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Nine Inches

Perrotta’s not merely taking shots at suburban malaise. He’s showing us the way out.


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

David and Goliath again showcases Gladwell’s facility as an engaging if transparently manipulative storyteller.


Longbourn

Many readers will turn the last page of Longbourn and agree that it was not at all as anticipated, but far, far better.


Darling: A Spiritual Autobiography

For him, spirituality is not some isolated aspect of existence, distinct from secular experience; it is, instead, inextricable from the secular, a way of moving through, of being in, the world.


The Double

For Pelecanos, we are all just people, desperate to find a way through the murk of existence, investigator and criminal, perpetrator and victim, two sides of an irreconcilable coin.


Doomed
Publishers Weekly : Doomed (October 11, 2013)

While Palahniuk’s fans will surely be pleased, the books reads like a YA novel from hell whose threadbare premise only sporadically entertains.


How to Read a Novelist

These intimate and thoughtful sketches are supplementary pieces to that transcendent work.


Perv

“Perv” is a book of ideas, but its author is more given to flitting and joking than to deliberating — he takes us only halfway toward the fascinating places he promises to go.


The Circle

what I love most about The Circle is that it is telling us so much about the impact of the computer age on human beings in the only form that can do so with the requisite wit, interiority and profundity: the novel.


Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker

Like “Beowulf,” “Kansas City Lightning” begins in medias res, at an important gig. And like “Beowulf,” it contains a monster: drug addiction. Parker’s Grendel, as we’ll discover if Mr. Crouch delivers a second book, cut him down in his prime.


The Goldfinch: A Novel

Donna Tartt has delivered an extraordinary work of fiction.


We Are Water

We Are Water is a beautifully wrought and timeless story of the ties that bind and break.


Cartwheel: A Novel

I love the fact that the story is told through a variety of points of view. It forces the reader to constantly reconsider any ideas they have about Lily and the crime.


Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy

We have a much-hyped novel that, sadly, is more retro than relevant.


Firefly

Janette Jenkins’s book is both quietly witty and remarkable in portraying the slipping away of mind and body that comes with old age.


The Double

It’s a character study of a man who doesn’t want to be studied. And that, perhaps, makes it all the more interesting.


Rasputin's Shadow

A nailing biting historic thriller!


Longbourn

It never “broke character” or felt incorrect. It amused me and made me happy to see two people who truly fell in love get the ending they so richly deserve.


Shaman

Shaman is set in an era of human history almost unimaginably different from ours, but Robinson brings it alive through a detailed account of Loon's experiences.


The Circle

This book is Dave Eggers at the top of his game and I’ll be shocked if you don’t adjust the way you interact online after reading this fabulous novel.