main quarrel with this book is not with such minor matters but with Mr. Bew’s overriding thesis expressed in his book’s subtitle...But I would argue that much of the modern Britain he made, chiefly in the sphere of nationalization of goods and services, was washed away by some of his Labor successors...

Washington Times

Rating Below average

Reviewed on Apr 05 2017

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Berry’s fans will love his latest endeavor as he brings more detail into Malone’s past and how he came to be known as Cotton. The villains are a bit over the top, and their ultimate goal is somewhat confusing, but it doesn’t matter in the grand scheme of things.

Washington Times

Rating Good

Reviewed on Apr 04 2017

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Deborah Smith, whose translation of Han Kang’s “The Vegetarian” won the 2016 Man Booker International Prize, vividly brings to English the taut, searing stories. The tale of how the manuscript reached the free world, in two additional chapters, is harrowing itself.

Star Tribune

Rating Good

Reviewed on Apr 04 2017

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