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Dirty Love
Kirkus Reviews : Dirty Love (October 08, 2013)

First-rate fiction by a dazzling talent.


The Incrementalists

A talky book like this might also not appeal to everyone, but for me, it more than entertained — it transported me into its world.


The Lowland

The Lowland is a novel about the rashness of youth, as well as the hesitation and regret that can make a long life not worth living.


Ancillary Justice

A space opera that skillfully handles both choruses and arias, Ancillary Justice is an absorbing thousand-year history, a poignant personal journey, and a welcome addition to the genre.


Tampa

It’s not unlike hearing a teenager on a long bus journey tell inflated lies about what they’ve been up to in bed.


The Last Winter of Dani Lancing: A Novel

The satisfying ending, though a bit of stretch, makes up for the stuttering plot and disorienting flashbacks.


How To Be a Good Wife

How to Be a Good Wife is a fascinating, superbly written study on perception.


The Signature of All Things: A Novel

I greatly admired Gilbert’s book for its rich texture, its extremely odd heroine and its wry and subtle heart.


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

Gladwell is a master at marching us off in one direction, only to end up taking us somewhere else instead – somewhere better.


Taken by the Wind

Taken By The Wind is a success: it takes the best parts of the cozy and the hardboiled, and in addition to a cracking good puzzle, Ellen Hart gives us characters we can believe in and care about.


Dying Is My Business

If you like your Urban Fantasy spiced up with elements that have made the adventures of Marvel Comics' heroes so exciting, powerful, and poignant, pick up Dying is My Business.


The Rosie Project: A Novel

Australian Graeme Simsion has written a genuinely funny novel.


Blowback

Plame and Lovett tell their story in short, fast-paced action scenes that steadily build momentum.


The XX Factor: How the Rise of Working Women Has Created a Far Less Equal World

With “The XX Factor” Wolf accomplishes a rare feat: She combines real breadth with real depth.


Someone

“Someone” is a wonderfully modest title for such a fine-tuned, beautiful book filled with so much universal experience, such haunting imagery, such urgent matters of life and death.


The Signature of All Things: A Novel

Whether readers will connect with Alma as they did Gilbert, however, is to be seen. At 500 pages, the book has its moments of brilliance, but its monotonous ones, too.


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

The Signature of All Things: A Novel

It’s a thrilling epic set at a time when intellectual curiosity met unbridled ambition and resulted in a whirlwind of discovery. If you don’t think science or historical fiction can be bright, funny and engaging, this novel will quickly prove you wrong.


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

In the end, "David and Goliath" feels like the work of two very different writers. One is an intelligent thinker who feels the need to illuminate hidden human truths. And the other is a showman, a master of ceremonies shuffling one performer after the other onto a stage, afraid that if he lingers too long on one act, he'll lose his big audience forever.


Thank You for Your Service

Finkel sketches a panoramic view of postwar life, which includes not just soldiers.