The surprise-packed narratives hurtle toward a stunning climax, horrifying as a train wreck and just as riveting.
Though the prose is fast-paced and sharp, the burdensome dialogue only serves plot and back story, and is interspersed with unfortunate attempts at folksy humor.
King may be exploring the nature of violence in contemporary America, but the narrative’s pacing is too slow for it to catch. King plots every action of his main characters, who spend a distracting amount of time thinking things through. Nothing is held back, which means the suspense never gains momentum.
A relentless page-turner, Gone Girl revels in the lack of happy outcomes for its ill-fated couple, whose terrifying normalcy is slowly peeled away, with financial woes and family arguments coming to light.
...despite the horrifying plot of the story, Room isn't a scary book, but rather, an interesting yet sad perspective of a young boy and his differences to other kids his age, due to being in confinement all his life. A must-read for all readers who want to brave something different.
Readers wishing to wallow in cultural trivia will find much to savor in Hallberg’s all-encompassing, occasionally overwritten effort, but others will be left to wonder how so much energy could generate so little light.
Certainly on this evidence, The Cuckoo's Calling was a calling card for a series that has legs. With up to seven books planned for Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacott – the same as the Potter canon – Galbraith obviously feels the same.
The big reveal, when it comes, is thoroughly satisfying, and just enough is left unresolved in the Cormoran-Robin relationship to ensure that it will be more than serviceable the next time nice Rowling allows the dark-minded Galbraith to write a book.
The murder story allows only flashes of Austenian wit, and Lizzy is sadly eclipsed by Darcy.
...in which dogged attorney Jake Brigance fights for justice in a Mississippi town where justice is not always easy to come by...Trademark Grisham, with carefully situated echoes of To Kill a Mockingbird. A top-notch thriller.
Galbraith's (Rowling's) descriptions of the grey London streets, detailed musings of a disturbed young model's life and death and prose make the tale completely life-like!
Connelly has a gift for fast-paced drama, and isn’t afraid to paint a warts-and-all portrait of his main character. When it comes to passing judgment on Haller’s style of lawyering, Connelly will let the reader decide.
All of Connelly’s considerable strengths are on display: the keen eye for detail and police procedure, lots of local L.A. color, clever plotting, and—most important—the vibrant presence of Harry Bosch.
Heaven is for Real is a great book for a new christens it gives you a little more information about Heaven. And good examples of a great christen family that you can learn from. So remember keep the faith for God because Heaven is for Real.
Not much mystery and even less poison, but it’s hard to resist either the genre’s pre-eminent preteen sleuth or the hushed revelations about her family.
There were two things, though, that bothered me: The writing, and the villain.
Stevens makes Annie a strong, smart woman who won’t stop fighting to regain her sanity and equilibrium. She can’t come back until she knows why she was taken away.
Brushing up against the daily indignities of lockup is the text of the story that spills out in Orange Is The New Black, but Kerman never shrinks from the human element, even when regret and repentance overwhelm her.
His relentless pursuit of a treasure that his twisted thinking has determined is rightfully his generates the nail-biting suspense that’s the hallmark of King’s best work. A sharp closing twist suggests Hodges will be back.
In “The Racketeer,” Mr. Grisham treats his legions of faithful readers to yet another sure-fire, hard-to-put-down, story-driven thriller.