More than 700 book reviews

An engrossing tale of aliens, giant robots, and a motley collection of scientists (0)

May 25, 2017 • Science Fiction, Trade Fiction

Waking Gods (Themis Files #2), by Sylvain Neuvel @@@@ (4 out of 5) Here’s how I began my review of Sleeping Giants, the first novel in the Themis Files series: “Every once in a while you come across a work of fiction so puzzling that you simply can’t put it down. No matter that the… Read More ›

Just one email per week!
Just enter your email address below and click the Yes! button, so I can send you a weekly email with links to the reviews I’ve posted in the preceding week. Yes, just one email. And I won’t share your address with anyone. I promise!

Nonfiction »

The case that helped put the FBI on the map (0)

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, by David Grann @@@@@ (5 out of 5) When Christopher Columbus arrived in the New World, an estimated 50 million people lived in the Hemisphere. Somewhere between seven and 18 million of them inhabited North America. By 1890, the population of… Read More ›

Trade Fiction »

An engrossing tale of aliens, giant robots, and a motley collection of scientists (0)

Waking Gods (Themis Files #2), by Sylvain Neuvel @@@@ (4 out of 5) Here’s how I began my review of Sleeping Giants, the first novel in the Themis Files series: “Every once in a while you come across a work of fiction so puzzling that you simply can’t put it down. No matter that the… Read More ›

Mysteries & Thrillers »

Pedophiles, serial murder, and the Holocaust in a Swedish psychological thriller (0)

The Crow Girl: A Novel, by Erik Axl Sund @@@@ (4 out of 5) If you favor mysteries and thrillers full of surprises, you’ll love The Crow Girl by the Swedish writing team that publishes under the name Erik Axl Sund. No matter how shrewd and analytical you might be, I predict that you won’t… Read More ›

FAQs & Commentaries »

Just how many books are there, really? (0)

In a guest post here on October 4, 2016 (“10 awful truths about book publishing”), publisher Steven Piersanti remarked on the huge numbers of books being published today. Here’s what he wrote: According to the latest Bowker Report (September 7, 2016), more than 700,000 books were self-published in the U.S. in 2015, which is an… Read More ›