“When Mr. Banks is on a roll . . . it’s a pleasure to go along for the ride. . . . this is a rewarding novel, full of vigorous prose, grappling with the American experience.”
“This is deep music and clear, as the poet carries us to those places in the heart that ground and guide us.
The Princess and the Pig is an interesting twist to a familiar fairy tale.
“As the author contemplates works of literature and art depicting winter and the effects of central heating, he writes thoughtfully of the miracle, metaphor, poetry, and science of winter,
“Laini Taylor writes with a lush use of words. They’re lyrical and sweeping. The characterizations are layered and full-bodied.
“All of the works collected in Kafkaesque prove both edifying and entertaining . . . A fine, intelligent, and exquisitely bizarre collection of fiction.”
“Kristen Painter’s new trilogy, House of Comarré, looks like another vampire romance. Don’t let the beautifully crafted cover fool you. This is not just a typical romance. . . .
“Griots—French for African storytellers—collects 14 tales of exotic action and adventure all presented by African American writers. . . .
“A gripping medical drama with diverse characters, a riveting plot, and additional subplots highlight Dr. Mabry’s extensive medical knowledge.”
“Dear Cary is a most intriguing and well-written memoir, one in which the actress, having heard it all before, anticipates the reader’s questions and answers them before they are a
Tough-talking Homicide Detective Jane Perry takes a deep drag of her cigarette before firmly crushing it under the heel of her well-worn cowboy boot, in anticipation of viewing yet another homicide
“Anne Enright’s razor-sharp writing turns every ordinary detail into a weapon, to create a story that cuts right to the bone.”
“. . . brilliant and gritty and urban . . . the most brutal coming of age story imaginable.”
The Kid is by far the most disturbing novel I have ever read.
“The Sense of an Ending is something of a minor masterpiece.”
“In City of Whispers, volume 29, Ms. Muller continues to deliver what she’s known for . . . Fans of Sharon McCone will welcome her next adventure.
“The author no doubt has classroom experience.
“The Baker’s Wife brings together unlikely characters . . . each with her own agenda and differences, to suggest that all things are possible with faith.
“On the credit side, Mr. Drvenkar’s narrative and dialogue are strong and move each section of the story along. He selects his words with care . . .
“Exquisite . . . Aamer Hussein’s messages in The Cloud Messenger will be read over and over again by readers for many years to come.”
“The Patersons preface their work with a line by Eden Phillpotts: ‘The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow stronger.’ The Flint Heart is a bi
“All through Zippermouth, author Weeks waves her middle finger at literary norms and dares the reader to walk away.”
“Sorry has all the ingredients to make it a compulsive read. It’s slick, chock full of twists and turns, and dripping with narrative thrust and intrigue. . . .
“Coriander, curry, Chinese brothels, drug dens, butchers’ remnants, and brewery smells, tropical heat and Caribbean costume makes this a multicultural city in the west of a dystopian Irelan
“Besides the deftly rendered plot to uncover a conspiracy—which may remind a few readers of another sexually adventurous girl who kicks over a hornet’s nest even if she lacks a dragon tatto