“This is a story that is so absorbing and told so briskly it can be devoured in one or two lengthy sittings. It is well worth clearing one’s schedule to do so.”
“for anyone who loves pop culture references and quick, easy fun, this book will help them while away those hours stuck in mass transit.”
“While The Testaments drops some of its political threads, it’s a wonderfully-written, absorbing novel.
Adam Mansbach has redefined parenthood from the perspective of the panicked parent.
“This balance, between nihilism and delight, is the great power of Fly Already.
“[an] exceptional novel.”
“The craft and care with which author Truss weaves her facts into a richly narrated but utterly hilarious tapestry is amazing.
“Coe is a veteran who knows how to keep the action moving.”
Donna Andrews has done it again: served up another amusing and intelligent adventure in her Meg Langslow cozy mystery series—now up to volume 25.
“Twists and turns abound in this suspenseful story, like the layers of an onion, peeled away one by one as the story progresses.”
“Taking Early Riser into the summer reading stack will be surprisingly refreshing even though it arrives with both love and a shiver of foreboding.”
“How Could She is a poignant, relatable and, at times, terribly funny, novel about female friendship . . .”
“The trouble with being a sort of Wonder Woman is, once people know you exist, they either want to force you to do their jobs or kill you. Or both.”
Ma Jian’s China Dream is a dissident novel in all senses of the term. It’s a novel written by a dissident: “every novel [Ma has] written has been banned in the mainland.
“In The Second-Worst Restaurant in France, Alexander McCall Smith allows his characters to advance the story with wit amid the simplicity of ordinary life; this is the magic of his
“In reading The Glitch, it becomes imperative to find out what the main character is going to say or do next.
“O Josephine! is the perfect Jason graphic novel: short, stoic, and surreal.”
“Davies ushers in a new era of queer fiction, one in which queerness is just one part of a human story.”
“Too Fat to Go to the Moon mainly distinguishes itself by its lack of charm, insight, plot, humanity, or willingness to engage on any real intellectual level.
“Matt's eyes were on me, but he was still looking right through me. ‘I think she's dead.’”
“Un-su Kim takes us on a ride, but a ride with both action and contemplation. Highly recommended.”
When 15-year-old Jackie Stone’s father is diagnosed with a brain tumor, it sends her into a tailspin. Her father is her world.
It seems too bizarre to be true, even in the dreamworld of surrealism.
“Goulash is a fun read, but to quote Gertrude Stein, out of context, ‘there’s no there there.’”
“Braithwaite has the ability to interject the unexpected and interpolate the tension.”