McGuire applies a hard-boiled mentality and a keen appreciation for mythology to a blend of politics, magic, and romance to make this the most entertaining series installment to date.
He has written a haunting book, and the story it tells is hardly over. He is living out a sequel that is no less strange and magickal than what he has already been through.
But the ones that deliver on deep delight do so hugely... Pity the Beautiful is a shining example.
. . .there are real gems of insight and wit on the diverse topics of appreciating nature, love and sex, technology, parenthood, the solitary life, art, self-reliance, reason and aging.
Coplin's prose is fresh and compelling, bringing Talmadge and the other characters to vivid life.
Bohjalian is a literary novelist... his books are also filled with artfully drawn characters and great, passionate storytelling. "The Sandcastle Girls" is all that, but different, more powerful.
The result is a beautiful, accomplished novel: as ambitious as it is generous, as moving as it is smart.
The Innocent is Baldacci at his absolute best... Baldacci provides the reader a non-stop pulse pounding ride that will keep you on the edge of your seat into the wee hours of the morning.
. . .well-paced, suspenseful stand-alone. . .
...the mystification and detection are authentic and the solution surprisingly clever.
... its similarities to Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre are striking, including extensive descriptions of the landscape and nature, an old English estate, and common themes, characters, and plot devices.
Mr. Pearson has created two of the most complex and fascinating characters...
Marion manages to maintain levity through the dry humorous writing while creating characters who are remarkably unique, memorable, and likable
A bibliophilic feast for the eye, mind, heart and soul.
Lindsay...provides another guilty pleasure. Really, really guilty.
This Is How You Lose Her, which occupies the space between a story collection and a novel, is a subtle mosaic of love and commitment, punctuated by Díaz’s kinetic Spanglish prose that laces each casual utterance with the bravado of the barrio.
Zombie attacks, family members in physical and emotional jeopardy, and vast government conspiracies all contribute to a heady tale that reaches a satisfying conclusion.
This is a marvelous book to take on vacation.
...in nearly every story in Signs and Wonders things aren’t what they should be between two people, but no two of those relationships are going wrong in quite the same way.