“. . . a masterful piece about street crime and the psyche of the men and women who work for the Toronto Police Department, Savage Rage offers up a skillful portrait. . . . Mr.
“One of the great pleasures of reading utopian sci-fi is that one sees the author play with wild and exciting possibilities, to present futures we might one day have to live, and to juxtapo
“Pick up a copy of Death of a Kingfisher, pour yourself a dram—or ‘murder a whiskey,’ as one police officer says—and enjoy.”
“So if you possess a penis, are a bathroom bibliophile with the attention span of a gnat, and happen to be looking for a read that is as timely as, say, feather hair extensions, then perhap
“Mary Losure has done a fine job of researching and writing this true story for young readers.
“. . . an entertaining read, . . . The Immortalists is a truly great mystery novel by one of the best authors working in the genre today.”
“Rusty Fischer does an amazing job of writing a first-person narrative of Maddy Swift’s decent into zombie-hood.
“With his story of a chant that transforms a decrepit man, Mr. Rodari grants us the possibility that words can also alter a world gone awry—at least in fairy tales.”
“Péter Nadás may infuriate readers accustomed to a Tolstoyan resolution of a series of interrelated stories and characters and times and settings.
“Capitol Murder disabuses us of any notion that we as a nation can ever let down our guard. . . . like a cold shower—it grabs our attention and gets our adrenaline running.
“In the end, it is the Wendy Chen’s enthusiasm that will carry readers through to the end of Liar’s Guide to True Love, . . .
“The Break is reminiscent of Italian neo-realist cinema of the late 1940s and is enthusiastically recommended to all readers.
“In moments like this, the reader wishes that Ms.
You already know the ending. Of course, in some cases getting there is most of the fun.
“Mr. Libman has created literary quicksand. And his stories are sinking.”
“Powerfully told, and atmospherically driven, this is one of the most bona fide and intelligent Arthurian sagas to grace a book in a very long time.”
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“Because Underground Time’s prose largely lacks the delicious density of the best literary fiction in translation, it appears to target a middlebrow readership.
“Ultimately, The Marriage Plot is very much a moral tale while at the same time being a literary romp through 80s-style sex, love, and marriage.
“If you like spacey space adventures, this book will not disappoint.
“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.”