“Anyone is a mostly satisfying read that will keep you turning pages into the night.”
“Oppo works best as a guide to the new reality infiltrating presidential politics.”
“In Rick Cahill, Coyle has created a deeply flawed, but eminently sympathetic, protagonist.
“An escapist read in which the lawmen are the outlaws, and the good guys win.”
“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.”
“A compelling read with an intricate plot, a strong setting, and characters so real they are almost live human beings . . .”
Emma Donoghue is a magnificent writer, but Akin is not her best novel. Still, it’s a high bar.
“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.”
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.
“an exciting tapestry of love, loss, bittersweet melancholy, and adrenalin pumping action.”
This monograph is not a glossy coffee table chronicle of the works of Richard Avedon’s oeuvre of this period.
“This graphic novel spreads madness for it gives readers a glimpse at the divine.”
“Our Encounters with Evil is ageless fun. It is a graphic novel that is serious about horror but does not take itself seriously. . . .
“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.”
“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.”
“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
“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
“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.
Mason, Missouri, is a typical small town where everyone knows everyone—and their business, too.
“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.
“The Illuminati Ball has a magnificent concept . . .”