“Wilson has fashioned a good follow up to Crichton’s Andromeda Strain. It’s a fast read and well-constructed.
“as the story progresses, the reader finds not merely a mystery but the story of a family cursed to have history repeat itself not once, but three times.”
“In this entry in the series, the characters are at their most human, touching as it does on that one condition every person secretly fears, the loss of self.”
“Although the painterly art style and attention to environmental detail provide much to admire visually, narratively this is yet another joyless and bloody tale of a man sent on a rampage o
“The story is great fun, full of biting (no pun intended) satire, sharp irony, and witty one-liners, with a well-written storyline that calls for an Action Hero, such as ‘Bruce Willis in a
“an entertainingly vivid, blood-soaked, sexually charged page turner.”
Not every novel has to feel like a novel. Global literature is, arguably, all the better for works that broke every rule and succeeded.
Baldacci’s legions of fans will probably love this book, but new readers will find it lacking in too many of the requisite storytelling skills.
Mason, Missouri, is a typical small town where everyone knows everyone—and their business, too.
“The Illuminati Ball has a magnificent concept . . .”
“Hints of magic and the dark atmosphere of an isolated island create a compelling environment for a mystery.”
“for anyone who loves pop culture references and quick, easy fun, this book will help them while away those hours stuck in mass transit.”
John Connolly’s recent book, A Book of Bones, is difficult reading for several reasons—its extreme length, its wandering story arc, and its disappearing protagonist, just to name a few.
Though The Christmas Boutique is the 21st book in the Elm Creek Series, this enchanting Christmas tale can stand well on its own.
“Heaven, My Home is a well-wrought novel in the hands of a master storyteller.”
“As with all other Bess Crawford mysteries, this one is historically accurate, entertainingly written, and thoroughly enjoyable.”
“Those Who Came Before is a tale built on the ‘sins of the fathers’ premise, hinting that DNA may carry more than eye color and an ethnic background.
“When the Stars Lead to You holds a diverse cast of characters and deep discussions about mental illness, race, and sex.”
“Nothing More Dangerous is the next best thing to Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird . . .”
It may be tough to read complex novels in these days of social media platforms and fast food fiction, but Mama Hissa's Mice by Saud Al-Sanousi, translated by Sawad Hussain, is worth your t
“Although she doesn’t yet have the knack of creating deeply compelling characters, Dovalpage’s writing hints at the possibility that she will be to Cuba what Donna Leon has become for Venic
“Barker creates tension and suspense through strong chase scenes and face-to-face conflict with good and evil . . . even with good and good!
“I Hope You Get This Message delivers a nicely woven tapestry of faith tested, morals questioned, and the power of hope.”