"I treasured "War by Candlelight" and looked forward to Alarcon's first novel. Mmm, not too impressed, but I think the novel is meant to be read closely and not broken up over the span of two months like I did. (26 June)"
"I read somewhere that this novel will be adapted to film and that makes sense. I think the plot and characters are wonderful for film and even the writing will sound great spoken by actors, but I didn´t find it as good of a read as I did a story. (28 June)"
"I seriously underestimated The Best People in the World. After the first 150 pages, I started to wish I had read more carefully the first half because I came across really well-written passages that made me thankful to be literate. (12 July)"
"I started this one in August and finally finished it. Good in the beginning, almost interminable through the middle, but a powerful ending. The last four stories made the effort worthwhile. "A Rich Man" is one of the most satisfying short stories I've read in a long while. (30 December)"