Book Author Rating

A Bit on the Side: Stories

William Trevor four-stars

A Question of Loyalty

Douglas C. Waller four-stars

Another Bullshit Night in Suck City

Nick Flynn three-and-half-stars

Any Place I Hang My Hat

Susan Isaacs three-and-half-stars

Ask Not

Thurston Clarke three-stars

Assembling My Father

Anna Cypra Oliver three-and-half-stars

Astonishing Splashes of Colour

Clare Morrall three-and-half-stars

Author, Author

David Lodge three-stars

Before You Know Kindness

Chris Bohjalian four-stars


Tim Junkin four-stars

California Girl

T. Jefferson Parker three-and-half-stars

Case Histories

Kate Atkinson four-stars


Bob Dylan three-and-half-stars


Kay Redfield Jamison three-and-half-stars

Good Morning, Midnight

Reginald Hill three-stars

Good News, Bad News

David Wolstencroft three-and-half-stars

Hawkes Harbor

S.E. Hinton three-stars


John Leland three-and-half-stars

His Excellency

Joseph J. Ellis three-and-half-stars

Human Capital

Stephen Amidon three-and-half-stars

I Am Charlotte Simmons

Tom Wolfe two-and-half-stars

Iron Council

China Miéville four-stars

John James Audubon

Richard Rhodes three-and-half-stars

Magical Thinking

Augusten Burroughs three-and-half-stars

Men and Cartoons: Stories

Jonathan Lethem three-and-half-stars

My Kind of Place

Susan Orlean three-and-half-stars

Oh, Play That Thing

Roddy Doyle three-stars

Runaway: Stories

Alice Munro four-stars

Spirit and Flesh

James M. Ault, Jr. four-stars

The Ancestor’s Tale

Richard Dawkins four-stars

The Battle of Salamis

Barry Strauss four-stars

The Dark Tower VII

Stephen King four-stars

The Darling

Russell Banks three-and-half-stars

The Double

José Saramago two-and-half-stars

The Fearless Man

Donald Pfarrer four-stars

The Five Books of Moses

Robert Alter four-stars

The Godfather Returns

Mark Winegardner three-stars

The Kennedy Assassination Tapes

Max Holland three-and-half-stars

The Know-It-All

A. J. Jacobs two-and-half-stars

The Life of Graham Greene

Norman Sherry three-and-half-stars

The Line of Beauty

Alan Hollinghurst four-stars

The Pacific and Other Stories

Mark Helprin three-stars

The Roads to Modernity

Gertrude Himmelfarb two-and-half-stars

The Warlord’s Son

Dan Fesperman four-stars

Tokyo Doesn’t Love Us Anymore

Ray Loriga four-stars


John Updike three-stars

War Trash

Ha Jin three-stars

West of Then

Tara Bray Smith three-and-half-stars

Where Shall Wisdom Be Found?

Harold Bloom two-and-half-stars

Who the Hell’s in It

Peter Bogdanovich three-and-half-stars

Wolves Eat Dogs

Martin Cruz Smith three-and-half-stars