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Arctic Summer
Kirkus Reviews : Arctic Summer (September 02, 2014)

Forster remains elusive in this unbalanced account.

Personal: A Jack Reacher Novel
Kirkus Reviews : Personal (September 02, 2014)

Every Reacher novel delivers a jolt to the nervous system, but this lacks some of the stylistic flair that truly distinguishes Child.

Fall of Night
Kirkus Reviews : Fall of Night (September 02, 2014)

The end of the world as we know it, complete with 24-style dialogue and enough oozy bits to make Tom Savini queasy.

Murder 101
Kirkus Reviews : Murder 101 (September 02, 2014)

It’s nice to see small-town homicide get Decker’s pulse pounding again, though the investigation is routine and the resolution, supplied mostly by Rina Lazarus, Decker’s wife, is from hunger.

The Bone Clocks: A Novel

Mitchell is a master of the long view, his themes and narratives spanning eras. His latest novel, The Bone Clocks, is no exception. Even more miraculously, it manages to be a fast-paced thriller as well.

The Bone Clocks: A Novel

The Bone Clocks is altogether too much, but there is so much here that is so good, even transportingly great.

The Bone Clocks: A Novel

This is a novel easily enjoyed without knowledge of any of Mitchell’s earlier books, a testament to his tremendous storytelling.


At different times the best haunted lighthouse story ever written, a deeply unsettling tale of first contact, a book about death, a book about obsession and loss, a book about the horrifying experience of confronting an intelligence far greater and far stranger than our own, and a book about sea monsters.

Child of a Hidden Sea

Child of A Hidden Sea is a fantastic journey of self-discovery and coming of age, all set against a vibrant fantasy world backdrop.

Don't Touch

Don’t Touch is a remarkable story of someone suffering from mental health issues.

The Invention of Exile: A Novel
Bookslut : The Invention of Exile (September 02, 2014)

The life of Austin Voronkov, a fictionalized character, is both incredibly heart wrenching and incredibly inspiring. Manko gives her readers a gift by writing with grace, allowing them to focus on Austin's plight and to feel his longing.

Slow Dancing with a Stranger

Ms. Comer has filled in the blanks in that bare-bones version of her day-to-day life in this riveting and necessary, if flawed, book, “Slow Dancing With a Stranger”.

The Animals: Love Letters Between Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy

For what is ostensibly a private and intimate correspondence, it’s surprising how little of anything emotional, inconvenient, intimate — indeed private — comes across.

Your Face in Mine: A Novel

Whereas Baldwin skillfully explained the ­minority experience of black rage to a ­majority white readership, Row gamely explains the experience of white guilt to the same audience.

Home Leave

Sonnenberg is most interesting when she allows herself flights into the otherworldly.

The Narrow Road to the Deep North: A novel

This “Narrow Road to the Deep North” is both unforgiving and generous, a paradox that should earn it some fame of its own.

The Invention of Exile: A Novel

“The Invention of Exile” never really inhabits its historical setting as anything more than a costume.