There is much to learn about the artistic and the editorial process in reading Go Set a Watchman...A novel about an adult who goes home and offers a number of flashbacks about her childhood is less dramatically immediate than a story that dives straight into the childhood itself.
Zamperini is Hillenbrand’s focal point, but the scope of her exciting book goes far beyond the life and exploits of one man. Her deeper theme is the human aptitude for survival. The author’s amazing ability for research has rounded up an array of details that constantly grabs our attention.
Her diligence, research, and passion for this important topic has richly paid off.
Skloot's meticulous, riveting account strikes a humanistic balance between sociological history, venerable portraiture and Petri dish politics.
I can certainly understand how the YA crowd fell head over heels for this novel.
Through Joe’s narration, which is by turns raunchy and emotionally immediate, Erdrich perceptively chronicles the attack’s disastrous effect on the family’s domestic life, their community, and Joe’s own premature introduction to a violent world.
he Book Thief is a marvelous work that will touch readers of all ages. In his use of imagery and language Markus Zusak has created a highly accessible vehicle for some complex issues.
Stedman grounds what could be a far-fetched premise, setting the stage beautifully...Most impressive is the subtle yet profound maturation of Isabel and Tom as characters.
The reader will enjoy watching Murakami play with color symbolism down to the very last line of the story, even as Tsukuru sinks deeper into a dangerous enigma. Another tour de force from Japan’s greatest living novelist.
Compulsively readable, creepily unforgettable, this is a must read for any fan of bad girls and good writing.
...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.
This is a magnificent journey undertaken by unforgettable characters that will remain with the reader long after the last page has been turned. The last in this modern dystopian trilogy, Mockingjay is every bit as satisfying as the two prior titles in the series.
...I thought this book provided some amazing insight on how good habits or bad habits can be created, refined, and extended.
If you somehow haven’t read To Kill a Mockingbird, go to the library...or bookstore immediately. If you haven’t read To Kill a Mockingbird recently, it is worth reading the novel again.
In more ways than one, then, this is a work of imagination, but it also tells the truth in the way only good fiction can.
...I would recommend this book to readers because of its excitement, meaning and unpredictability.
Freelance writer Walls doesn't pull her punches...in this excellent, unusual book
I find it a co-incidence that the lesson Malala found in the ‘Wizard Of Oz’ book is the lesson that I found in this book: if you really want to do something, you can – even with hurdles along your way.
Plenty of personal essayists, including really good ones like Nora Ephron, Anna Quindlen and E.B. White, burn out or switch to fiction after a few books...Yet here's David Sedaris with his eighth collection...
I thought this book had a very original plot and I was intrigued at the way the society was structured. The characters were completely believable in their battles to face their fears and as soon as I had finished the book I couldn’t wait to pick up book 2...