For all the attendant publicity, “Sweet Tooth” is not Mr McEwan’s finest book. It has neither the darkness of “The Comfort of Strangers” nor the passion of “Enduring Love”
...has proved to be the most lasting element of Burnett's literary legacy. Perhaps that shouldn't surprise us, given how ahead of its time it was.
This book was a mixed bag for me, one I should have read for a university course but took the opportunity to skip. While I’m glad I finally read it, it’s not going to become a favourite of mine.
Blood, Bones & Butter is the sort of hard-edged restaurant memoir we've come to expect...
Fuller achieves another beautifully wrought memoir.
With The Remains of the Day, Ishiguro turned away from the Japanese settings of his first two novels and revealed that his sensibility was not rooted in any one place, but capable of travel and metamorphosis.
As a teenager I have had to live through High School Musical and Justin Bieber, but none has been worse than the Twilight craze. I have struggled to read these horrible novels, and funnily enough, was not able to finish this one.
At the start of the novel, Roxane is singing, at Mr Hosokawa's request...When the garua lifts, so must Roxane's spell, and then the novel will end. Whom the spirit of death alights upon is concealed until the penultimate chapter, and when it is revealed, the narrative returns to a shocking brutality.
Kingsolver succeeds in demonstrating that it’s not merely possible but in fact preferable to eat locally and seasonally, both in terms of taste and simplicity.
Exerts a potent fascination and embodies important lessons and truths.
The novel is deeply powerful and the images of the Chinese people in it are so rich and believable that I read it as much as a sociological document as I did a novel. It is just a marvelous read.
Revelations about how the way we eat affects the world we live in, presented with wit and elegance.
If you are looking to add some new and exciting recipes to your vegetarian repertoir or just wanting to add meatless Mondays to your diet this is the book for you.
In another writer-director’s hands, this might seem gauche, but Waters loves and is fascinated by his own celebrity, and he wears it well.
It’s easy to see why Mr. Spitz fell for the remarkable Julia Child, and he has done her justice in this mammoth, inspiring biography.
His rise is gratifying to read about, partly because he never sounds as if he’s crowing.
A highly readable, well-researched narrative chronicling America’s boring culinary past and the one man who altered its course forever.
...this book seems to promise cutting-edge humor in a Florida setting. And Mr. Hiaasen leaves his state’s greatest natural resources untapped
...his new book feels redundant, out of touch, and more than a little sad.
He'd probably hate to hear it, but Bourdain has a tender side, and when it peeks through his rough exterior and the wall of four-letter words he constructs, it elevates this book to something more than blustery memoir.