“In Last Man in Tower, it is immediately apparent that author Adiga’s writing has matured.
“. . . don’t be put off by the magic and sorcery. If you like noir and hard-boiled mysteries, you might want to give Low Town a chance.
“. . . a plot-driven novel conveyed in crisp, descriptive, and thought-provoking prose via an engagingly intelligent third-person narrator. . . . an auspicious debut.”
“Slated for film, Hick is a gripping, gut-wrenching story depicting the harsh realities of the life of a young, defenseless runaway.
“Floating Staircase deserves to stand alongside a Stephen King or a Dean Koontz—at their best. . . .
“Is Those Across the River readable? Emphatically yes!
“That such a young author writes so well in his debut novel seems miraculous.
“. . . the ideas presented in this book are wild and woolly and well worth committing to the page. . . .
If a typical plot structure is and then, and then, and then, Jennifer Close’s plot in Girls in White Dresses might be described as and again, and again, and again, and again.
“. . . a riveting, deeply affecting story that tackles the very essence of man’s struggle to understand his world and himself. . . .
“The Family Fang is the sort of perfectly idiosyncratic thing that comes along only ever so often. . . . This book should succeed spectacularly. . . .
“As with all great literary agitators, Mr. Palahniuk tests how far he can take his humor—and then pushes further. . . .
“Each poem reaches a moment when the mood changes, a moment of epiphany that jolts the reader out of his comfort zone and the everyday shimmers slightly as perspectives shift.”
“. . . it is clearly Ms. Benedict’s intention to turn stereotypes upside down, make readers squirm, and yet still keep them reading. Ms.
“This family is so real, so understandable, so in need of comfort each in their own way, that we want to embrace them in their grief, applaud their reconciliations, and learn from their lov
“A profound read, The Probability of Miracles depicts the harsh realities of life coupled with the pain of maturing, giving the reader much to ponder.”
“. . . an important historical work of fiction.
“. . . teeming with passion and steam and the love-of-a-lifetime-is-doomed tension that results in a dramatic happy ending.
“I Knew You’d Be Lovely is an impressive offering, from a strong new voice, of stories about life’s desperation.”
“Kate Christensen’s insights into the psyche of a middle-aged banished husband are astonishing.”
“Camille Noe Pagán’s debut sweeps the reader up and effortlessly carries them across decades of friendship, heartache, and pain.”
“Through comedy, Ms. Cooke deftly illustrates how, as Bob Dylan wrote, ‘The times they are a changin’.’”
Writing a novel is always challenging.
“. . . a pleasure to read aloud, over and over.”