Author Gillian Flynn Reviews Brilliance by Marcus Sakey
Let me first begin by saying, Marcus Sakey is a friend of mine. He’s a friend because I read his whip-smart thrillers years ago (The Amateurs is one of my favorites) and loved them so much I decided I had to meet the twisted mind behind them. So I was a fan before I was a friend. After reading Brilliance, the scales may have tilted: I may now be more fan than friend—it’s that ridiculously good.
Brilliance is the kind of novel that makes you grin at its high-flying feats of imagination, and then grin harder because it sticks the landing. It’s thrilling and funny and disturbing and sharp as hell... Read the rest of this review at www.kindlepost.com.
“Brilliance will make you happy from start to finish.” —Entertainment Weekly
“Simply put, Marcus Sakey's Brilliance saga is awesome.” —Kirkus
“Perfectly titled, this tour-de-force has it all—a credible protagonist, a riveting plot, and enough philosophical questions for a roomful of Jesuits.” —Cleveland Plain-Dealer
"At once mystery, thriller, family saga, and romance...The plot takes many unpredictable twists, the characters are multidimensional, the world quite believable, and the social/political commentary pointed and often chilling.” —Chicago Tribune
“A tightly plotted thriller with classic questions beating in its geeky heart.” —NPR
“Sakey paints a near future too close for comfort in this stunning thriller." —Publishers Weekly
“Sakey’s premise is utterly compelling; no committed thriller aficionado will be able to set the book down. Brilliance is disturbing—and brilliant.” —Booklist, Starred Review
“One of the finest thrillers I have ever read. A masterpiece." —Crimespree Magazine
“Brilliant.” —Chicago Sun-Times