"This man loves books the way books were meant to be loved. His classics are not always the ones you were expecting, but he talks them up in such an easy, enjoyable way that you finish this book with a long list of others to read. Reading is fun, remember."
"A fun, if uneven, collection of crime stories from the writers of the Algonquin Roundtable. Many lighthearted stories, then the depressing "Big Blonde," then several stories from S. J. Perelman who wasn't even part of the Roundtable."
"I didn't think it was possible to love Borges more. Released from all chains, the master talks at length about whatever he pleases, which naturally takes the form of his favorite books and other curiosities. Borges is at heart a fan, and in this collection of speeches he tells us why he loves what he loves, and makes us love it too."
"This strange, beautifully written book was an influence on Borges. Characters (sometimes apocryphal) from history have their stories told in a striking style which I haven't quite seen elsewhere. Find this book, it's worth it!"
"Didn't think I could stomach the movie so I read the book. The prose style never quite reaches literary quality, and the story which has a great tension fails to really sustain it through the rushed ending."
"Surprisingly one of my favorite graphic novels ever. The parallel life stories of President James Garfield and his assassin told in such a perfectly paced, exact manner. I can't describe how perfectly this book is executed, in terms of illustration, events highlighted, comparisons drawn. Read it, it will surprise you."
"You're hiding a Jew in WWII, and he dies. What do you do with the body? This story has built-in tension and interest, and the author takes it and makes it even more tense and exciting, all in a very brief space."
"I love The Plague and The Stranger, but I'm surprised to say I hated this one. I know we're supposed to hate the protagonist, but I wasn't even interested in him. A sick, broken man rambling his twisted philosophy--it was done much better in Notes from Underground."
"Brilliant novella. It's hard to describe the story or the strange beauty of the writing. I suppose it's the story of how a woman's death echoes through the past and present life of a man who once loved her."
"When she returns, the story will end. A short novel of one night, a man waiting for his wife to come home (or not), and evaluating his life. Beautiful writing--I can't wait to see more from this author."