All I know for certain is that Go Set a Watchman is kind of a mess that will forever change the way we read a masterpiece.
Here is the story that few PoW books have bothered to tell: of a man struggling to escape an inescapable past...Hillenbrand marches second world war literature right back into the spotlight.
I cannot think of anyone who does not have an introvert streak to some degree, so Ms. Cain's rich, intelligent book will probably have broad appeal.
Henrietta Lacks deserves to be remembered, as does Deborah Lacks. Rebecca Skloot has provided the tombstone that Henrietta’s family could never afford. This true account is at its best when paying tribute to a woman whose life, in death, has benefited countless individuals worldwide.
This book has incredible cliff-hangers and it is spectacularly described and envisioned. However, I do think it was focused too much on the topic of thoughts, which I didn’t find particularly interesting because I prefer action and drama.
What begins as a tense and gripping mystery gradually evolves into something else as a murky mixture of legal and boundary issues makes prosecuting Joe's mother's attacker incredibly difficult.
The writing is elegant, philosophical and moving. Even at its length, it’s a work to read slowly and savor. Beautiful and important.
Ms. Stedman builds a solid case for all sides — or, at least, makes everyone’s motives understandable.
...for every duff or unhinged sentence there is a moment or passage of human metaphysics beautifully distilled...
The book uses a very clever she-said, he-said structure to construct how we see the characters and come to understand their changing relationship. Without having the rich internal thoughts that make up the text...
...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.
Mockingjay gives the real feel of life within a war, where nothing is the same and you're haunted by the memories of two Hunger Games...This is the book that I had to force myself to take breaks from as the intensity and story completely captured me and I found it near impossible to continue with the rest of my life.
Even with such varied exemplars, the skilled narrative remains accessible.
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.
One of Kingsolver’s better efforts at preaching her politics and pulling heartstrings at the same time.
...I would recommend this book to readers because of its excitement, meaning and unpredictability.
Walls’s journalistic bare-bones style makes for a chilling, wrenching, incredible testimony of childhood neglect. A pull-yourself-up-by-the-bootstraps, thoroughly American story
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...
“Divergent” holds its own in the genre, with brisk pacing, lavish flights of imagination and writing that occasionally startles with fine detail.