Once again, Morrison's literary imagination enables us to face the issues grounded in today’s society. This novel isn’t about race; it’s about colorism & how it is divisive not only between race relations, but also, surprisingly, between mother-daughter / companion relationships. Main character, “Bride”, has denied her self-worth because of her mother’s disgust for her “blackness”. Love, is all Bride seeks, but the loss of self is all she ever gets. The ending is inspired / hopeful for 2 seconds, until you (we) realize that the novel never ends, WE ARE LIVING IT! -- Ar'Reon
Style imitates subject matter in this reimagining of Arthurian myth. Not overtly compelling, The Buried Giant manages to itch at the back of your mind between readings. Ishiguro’s meandering pace allows tendrils of mist to grab hold, creating an experience for the reader not unlike the protagonists’ reality. Masterfully written, The Buried Giant is an experience. --Jon
Probably Erdrich's finest novel. A young boy is determined to find the man who brutally attacked his mother. His quest leads him to some unexpected places. The book combines elements of a good who-done-it mystery with native american mythology and the trauma of a family nearly torn apart. Surprisingly, it has many humorous episodes and doesn't dwell on the dark side. With an ending as shocking as its beginning, this one will keep you engaged throughout.
If you are a fan at all of “The Princess Bride”, or just a film buff, or simply looking for a good read, this is the book for you. This charming memoir of a man who was honored and humbled to be part of a special film. From his tireless effort to pull off the longest, most difficult sword fight in film history to tales of Andre the Giant. This is a wonderful memoir of a film that while not a blockbuster, became a beloved family classic. – Ian
Medicine, politics, and family come together to form a continually weaving story across countries and narratives. Verghese creates an unforgettable story that will keep you cringing, gushing, and crying all at the same time. – Sarah