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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, #1)
3.28
really liked it

It's difficult to tell if critics' reactions to Pride and Prejudice and Zombies should be characterized as praise or astonishment. Some reviewers trea

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Jun 01, 2009
 
Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi
3.45
really liked it

A play on Thomas Mann's novella Death in Venice (1912), about a middle-aged male writer who seeks spiritual enlightenment in Venice but instead finds

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Jun 01, 2009
 
The Missing
3.87
really liked it

Reviewers appreciated not just the prose and the characters of The Missing but also how different it was from most contemporary novels. While much fic

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Jun 01, 2009
 
The Color of Lightning
4.00
really liked it

Creating a fictional novel around an actual historical figure can be tricky for any novelist: too much research and background material can impede the

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Jun 01, 2009
 
Closing Time
3.52
liked it

In his review for the New York Times Book Review, James McManus wrote that Closing Time is likely to intensify whatever opinion readers already hold a

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Jun 01, 2009
 
Triangular Road: A Memoir
3.52
really liked it

All reviewers were highly interested in a memoir by Marshall, an author critically praised but not well known. While praising the book as a whole, the

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Jun 01, 2009
 
Sag Harbor
3.39
really liked it

Critics have been waiting to get truly excited about a Colson Whitehead novel. Most have decided that Sag Harbor is the oneóeven though it operates on

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Jun 01, 2009
 
Gabriel García Márquez: A Life
4.13
liked it

Critics agreed that Gerald Martin excels at everything a literary biographer needs to do. He searches for the origins of the author's style without be

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Jun 01, 2009
 
The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt
3.93
really liked it

Though Stiles's admiration for the man who inspired the phrase "robber baron" shines throughout this extraordinary rags-to-riches story, he harbors no

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Jun 01, 2009
 
Etta
3.51
liked it

Kolpan's novel is light, entertaining fareóthe type of book one grabs on the way to a relaxing vacation. Several critics were diverted by Etta's encou

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Jun 01, 2009
 
Lowboy
3.18
really liked it

Like Jonathan Lethem (Motherless Brooklyn, The Fortress of Solitude), John Wray has a keen eye for the myriad, and often insidious, ways that our quic

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Jun 01, 2009
 
Stone's Fall
3.86
really liked it

"Think of a subject so dull that no one would possibly think to make a thriller out of it. Now double the length of said thriller. Then add the author

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Jun 01, 2009
 
The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet
3.87
liked it

While critics disagreed about the overall success of Larsen's debut novel, they concurred that it represents an impressive experiment and a promising

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Jun 01, 2009
 
The Third Reich at War (The History of the Third Reich, #3)
4.31
it was amazing

Evans receives a hero's welcome in the press as he lays his final World War II tome, a towering, somber achievement of scholarship and narrative, to r

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Jun 01, 2009
 
Sunnyside
3.36
liked it

Starting with a bizarre, real-life occurrence of mass hysteria, Gold opens with a bang, and skillfully merges fact with fabrication in this overflowin

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Jun 01, 2009
 
A Tolerable Anarchy: Rebels, Reactionaries, and the Making of American Freedom
3.63
really liked it

What all critics appreciated about A Tolerable Anarchy was the rich intellectual history Purdy has constructed; more than one reviewer compared the bo

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Jun 01, 2009
 
Rapt: Attention and the Focused Life
3.54
liked it

Gallagher's fascinating book, which analyzes the latest research in psychology and neuroscience, easily translates difficult concepts into layman's te

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Jun 01, 2009
 
All Other Nights
3.72
really liked it

As in her previous novels, which both won National Jewish Book Awards, Horn pays homage to American Jewish culture, history, family, and faith. Here,

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Jun 01, 2009
 
The Adamantine Palace (The Memory of Flames, #1)
3.37
it was ok

Fantasy readers can be a bit, well, snooty about how they take their dragons (fans are rarely ambivalent about the works of George R. R. Martin, Anne

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Jun 01, 2009
 
The Song Is You
3.26
liked it

Though critics praised Phillips's playful, clever prose, they diverged in their reactions to his latest novel. Some appreciated his portrait of electr

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Jun 01, 2009
 
The Scarecrow (Jack McEvoy, #2)
4.03
really liked it

Connelly introduces characters from one series into other novels or series, and veteran readers will find enduring, familiar faces in The Scarecrow. A

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Jun 01, 2009
 
Admission
3.34
really liked it

Critics hailed Korelitz's ability to put a human face on what many consider to be a merciless process. Compassionate, vulnerable, and surprisingly lik

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Jun 01, 2009
 
The Last Dickens
3.56
liked it

Many critics compared Pearl's latest effort to Dan Simmons's recent, lengthy SF novel Drood (***1/2 May/June 2009)óthough they are far different beast

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Jun 01, 2009
 
The Birthday Present
3.35
liked it

In her newest Barbara Vine novel, Rendell has crafted a subtly sordid tale studded with imaginative plot twists and black humor. Though she reveals Te

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Jun 01, 2009
 
Brooklyn
3.63
really liked it

At first, Brooklyn may seem like a weaving together of the traditional, even stereotypical, threads of an immigrant story, a 1950s love story, and a t

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Jun 01, 2009
 
Nobody Move
3.30
really liked it

Critics were puzzled by Johnson's choice to follow up the award-winning Tree of Smoke with a lightweight genre piece like Nobody Move. While most view

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Jun 01, 2009
 
The Winter Vault
3.55
liked it

Anne Michaels has published several acclaimed poetry collections, including The Weight of Oranges and Miner's Pond. Her background as a poet shines th

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Jun 01, 2009
 
Columbine
4.26
really liked it

Many reviewers were more concerned with coming to grips with the attack rather than assessing the book, but their concern may be a testament to Cullen

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Jun 01, 2009
 
Don't Cry
3.62
really liked it

Ranging from gritty realism to fanciful allegory, the stories in Don't Cry push the boundaries of fiction in several directions. Populated by peculiar

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Jun 01, 2009
 
The Way Home
3.63
liked it

Pelecanos received mixed reviews on his latest thriller. While some critics complained of the clich»d hidden bag of money, others countered that Pelec

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Jun 01, 2009
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