The Martian is true in that sense to the genre, in its manufacture and resolution of suspense carried on to the final pages.
Cornwell skillfully illuminates the competing cultures of the 10th Century; the conflict between Dane and Saxon is examined with sympathy and insight...
...politically savvy but militarily uneventful novel that bridges the gap between the last novel and the expected sequel.
It’s vintage Clancy...stuff, full of cool technology and cardboard characters... with a story that, given enough suspended disbelief, is a pleasing fairy tale for people who like things that blow up.
There is something both exotic and magnetic about such people.” They are “artists of the air.” By the time you reach the book’s bittersweet conclusion you are convinced of this...
Even if sharp-eyed readers already know how the book’s surprises may arise — has there ever been a long-lost relative who did not show up in a work of legal fiction? — they will still miss the final whammy that Mr. Grisham has in store.
Unlike Walt’s usual adventures...this novella shuns mystery for a wild and dangerous adventure that will leave you both touched and breathless.
Her vision is as affirming as it is cautionary, and the conclusion of this remarkable trilogy leaves us not with a sense of despair at mankind’s failings but with a sense of awe at humanity’s barely explored potential to evolve.
I so wish I could give Rock Chick Revolution even a marginal recommendation, but the truth is, unless you’re an avid fan of the series, you’re most likely going to be disappointed. I know I was.
Daniel Silva is an excellent storyteller. His writing style keeps the reader turning pages. His descriptions of places like the back streets of Marseilles...whisks us out of the comfort of our living room to be dropped into the middle of the action.
...Crucible is a hard book to follow. There is simply too many different plots and characters...Few of the new side characters were distinct enough for me to remember who they were between their scenes...
...this tale cements her position as an icon of the genre.
Ultimately, The Silent Wife reads like an insightful, well-written, carefully annotated case file than it does a novel.
A Dan Brown-ian secular conspiracy about The Virgin Queen driving nonstop international intrigue.
This is Deaver at his very best and not to be missed by any thriller fan.
And although The Testing, by Joelle Charbonneau, is certainly not one such novel that will go down in history, it is at least a very entertaining read, filled with suspense, intrigue, and all of the qualities expected in a dystopian thriller.
The plot-driven books in the Theorodre Boone series focus on the story more than the characters. Like Nancy Drew, Theodore is somewhat two-dimensional, missing the real depth of a teenager.
Brown fans will be satiated, critics will sneer and Brown will sell oodles of books. The movie will drop in a few years, naturally.
...everything feels totally real, and that makes it all the more riveting. Nothing short of amazing.
Witty banter, sarcasm, love triangles and flying ponies (compliments of Eleanor) will be found in this story. The writing style may not be out of this world but it's a brilliant holiday read.