I sincerely hope this isn't the last time I will read about Valentine, but if it is, THE SUPREME MACARONI COMPANY is a fitting farewell. Highly recommended.
In the third installment of the Rules of Scoundrels series, MacLean once again creates compelling and complex characters and sets them on a path toward love and reconciliation that begins with seemingly impossible odds and ends with exquisite fulfillment. Beguiling and emotionally lush.
Baldacci has crafted another terrific tale with two great protagonists. Just when the story line seems to veer into familiar areas, Baldacci steers it into another shocking direction. This is the best book yet in the series.
Framed by short anecdotes relating to Alexander Graham Bell’s invention of the telephone, Albom’s story unfolds in reportorial-style sketches, right up to a double-twist conclusion. A sentimental meditation on "[w]hat is false about hope?"
The fact that the story shifts its focus from amnesia and rediscovery to something completely different may cause some discomfort because it happens so suddenly. Ultimately, the story is too ambitious and does not do adequate justice to its heavy subject matter.
Anyone who enjoys crime novels but hasn’t read Smith is in for a treat. Read this book, then look for other Arkady Renko adventures.
The author forms a comfortable bond with readers and offers just the right blend of history and fiction. Flagg flies high, and her fans will enjoy the ride.
...the unfolding of the story of the painting gives the book all of its best moments...Had the rest of it—the foot stamping and the tears—been shortened, tightened, and the story of the picture itself enlarged, the result may well have included the promised sense of amazement.
Ms. Roberts’s character’s Irish dialect is subtle in this book but no less charming. Readers who know the Boonsboro Trilogy set in her own town will be thrilled to read another story in a series set in her favorite place: Ireland.
S is far from perfect, but is worth reading for the experience alone. The book offers something entirely unique, and Abrams’ involvement may spark the increase in this type of product.
All the author’s strengths are in evidence—his capturing the rhythms of small-town life in Clanton, Miss., his skill at making legal minutiae comprehensible, and his gift at getting readers to care about his characters.
In his singularly perceptive voice, Lamb immerses his characters and the novel’s readers in powerful moments of hope and redemption and shocking descriptions of violence and abuse.
This novel is a veritable journey for reader and protagonist alike, and one made more pleasurable by Tartt’s exquisite eye for the smallest detail.
Characters who are pale, waxen, grievously wounded, bone thin, fogged by opium, or redolent of the sea in a rugged region plagued by shipwrecks, move through the book alongside the living. Dead or alive? That’s not a question on Ms. Catton’s astral plane. The question is whether it matters.
...he’s out and out funny. Flowers and some of his supporting characters, like the luscious and smart redneck Ma Nobles (who is running the lumber scam), all combine to produce an exciting thriller that will have you turning pages and chuckling at the same time.
Gilbert’s sweeping saga of Henry Whittaker and his daughter Alma offers an allegory for the great, rampant heart of the 19th century.
...King’s latest is...a gripping, taut read that provides a satisfying conclusion to Danny Torrance’s story.
Seuss explores the same philosophical message in his own inimitably wise and witty style.
The Lowland is a story that examines profound questions about human nature, family, parenting, and love, as well as history and politics. The novel possesses both depth and breadth but is very readable, extremely moving, and doesn’t end with clear-cut answers. Expect the unexpected.
Even though I feel like I’ve read The Longest Ride 17 other times, he’s a good writer who will capture the hearts of women and men — I know you’re out there — for decades. Why? Because he’s a romantic who makes even the most cynical of cynics think the kind of love he writes about exists.