“Umberto Eco is one of just a handful of writers that can be trusted to take me by the hand and lead me into a world that, on first glimpse, I don’t want to venture into.
“. . . the premise of The Fear Index by Robert Harris is seriously creepy. . . .
“The careful reader, the one who assumes nothing as s/he reads, will be the most satisfied. Assumption is a well-written mystery with an unexpected, rare, and unique ending.”
“Joe Schreiber has created an acutely teen-focused action thriller that blurs the line between gender and age, making it an enjoyable book for almost anyone.”
“Fly By Night is fast-paced and engaging. Thoroughly enjoyable.”
“Historical fiction can be the best education, because it engages people’s minds and hearts differently than the classroom—and often better.
“To read these comic poems in blank verse again is to live childhood again, when the surly, often irate insect was first discovered.
“Even if you are not a regular reader of fantasy fiction, you may well enjoy this collection. Mr. Powers is a talented writer.
“The Twoweeks is written by a veteran author who is not trying to dazzle with literary showmanship but with intimate storytelling.”
“The Marriage Artist is one of those rare novels that meet all the criteria for greatness: It entertains, informs, enlightens and finally and most importantly, it inspires.
“Sound Bender is a fast and involving read, and it’s worth recommending to the kids.”
“We can all use a comforting story of love, even—or especially—if it is ripped from a brutal past.”
“The author has penned a Christmas tale that will brighten the lives of all who read it.”
“If you’re looking for a crime thriller to keep you on the edge of your seat right to the very last page, look no further.
“Other authors may struggle writing from a first-person or third-person point of view and opt to only write in one viewpoint all the time, but Dagoberto Gilb handles writing in either viewp
“. . . the big problem is the second requirement for retelling a myth: Why bother?
“At barely more than 100 small (four and a half by seven inch) pages in Andrew Bromfield’s excellent English translation The Hall of the Singing Caryatids succeeds both as a novell
“Engaging and inventive, Ebba and the Green Dresses of Olivia Gomez in a Time of Conflict and War is an ambitious and confident novel by Joan Tewkesbury, a veteran writer for stage
“Deeply insightful, daring and filled with unanticipated background information, The Iron Knight could provide what may possibly be the perfect ending to a spectacular series—or pe
It’s been two years since the vampiric virus was unleashed in The Strain, and the entire world now lies on the brink of annihilation.
“Morgue Drawer Four, a finalist for Germany’s 2010 Friedrich Glauser Prize for best crime novel, is a real find for aficionados of black humor and the macabre.
“All told, The Speed Chronicles deserves great praise for the audacity of the topic, the depth of the discussion, the diversity of its voices, and plain, old, good storytelling.”
“The best stories in The Cocaine Chronicles—including those of Mr. West, Mr. Brown, and Ms. Revoyr—are equal to the best fiction being written today.”
“. . . the point with The Feng Shui Detective Goes West is to enjoy the effervescent ride.”