Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free by Héctor Tobar
Tobar plunges the reader into this world of uncertainty with visceral, present-tense prose and careful pacing. The writing is clean and skillful…Tobar lets the rich details speak for themselves. Or infuriate for themselves—or amaze, alarm or terrify. Even readers who know they don't know anything about mining will be shocked at how much they couldn't have imagined…Whether the story is completely new to you, or if you were one of the millions glued to the news reports and wondering, will they make it—physically, emotionally, spiritually—you'll be greatly rewarded to learn how they did.
In this sequel, the Melbourne couple now lives in New York City. Don works as an associate professor at Columbia University, where Rosie is also completing both a master’s and a Ph.D. The book follows Don as he prepares for fatherhood, a comedy of errors that lands him in handcuffs … and it involves some good old-fashioned impersonation and deceit, the risk of deportation, and even more of Don’s antics, which nearly drive Rosie back to Australia. While Don’s cluelessness in the first novel is relatively harmless, it has actual consequences in The Rosie Effect. … Don’s condition isn’t merely a sidenote that manifests itself from time to time for optimum comedic value. It’s his identity, no matter how contrived.
An elite counterterrorist operator races to save his commander's kidnapped niece. With more than 20 years of experience in the U.S. Army Infantry and Special Forces, Taylor (Days of Rage, 2014, etc.) writes realistic military thrillers. In the seventh installment of his series, protagonist Nephilim "Pike" Logan has been released from the highly classified counterterrorism unit referred to as the Taskforce and finds himself without a mission. When Pike's commander, Kurt Hale, learns that his beloved niece, Kylie, has gone missing in England, he quickly fills this void in Pike's life and tells him to find the girl at any cost. … Pike is willing to become a giant monster, because only a monster can bring back the girl … Smoothly switching between third-person narration and Pike's first-person point of view, Taylor skillfully unfolds the story until it feels like you're on a frenzied ride. A surefire page-turner that is nearly impossible to put down.
"While Bone Season was filled with action and exposition . . . betrayal and political intrigue take over in the excellent Mime Order . . . With the Unnatural Assembly and its colorful gangsters, Shannon goes full Scorsese . . . Tussling with poltergeists, showing her heroic mettle and even playing homicide detective, Paige makes great strides as a memorable character, and so does her author. If anyone was wondering how Shannon would stretch this story into seven books, the gut punch of the last line in The Mime Order will instead have them on tenterhooks for the next five."