Enjoyable, then, but as a fan girl, I have to say that I do slightly wish she'd stick to the genre she does so superlatively well: television comedy.
While it is true that students of writing will value this text as an insight into Lee’s creative and editorial process, I think anyone who recognizes that fiction can help us make meaning of our lives will also see this imperfect companion novel as a fascinating glimpse into the messy processes by which we construct the self.
With Asperger’s growing visibility in pop culture in recent years, as on CBS’s The Big Bang Theory, this novel is perfectly timed.
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.
So here it is: Gabrielle Zevin’s “The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry” is a fun, page-turning delight. It is charming — and I mean that in the most positive of ways.
Those who have followed Sedaris through the years will find plenty to enjoy, though not much in the way of surprise or revelation.
The realm of fantasy is a realm without subtlety. In a realistic novel such as The Casual Vacancy, however, the huffing and puffing of bad guys wears thin...At her best, Rowling shows a good feeling for the potency of gossip in small towns...
I was happily engrossed in this book and read it straight through. I know that I will read it over and over again – this is a comfort read like no other.
Rowell’s touching romance has a supernatural twist, a telephonic portal that allows TV comedy writer Georgie to time travel back and forth from the present day to the period before she was married using a vintage rotary-dial telephone.
It is rare that a book is at once so timely and of such high literary quality.
A kind of Holden Caulfield who speaks bravely and winningly from inside the sorrows of autism: wonderful, simple, easy, moving, and likely to be a smash.
The author ably depicts war’s horrors through the eyes of these two women, whose strength of character shines through no matter their differences.
Quality writing, memorable characters, hot sex scenes, and an emotionally satisfying story add up to a marvelous gem.
Moyes has mastered the art of likable, not terribly memorable, but far from simple-minded storytelling.
I find [the] message foul and damaging. Because of that fact and because it is rendered in dull, robotic prose, I hereby give this book an F.
...much of Purity is engaging and brilliant. Few contemporary authors make characters as vitally alive and heartbreaking in their failures as Franzen does. However flawed, his new novel is still a work to be reckoned with.
Trust me, this story isn’t over yet. You have got to read this book to know the rest. In the start my friends told me not to read this series because they thought it was boring, but I totally disagree. I am happy I went against them because i loved the book!
Green’s characters are quirky without having to gnaw soap or assemble a boyfriend from body parts. They’re also genuine enough to counter the sweetness in this novel, in which no one but the rampaging boar really wants to hurt anyone.
I laughed and I cried throughout the story, and found The Shoemaker’s Wife to be a perfect mix of emotions.
The problem isn’t that the author gives us too much information; the problem is that it’s repetitive and often boring, lacking the humor and stylishness of Nora Ephron or Tina Fey...Dunham shows flashes of the humor and sharp eye that make Girls so compelling, but the pleasure of watching the TV show doesn’t translate to the page.