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.
Lots of twists and turns and once I began this book could not put it down. A really exciting read.
Marion manages to maintain levity through the dry humorous writing while creating characters who are remarkably unique, memorable, and likable
A pleasant mixture of iconic and surprising shots—a photo book that is ultimately as much about the photographer, and the access he gained, as it is about its subject.
Zombie attacks, family members in physical and emotional jeopardy, and vast government conspiracies all contribute to a heady tale that reaches a satisfying conclusion.
It would have been nice if, among all the detailed explanation, the author had explained why the starship has no formal command structure (no captain, no navigator, no formally titled chief engineer). A compelling (if depressing) argument against those who still dream of an interstellar manifest destiny.
...a funny surfeit, rich with good humor and neat twists
...seemingly bottomless bag of felonious tricks (and occasional murderous impulses) just way too hard-bitten even for this world. But it's still an impressive world. Bardugo has created a grimy fantasy with a thin blank-punk veneer laid over the top.
... fans of the series and newcomers alike will...find plenty of excitement to keep them happily engaged.
Knowingness was a big part of Sheckley's appeal. He saw through the clichés of sci-fi, as well as those of contemporary culture.
Sumptuous gouache illustrations complement the old-fashioned, dramatic narrative.
...the reader feels the benefit of 40 years of narrative craftsmanship and reflection on his nation's history.
A stunning, gorgeous and heartwrenching tale that is perfect for the holiday season...
I can read this book over and over again. From the very beginning until the end J.K. Rowling has me gripped! There is never a dull moment...
The story, with its riffs on fairy tales and quest narratives, offers just the right balance of familiarity and originality, with plenty of humorous asides.
...thoroughly entertaining entry in a franchise that shows no signs of running out of steam.
...mammoth twists and head-pounding turns that will have readers and book clubs debating the roles of emotion and logic that drive human existence.
The heart-stopping tale of intrigue that launched both novelist and spy, Call for the Dead is an essential introduction to le Carré's chillingly amoral universe.
...it’s almost 100 pages before our hero and heroine meet. Once they do, things really take off, but getting there took me longer than I was expecting.