Fiction

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Anyone is a mostly satisfying read that will keep you turning pages into the night.”

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Oppo works best as a guide to the new reality infiltrating presidential politics.”

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“In Rick Cahill, Coyle has created a deeply flawed, but eminently sympathetic, protagonist.

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“An escapist read in which the lawmen are the outlaws, and the good guys win.”

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 “There's a lot of charm in the art and text, and readers will be inspired to color their own story, including gray in their palette.”

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“A compelling read with an intricate plot, a strong setting, and characters so real they are almost live human beings . . .”

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Emma Donoghue is a magnificent writer, but Akin is not her best novel. Still, it’s a high bar.

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“This is a story that is so absorbing and told so briskly it can be devoured in one or two lengthy sittings. It is well worth clearing one’s schedule to do so.”

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Writing good historical fiction is a particular challenge. Not only must an author craft a good story, they have to get the history correct, especially the mood and setting for the plot.

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an exciting tapestry of love, loss, bittersweet melancholy, and adrenalin pumping action.”

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This monograph is not a glossy coffee table chronicle of the works of Richard Avedon’s oeuvre of this period.

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“This graphic novel spreads madness for it gives readers a glimpse at the divine.”

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Our Encounters with Evil is ageless fun. It is a graphic novel that is serious about horror but does not take itself seriously. . . .

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“Simpson’s depiction of the south after the Civil War is chilling, with lynchings, beatings, voodoo, and hidden secrets sprinkled throughout that keep us turning the pages.”

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“Wilson has fashioned a good follow up to Crichton’s Andromeda Strain. It’s a fast read and well-constructed.

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“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.”

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“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.”

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“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

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“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

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“an entertainingly vivid, blood-soaked, sexually charged page turner.”

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Not every novel has to feel like a novel. Global literature is, arguably, all the better for works that broke every rule and succeeded.

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Mason, Missouri, is a typical small town where everyone knows everyone—and their business, too.

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“Hints of magic and the dark atmosphere of an isolated island create a compelling environment for a mystery.”

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.

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The Illuminati Ball has a magnificent concept . . .”

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