"I like the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, but I find I enjoy the author's other works even more. It's fast-moving, charming, absolutely right on with human foibles and Edinburgh city life and odd roommates."
"Billy Crystal writes, in his inimitable voice, about his father whose two jobs left him only Sundays to spend with his son, and who died after only 700 Sundays. This is a lovely little book based on Billy Crystals Tony Award-winning play of the same name by the same very nice very funny person. I enjoyed it."
"Gracie is a deaf half-blind albino Great Dane and the leader of the trio basis for Three Dog Bakery. This is a delightful telling by the founders of how the Three Dog Bakery happened, and Gracie is a truly wonderful laugh-out-loud dog."
"The cover blurb says "a searingly thorough look at the arrangements of men and women as lovers and friends." It certainly is. I had to stop reading about twenty pages in because it's too good and I knew it was going to be painful. This is not yet classic southern lit, but it hurts like it."
"This is actually an accidental second copy I received, but I've started the first copy and find it generally a little too romanticized and flowery compared to others of the genre. This is a North American analogue to Jean Aul's Cave series on prehistoric Europe; I liked them better, so far."
"The quasi-spiritual undertones bothered me not because they were spiritual but because they were quasi, as was most of the book. The blue shoe was nice little symbol, but it never grew strong and robust. Not much at all developed, actually. I found this nice little book bland in every aspect, from the character undevelopment to the writing style to the vocabulary. Maybe I'm not the choir it was preaching to."
"Vintage Whoopi, circa 1997. So we have thoughts on Monica and Bill and other fifteen-minute moments of that period. I always forget just how powerful Whoopi's words are, but as usual this Book brings her back in full measure."
"Very well written, as one has come to expect from the McPhee family, Bright Angel Time uses the geology of the Grand Canyon very nicely as a metaphor for a child's experience of her mother's divorce and re-discovery of herself and her values."
"It's not about lawyers and courtroom drama, but it's prime John Grisham. Not only can he tell an engrossing story, he makes you care about a character you would despise in the hands of a lesser writer. The man can tell a story!"