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The Art of Slow Writing

Elementary in many ways but infused with the faith of a true believer.

The Murder Man
Kirkus Reviews : The Murder Man (October 10, 2014)

The resolution feels both hurried and tacked on to what is otherwise a very readable novel.

Kirkus Reviews : Malice (October 10, 2014)

Each time you're convinced Higashino's wrung every possible twist out of his golden-age setup, he comes up with a new one. If you still miss the days of The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, you can't do better than this fleet, inventive retro puzzler.

The Forgotten Girl

Personal relationships are critical in this satisfying read, which is in the same class as Russell Banks' The Sweet Hereafter.

Ghost Wanted
Kirkus Reviews : Ghost Wanted (October 10, 2014)

Hart's amusing and vivacious ghostly sleuth (Ghost Gone Wild, 2013, etc.) puts her invisibility, her gusto and her sharp mind to good use in her latest outing.

Not My Father's Son

A raw, revealing memoir from a courageous actor and writer.

The Fall: A father's memoir in 424 steps
Kirkus Reviews : The Fall (October 10, 2014)

A singularly compelling memoir.

Brian Jones: The Making of the Rolling Stones

An intimate portrait of the multifaceted and beguiling Jones, who forever changed popular music and culture.

Althea and Oliver


Barcelona Shadows

Even those with a strong stomachs may balk at the callous violence against children, which seems excessive rather than essential to what could have been a compelling historical plot.

The Clockwork Dagger

The Clockwork Dagger is a skilfully-woven tale, complete with a love-story, an elaborate conspiracy, and a fascinating magico-spiritual healing system.

The Meaning of Human Existence

Throughout “The Meaning of Human Existence,” he has generous things to say about each of those squabbling siblings, science and the humanities. Yet he is clearly exasperated that we dote so much on the latter.

Consumed: A Novel

the whole thing — with all its artfulness and all its flaws — rolls out like a long-lost film from the man's wilder days, expansive and strange and pulled, wet, dripping and whole, out of Cronenberg's own head.

Neverhome: A Novel

Ash’s tale ends in tears and in a confession that I didn’t see coming, even if the signs are there to find throughout the book. If you like your fiction towards the more literary end of the spectrum, Neverhome will definitely be one for you.

Ancillary Sword

Many a time I was tempted to quit the book altogether but persisted to little avail and I won’t be returning for book two.

Ancillary Sword

Breq’s tale becomes less crowd-pleasing, but even more complex, layered and thought provoking.


Graphic in its sexuality, language, and violence, You may not be for everyone, but for those who are not easily offended or enjoy the dark and disturbed, You is definitely a must-read.

The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution

he is a kindred spirit to the visionaries and enthusiasts who speed us so thrillingly into the technological future.

Man V. Nature

Many of Cook’s stories could come off as empty technical exercises, but instead read like complete miniature portraits of human failings and losses. Like the best kind of fiction, the reader is left with much to think about within the broad realms of sex, death, love and friendship.


“Lila” is a very good book that sees one of our premier storytellers settling back into a familiar groove. As with “Home,” here Robinson chronicles the feints and advances by which a person comes to find her place in a world.