What can I say? From page one it has that Ferrante magic, pulling you into its detail-rich world, balancing an abundance of external events with her signature mesmerizing interiority. My very high expectations were met and exceeded with this new novel.
As difficult to classify as it is to put down, this was just so much fun to read. McBride is a natural storyteller, a natural entertainer. Man, I wanted to spend a lot more time with these characters!
WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR NONFICTION
A NEW YORK TIMES TOP TEN BOOK OF THE YEAR
LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD
WINNER OF THE ORWELL PRIZE
BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR - TIME MAGAZINE
A WASHINGTON POST TOP TEN BOOK OF THE YEAR
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
“A gripping, sinister fable!” —Margaret Atwood, via Twitter
ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR:
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"Beautiful yet devastating. Academic yet accessible. Original scholarship in the service of powerful narrative and vice versa. Feels truly groundbreaking."
Another one of my favorite creepy, open-ended, beautifully written "thrillers." Doesn't easily fit into the genre but it's definitely full of mystery and suspense. It's like that unsetlling realization you've gotten on the wrong bus and won't be able to get off till the end of the line.
What a beautiful, powerful, devastating novel, full of a humanity we so desperately need right now. This one will stay with you for a long time.
A harrowing and illuminating reframing of the American horror story and a rhetorical masterwork from the author of The Warmth of Other Suns.
Creepy, absurd, deeply moving, and chock full of unforgettable characters, ridiculous situations and beautiful, haunting prose.
Did not expect to fall so deeply into this elegantly observed, melancholic novel about David Hockney, an artist I honestly didn't know anything about before picking this up. Just goes to show you the power of great writing and great storytelling to open up doors and windows where there previously weren't any. A gorgeous gem.
Hands down my favorite contemporary crime series. Wise-cracking, substance-abusing, pop-culture-referencing Catholic cop on a Protestant police force in 1980s Northern Ireland. This series just works, and gets better and better with each book. There's also a great sense of humor and a devotion to devilishly and classically constructed mysteries.
Shout-out God-Level Knowledge Darts, number one book on late-night, only illustrious pages!! YERRR YERRRRRR!!
"What can I say? From page one it has that Ferrante magic, pulling you into its detail-rich world, balancing an abundance of external events with her signature mesmerizing interiority. My very high expectations were met and exceeded with this new novel."
"Beautifully written vignettes about birds and the natural world and so much else, destined to be an offbeat classic in the genre. An essential on your nature writing shelf."