“a narrative that reminds its readers of the extent to which everyone who came after the LSD experiments, and the psychedelic sixties, is drawn to that story, but forever remains outside it
“An undercurrent of slow dread seems to permeate the small, inconsequential details of daily routine, throwing into stark relief the paranoias that are lurking close to the surface.”
Clover Blue, Eldonna Edward’s second novel, is set during the mid-seventies, in what Edwards names the Saffron Freedom Community, which she places in outside Santa Rosa, California.
Sara Kemp arrives in the Spitalfields section of London in 1768 with nothing but a few pounds and a letter of introduction to work for a family as maid.
“This novel’s greatest strength is the simplicity of its message: two boys who grew up in such different worlds playing soccer in the backyard and sneaking off to eat raspas offer us a grea
The appeal of this series is its utter straightforwardness. No “stylin’.” Sheriff Dave Cubiak goes about his business, is confronted by a crime, and steps right in to solve it.
“[W]hen love ends in frustrated, sad, even bitter disappointment, what does that really mean? Does it, in fact, end?
“Phillips’ novel invites us to step into this community and the lives of these characters as if we were visitors to a foreign land.”
“How did three upper-class English sisters become ardent Fascists just before World War II?”
“Irish Above All is a likeable book, nicely written and carefully paced—just a bit too long.”
“If Jorge Luis Borges’ fables had deep human dimension, they would read like Chiang’s tales; Chiang’s writing deserves to be treated with equal respect and reverence.”
First published in 1931 and later in 1988, Castle Gripsholm is a short novel by German journalist, satirist, commentator, playwright, songwriter, poet, and novelist Kurt Tucholsky.
“Drager’s intoxicating novel presents itself like the box in Schrödinger’s famous cat experiment. Until you open the box, the cat is both alive and dead.
Here is the book so many have been waiting for. The book to make sense of so many others.
“The vivid cultural background of Roanhorse’s series comes as a breath of fresh air, providing not only a change of genre pace but a voice still heard all too rarely in speculative fiction.
“New terrors are what Kiernan offers, for worse, but for transformative worse.”
"The unexpected lurks at every corner."
“This is a collection to savor in bits and bite-sized portions; there are too many pungencies to swallow in one gulp.”
“For anyone who’s ever wanted to conquer the Big Apple, this novel allows a vicarious experience while witnessing close up the early saga of the force that Cosmopolitan became for
“an absorbing story sure to capture the hearts of historical fiction fans who appreciate a uniquely told tale of those willing to defy the status quo with bravery and steadfastness.”
“[A] quiet book . . .
“Guestbook is best appreciated as a portable art installation. The book is enigmatic at every turn, but gorgeously realized.
Machines Like Me is the result of very special literary brain, the master of all he turns his writing to, fantasying deep into our imagination, a novelist with the ability to turn complex
“Revolutionaries is overflowing, hyper, passionate, raunchy, forceful, and over the top—just like its subject, the fictitious sixties radical Lenny Snyder.”
Cecelia Ahern’s collection of short stories titled, Roar, couldn’t be better timed.