“An escapist read in which the lawmen are the outlaws, and the good guys win.”
“Wilson has fashioned a good follow up to Crichton’s Andromeda Strain. It’s a fast read and well-constructed.
“Passport to Death is a solid book for those interested in foreigners (falang) behaving badly in Bangkok, but for mystery fans it leaves
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“The Ascent to Godhood is definitively not to be missed.”
"‘Books have songs, songs have stories, and then there are humans at the heart of the jumbled mess.’"
“a book you won't own. It will own you. Long, sprawling, and utterly captivating, readers will eat up every delicious word of it.”
“Once you open the cover, be prepared for an evening to disappear like a werewolf with a portal ring.”
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“Smokescreen is a great yarn, well told, easy on the mind, shaped to last the time of a trans-Atlantic flight and to make the journey pass more quickly.”
“an epic tour-de-force . . .”
“Given the timeliness of this novel vis-à-vis our current era, along with how well it’s written, there would be no surprise if it garnered an award.
“a great gift for the movie buff as well as the art student.
“A classic story of good versus evil, in which evil, though seemingly overcome, may simply lie dormant until it’s strong enough to strike from a different source.”
“The Oracle is good entertainment, and the attention it pays to the need for proper schools for girls in Nigeria is important.”
“this dive into the internecine struggles of the undying and the complexities of their interaction with humanity are a welcome expansion on the world and characters of Lord’s first novel.”
Book five and the final installment of The Jane Hawk series is a must-read for lovers of espionage and conspiracy theories.
The entire plot of The Undefeated could be summarized as “Woman returns to her hometown and muses about her life.” Focusing on the plot, however, would do this subtle and mesmerizing novel
“Carrying McGuire’s signature voice, Middlegame takes the reader through fantastic yet dark childhoods that blossom into a grim, powerful godhood.
“The vivid cultural background of Roanhorse’s series comes as a breath of fresh air, providing not only a change of genre pace but a voice still heard all too rarely in speculative fiction.
“Strong as Steel is an over-written splatterfest that may be fine for the shoot-’em-up crowd . . .
“Emily Eternal is a fast-paced, well-written science fiction thriller . . .”
“Four Dead Queens is entertaining from start to finish.”
“Ruskin and Blake, though living over a century apart, remain intellectual simpaticos and well-matched creative partners, making The King of the Golden River a fabulous classical s
“filled with a complex cast of characters imbued with both good and evil, as well a good man who walks the thin line between.”
“They were strong paddlers and they lay into a steady rhythm and they stuck to the center of the river where a blast from a shotgun would be less likely to kill them.”