This new volume, with its historical slant, its autobiographical material, its impressionistic descriptions of scenery, its occasional nostalgia and pleasing irony, confirms her reputation.
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.
Caltech physicist Sean Carroll makes the search for the Higgs boson a scientific detective story.
There is not one ray of sunshine in The Casual Vacancy. Okay, there are a few milky glimmerings at the end and occasional veiled zingers raise a sardonic smile but do not add levity. The Casual Vacancy is grim, grim, grim...
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.
Every word in This Is How You Lose Her feels like it was earned with blood, sweat, and tears—and yet it still admirably measures up to Díaz’s previous work.
There is something deeply current about this wise and soulful novel, even as its main characters are so deeply mired in the past.
Albom deftly juggles multiple narratives to craft an inspiring tale that will please his fans and newcomers alike.
Smith's masterful ability to suspend all these bits and parts in the amber which is London refracts light, history, and the humane beauty of seeing everything at once.
Purplish prose and a wildly baroque ending won’t deter a devoted fan base.
...utterly consuming and ultimately wonderful, it's refreshing in its honesty and complexity.
It's an ode to friendship between two men, a story of the strong bond between a human and a dog, and a reminder of what is worth living for.
Ms. Stedman builds a solid case for all sides — or, at least, makes everyone’s motives understandable.
Macintyre effortlessly weaves the agents’ deliciously eccentric personalities with larger wartime events to shape a tale that reads like a top-notch spy thriller.
...for folks bowled over by the recent financial meltdown, Barlett and Steele's book will resonate.
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.
In an impressive narrative, the author renders esoteric DNA concepts accessible to lay readers.
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.