“Absurdly compelling, packing a double barrel blast . . .”
"required reading for those who want sour along with the sweet of life."
Ghost writers have always been figures of mystique. Often they are the unsung or at least, un-marketed heroes of wonderful literary works.
“a combination Philip Marlowe and Mike Hammer with a generous dash of Maxwell Smart.”
Sigrid is in a tough place.
“Vaseline Buddha is a brilliant example of contemporary South Korean literature.”
Gluttony Bay is the sixth book in the Sin du Jour Affair by Matt Wallace, preparing fans for the Martini Shot of the series.
In the opening pages of S. Y.
“for anyone with a true interest in Star Wars, Ian Doescher’s adaptation is a treat.”
“a lovely story . . . a tale for those who continue to look for magic in the world . . .”
“there ought to have been more to Less than the sum of its parts.”
“A cautionary tale of mining life for one’s art. And of giving one’s fantasies too much free rein.”
Everyone's a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too is the sweet, cute, and deceptively simple story of Jomny, an alien who doesn't fit in with his own people, who is sent to earth with the mission o
Fans of Japanese literature may notice some similarities between the work of Hiromi Kawakami and that of Banana Yoshimoto, the latter of whom rose to worldwide fame in the early 1990s with the tran
“an enjoyable feast of nostalgia coupled with the poignant joi de vivre of the teenaged male.”
All seven of the adult Justus siblings are together in their childhood home on Cape Cod facing the impending demise of their father.
Fredrik Backman puts out some of the most human novels.
Geekerella is a straightforward retelling of Cinderella as a geeky fairy tale, and it couldn't be sweeter or more fun.
Just from the title of this latest little work by Alexander McCall Smith, you know it is going to be a light-hearted tale about Italy . . . and a bulldozer.
Himself is a classic, feeding the reader through a multisensory smorgasbord of Irish euphemisms.
“I don’t need to jump off cliffs into oceans to die, because every day there is a little death waiting for me. All I have to do is wake up and walk out the front door.”
“Listen up, Netanya baby! We’re gonna throw down the mother of all shows tonight . . . Yeah, open up that hook, table ten, set ’em free . . . there you go!”
A great story transports readers to a milieu with its concomitant sights, sounds, and interesting dialogue. Ideally the plot captures our attention until the final paragraph.
If all of Garrison Keillor’s reports from Lake Wobegon were strung end to end, the result would be something remarkably similar to The Whole Town’s Talking, Fannie Flagg’s latest novel.
Back in March 2010, when Teddy Wayne took the podium at McNally Jackson bookstore to read from his debut novel Kapitoil, someone in the crowd leaned over and whispered, “He’s so smart—he w