“Linda Urbach preserves the integrity of a classic, while adding another sparkling gem to the literary crown.”
“Delightfully entertaining with a killing sense of humor, Practical Jean: A Novel is worthy contender for Book of The Year. You’ll love it to death.”
“While some famous authors seem to go downhill later in their career, getting lazy or sloppy, Ms. Roberts has improved over time, getting better at character development . . .”
“Noir is not easy to write—and nearly impossible to do successfully in the first-person POV— especially when you know from the very first ‘I’ that the hero(ine) will survive, strangling
“Morgan is an enduring character and one that deserves to be around for a long time to come. If he remains in Mr. Collins’ capable hands he no doubt shall.”
“This review’s brief synopsis cannot possibly convey the novel’s wealth of detail and interconnected plot elements that demand attentive reading. . . .
“. . . curiosity, that powerful driver of discovery, is only as valuable as what it turns up.
“Adults and scholars will find much to enjoy both in the editor’s insightful introductory essay and in her concise, interesting biographies of the artists. . . .
“The subject matter of Call Me When You Land might seem dark and depressing, but it’s not. It’s funny and human and real.
“that is exactly what Daniel Woodrell is: a storyteller, first and foremost.
“Ms. Muller’s plotting is masterful, with her sure-footed, economical storytelling—even with the changes of narrator from chapter to chapter—supporting the plot as it glides easily along.
“In this absorbing debut tale of excess and entertainment, the truth of both the music business and the artists themselves screams out from every page—testament not only to Mr.
“The Plot Against Hip Hop is a quick-moving murder mystery that educates its audience on Hip Hop’s pioneer generation along the way.
“The action, indeed the story, seems like it takes place another world, distancing the reader from the reading experience—the opposite of what you want in a thriller.
“So I will say it in simple language: Buy this book. Read this book. It is masterful. It is one of the best short story collections published this year.
“Reminiscent of John Saul’s creepy, brainy novels, The Night Strangers is a psychological thriller overflowing with horror and suspense.
A series of prose vignettes, an extended verse poem and a sequence of short meditations form the three sections of this bilingual collection.
“The laced-up spinster and fly-by-the-seat-of-his-pants bad boy is often seen in romance, but rarely with the depth of character and growth displayed here.
“There is much to like about Lizard World, but the book ultimately resembles the spliced creatures that inhabit its narrative: It is an uncomely hybrid less than the sum of its par
“Mr. Frazier’s writing is so fine it needs to be savored. These people are as unique as all human beings are; not one of them can be wholly admired or detested.
“. . . with Star Gazing, Ms Gillard has undoubtedly created a thinking-woman’s romance that lingers in the memory long after the last page has been turned.”
“The Mere Future reads like a modernized Candide by Voltaire crossed with Brave New World by Aldous Huxley.
“Sad Monsters crackles with wit, irony, and sarcasm.
“A Discworld book is not simply a publication, it’s a universally celebrated event. And my goodness, what an event we are invited to in Snuff.
“Wyatt is a fast-paced thriller with more action than a Bruce Willis’ movie, and a bigger knockout punch than Rocky.