...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.
It's vivid and violent, with some pyrotechnic turns of phrase, if occasionally rough round the edges.
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.
...it's wonderful, awful stuff, rife with ambushes, horrific murders of men, women and children, revenge and betrayal, and void of anything resembling justice or mercy.
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.
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.
A fascinating chronicle of an important chapter in fundamental science.
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!
Rowling too is casually cruel to her characters, giving them problems they can't surmount and then turning their lives from bad to worse, like John Irving in overdrive. Is this a failure of the imagination? Maybe. Rowling clearly knows how to create a universe that's compelling, consuming even, but Pagford is no such place.
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.
...Yunior's voice is as versatile as his other main instrument; rather than just a Johnny One-Note of obscenities, he's also witty and moving and mournful.
When it comes to creating vivid, memorable and “real” characters of any and all sexes, ages and races, no American novelist writing today can touch Michael Chabon.
The storyline is gripping...I eagerly turned the pages from chapter to chapter, anxiously waiting to see where the story was headed!
Albom deftly juggles multiple narratives to craft an inspiring tale that will please his fans and newcomers alike.
As a writer, Smith finally seems perfectly at ease: less like she’s trying to please and more like she’s delighting in her jaw-dropping mastery of language and dialect. This is, hands down, her best novel to date.
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.