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Getting Even

Getting Even is a great read for fans who love a good revenge plot


Silence Once Begun: A Novel

Silence Once Begun has all the trappings of an experiment in intermediated, post-narrative storytelling, but lacks the core that either satisfies with a complete story told despite the absence of traditional structures, or the frustration of a mystery left open by the meta-realism of a fragmented narrative.


City of Stairs

City of Stairs is just shy of utter perfection for two reasons. The second half comes with several moments of clunky exposition in marked contrast with the sophisticated first half of the novel. It actually dangerously veers toward “idiot lecture” i.e. let’s make sure our readers understand exactly what we are doing here.


Son of a Gun: A Memoir

From those acts of grotesque and unfathomable brutality, St. Germain has created a work of austere, luminous beauty.


Son of a Gun: A Memoir

If the brilliance of “Son of a Gun” lies in its restraint, its importance lies in the generosity of the author’s insights.


Panic in a Suitcase: A Novel

Panic in a Suitcase is a delightful comic novel from an original voice.


Bittersweet: A Novel

McCullough’s Bittersweet – although not her best work – isa compelling story for those of us who love our sisters and love to root for the underdog.


Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage: A novel

It is Murakami’s most emotionally earnest and straightforward work since Sputnik Sweetheart.


The Human Age: The World Shaped By Us

Though we have come to expect dire news and doomsday prophecy regarding the natural world and the life of the planet, and though we often bemoan the excesses of technology, THE HUMAN AGE, while addressing those concerns, is not a pessimistic book but instead a hopeful one.


Perfidia: A novel

Ellroy is engaged in a terrific effort to map out the code or value system of the paranoiac.


The Emerald Light in the Air

The most underrated quality in fiction nowadays is intelligence; the most overrated, imagination. Donald Antrim possesses both — but his intelligence is what makes you sit up straighter when you begin his new collection.


A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing
The New York Times : Bloody Hell (September 19, 2014)

“A Girl” subjects the outer language the world expects of us to the inner syntaxes that are natural to our minds, and in doing so refuses to equate universal experience with universal expression — a false religion that has oppressed most contemporary literature, and most contemporary souls.


The Paying Guests

Perhaps Waters’s most impressive accomplishment is the authentic feel she achieves, that the telling — whether in its serious, exciting, comic or sexy passages — has no modern tinge.


The Unknown Bridesmaid

Forster does a stunning job of shaping each layer of Julia’s psychological perspective into a dark, prismatic whole, but if there’s one disappointment in this book, it’s the abrupt ending.


Neverhome: A Novel

The heroine of “Neverhome,” Laird Hunt’s enthralling new novel set during the Civil War, is at once sentimental and aloof, a savior and a killer, a folk hero who shuns her own legend, a fierce and wounded woman who finds strength in her troubled past.


Stone Mattress: Nine Tales
The New York Times : Not Dead Yet (September 19, 2014)

Witty and frequently biting, “Stone Mattress” is keen to the ways in which we choose, all our lives, to love and to hurt — and in Atwood’s world these two actions are always choices, creating consequences for which we will one day be held to account.