“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.”
“With Kinsella’s typical warmth, wit and moments of true, laugh-out-loud hilarity, I Owe You One is another winner from a true master of the feel-
“a smart, entertaining and highly readable novel, one that should appeal to a diverse audience.”
“A story that is a sort of a Groundhog Day in the afterlife, Samuel Johnson’s Eternal Return is a worthwhile, thoughtful—and hilarious—read.”
“Tursten’s writing is witty and sharp, humorous and edgy. The stories read quickly and easily . . .”
“Jeeves and the King of Clubs is an experience not to be missed, a rollicking satire of stiff upper lips and gentlemanly capers in which even the title is a play on words.”
"Hallinan is easily one of the most entertaining crime writers in the business today."
This spooky book by Kate Coombs has 17 poems. It is creepy from beginning to end. The art is dark with lots of black, brown, olive green, orange, and pops of red and white.
“Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners reminds us that laughter can be both enlightening and uplifting.”
“Freiman is nothing if not an ambitious writer, unafraid to make vicious fun of those who take themselves far too seriously.
Cecil Younger works as a criminal defense investigator at the Public Defender Agency in Sitka, Alaska.
“a disgusting, disturbing, magnificent book.”
“These stories are indeed strange, but no stranger than the political and moral universe we now inhabit, although infinitely more pleasurable and enticing.”