“. . . the uneven execution of the plot prevents Resolve from achieving its full potential.”
“Sweet Tooth is wonderfully misleading, absolutely delectable, and very smart. And it is still a love story.”
“In The Homegoing we enter this world as outsiders, but through Michael Olin-Hitt’s tender revelations we experience a sense of coming home.”
“Mr. Lodge writes beautifully . . . irresistible . . .”
“. . . on the shortlist of the best graphic novels of 2012 . . .”
“. . . recommended to anyone . . .
“Mark Haddon is a talented novelist who knows how to create sympathetic, fallible, fumbling, well meaning, real characters . . .”
“These stories torment readers with the possibilities and unfulfilled potential . . .”
“You and Me doubles down on that Seinfeldian quality of being a book about nothing. . . . more anti-novel than novel.”
Anne Blythe’s best friend Sarah is getting married. On top of that, Anne is coming off the most destructive of her generally unhealthy relationships—this one to a guy named Stuart.
“With works such as Isaac: A Modern Fable under his belt, Ivan Goldman may not be a ‘minor novelist’ for very much longer.”
“Mark Leyner is a take-no-prisoners author, one who challenges his readers to either keep up or give up, no apologies made.
“All told, Joan Frank has not disgraced herself by any means, nor has she created anything to enhance her very good reputation.
“Gods Without Men is a handful of desert sand in which each grain has its own unique history, provenance, and abrasion pattern. Mr.
“As in Zeroville, Mr. Erickson’s previous novel, These Dreams of You is told in short kinetic bursts, some no longer than a paragraph, and moves at a propulsive pace.
“Ms. Tyler’s plainspoken prose, rich character development and keen eye for the essential goodness of human beings continue to serve her, and us, well. Even the sound of a doorbell . . .
“Edmund White who wrote The Beautiful Room Is Empty. Edmund White who gave us A Boy’s Own Story as well. It is as if he owes it to us to always excel.
“. . . this is a story about the subtle shadings between truth and performance, between acting and the ‘true self’ which we present to the world.
“This is an important literary occasion. . . . The Map and the Territory by Michel Houellebecq is one of the rare books that merits and rewards a second reading.”
“Ms. Pinneo shouldn’t give up.
“The Marriage Artist is one of those rare novels that meet all the criteria for greatness: It entertains, informs, enlightens and finally and most importantly, it inspires.
“. . . the big problem is the second requirement for retelling a myth: Why bother?
“At barely more than 100 small (four and a half by seven inch) pages in Andrew Bromfield’s excellent English translation The Hall of the Singing Caryatids succeeds both as a novell