There is no predictable dead body discovered at the end of the first chapter, as in half the mysteries you’ve ever read...Hawkins’ tale of love, regret, violence and forgetting is an engrossing psychological thriller with plenty of surprises...The novel gets harder and harder to put down as the story screeches toward its unexpected ending.
Don doesn’t need to be fixed or changed from the appealing unique person he is. But I found myself wanting to shed a few tears for this brave man who logically faces life and slowly starts to open his mind to change.
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.
Mr. Johnson is a wonderfully flexible writer who can pivot in a matter of lines from absurdity to atrocity.
Funny, hopeful, foulmouthed, sexy and tear-jerking, this winning romance will captivate teen and adult readers alike.
Even with such varied exemplars, the skilled narrative remains accessible.
Lighter than Looking for Alaska (2005), deeper than An Abundance of Katherines (2006) and reminiscent of Gregory Galloway’s As Simple as Snow (2005)—a winning combination.
In "Fates and Furies," Lauren Groff has taken the struggles and pleasures of marriage and turned them into art, and in that artfulness she reminds us of the dangers and omissions that any storytelling requires.
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.
Her third outing for adults is her best yet, combining the best parts of the whimsical Margarettown and the grim and political The Hole We’re In to craft a beautiful story about getting a second chance at love.
...the long passages focusing on Ender are nearly always enthralling--the details are handled with flair and assurance...
For about the last ten years British writing has been experiencing a remarkable renaissance in literary fiction. Long may this movement flourish. Sarah Waters stands among the leaders. And this is one reader who cannot wait for her next book.
“Divergent” holds its own in the genre, with brisk pacing, lavish flights of imagination and writing that occasionally startles with fine detail.
I can’t wait for the next chapter in Vlad’s story!
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.
Claire's resourcefulness and intelligent sensitivity make the love-conquers-all, happily-ever-after ending seem a just reward.
This is the strength of Chbosky’s writing. He crafts Charlie’s voice in a way that defies context. Charlie is inside every lonely teenager and every adult remembers him fondly. The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a gift...
...Gruen skillfully humanizes the midgets, drunks, rubes and freaks who populate her book.
Still, it's an admirable undertaking, evoking the spirit of his literary hero, Charles Dickens, to examine a serious social issue without losing sight of the truth that those ultimate questions are rooted in the everyday world of living, breathing people.
It's a generally sweet, but flat book that won't likely hold the attention of fans of the far superior "Hunger Games."