A trove of revealing private documents, rumors concerning a political assassination, a trip to Cuba—it's either today's newspaper or Dr. Marion Ford's 22nd adventure. … Cuba provides the perfect setting for White's recent fondness for episodic, hallucinatory quests (Bone Deep, 2014). The next few months' headlines will determine whether his view of contemporary Cuba is remarkably prophetic or yesterday's news.
Anna is such a great heroine. She's strong as an omega and has a humorous dark side that readers will love slowly discovering. … Of course, there's enough action to keep me on the edge of my seat and enough humor to give readers a break.
Erik Larson is one of the modern masters of popular narrative nonfiction. In book after book, he's proved adept at rescuing weird and wonderful gothic tales from the shadows of history. Larson is both a resourceful reporter and a subtle stylist who understands the tricky art of Edward Scissorhands-ing multiple narrative strands into a pleasing story…Dead Wake…is an entertaining book about a great subject, and it will do much to make this seismic event resonate for new generations of readers.