Satisfying at every level. King even leaves room for a follow-up, should he choose to write one—and with luck, sooner than three decades hence.
Vividly imagined fight scenes, clever use of obscure mythology...make this a rare treat, only hampered by the complexity of the pre-existing knowledge required to fully appreciate the developments and conflicts.
All in all, I would have liked this book to be about Anna and Jack. Instead I got a road novel about Myron and Carl and their various unpleasant habits...I strongly recommend that you spend your money on something else.
Beukes has done tremendous research about the long span of Chicago time in which her story occurs, and carefully constructed the eccentric and brilliant plot.
Fans of Victorian and/or quirky mysteries will find much to enjoy and will likely be willing to forgive the book's substantial flaws.
Percy births an interesting concept that he then submerges in a writing style that is both affected and self-consciously literary.
“NOS4A2” is full of chills and cliffhangers, but it never turns needlessly grotesque.
In addition, we find the wistful, nostalgic tone—a Bradbury trademark—and his preoccupation with children and the most child-like of technologies: namely spaceships, human-like robots...
...the book is dense and a touch too busy...
...Shepherd’s atmospheric interpretation ought to pull readers in, with unexpected twists and a cliffhanger ending that should leave them craving more.
I pretty much knew who the killer was in this book long before Devin did, but the mechanics of how he figures it all out were sharply constructed.
Like its predecessor, it is a strange new creature for the 21st century: the literary superthriller, driven at once by character and plot.
For parents, there's plenty here to keep you up at night. Stine deftly makes one of his characters a child psychologist whose questions mirror our own...
No, there wasn't enough romance for me. No, the suspense...was mild and minimal. There are some problems...and some strings left dangling.
This supernatural thriller surely ranks as one of the series’ funniest.
Clearly Harkness has great fun with all this, and her background as a literature professor gives her plenty of room to work with, and without, an ounce of pedantry.
Duncan's writing does more than transcend genre fiction: it creeps up on it in the dead of night, rips out its heart, then eats it.
The thing is The Third Gate never rises above being yet another curse of the mummy yarn.
Stroud manages to make his mysterious and violent doings both banal and vapid.
If you enjoy thrillers and strong charismatic people you will enjoy Into The Darkest Corner.