"Kingsolver's best. Each chapter is written from a different family member's point of view (written in first person). It's a heavy story told with such care. I just plain love it. Run. Go tell your friends to read this book!"
"Wow. Brilliant story telling. Poetry really. One of the few books I've read twice. I didn't care at all for Paint it Black, Fitch's second novel, which was too dark, too repetitive. You care about the characters, you respond to thier plights, their humanity. Soulful."
"Laugh out loud, enjoy yourself. Took a little while for me to get into it, I admit. Then I couldn't put it down The author is dead, so no hope of reading anything else by Mr. Toole. Too bad for us. Fabulous character studies."
"A real pleasure without the hangover. It's timeless. And an obvious inspiration to writer Candace Bushnell of Sex and the City fame. It has it all: sex, drugs, fame, rehab, the Hollywood come-back. The story begins at the beginning, which I really like, of a group of young women's "careers" and takes the reader from NYC to California. It's a trippy journey - enjoy the ride!"
"I've read his other novels, but this one I hold dear to my heart, being from Chicago. I love his writing because it's as if I'm transported to another era, walking down familiar streets, with the scenery transformed. With Dreiser, the non-comformist sometimes wins, sometimes loses, but the struggle is always told with grace."
"Unlike any other cook book you'll ever own. A great gift to anyone who loves the sensual art of cooking. Titillating. Seductive. Hot, hot, hot! Beautiful, colorful imagery included. Get a hard copy for your shelf next to The Joy of Cooking."
"Haunting! Well-researched, well-written. There's murder (lots), an enormous ferris wheel (the first ever), a house built for a nightmare, and a calculating madman of the likes this world's never known."
"I read everything written by this author because I love the way he writes. He places you smack dab in the middle of another place in time and you live there for the duration of the tale. This is an epic novel that you can really sink your teeth into. Follow up by reading World Without End."