Cloud Atlas: A Novel by David Mitchell
Six funny, insightful, violent books in one. Inhumanity versus civilization.
The Submission by Amy Waldman
Politics and heartbreak post 9/11 vividly portray our internal I.E.D.s.
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
Elegant literary horror. Stephen King plus Maurice Sendak equals Gaiman.
The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty
Cora’s story, not Louise’s. It’s a doozie. Clear your calendar.
Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem
Endearing Tourette’s orphan. Father-figure mobster. Crazy smart and original.
The Dog Stars by Peter Heller
Post-apocalypse thriller. Humor, Romance, Action. Everything a book should be.
Oracle of Stamboul by Michael David Lukas
Good start. Lots of buildup to nothing. No lika Lukas.