Suspenseful yet routine, with oversized bogeymen who seem more menacing than they really are, ethical dilemmas that dissolve under pressure and an ending that tests your tolerance for coincidence. Below average for this splendid yet checkered series.
...I will miss Parable, but I am looking forward to Ms Miller's next adventure.. I only hope it's as fun and heartwarming as the people of Parable have been.
Unlike Walt’s usual adventures...this novella shuns mystery for a wild and dangerous adventure that will leave you both touched and breathless.
...the power of this remarkable and beautifully wrought novel is that we remember, in its careful dissection of imperial power, our innate potential for moral courage and companionship.
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 beautifully written and haunting novel, a mood not usually captured by first time authors.
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.
There is a sure-footed, plain-spoken quality to Ford’s language that is pitch perfect for the tale being told, as well as for creating the atmosphere of the landscape, both physical and emotional, with which Dell must come to terms.
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.
...Hagy is fast becoming a recognizable author of the American West.
But the last 150 pages ultimately let the book down.
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.
The book's inspirational message...is oblique enough, to allow readers to interpret it in any way they choose, with whatever degree and form of spirituality one adheres to
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.
Perhaps that is Capote's inward purpose: to write about emptiness and violence less than human in a book that will itself be a single happening in the mind, that mocks the pretensions to timelessness implicit in the classic novel. In Cold Blood is a significant title: it cuts several ways.
Ms. Cather has mastered her craft and delivered a literary masterpiece.
Many serious studies have been made of the trials; this novel comes as near the sense of truth as any of them.