June 30, 2013
Rarely have John F. Kennedy's iconic words, 'Children are the world’s most valuable resources and its best hope for the future,' rung more true than in Orson Scott Card’s 1985 novel, Ender’s Game, where the fate of earth lies in the capabilities of one child: Andrew (Ender) Wiggin.
June 29, 2013
Hiaasen knows how to keep a plot boiling along, sprinkling in some gruesomeness, and quickly stirring in a fair amount of silliness to keep things lighthearted. He always adds a few characters who might seem a little too colorful, except to those of us who have spent time in South Florida, where weirdness is surprisingly common.
June 28, 2013
Wrapping your head around the Doctor Who-reminiscent literary device in Beukes' thrilling novel is not easy -- but it is worthwhile.
June 27, 2013
Get a tan and a history lesson in one fell swoop!
June 26, 2013
Short stories can be the busy reader’s manna from heaven – quick, snack-sized literary morsels that can sate those of us who don’t always have time to delve into a full-length novel.
June 25, 2013
There are people who like cheese. And there are people who really like cheese. Kathe Lison falls into the latter classification of dairy enthusiasts and applies that fondness to all things fromage de France in her book, The Whole Fromage
June 24, 2013
Do the wealthy, political classes do so much for Americans’ benefit that they should be given 'a pass' when faced with a law-breaking, personal scandal? These are a few of the intriguing questions posed in Crime of Privilege, the heart-thumping new novel by Walter Walker.
June 23, 2013
Hemlock Grove is as spooky as its name. It’s not only an utterly creepy piece of fiction, but a monster mash-up worthy of ‘40s Hollywood, pulling readers into a mystery that sends chills crawling up and down the vertebrae.
June 22, 2013
Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane is being heralded as his first book for adults in eight years. It may speak to adults from an adult perspective, but at its heart, this slim novella is a myth-drenched ode to childhood.
June 21, 2013
There is something vaguely reminiscent of John Fowles’ The Magus and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby in Lawrence Osborne’s The Forgiven. Excess, debauchery, choreography, unhappiness, desire. All of these things may exist harmlessly on their own, but when collected together with a dash of manslaughter, there is something to be learned.
June 20, 2013
Jens Lapidus took the frank approach when titling his new novel, Never F*ck Up. This title may lack the beauty and grace associated with subtlety, but then again, the novel’s not striving for beauty and grace in a story such as this.
June 19, 2013
It’s hard to decide what to read next, right? Oh, and it’s also hard to decide whether to go back to graduate school, and whether you should make one last push with that relationship or kick him or her to the curb. For many of us, choosing is hard. Fortunately, Chip and Dan Heath, the guys behind the remarkably sensible Made to Stick and Switch, want to help.
June 18, 2013
Natalie Brown’s debut novel, The Lovebird, brings Margie Fitzgerald into the lives of readers. Here, she sits down with Everyday eBook to talk about Natalie's inspiration and more.
June 17, 2013
Caroline Leavitt's latest novel turns on a single devastating moment: the disappearance of twelve-year-old Jimmy Reardon in 1956.
June 16, 2013
If it has not been said before, John Green is today’s John Hughes, exploring – dare I say, celebrating – today’s teen angst. Though to call it “teen angst” seems to trivialize it, and to these kids it’s all consuming.