December 18, 2018Sarah Moss' 'Ghost Wall' is a masterpiece of concision. When so many modern novels are in dire need of a good editor, it is refreshing to come across one that unapologetically restricts its length to what it has to say.
December 8, 2018RATING: 9/10 SUMMARY: Brodie, an especially talented piano tuner, loses his heart to an enigmatic Russian opera singer, and follows her around the globe, learning the lesson that love is indeed blind. KICKER: Left wanting more
December 3, 2018Linsey Miller's 'Mask Of Shadows' and 'Ruin Of Stars' duology explores cultural assimilation and social justice with a gender fluid hero, an important representation for young adults grappling with the same feelings.
October 9, 2018‘Paris Echo‘ is fairly seriously flawed, but Sebastian Faulks is so fluent a storyteller and so much of his material is so interesting, that I still found myself gripped to the last page.
October 8, 2018'Property' is a strong collection of short stories, and readers who have come to expect great writing from Shriver won’t be disappointed. But those burdened with a social conscience, or those aware of Shriver’s stances outside her fiction, may find that an objective reading requires quite some effort.