Fiction from Bacigalupi & Buckell, Harkaway, McAlpine, Piglia, Vargas Llosa, Watts, & Wilson | Xpress Reviews

These loosely related tales show promise; this work goes so far as to invoke the reader’s role in creating the narrative; a debut for die-hard fans of psychological suspense; will appeal to adventurous Holmes fans who enjoy more modern takes on a literary icon; consummate autobiographical fiction; a murder mystery with political overtones and the underlying power of the press; Watts can take a few words and paint a landscape that reveals so much richness about the people and culture; fans of Agatha Christie may appreciate this fictional look at her life

Tons of Fiction: Burrowes, Campion, Clark, Harkaway, Mackin, Miller, Verdon, & Vollmann | Xpress Reviews

Romance from Braden and Burrowes, mysteries from Campion and Clark, short pieces from Dybek, cynicism from Harkaway, Abduction from Holt, historical fiction from Mackin, magical storytelling from Miller, a thriller from Verdon, and more

Multnomah’s Favorite Books of 2012 | The Reader’s Shelf, December 2012

Staff from Oregon’s Multnomah County Library share their favorite 2012 titles.