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Karate Chop

In this slim volume, even the author blurb is exciting: it tells us that as well as this novella and collection of stories, Nors has written four novels not yet translated into English. Oh! Don’t make us wait.

The End of Apartheid

Renwick was privileged with a front seat in this drama and did all that his profession allowed to urge it forward. As for Thatcher, he has at very least put the record straight.

The Buried Giant: A novel

For all the deconstruction The Buried Giant performs on its manifold sources and inspirations, the ultimate measure of Ishiguro’s achievement is that his novel is more than worthy to take its place alongside them.

The Sellout

It’s this deliberate subversion of harmful cultural assumptions that makes this daring and abrasive novel a joy to read – the furthest thing imaginable from a selling out of anyone.

The Buried Giant: A novel

It is a carefully crafted and, most importantly, believable fantasy novel in the vein of Lord of the Rings. But do not come to this novel looking for an iteration of Ishiguro’s previous works. You won’t find it here.

Amnesia: A novel

Carey shows he is still at the top of his game by almost magically pulling the meandering threads together in a coup de théâtre that leaves the reader breathless and — surprisingly — even hopeful.

Hush Hush

As a whole, Hush Hush made for fabulous post travel recovery reading and great icky snow day reading as well.

The Edge of Dreams

Bowen gives longtime readers a treat with the return of Bridie, the young Irish girl Molly befriended at the series’ start, who’s been living with Daniel’s mother.

Where All Light Tends to Go

Touching but not sentimental, and a book I thoroughly enjoyed.

An Exaggerated Murder: A Novel

A beautifully written postmodern novel of deduction that merrily, wittily blows up its genre’s conventions while at the same time re-energizing possibilities for the 21st-century detective story.

Know Your Beholder: A Novel

An intimate, frustrating account of a man failing to deal with his failure.

Past Crimes
Kirkus Reviews : Past Crimes (March 03, 2015)

A well-written modern rendition of the old-fashioned gritty noir.

She Will Build Him a City

This novel is populated by storytellers. One by one, they tell us that nothing, even magic (a 12-foot woman who mothers mothers or a dog who transports an orphan to safety), can erase the ugly highs and lows of life in modern India.

Of Silk and Steam

The steampunk technology is fun and the characters nice and spicy, but the book requires too much suspension of disbelief to be a really good read.

The Unloved
Kirkus Reviews : The Unloved (March 03, 2015)

Graphic, claustrophobic and fractured, this is emotionally violent and challenging work from a bold modern writer.

Young Skins: Stories
Kirkus Reviews : Young Skins (March 03, 2015)

Barrett has given us moments that resonate true to a culture, a population and a geography that are fertile with the stuff of good fiction.

The Assassin

Another action-movie–paced entertainment from Cussler’s historical-thriller series.

The Fifth Gospel: A Novel

A brilliant work.