Be prepared to suck in your breath, to laugh helplessly, and to lose yourself in brilliant commentary (in the guise of an engaging novel) about the state of today’s world.- Who knew how crucial friendship and rivalry have been in contributing to the formation of modern artistic genius?These premises plus a handful of rednecks and a few effete Californians provide the ingredients for a spicy read indeed. But Detective Hank Palace is determined to find the truth – as society crumbles around him.- Raucous, raunchy, and fabulous, Hiaasen’s latest revolves around two true news blurbs: first is the eponymous Razor Girl, whose niche calling in life is that she enjoys driving around South Florida rear-ending drivers while shaving her lady bits and kidnapping the smitten and stunned drivers.Second is a massive infestation of goat-sized rats in the Keys. All the other detectives on the squad have quit – because an asteroid is going to destroy the earth in just six months.In his ambitious, funny, and provocative debut novel Hicks probes Nordic folktales, the history of political unrest in the second half of the 20th century, and the impacts of social media and video games on the psyches (and empathy) of modern Americans.Hill has the knack for writing characters readers feel like we’ve known our entire lives, and his dialog is funny, wise, and alive.
What do a a failed writer (turned college professor), his estranged (and possibly terrorist) mother, an obese video game addict, and a serially-cheating college student have in common?Their lives are about to connect in unexpected and far reaching ways.Smee writes with a vividness that places you in the studio with these extraordinary artists and their inspiring relationships. Smee’s writing is compelling – rich with intelligence and understanding.This provocative and informative book sheds light on the complexities of competition, inspiration, and daring ambition.
A must read for art lovers and anyone seeking a fresh and exciting approach to biography. Her recipes, both sweet and savory, are full of incredible flavors and textures that highlight the naturally wholesome and delicious qualities of whole foods.- Is there such a thing as delicious baking without refined sugar, dairy, gluten, or gluten-replacements? Her tips for a seasonal pantry make stocking an amazing arsenal a snap, and show how easy it can be to bring these healthful and delicious creations to every table. – This brave, brilliant debut novel explores territory that is both highly personal deeply politicized.