It is a fitting epilogue to 20th-century travel-writing and essential reading for devotees of Sir Patrick’s other works—though eclipsed by his earlier books and the world they conjured.
The opening chapter, on Hebel, is the most forceful, a piece of historical criticism conducted entirely from the armchair (not a seagull in sight).
Admirably, Nesbo crafts his striking narrative without hitting a tone of cultural supremacy...Cockroaches was first published more than 15 years ago. Only those more hip to the dark side of Bangkok tourism and trade than me will know how apropos it remains as a portrait, but as a crime thriller, it’s at the top of its class.
Powers integrates these bits of narrative deftly, like the interweaving of a million strands of DNA. Yet it is his portrayal of Els' inner life that gives "Orfeo" its heft.
These depictions of Roger Ailes as something other than a frothing, ratings-mad showman-provocateur may be cases of damning with faint praise. But it’s about as a fair and balanced an account as one could hope to read about someone who has so weightily tipped the scales of American political life to the right.
In the end, the main value of Happy City is not in saying something new, but in saying forcefully what can't be said too much.
This is, quite simply, a must-read book. It is characteristically brutal, tragic, darkly humorous, and riveting.
Stone does know when to provide a breather with entertaining anecdotes about Amazon’s competitive jujitsu.
The way the book progresses is so powerful, it tends to hold on even after you've closed that perfect last page. Every child in the world must read this, or must have Malala's story read to them.
Fans of Parks and Recreation and Offerman’s brand of deadpan humor are sure to gorge themselves on the healthy portion he provides.
A French journalist’s eloquently philosophical diary of the six months he spent fulfilling his dream to “live as a hermit deep in the woods” of Siberia.
Seuss explores the same philosophical message in his own inimitably wise and witty style.
here's the dramatic scenery and a series of very vivid locations spread over quite a time span. There are characters you can love as well as the mandatory few which you can hate with a vengeance. And the ending - well, it could never happen in real life. Could it? What's not to make it a success?
In her new book, “Reign of Error,” she arrows in more directly, and polemically, on the privatization movement, which she calls a “hoax” and a “danger” that has fed on the myth that schools are failing.
Thank heaven that Ward did not yield to the terrible temptation she describes to draw a razor across her wrist in despair after her brother’s death, but rather sat down and told this awful, necessary story.
It's a testament to Foer's writing that his dazzling way with words never trumps the emotions he serves
Over 3/4 of the book is analysis of the different strength types, so without the ability to share results easily with those who are close to you, the book is pretty empty.
Ms. Ripley’s...commentary on what makes parents, teachers and principals most effective, is persuasive and deserves acceptance across our educational institutions.
...The Infatuations, which is the ideal introduction to his work. Translated by Margaret Jull Costa, The Infatuations is mysterious and seductive; it's got deception, it's got love affairs, it's got murder — the book is the most sheerly addictive thing Marías has ever written. It hooks you from its very first lines.
A thorough study of the gold standard in American literary publishing, complete with sex, sour editors and the occasional stumble into financial success.