Alice Munro’s new collection, Dear Life, proves yet again that she is a very great writer indeed.
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.
A fascinating chronicle of an important chapter in fundamental science.
A thoughtful edit might have removed many of the stylistic slippages...there might have been a good, possibly even great, 300-page social novel inside the 500-page tear-jerker we have instead. Let’s hope it will be different next time.
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.
Chabon’s employment of potboiler techniques keeps the book breathlessly readable, as his best work always is.
Albom deftly juggles multiple narratives to craft an inspiring tale that will please his fans and newcomers alike.
...the power of the novel is that she continually digs beneath these surfaces, exposing not hypocrisy so much as the emptiness that all her characters feel.
Gerritsen pulls things together nicely by the end as she crafts several sequences that will leave readers anxious about the outcome.
There's a lot to like in Semple's charming novel, including the vivacious humor and the lesson that when creative forces like Bernadette stop creating, they become "a menace to society."
From start to finish, Heller carries the reader aloft on graceful prose, intense action, and deeply felt emotion.
Stedman grounds what could be a far-fetched premise, setting the stage beautifully to allow for a heart-wrenching moral dilemma to play out
Ben Macintyre’s factual account is more gripping than what you will find anywhere else. It is a story unsurpassed in the long history of intelligence.
...a fast paced and enjoyable trip down the left side of the “Don’t Tread on Me” highway, providing an understanding of where the road began and where it appears to be going.
Where We Belong is a moving book, and one that sucked me in deep.
...Bohjalian’s storytelling makes this a beautiful, frightening, and unforgettable read.
Though his subject is a serious one, Mr. Kean enlivens his narrative with an appealing sense of humor.
Like his countryman Arturo Pérez-Reverte, Zafón combines sincere engagement with genre tradition, with clever touches of the literary postmodern.
Spares no bon mot in exposing Hollywood’s sexism, ageism and incurable penchant for extravagant silliness.