Gaiman...has crafted a fresh story of magic, humanity, loyalty, and memories “waiting at the edges of things,” where lost innocence can still be restored as long as someone is willing to bear the cost.
Real life is seldom as neat as it appears in a Malcolm Gladwell book.
For the most part, I Am Malala succeeds in its lucid explanation of a history unfamiliar to most people in the West, and as a testament to bravery and perseverance.
Thanks to the elegance and force of his ideas, and the robustness of the evidence he offers for them, he has helped us to a new understanding of our divided minds—and our whole selves.
The novel becomes a comic celebration of polymorphous perversity, and of literature.
Where the book stands apart is that, no longer content merely to record the breakdown, Franzen tries to account for his often stridently unlikable characters and find where they (and we) went wrong, arriving at—incredibly—genuine hope.
In a thrilling debut with an attention-grabbing cover, this game of revenge among fallen angels with Nora caught in the middle has too many coincidences to move the plot along and an uneven, rushed ending.
Beah’s halting narrative has confusing time shifts, but it’s hideously effective in conveying the essential horror of his experiences.
After reading the book, I feel like I managed to pick up the main ideas that Oscar Wilde was trying to convey.
De Botton will no doubt annoy militant atheists who believe religion not only has no use but is essentially evil, but his well-reasoned arguments should appeal to the more open-minded nonbeliever.
The parts of this book dealing with the terrible miscarriage of justice are freshest and most resonant. Prosecutions were based on wild, irrational and unsubstantiated accusations.
Covering the first meeting of Glenn Greenwald with Kenneth Snowden and its aftermath, No Place to Hide reads like a spy novel, which it is, but a true one.
Truly a timeless classic that speaks so much of human nature. Plus, it's quaint farmyard setting makes this a very British book, lucky enough to have become a global phenomenon.
This deeply moving memoir reveals how much can be achieved through service and gratitude when a life is courageously and resiliently lived.
All in all, Huxley's Brave New World finds itself increasingly relevant to contemporary issues that plague late capitalism. It asks us to step back from our cultural assumptions about what is worth pursuing in a civilization, and I guess that's what makes it ideal for high school curriculum.
It’s slanted toward action-oriented readers, who will find that Briticisms meld with all the other wonders of magic school.
It is a fact that Joseph Conrad has placed an unreasonable amount of controversy on the table, after his publication of is novel. However, its is ultimately the readers choice. The readers can choose who is the victim from who is the villain.
In the end, So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed is a Jon Ronson book like most other Jon Ronson books. It’s sharply observed, amusingly told, and, while its conclusions may stop just short of profound, the true pleasure of the book lies in arriving at those conclusions.
...“most Americans know and don't know the truth about mass incarceration”—but her carefully researched, deeply engaging, and thoroughly readable book should change that.
It’s extremely misleading to promulgate highly speculative theories as the accepted word of the scientific community. Although I have enormous respect for Hawking’s work as a scientist — he’s one of the greatest of our generation without question — this sort of media hype is, to my mind, irresponsible.