Writing in plain, clear prose, Skloot avoids melodrama and makes no judgments.
Her absolute eloquence with descriptions of the birds and landscapes and the thrill of the natural world makes the memoir compelling...Macdonald tells us so eloquently in her fine memoir — that transformation of our docile or resigned lives can be had if we only look up into the world.
As Mr. Foer's own occasional absent-mindedness should remind us, the human memory is a complicated, confounding subject. Yet, in the end, "Moonwalking With Einstein" proves uplifting: It shows that with motivation, focus and a few clever tricks, our minds can do rather extraordinary things.
Despite the fact that the book flows in a very mundane manner, it is accessible to both children and adults. It helps a child understand the tough part of relationships and love, while it teaches adults that every child is special and one of a kind.
Dashner has not failed to disappoint on this fine occasion, and I shall be waiting for the movie release eagerly.
At its best, Cahalan’s prose carries a sharp, unsparing, tabloid punch in the tradition of Pete Hamill and Jimmy
Mr. Larson has written a dynamic, enveloping book filled with haunting, closely annotated information.
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!
Kolbert also weaves a relatable element into the at-times heavily scientific discussion, bringing the sites of past and present extinctions vividly to life with fascinating information that will linger with readers long after they close the book. A highly significant eye-opener rich in facts and enjoyment.
First of all, I must say that this is one of the books which grips your whole attention and, even more, makes you think about your life in a philosophical manner...I believe it is a great book to read and I thoroughly advise every single person to read it, especially those who are interested in philosophy.
I love this book and there's a lot more to this story than meets the eye. The characters are quirky and memorable, the plot is genius and there's a twist on every page.
...has proved to be the most lasting element of Burnett's literary legacy. Perhaps that shouldn't surprise us, given how ahead of its time it was.
Mr. Orwell's animals exist in their own right, with a narrative as individual as it is apt in political parody.
Because they're so well-developed, their bizarre paths, studded with moments of absurd humor (at one point, an angry Vanger is described as looking like "an inflated moose") become believable down to their implications for the rest of Blomkvist's life.
The most convincing part of This Changes Everything is the case Klein makes for what she calls “Blockadia” – the loosely affiliated network of social movements that is confronting the extractive industry everywhere from Greece’s gold mines to our own tar sands.
It’s disappointing, though, that the story uses vampires as the default reason for practically every evil, every mystery, every historical shift in the world.
The three way chats, in which they are joined by other animals, about web spinning, themselves, other humans—are as often informative as amusing, and the whole tenor of appealing wit and pathos will make fine entertainment for reading aloud, too.
In the midst of this miasma, real doctors and nurses made decisions that shortened the lives of real patients. Sheri Fink’s Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital...is the breathtaking, definitive account of an American hospital’s worst nightmare.
In the dense, challenging and smart "The World Until Yesterday," Diamond...says that to give traditional societies a pass while criticizing our own is to do disservice to both worlds.
The celebrated bard of the brain's quirks reveals a flamboyant secret life and a multitude of intellectual passions in this rangy, introspective autobiography.