Praise

Cleveland Plain Dealer: “Ingenious… the work of a master builder”

“Both clever and heartfelt, this is a book with something for pretty much everyone. Makkai has furnished it like a sturdy yet finely detailed old house, with comfortable nooks, doors with keyholes, mirrors in every hallway, and, oh yes, that restless ghost in the attic.” Read the full review here.

Posted in Praise for The Hundred-Year House, Praise for The Hundred-Year House, Reviews for The Hundred-Year House, The Hundred Year House on July 19 2014

Toronto Star calls THYH “a smart comedy with a satisfyingly fierce pace”

“Here, we find a writer with an innately intelligent and assured comedic voice, someone who obviously has a deep literary pedigree but appears more interested in having fun on the page and puzzling out the complexities of a tightly woven plot. The pleasures of Makkai’s novel are contagious, all of which makes The Hundred-Year House an ideal novel for this hot summer.” Read the full review here.

Posted in Praise for The Hundred-Year House, Praise for The Hundred-Year House, Reviews for The Hundred-Year House, The Hundred Year House on July 19 2014

Starred Review in Library Journal

ljLibrary Journal has given The Hundred-Year House a glowing starred review, saying “This novel is stunning: ambitious, readable, and intriguing. Its gothic elements, complexity, and plot twists are reminiscent of Margaret Atwood’s The Blind Assassin. Chilling and thoroughly enjoyable.” Read the whole review here.

Posted in Praise for The Hundred-Year House, Praise for The Hundred-Year House, Reviews, Reviews for The Hundred-Year House, The Hundred Year House on June 10 2014

Starred Review in Booklist

booklistThe Hundred-Year House has received a lovely starred review in Booklist, which you can read here. From the review: “…Such close quarters provide the perfect setup for farce and scandal, and Makkai choreographs both in a dazzling plot spiked with secrets and betrayals hilarious and dire. Her offbeat characters and suspenseful story could have added up to a stylish romp. Instead, Makkai offers that and much more as she stealthily investigates the complexities of ambition, sexism, violence, creativity, and love in this diverting yet richly dimensional novel”

Posted in Praise, Praise for The Hundred-Year House, Praise for The Hundred-Year House, Reviews, The Hundred Year House on May 31 2014· Tagged: ,

Starred Review for The Hundred-Year House in Publishers Weekly

pwPublishers Weekly has given The Hundred-Year House a starred review, calling it “lively and clever… exceptionally well constructed, with engaging characters busy reinventing themselves throughout, and delightful twists that surprise and satisfy.” Read the full review here.

“Makkai’s (The Borrower) second novel is a lively and clever story starring an estate with an intricate history.”

Posted in Praise, The Hundred Year House on April 9 2014

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