The Psychopath Test

The Psychopath Test

Jon Ronson Picador 2011 When a mysterious book is anonymously delivered to several of the world’s best brains, the Curious George of journalists gets involved when none of them can crack the code.  Someone has single-handedly sent the earth’s leading experts into a simultaneous tailspin, and Jon Ronson is sent to find out who they [...]

Neverland

Neverland

Margot McGovern Random House 2011 Everyone knows Peter Pan; it’s the tale of a young boy who finds his way to a magical land, full of adventure and pirates, and as long as he remains there he will never grow up. It speaks to our sense of existential dread about aging and having to leave [...]

Renegades

Renegades

Marissa Meyer has constructed a detailed future world where anarchy has finally lost to the Reign of the Renegades - a group of virtuous superheroes. Although, for the Anarchists who once ran Galton City, there is a simmering discontentment as they plot to take down the Renegades by using with their new weapon – Nova, [...]

Robin Hobb’s Rain Wild Chronicles (A New Year Suggestion)

Robin Hobb’s Rain Wild Chronicles (A New Year Suggestion)

Why the Rain Wild Chronicles? Answer: It’s a deeply engaging series and Hobb does wizardry with the cast of characters. As a brief background, Dragon Keeper is the first of four books in the Rain Wild Chronicles. The series is a continuation from the events in Robin Hobb’s Farseer and Liveship Traders series, though with [...]