...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.
Comparisons to The Little Prince are appropriate; this is a sweetly exotic tale for young and old alike.
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.
As a fellow reader, I say this to all of you: if you have never read Alice Munro’s work, please pick up Dear Life. You will come to appreciate what a fine writer she truly is. I can honestly say that I have added her to my list of favorite authors and will be reading more of her collections.
This beautiful novella turns on who or what Mary should believe about her son’s life and death—and on a mother’s grief.
I adored having a look at these small but necessary little pieces of the whole, grand puzzle.
Caltech physicist Sean Carroll makes the search for the Higgs boson a scientific detective story.
Hope radiates off the pages and it changes the landscape. Ari’s book proudly displays that beauty and style continue throughout the life span, and that it is just as aesthetically pleasing as that of youth, only different.
The realm of fantasy is a realm without subtlety. In a realistic novel such as The Casual Vacancy, however, the huffing and puffing of bad guys wears thin...At her best, Rowling shows a good feeling for the potency of gossip in small towns...
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.
A reviewer's cliche, perhaps, but if you liked his two previous books, you'll love this one, because Díaz is boldly, brilliantly, doing the same thing again, only better.
Chabon’s employment of potboiler techniques keeps the book breathlessly readable, as his best work always is.
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.
Smith's masterful ability to suspend all these bits and parts in the amber which is London refracts light, history, and the humane beauty of seeing everything at once.
I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a tautly written thriller.
Semple's background is in television comedy and this is a very funny book in places; she gets in a few good digs at Seattle, self-help culture and the American private school system, but she also handles the metaphoric weight of Bernadette's disappearing act with real skill.