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Stone Mattress: Nine Tales
The New York Times : Not Dead Yet (September 19, 2014)

Witty and frequently biting, “Stone Mattress” is keen to the ways in which we choose, all our lives, to love and to hurt — and in Atwood’s world these two actions are always choices, creating consequences for which we will one day be held to account.


Dataclysm: Who We Are (When We Think No One's Looking)

His book delivers both insider access and a savvy critique of the very machinery he is employed by. Since he’s been in the data mines and has risen above them, Rudder becomes a singular and trustworthy guide.


Broken Monsters

The result is a novel that is intense at times, fascinating at others, but overall a disappointment given the talent readers know Ms. Beukes has.


The Bully of Order

This is an incredibly bleak book. The author's style leans towards clipped sentences and something close to stream of consciousness narration on the part of the characters (close to, but not exactly - either way it made it difficult to follow).


The Drop

Lehane spins compelling characters (not least Boston itself) and neat twists into a story that's contemplative and dramatic, gloomy and redemptive.


The Monogram Murders

Hannah certainly has fun with Poirot, and fans will undoubtedly lap up the chance to return to the 1920s.


Perfidia: A novel

In Ellroy’s jaundiced vision, the city is riven by political and police corruption and he dilates cynically on the moral turpitude (as he sees it) of pre-cold war Uncle Sam.


Love Me Back: A Novel
Kirkus Reviews : Love Me Back (September 19, 2014)

The cold and honest confessions of a damaged young woman who lives to serve.


Barracuda: A Novel

Barracuda combines sharp social portraiture with that rare ingredient, a story that speaks to the human condition.


Daring: My Passages

For a book this fulsome and detailed, “Daring” is surprisingly unrevealing.


Island of a Thousand Mirrors

The devastation in “Island of a Thousand Mirrors” gets delivered in a captivating story tempered with sensuality and moments of grace.


Wittgenstein Jr

Iyer is to be applauded for his spare style, but Beckett, at his finest, was much more cryptic and laconic; however, Iyer wins on laughs.


We Are Water
Kirkus Reviews : We Are Water (October 03, 2013)

We all know that life is tangled and messy. Still, in reminding readers of this fact, Lamb turns in a satisfyingly grown-up story, elegantly written.


City of Stairs

As someone with a deep and abiding interest in war, colonialism, power, genocide, oppression, and a love of bad-ass monster killing scenes, City of Stairs was just the right mix of awesome for me.


Broken Monsters

If you fancy something well written, disturbingly dark but with some real depth, then Broken Monsters is it.


The Tottenham Outrage

I lapped up The Tottenham Outrage: jam-packed both with characters and with character: funny, vivacious and enthralling.


The Zone of Interest: A novel

He has turned his copious talent into writing something east of history, beyond nightmare, and somewhere north of the conventional wisdom about the nature of hell.


Perfidia: A novel

His is still an awe-inspiring artistic vision and this is a novel that should surely be read by new readers as well as fans.


Wittgenstein Jr

Wittgenstein Jr is as much a satire on the contemporary academy as it is an existential novel of ideas. But it is also a love story.


Friendswood: A Novel

While this novel is compassionate and haunting, it is unlikely the real Friendswood’s real estate agents will be handing out free copies.