There is no wisdom here. Sometimes a hermit is just a hermit. Sometimes a thief is just a thief. Finkel did his best. The book is interesting, but it is not illuminating.
The story of the “fat doctor” (as Ohler dubs him) is based on some diligent research. But it is buried beneath the breathless prose, like other interesting aspects of the book. Again and again, Ohler’s hyperbole stands in the way of sober understanding.
Mercy is great and I love reading about her adventures. There is always something going on with her and her pack of wolves.
With gripping action, political intrigue and an air of danger, the novel is one of the best reads of the year.
The plot line unfolds predictably, and there’s no real emotional tension, despite a spat between Peter and Rina over watching TV.
Like all great epics, Sapiens demanded a sequel. Homo Deus, in which that likely apocalyptic future is imagined in spooling detail, is that book. It is a highly seductive scenario planner for the numerous ways in which we might overreach ourselves.
It may take a few pages to get your footing, depending. The more limber won’t be bothered. We’ve had plenty of otherworldly choruses before, from Grover’s Corners to Spoon River, and with so many walking dead in the pop culture nowadays, why not a corresponding increase in the talking dead?
In reinterpreting the tales so faithfully and with such abundant joy, Gaiman assumes the role of fireside bard, inviting us to sit close on a chilly winter’s night and chuckle and wonder along with him.
The romance is charming, but the main strength of the story is Katie and Demeter’s evolving relationship. Kinsella creates characters that are well-rounded, quirky, and a complete joy to read.
Bestseller Robb (aka Nora Roberts) is not only prolific but consistently inventive, entertaining, and clever in her crime series set in a near-future New York City, as shown by the stunning 44th entry...
Balogh exhibits a fine understanding of how unmet expectations, painful father issues, and identity struggles can both restrain a person and lead to liberation. This Regency romance dives deeper than most and will satisfy fans and new readers alike.
Revealing chapters from the children’s point of view show them trying to match wits with adults. Devilishly clever twists propel Gardner’s tale of family bonds fractured, mended, and sometimes destroyed.
Unless the reader is deeply dedicated to following where science leads, the ideas in this book will be difficult to accept. Yet for those who study consciousness, the ideas presented by Chopra and Kafatos are logical.
What’s missing is humor. Every generation needs its Carrie Fisher, perhaps even its Hunter S. Thompson, but this isn’t it.
All in all, I’d have to say that this being my first ever historical romance I was very pleasantly surprised. I could tell that this was part of a series but it was not so that you must read the others to understand the characters.
Cinematically engaging, harrowing, and poignant, Tyson’s monumental work illuminates Emmett Till’s murder and serves as a powerful reminder that certain stories in history merit frequent retelling.
As always, her characters are pitch-perfect for the time and place, and readers will relish this enjoyable tale.
The complex ex-soldier hero and ex-teacher turned kick-butt bounty hunter heroine have combustible chemistry — and travel an explosive and bittersweet road to their HEA.
The daily torture of their close professional proximity is too slender a thread on which to hang the story, so Shalvis adds a subplot involving Elle’s black-sheep sister that lacks sufficient depth to be credible. Shalvis’s fans will still read this installment, but they know she can do better.
In short: This is the most disgusting, upsetting, and utterly disturbing book I've ever read. Yet, in order to prevent something like this from happening ever again, it's one that absolutely needs to be read.