...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.
First of all, I must say that this is one of the books which grips your whole attention and, even more, makes you think about your life in a philosophical manner...I believe it is a great book to read and I thoroughly advise every single person to read it, especially those who are interested in philosophy.
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.
It's a small victory for video game culture, and books as a whole, for that matter.
Alice Munro’s new collection, Dear Life, proves yet again that she is a very great writer indeed.
“The Testament of Mary,” Colm Toibin’s haunting, austere and deeply affecting book written in the voice of a figure who has gone largely voiceless (if hardly imageless) throughout the history of Christianity...
THE Downton Abbey fan will cherish this new book.
With wit and honesty Carroll conveys why the fundamental questions of science matter so much to human culture...
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...
...Mr. Stross offers sufficient portraiture to give us a sense of the young entrepreneurs.
...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.
There’s nothing neat and tidy about a community, or life, which is what makes them both all the more valuable. Telegraph Avenue is a wonderful celebration of this glorious mess that is a pleasure and an inspiration to read.
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.
What Ms. Smith offers in this absorbing novel is a study in the limits of freedom, the way family and class constrain the adult selves we make.
Gerritsen pulls things together nicely by the end as she crafts several sequences that will leave readers anxious about the outcome.
She has written a fantastic, funny novel. Its affecting characters, not-necessarily-nice humor and surprising plot twists make this novel an enchanting ride.