“Shannon Nering does a good job of plausibly illustrating the soulless, cutthroat world of show business and provides a great cast of characters to perfectly complement the story.
“Despite coming in at just under 500 pages, If This Is Paradise, I Want My Money Back seems to go by in a flash.
“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.”
“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.
“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.
“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.
“Sad Monsters crackles with wit, irony, and sarcasm.
“Mr. Jurjevics draws the reader into the narrative, as if he is experiencing the mission alongside Rider as he huffs through the jungle in wet boots, bugs feasting on his flesh. . . .
“Child Wonder is an apt title; the author excels at capturing the essence of a young boy trying to navigate changing events in his life.
“The Mere Future reads like a modernized Candide by Voltaire crossed with Brave New World by Aldous Huxley.
“. . . brilliant and gritty and urban . . . the most brutal coming of age story imaginable.”
The Kid is by far the most disturbing novel I have ever read.
“Readers of There But For The have a similar choice to make.
“Toward the end of the novel there is a gutsy shift in narrative tone that lends the ending a sense of closure.
“Unlike most of the news stories we read these days, The Paris Correspondent provides a satisfying ending, with truth served and the honor of the journalism profession upheld—even
“But, oh, there is fun to be had in The Goddess of Vengeance. Fun aplenty. . . . No one will ever accuse Jackie Collins of writing literature. . . .
“Ali Smith’s There But For The is a thoroughly modern book that plays with form, structure, and language, never allowing the reader to settle for comfortable passive reading; ultim
“Whatever Willa Cather was, ‘brilliant writer’ would head the list for most admirers of the literary novel. . . .
“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.”
“Floating Staircase deserves to stand alongside a Stephen King or a Dean Koontz—at their best. . . .
“Is Those Across the River readable? Emphatically yes!