Deftly avoiding the problem of the Robinson Crusoe tale that bogs down in repetitious behavior, Weir uses Watney’s proactive nature and determination to survive to keep the story escalating to a riveting conclusion.
I cannot think of anyone who does not have an introvert streak to some degree, so Ms. Cain's rich, intelligent book will probably have broad appeal.
Writing in plain, clear prose, Skloot avoids melodrama and makes no judgments.
I would recommend The Help for a book club or reading group. The style is interesting and while a bit difficult at the beginning, once you understand the technique the story evolves and takes you to that time and place in history.
The presentation is easy to read and the contents are written well. This book will appear to a large constituency in academe, government and in private industry.
Real life is seldom as neat as it appears in a Malcolm Gladwell book.
The book works as a superficial read, and as something more ponderous.
Transference. Transcendence. Hawk is a true story riven with magic. It is poetry and it is wisdom. Strange, ethereal, pulsing, alive. Fierce and feral, too.
He offers fascinating and accessible explorations into the workings of the brain. . .
Striking research showing the immense complexity of ordinary thought and revealing the identities of the gatekeepers in our minds.
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...
The protagonists, Mariam and Laila, are such inspirational women that you aspire to have the same toughness of spirit as they do, and to stand up for oppressed women around the world...in my opinion, this is Hosseini's best work, outshining even the highly acclaimed The Kite Runner.
Even though it is clear from the outset she recovered, Brain on Fire reads like a frantic medical mystery, leaving the reader needing to know what happens next.
Larson lets his parallel narratives exist side by side, seldom directly commenting on their connections, and The Devil In The White City is all the more powerful for it
Gawande identifies no perfect solutions to the problems inherent in bodily decline. He is just asking us to commit ourselves to creating better options and making choices with the goal of a purposeful life in mind.
Mr. McCullough presents all this with dignified panache, and with detail so granular you may wonder how it was all collected.
Just be aware that much of what you are reading is not driven by the data, but rather by an effort to be dazzling.
New Yorker staff writer Kolbert (Field Notes from a Catastrophe) accomplishes an amazing feat in her latest book, which superbly blends the depressing facts associated with rampant species extinctions and impending ecosystem collapse with stellar writing...
It was Rebecca that made me realize I didn't wish my life were more like a Gothic novel.
Comparisons to The Little Prince are appropriate; this is a sweetly exotic tale for young and old alike.