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Jeneration X: One Reluctant Adult's Attempt to Unarrest Her Arrested Development; Or, Why It's Never Too Late for Her Dumb Ass to Learn Why Froot Loop

Aùy: he is one of the most hilarious writers that I've also had the pleasure of meeting a couple of years ago at a New York City book signing.

Gail: I had been pining for this book for months...ever since I pre-ordered it, in fact. I’ll definitely put this one on my re-read shelf, right there alongside the rest of Jen’s memoirs.


Alien vs. Predator

Based on these buzzing, flyspecked, fluorescent poems, I’d guess that Mr. Robbins’s heart is not lovely but beating a bit arrhythmically; not dark but lighted by a dangling disco ball; not deep but as shallow and alert as a tidal buoy facing down a tsunami. Yet it’s a heart crammed full, like a goose’s liver, with pagan grace. This man can write.


The Lola Quartet

Mandel brilliantly modulates the heightening suspense in a novel that remains, above all, an elegy for lost — and perhaps only imagined — innocence.


The Murder Notebooks: Dead Time
Kirkus Reviews : Dead Time (March 07, 2012)

For murder-mystery fans, there is enough suspense to keep the pages turning, but this story is not likely to convert teens to the genre.


Warped

If I hadn't made a commitment to the Rita Reader Challenge, I would not have finished this book. The writing didn't grab me, and the original elements of the story were overwhelmed by the predictable.


Calling Invisible Women: A Novel

So the question is, how much do most of us really see those around us? Beyond how the presence or lack of it of those people impacts us and our day, how much attention do we pay to them and how much should we? That’s a sobering mass of thoughts to think on. B


White Tigress

I have no idea how much of what is in the book is factually accurate—so much of it seemed right out of the empire of crazy made-up crap—but whether the book is historically authentic or not wouldn’t change the fact it’s an awkward, confusing, non-erotic read. I give it a D.


Spirit's Princess

It’s only been a week since I finished reading the book and already my memories of the details fade. Never a good sign. C


The Coldest Night

Fans of Olmstead’s Civil War novel, “Coal Black Horse,” of which I am one, will not be disappointed. “The Coldest Night” is riveting, thoughtful and — in the large section set in Korea — harrowing.


Lucky in Love

Overall it was a great story. As I said, nothing really new happens, and the plot and characters aren’t really original. But Ms. Shalvis’ voice gives it a unique touch, and that is all it needs.


Alice on Board

Readers who have been along with Alice on her journey from the start will enjoy this latest installment in a reliable series as it begins to wind down.


The Secrets of Mary Bowser

Deftly balancing history, romance and adventure, Leveen honors the life and historical importance of a brave, resourceful woman.


America the Philosophical

Chronicle of Higher Education critic-at-large Romano (Philosophy and Humanities/Ursinus Coll.) debuts with a comprehensive and certain-to-be controversial diagnosis of the condition of philosophical thinking in America today.


Rush for the Gold: Mystery at the Olympics (The Sports Beat, 6)

A fast-paced caper, with plenty to offer fans of both the Games and the less savory “games.”


Picture This

Sheehan uses her skills as both a psychologist and a writer to create a solid, insightful story that will leave fans eagerly awaiting another visit from the strong heroine, her dog and her friends.


It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership

An inspiring and useful memoir from a significant figure in 21st-century American politics.


Predator Nation

A concise, cogent assessment of the 2008 banking disaster and how the fallout has affected the country.


The Man Within My Head

What follows is part reflection on Greene, part travelogue – Iyer goes to a number of places Greene wrote about – and part memoir. It’s an uneasy mix, mainly because Iyer, as soon becomes clear, is an incorrigible windbag and an equally incorrigible self-mythologiser.


Doukakis's Apprentice

Aaaand I’m almost out of space. Already. But rest assured, the heroine balances out our hero very nicely. She’s intelligent, caring, and independent, while still being real and remarkably not-annoying. The plot supports the excellent characters, making for a good, if short, read.