...I know I will remember this book for years to come and it will always feel as if it were almost yesterday that I read it, as it is a book to treasure and keep on a dusty bookshelf to pass on for generations.
...for those who like their noir with a twist of horror, this novel provides an engaging blend of occult surrealism, nihilism, and startling violence. A lean, mean fantasy novel that’s likely to leave readers dented and bruised.
Comparisons to The Little Prince are appropriate; this is a sweetly exotic tale for young and old alike.
And so Urqhuart, the Canadian descendant of Irish immigrants, appears to suggest that human migrations are doomed to fail.
...it's wonderful, awful stuff, rife with ambushes, horrific murders of men, women and children, revenge and betrayal, and void of anything resembling justice or mercy.
If sexy books are your thing, then you may want to pre-order Historia soon.
...her short stories have a subtle, unshowy, covert brilliance. This 2012 collection, reissued in celebration, ends with autobiographical pieces...
Beautiful prose, tangible emotion, and a constantly lingering sense of dread make what should be a fairly short reading experience an intense and disturbing experience.
THE Downton Abbey fan will cherish this new book.
Carroll’s clarity and unbridled enthusiasm reveal the pure excitement of discovery as much as they illuminate the facts.
The book is fabulous. The photos are superb and the ladies (and a few men) all unique and stylish in their own way.
...a mishmash of cardboard characters, a convoluted yet preposterous plot, cartoonish marital discord, paralyzing generational divides, transparent conspiracies, an epidemic of personality disorders, and stereotypical conflicts...
Stross peppers the book with his [Graham's] mottos: “Make something people want”, “Launch fast.” “Write code and talk to customers.” If not the definitive history of this explosion in technology start-ups, Stross at least provides lively source material.
Not as ambitious as Díaz’s Pulitzer Prize winner, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (2007), but sharply observed and morally challenging.
Much of the wit in “Telegraph Avenue” inheres in Chabon’s astonishing prose. I don’t just mean the showy bits: a 12-page-long sentence that includes the observations of an escaped parrot...
Hope is a major theme in this book. Joanna and Eben both hope they can be together even though everything around them makes it seem like it will never happen. On the whole this book is a page turner.
Albom deftly juggles multiple narratives to craft an inspiring tale that will please his fans and newcomers alike.
...the wonderful bits more than make up for the less wonderful, and...you should rush to buy this book before the summer is out.
Gerritsen pulls things together nicely by the end as she crafts several sequences that will leave readers anxious about the outcome.
Where’d You Go, Bernadette? is written in journalistic fashion, each character speaking in his or her own voice. The reader becomes privy to every player’s thoughts, reactions, and feelings...making for an intense and compelling tale.