The details are both devastating and inspiring. The two men, it turns out, are wrestling with similar demons. From their despair emerges something reassuring: a feeling of commonality and a modest sense of hope.
This revisionist western plays loose with historical facts, and is a disappointing effort from a Pulitzer Prize–winning author.
Unlike your standard-issue action hero, the canny Joe uses his wits, taking time to assess the literal and figurative lay of the land. Box does a good job of working in the backstories of characters and situations, so even new readers should have no problem following along.
Author Scott wastes no time beginning the story, and never lets up until the climactic scene, in prose that’s brooding and intense right up until the final paragraph.
This is definitely a feel good book that I enjoyed. It’s a good example of why Ms. Miller is considered the top of the western romance genre.
Unlike Walt’s usual adventures...this novella shuns mystery for a wild and dangerous adventure that will leave you both touched and breathless.
An expertly written tale of ancient crimes, with every period detail—and every detail, period—just right.
His heritage as folksinger, artist, and observer of West Texas strife lives on through these distinct pages infused with the author’s wit, personality, and dedication to Americana.
The Orchardist is a stunning accomplishment, hypnotic in its storytelling power, by turns lyrical and gritty, and filled with marvels.
Really glaring are the absence of reasons why Joslyn loves Slade and why he loves her. Heated love scenes have never been Miller’s forte, but this book flattens them to cyphers.
It is an examination of the redemptive power of articulated memory, and it is a masterwork by one of our finest writers working at the top of his form.
Johnson expertly highlights his conflicted hero’s dual role as father and sheriff in this deeply satisfying installment.
A well-rendered neoclassic tale of the Old West, worthy of a place alongside Lonesome Dove and Sea of Grass
While the worldbuilding is thin and frequently nonsensical, this grotesque and bloody construction of a vampire world will appeal to readers who've been craving gore over romance with their vampires.
"Boleto" is a quiet novel, but one that reverberates like a stone thrown into a deep, still mountain lake.
He’s a stylist of forward motion, placing narrative acceleration above inconveniences like pronouns and helping verbs...newcomers may find the transition from complete sentences daunting...
Maupin's alternately playful and sentimental tales depict an all-too-easily satirized population of transients and toffs living in and around San Francisco.
It is a fine debut that thriller readers should enjoy.
It's a strong story related to the reader by the omniscient narrator, told in a way reminiscent of fairy tales or spiritual texts like the Bible or Koran.
Walls’ telling of her story makes you want to live a life that someone will remember, that someone will find significant enough to write about.