“All joy or sorrow for the happiness or calamities of others is produced by an act of the imagination, that realizes the event however fictitious, or approximates it however remote, by placing us,
"both a first class mystery and a cultural experience."
Although this novel is not very long at 204 pages, it is packed with mystery and suspense. Sarah McDonald, a writer, and her husband, Johnny, a doctor, live comfortably in Shadow Cove, Washington.
Grand adventure stories often take place in exotic locations among exotic peoples and feature exotic creatures.
The Bureau of Misplaced Dads is both an homage to and a clever variation on Where the Wild Things Are; an author could do a lot worse than emulate one of the most successful child
There are novels that force a reviewer to remember: It’s a big wide world and everyone has different tastes. Not every reader likes the same books I do. Fair enough.
“The uplifting themes of this novel are around forgiveness, community, and compassion, although they are eclipsed and outweighed by heartbreak.”
“The Shadow of Seth is a book that even adult fans of noir will enjoy.”
“The Bottom by Howard Owen races along at breakneck speed, hardly pausing long enough to allow one to catch a breath.”
Falling in Love with Hominids opens with the confession, “I didn’t used to like people much.” Author Nalo Hopkinson acknowledges that as a teen she did not have much hope for the human spe
“daring, relentlessly imaginative, and stunningly ambitious.”
“ultimately bores and irritates, rather than pleases and compels. Franzen has a lot to offer, but he needs to stop simpering and whining.”
“An excellent debut . . .”
“Maybe the Vinny you used to know isn’t quite gone. If she’s still in there, you thank her, silently. And say goodbye.”
Debbie Macomber graces us with yet another Cedar Cove tale with Silver Linings, the fourth in the Rose Harbor series.
“a thing of beauty . . .”
Every woman likes to think her life is perfect; she has the most wonderful husband, obedient children, and cleanest house. This is what Rachel Carver believes.
“fun, humor, horror, and a fantastical cast of characters.”
The Dresden Files is an exceptional series of 15 (and counting) novels written by Jim Butcher, in addition to tie-in short stories and a short-lived television series.
A rich jazz-age family convenes at a Newport summer palace where an old widower intends to have a séance and get the approval of his dead wife for a new marriage only to learn that his handsome law
“a very intelligent book on a timeless topic, family dysfunction . . .”
If Eva Thorvald—whose life we follow (more or less) from the time she’s born—ever prepares your food, rest assured it will taste exquisitely unlike anything you’ve ever eaten before.
Imagine George Orwell got it wrong. Big Brother isn’t a Stasi- or North Korean–style government watching the unremarkable comings-and-goings of the people.
We’ve seen the premise before: two men fall for the same woman.
Zer0es is a fast paced cyber-thriller that starts off strong, keeps the reader interested throughout, and finishes well, leaving room for more in a possible series.