The Kneebone Boy commands immediate attention. Why? The cover. It’s dark, gothic, and beautiful. It beckons the reader to break open the spine and explore the prose within.
“You’ll like it. No, I’d prefer you to suck me off,” he said.“While I wear my cock,” she said.“Yes.”“While I wear my big thick green cock.”“That’s what I want.”
After reading this middle-grade novel, it becomes clear why Mary Downing Hahn is such a popular author and has won so many awards.
This is the final installment of the Last Round-Up trilogy that began in 1999 with A Star Called Henry and continued with 2004’s Oh, Play That Thing. Spanning nearly the
The Boy With the Cuckoo-Clock Heart has more metaphors than a million-piece mega-puzzle that artfully fits together as an exquisite literary masterpiece.
It’s impossible to avoid comparisons between The Astronomer, Lawrence Goldstone’s deft historical thriller, and that familiar blockbuster, The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown.
Artists don’t always think the same as the general public. What makes them special is their viewpoint of the world.
There are probably tens of thousands of Americans whose parents, grandparents, or great-grandparents were members of the Communist Party and its affiliated organizations in the nineteen twenties, t
In the sudden vast over-abundance of gloomy teen dramas in the wake of the Twilight phenomenon, it’s getting harder and harder to find one that takes an original swing at the genre.
Having read two of Simone Elkeles’ prior novels, it was with much relish that I anticipated digging into Rules of Attraction.
William Nicholson is an Academy Award nominated screenwriter (Nell, Gladiator) as well as an award-winning fantasy author and playwright. Rich and Mad is his first young adult novel.
The genre of paranormal literature in the young adult book world has exploded in the last year or two.
The subtitle of this collection, Stories from a Village, is slightly misleading, for while some are set in the fictional Basque village of Obaba many of them are not.
In recent years, Philip Roth has downsized.
Martyrdom Street, by Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet, is an interesting and informative book about life in Iran and America during the Revolution and after the Iran-Iraq War from about 1979 to 1993
A flow chart is a requirement if one wants to maintain the connections in this old-fashioned plot about the innocent who must prove their innocence.
“He’s pale as a bone and looks older than anyone I’ve ever seen. His skin is all weird. It’s thin and wrinkly, like tracing paper that was rolled into a ball and then smoothed out.
“Life is too short, the ghost knew, for a woman to waste it on a man who did not know how to love.”
Right from the start, you know what's going to happen. The short paragraph on the back cover gives the ending away without saying it.
Further Adventures in the Restless Universe is a small book, a mere one hundred pages. But what it lacks in size, it more than makes up for in literary content.
Five Days Apart succeeds for many reasons, not the least of which is the author’s spot-on evocation of a specific time and place: Dublin, Ireland, in the nineties.
A doff of the hat to the powers-that-be at Dutton for having the courage in this economy, and the faith in Mr.
In this eclectic collection, Milan Kundera addresses a broad range of subjects.
New York City magazine journalist Nick Daniels is a man who knows what it takes to get a good story.
Hamish Macbeth enjoys his bachelor life as a police constable in the Scottish town of Lochdubh with his dog and wild cat.