To appreciate this surrealistic story, you should know something about the realities of urban renewal worldwide, the city planner Le Corbusier devoted to the use of cement in his “Brutalist” struct
“Tash Aw pulls no punches.”
“In the end the mind-blowing art can’t save a book that fails to deliver on the promise of its premise.”
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“I Am a Thief! is a cute picture book with an ambivalent message.
“Brief and beautiful, Druillet’s genius shines through in this madcap adventure across post-apocalyptic wastes.”
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“Rex’s compeling account of growing up poor and hungry will resonate with many readers in similar circumstances, and hopefully, trigger empathy in those who live more fortunate lives.”
Maxim Loskutoff’s story collection Come West and See spans a wide chronology, from a story set in the 1893 Montana Territory to stories set in a not-so-distant future in which somewhat vag
“King has a way of subliminally drawing in his reader to believe a horrific and chilling premise as quite possible.”
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“a lip-smacking light mystery flavored with lovable characters and Southern charm that readers of cozies will devour along with the scrumptious recipes included at the end.”
“a big brava! to Sara Donati for giving us this novel. It shows a writer who never stops improving technically while still burning with passion for her subject.
When you read a few hundred novels a year, you learn to tell from page one who’s got the storyteller gene. Or at least the storycrafter skill.
To keep blood pumping through the veins of a dead novelist’s characters can be a risky undertaking, especially when those characters are as beloved as Robert B.
Geertruida “Truus” Wijsmuller-Meijer certainly deserves to be the heroine of a novel.
“a rollicking adventure, part misfit superhero story, part humorous friendship tale . . .”
“Gideon the Ninth is a whirlwind of dark fantasy and dark humor, all wrapped up in sarcastic, delightfully sapphic Gideon Nav.
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“Sometimes the simplest stories are the best.”
Claire Cook favors us again with her enchanting and humorous latest addition of her Must Love Dogs series with book #7.
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“[an] exceptional novel.”
“Overall, a disappointment . . .”