Allende has clearly enjoyed providing rich elaborations that don't particularly advance the story . . . Each of her characters finds ’something different . . . the same may not be said of readers who enjoy Allende’s fiction.
Bestiality is a running gag: "There's nothing wrong with fucking a male sheep, because if I did find something wrong with it, that would mean I was insensitive to the needs of the gay sheep community…"...It's hard not to feel revulsion for everything while reading this book – certainly the human body, sex, thought, animals, and life itself.
Maybe Someday captures the reader right away with an insightful read. It stretches beyond normal relationships and makes the reader question, what if? What if they had a chance? Where would they be? A fantastic read, Maybe Someday is an breathless adventure you won’t forget.
Once again, Coben has brilliantly used a current trend, in this case Internet dating, to create a can’t-put-it-down thriller.
Suspenseful yet routine, with oversized bogeymen who seem more menacing than they really are, ethical dilemmas that dissolve under pressure and an ending that tests your tolerance for coincidence. Below average for this splendid yet checkered series.
For dedicated movie buffs, a handful of choice remarks on the personal habits of stars provides respite from tedious details...Ultimately, the book is a charmed and mostly charming tribute to off-screen lives during a period many may regard as Hollywood's finest.
While the final insights stretch thin, Schulte unearths the attitudes and “powerful cultural expectations” responsible for our hectic lives, documents European alternatives to the work/family balance, and handily summarizes her solutions in an appendix.
I love the romance between Mercy and Adam and I think there is a lot of it for romance readers in Night Broken.
Kirn’s candor, ear for dialogue, and crisp prose make for a masterful true crime narrative that is impossible to put down. The book deserves to become a classic.
Those elements aside, the novel is weighty without being ponderous, and delivers a satisfactory story despite being part of an episodic secondary world fantasy series.
Given this long and complex history, it’s a surprise to find that the book is so readable, and so nearly complete. Perhaps it was never finished because the strain of being known as one of the finest prose stylists of his generation proved too much for Leigh Fermor’s perfectionism.
Mallery’s immensely entertaining, intensely emotional novel is a vividly descriptive, locale-perfect, stand-out story, starring an eclectic cast of unforgettable characters who will warm hearts and confound, and heroines that readers will champion.
THE CHANCE is a solid Robyn Carr novel, but not my favorite in the Thunder Point series. I liked Laine and Eric, their romance was touching, but not very memorable.
Fan of Glines will not be disappointed. Her latest foray into the Rosemary Beach series is full of steamy scenes and intriguing characters that kept my attention. Overall this was a fun, quick read that entertained me.
There’s a general sensation of closure and imminent climax as Harrison maneuvers toward the end, and patient readers are promised a substantial payoff.
Kaku is not shy about quoting science-fiction movies and TV (he has seen them all). Despite going off the deep end musing about phenomena such as isolated consciousness spreading throughout the universe, he delivers ingenious predictions extrapolated from good research already in progress.
Feinstein focuses on the careers of two managers, two outfielders, two pitchers, a designated hitter and an umpire through the 2012 season in the International League...A kaleidoscopic insiders’ story of baseball as played by the Durham Bulls, Buffalo Bisons, Lehigh Valley IronPigs, Norfolk Tides and others like them.
The good news, mathematically speaking, is that the stories are pretty much 100% brilliant...Since the stories are also, as always, extremely funny, Moore has come to enjoy the unusual distinction of being just about the darkest light writer around.
Marco is up this time around and it is his job to find a long lost family member. Things don't go as planned and it is mainly due to Basha's life experiences since she went missing all those years ago. The story unfolds slowly with small pieces of information about Basha's past being added along the way.
Fans of smalltown contemporaries will savor this delicious and heartwarming story, a refreshingly realistic romance between two great characters.