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Crooked Numbers

The slender mystery won’t keep readers awake all night. But thinking about inner-city kids like Dougie, rescued by double-edged scholarships that threaten to sink them, just might.

Kirkus Reviews : Identical (October 16, 2013)

Classic (in more senses than one) Turow.

The Luminaries
Kirkus Reviews : The Luminaries (October 16, 2013)

There’s a lovely payoff after the miles of twists and turns. It’s work getting there but work of a thoroughly pleasant kind.

Blue Moon

Overall, Blue Moon is an entertaining, action-filled sequel, that finishes with a heck of a cliffhanger.

From Norvelt to Nowhere

The whole story careens to a surprising, satisfying end that still leaves doors open for a possible sequel.

The Luminaries

The result is a finely wrought fun house of a novel. Enjoy the ride.

The Luminaries

This great, intricately crafted doorstopper of a historical novel, with its portentous introduction, astrological tables, character charts and all the rest, in fact weighs nothing at all.

Year of the Demon

Year Of The Demon makes sure that readers invested in the Fated Blades series will find a new corner to be intrigued by & is a good follow-up to one of my favorite debuts of all time.


Readers will root for this Bond, of course. Not because he’s James Bond or a close facsimile thereof, but because he’s this thriller’s designated hero.

The Circle

Ironically, The Circle comes across like one of the Internet trolls that Eggers promises no longer exists in his fictional world: Entirely convinced of its righteousness, unafraid to use straw man arguments to “prove” its points, and completely disinterested in dialogue when polemic is easier.

Dead Man's Time

If you like British police procedurals with excellent characterization and tautly-written suspense, you will like Dead Man’s Time.

The Republic of Thieves

Despite feeling the novel could use some trimming here and there, I thoroughly enjoyed it; it was fun and great entertainment.


Blackout was just a miss for me personally.

The Double

From where I sit, Pelecanos gets it all just right, and that he tells a hell of a good story is just very nice icing on a very tasty cake.


Still demonstrably a Bond novel but also a Boyd one, with richer and deeper concerns coursing right alongside the Flemingesque flourishes that should keep fans satisfied, as well.

I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban

This is a book that should be read not only for its vivid drama but for its urgent message about the untapped power of girls.


Neither a sequel nor a disappointment, it’s an affecting look at the world of “Pride and Prejudice,” but from another point of view — the servants’ hall, where other lives are simultaneously lived, with very different concerns and dramas.

Cartwheel: A Novel

The writing in “Cartwheel” is a pleasure — electric, fine-tuned, intelligent, conflicted. The novel is engrossing, and its portraiture hits delightfully and necessarily close to home.

David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants

Maybe what “David and Goliath” really illustrates is that it’s time for Malcolm Gladwell to find a new shtick.

Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth?

Perhaps motivated by the urgency of his theme, or frustration over the intransigence of the problem, Weisman abandons subtlety in favor of making his message — we need to slow our rate of procreation, if we want to survive — explicitly and didactically in every chapter.