Satisfying at every level. King even leaves room for a follow-up, should he choose to write one—and with luck, sooner than three decades hence.
. . .a book to be read deliberately, slowly, reflected upon, reread, meditated upon, quietly considered.
...“The Power of Habit” is an enjoyable book, and readers will find useful advice about how to change at least some of their bad habits...
Real life is seldom as neat as it appears in a Malcolm Gladwell book.
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.
Appraising the book by the peak-end rule, I overconfidently urge everyone to buy and read it.
Faith healing run amok: It’s a theme that’s exercised King since Carrie, and though this latest is less outright scary and more talky than that early touchstone, it compares well. No one does psychological terror better than King. Another spine-tingling pleasure for his fans.
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...
Though she could have made this volume more preachy and less substantive, Sandberg has achieved the opposite, a book that has a powerful message but that is also full of personal vulnerability and first-hand anecdotes...
If you're looking to read a paranormal without instashipping, partnered with a well-researched and well-integrated premise and story then you'll definitely enjoy this series.
The book is more than just a horror story with a recovery at the end -- although it is that -- because Dugard's survival shows such extraordinary fortitude.
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.
While story is told by the father, most of the accounts are transcribed using Colton’s exact words and the message he wishes to send is very simple...
If anything, Thirteen Reasons Why gives teens the opportunity to evaluate the way in which their behaviors impact others...With so much education in the schools focused on bullying, I recommend Thirteen Reasons Why for teens to develop foresight in terms of their potential impact on others.
Just be aware that much of what you are reading is not driven by the data, but rather by an effort to be dazzling.
Ansari’s eminently readable book is successful, in part, because it not only lays out the history, evolution, and pitfalls of dating, it also offers sound advice on how to actually win today's constantly shifting game of love. Often hilarious, consistently informative, and unusually helpful.
. . .gradually reveals itself to be way undercooked, the product of an inquisitive, good-natured spirit. . .that’s fallen perilously in love with a provocative but idealistic and impractical thesis.
As hope blooms at story's end, those who have followed Harry thus far will be every bit as eager to discover what happens to him in his sixth and seventh years.
Comparisons to The Little Prince are appropriate; this is a sweetly exotic tale for young and old alike.