Wodehouse’s Jeeves is truly a delight. Bertie Wooster’s shenanigans and Jeeves’ incessant willingness (with a side of resigned disbelief) to help him out of the tough spots he’s gotten himself and his friends into are both impressive and sidesplittingly funny.
I appreciated this short novel much more than I was expecting. Baker offers commentary on modern sexuality (published originally in 1992) in the form of an anonymous phone call between a man and a woman from opposite ends of the country. The result is memorable, often witty, and leaves you thinking long after the book is closed.
The Shining was one of my first exposures to Stephen King, and still remains one of my favorite books. I didn’t read Doctor Sleep for several years after its release because I was worried it wouldn’t hold a flame to The Shining, but I’m happy to report that it was very enjoyable — independent of its predecessor.
Amazing. Captivating. So well-written. Martin’s 1996 bestselling fantasy masterpiece weaves the origin stories of characters whose stories are impossible to ignore, and it will stand as an example for authors for decades to come.
From Misery to Pet Sematary to ‘Salem’s Lot, King is the absolute master of scaring the pants off his readers. But It, unlike (in my opinion) most of the rest of King’s works, excels at providing a group of capital-a Amazing characters in The Losers’ Club.