Weir has created an authentic portrayal of the future of space travel, and Watney is the perfect character to follow as he struggles in an unknown and hostile environment.
Gaiman’s books always contain humor, and the The Ocean at the End of the Lane is no different. Even when things look bleak, the characters don’t take the danger seriously. It’s a mere 178 pages, and a quick read.
Sloppily plotted, turgidly written, "Inferno" is so poorly constructed, so uninvolving...that it makes "The Bridges of Madison County" look like "The Great Gatsby,"...
“Code Name Verity” is unlike any book I’ve ever read before. A good book is one I enjoy as I’m reading it. A great book is one that will stick with me and, in ways, haunt me. This is a great book.
With Asperger’s growing visibility in pop culture in recent years, as on CBS’s The Big Bang Theory, this novel is perfectly timed.
Skloot narrates the science lucidly, tracks the racial politics of medicine thoughtfully and tells the Lacks family’s often painful history with grace.
The sometimes slow pace picks up considerably as the disparate characters decipher the past and try to save the souls variously threatened by the golem and the jinni...
An exhilarating narrative and a future we can fear and believe in.
Although Cloud Atlas will most likely be Mitchell’s most beloved book by the end of his career (and has the highest chance of entering the literary canon), The Bone Clocks will hopefully be the book that fans pass on to their friends and family, their voices a little hushed as they say, “Read this one—I think it’s better.”
This is a great work full of danger, fear, and riddled with suspense. While a great YA novel, adults will also be interested in the depth of the story.
Overall, if you’re looking for a fun, action-packed and wholly unique sci-fi adventure which stands out from the crowd, Cinder is the book for you. I know I’ll definitely be continuing on with the series!
This is the kind of blah surrealism for which Mr. Murakami is so beloved by his fans, who will go to any lengths to justify why a minor book like “Colorless Tsukuru” still has the author’s special je ne sais quoi.
This is a truly memorable novel, one that can be read through myriad lenses — psychological, sociological, political.
Our voyeurism is fully engaged in these books, but so intelligently, adeptly engaged that it does not feel trashy or gratuitous.
His latest pulls off that trick again, and in doing so manages to be both dazzlingly inventive and compulsively readable.
Nicely dressed in a full wardrobe of psycho-speculative trappings...The Bone Season is a very effective, albeit very conventional adolescent fantasy. It has a YA flavour, but in recent years this has become an all but essential ingredient of bestsellerdom.
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, the wonderful, thoughtful and touching new novel from Los Angeles writer Gabrielle Zevin, is not, however, about the darkness of Fikry’s existence. Rather, it’s about the power of life to surprise,...is a book for people who love books, who recognize a story well-told for what it is, and for the power it contains.
The book works as a superficial read, and as something more ponderous.
I thought this book had a very original plot and I was intrigued at the way the society was structured. The characters were completely believable in their battles to face their fears and as soon as I had finished the book I couldn’t wait to pick up book 2...
Overall, I'd recommend this book to anyone who enjoys paranormal romance or darker paranormal novels. Once Burned is sure to appeal to Frost's already established fan base, and I'm sure that it will earn her many new readers as well.