“I come not to praise The Buried Giant, but to bury it. Alas.”
“Richard Ford has established himself as one of contemporary America’s most interesting storytellers.
“The Snow Queen is an oddity. In some ways a parody of a Michael Cunningham novel, in other ways, a splendid dip into a deep well of literary thought.”
“If it’s The Sound of Music you’re after, this one’s definitely not for you.”
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“Explore Mr. Gray's earlier works since this one is clearly not one of his strongest.”
“. . . a great work of art . . .”
“Gavin Extence has written a book that is richer, more lucid than it seems on its surface.”
“. . . sometimes poignant, often funny, and generally believable.”
“Nearly forgotten today, Mr. Wellman was nominated for a Pulitzer. . . . a worthy chapter in the timeline of fiction devoted to the supernatural.”
“. . . long, depressing, and plodding.”
“. . . funny, romantic, a bit racy, and definitely enjoyable.”
“Sweet Tooth is wonderfully misleading, absolutely delectable, and very smart. And it is still a love story.”
“In The Homegoing we enter this world as outsiders, but through Michael Olin-Hitt’s tender revelations we experience a sense of coming home.”
“. . . on the shortlist of the best graphic novels of 2012 . . .”
“. . . recommended to anyone . . .
“Mark Haddon is a talented novelist who knows how to create sympathetic, fallible, fumbling, well meaning, real characters . . .”
“These stories torment readers with the possibilities and unfulfilled potential . . .”
“You and Me doubles down on that Seinfeldian quality of being a book about nothing. . . . more anti-novel than novel.”
Anne Blythe’s best friend Sarah is getting married. On top of that, Anne is coming off the most destructive of her generally unhealthy relationships—this one to a guy named Stuart.
“With works such as Isaac: A Modern Fable under his belt, Ivan Goldman may not be a ‘minor novelist’ for very much longer.”
“Mark Leyner is a take-no-prisoners author, one who challenges his readers to either keep up or give up, no apologies made.
“All told, Joan Frank has not disgraced herself by any means, nor has she created anything to enhance her very good reputation.
“As in Zeroville, Mr. Erickson’s previous novel, These Dreams of You is told in short kinetic bursts, some no longer than a paragraph, and moves at a propulsive pace.
“Ms. Tyler’s plainspoken prose, rich character development and keen eye for the essential goodness of human beings continue to serve her, and us, well. Even the sound of a doorbell . . .