Fiction books reviews

Had they not had Welsh’s name attached, these tired, clumsy and slackly directed works would surely never have seen the light of day. American Gods is one of the more recent stories to become a colourful, imaginative and clever TV series. Three British siblings of Pakistani descent are at the center of Kamila Shamsie’s ingenious new novel, which builds to a stunning conclusion.

The Colombian artist’s raw, poetic letters to a friend illuminate the horror of her isolated childhood in a convent. This dark debut about a family living on the outskirts of society is an impressive slice of contemporary noir steeped in Yorkshire legend. Wendy Walker’s latest novel revolves around the mysterious disappearance of two teenage sisters. Graham Caveney’s defiant, important memoir details how the Catholic establishment fails abuse victims. Kirkus Reviews magazine gives industry professionals a sneak peek at the most notable books being published weeks before they’re released. Some critics have gone so far as to call it the best science fiction book ever written. An aficionado of the counterculture journeys along the ancient route from Dover to Anglesey in search of glimmers of utopia.

As a science fiction fan it has to be said that we are becoming increasingly lucky. This oral history of New York’s musical renaissance is vivid, informative and full of passion. This story of a frustrated writer reconnecting with her younger self and her creativity is a disappointing sequel to Pages for You. As well as useful, beautiful guides to the avian world, the literature of birds includes potent memoir and uncanny fiction. This is not a story of noble immigrants versus the evil banking class: it is about people who have no room to manoeuvre. A superb warts-and-all account of two men whose lives help illuminate the rise of health promotion and the modern food industry. The Mill River Recluse played an important role in encouraging readers to take a chance on a first novel by an unknown author. Stories leap from the page in this reissue of the Sri Lankan scholar’s classic study of women’s movements in Asia and the Middle East.

Marilyn Stasio’s crime column features mothers in distress, a missing brother and a detective coming face to face with a son he didn’t know he had. Thanks to Kirkus’ review, we have seen a dramatic surge in sales and an increase in both bookstore and publisher interest. This collection provides book reviews you can trust for the latest fiction and nonfiction releases. The author of the bestselling The Reason I Jump movingly addresses a range of topics from the perspective of an outsider. Ditch domestic thrillers and romcoms and pack fiction by literary giants with seaside settings instead. In this short-story collection by Samantha Hunt, dreamlike images operate in service to feminist themes and earthbound ideas.

A true classic that has pointed the way not just for science-fiction writers, but for how we as a civilisation might think of ourselves. The new novel by the author of “The Leftovers” features a 46-year-old woman hooked on pornography and her college-age son navigating campus gender politics. Sigrid Rausing’s coming book raises questions of whether the lines between memoir and voyeurism, family catharsis and score-settling, have been blurred. What We Lose is a startlingly experimental and intimate debut, about a character whose complicated cultural identity reflects the author’s own. The story of Antigone plays out in the modern world, in this Man Booker-longlisted exploration of the clash between society, family and religious faith. Kirkus serves the book reviews to consumers in a weekly email newsletter and on Kirkus. The endorsement gave consumers a meaningful recommendation that they could trust. In Brian Platzer’s debut novel, a white couple live in a historically black neighborhood roiled by protest after a police shooting. S BESTSELLERSVERDICT: BORROW ITVERDICT: BUY ITVERDICT: BORROW ITVERDICT: BUY ITVERDICT: BORROW ITVERDICT: BORROW ITSee full list >.

Film and TV companies seem to have finally grasped that the genre is a gold mine for stories, and that when done right, these stories can attract a big audience. Humankind has been wiped off the face of the Earth by the very robots that were built to serve them. While many stories depict the fight between man and machine, Sea of Rust shows a future where the machines have already won.