...I know I will remember this book for years to come and it will always feel as if it were almost yesterday that I read it, as it is a book to treasure and keep on a dusty bookshelf to pass on for generations.
...for those who like their noir with a twist of horror, this novel provides an engaging blend of occult surrealism, nihilism, and startling violence. A lean, mean fantasy novel that’s likely to leave readers dented and bruised.
It's a strong story related to the reader by the omniscient narrator, told in a way reminiscent of fairy tales or spiritual texts like the Bible or Koran.
And so Urqhuart, the Canadian descendant of Irish immigrants, appears to suggest that human migrations are doomed to fail.
The other striking aspect of Blood Feud is subtler, dispiriting, and never explicitly put forward by Alther, but emerges clearly from her exposition of events: the practical value of unhesitating violence.
If sexy books are your thing, then you may want to pre-order Historia soon.
This new volume, with its historical slant, its autobiographical material, its impressionistic descriptions of scenery, its occasional nostalgia and pleasing irony, confirms her reputation.
Beautiful prose, tangible emotion, and a constantly lingering sense of dread make what should be a fairly short reading experience an intense and disturbing experience.
THE Downton Abbey fan will cherish this new book.
Carroll’s clarity and unbridled enthusiasm reveal the pure excitement of discovery as much as they illuminate the facts.
The book, and indeed the blog, are not merely a collection of photographs, but an anthology of personalities and stories. Stories of lives lived to the fullest, lived with an abundance of lipstick along the way!
...a mishmash of cardboard characters, a convoluted yet preposterous plot, cartoonish marital discord, paralyzing generational divides, transparent conspiracies, an epidemic of personality disorders, and stereotypical conflicts...
Stross peppers the book with his [Graham's] mottos: “Make something people want”, “Launch fast.” “Write code and talk to customers.” If not the definitive history of this explosion in technology start-ups, Stross at least provides lively source material.
This Is How You Lose Her, which occupies the space between a story collection and a novel, is a subtle mosaic of love and commitment, punctuated by Díaz’s kinetic Spanglish prose that laces each casual utterance with the bravado of the barrio.
The novelist, his characters and the readers who will most love this book all share a passion for popular culture and an obsession with period detail.
Hope is a major theme in this book. Joanna and Eben both hope they can be together even though everything around them makes it seem like it will never happen. On the whole this book is a page turner.
Albom deftly juggles multiple narratives to craft an inspiring tale that will please his fans and newcomers alike.
NW offers a nuanced, disturbing exploration of the boundaries...between people living cheek by jowl in urban centers where the widening gap between haves and have-nots has created chasms into which we're all in danger of falling.
Purplish prose and a wildly baroque ending won’t deter a devoted fan base.
Where’d You Go, Bernadette? is written in journalistic fashion, each character speaking in his or her own voice. The reader becomes privy to every player’s thoughts, reactions, and feelings...making for an intense and compelling tale.