Despicable, brutal lunatic does horrible things in revolting southern town.
Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks
If Shonda Rhimes wrote historical fiction. Scandal: The Plague Years.
Good Kings Bad Kings by Susan Nussbaum
You’ll care by first paragraph. Despair, joy, fear, outrage follows.
Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer
Alternately profound, profane, impenetrable, tedious. Scattershot, nonlinear, melancholy, ruminative dialogue.
Safety Tip: If you’re ever tempted to read two 600 page books back to back – don’t.
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Placid, well-intentioned ex-con’s dangerous, hallucinatory road trip encountering down-at-heels gods.
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Runaway slave’s ordeals expose roots of American racism. Quasi-historical fable.
Update: 4/10/17 Named Pulitzer Prize winner for fiction.
Turbo Twenty-Three by Janet Evanovich
Disappointing. Usual characters appear, but story is DOA. Janet’s MIA.