Praise

Chicago Reader on THYH

“None of the characters ever find out the full story of the haunting of Laurelfield House. But Makkai ensures that an alert reader will. In a novel filled with conspiracies, this one between writer and reader might be the most satisfying.” Read the full review here!

Posted in Praise for The Hundred-Year House, Praise for The Hundred-Year House, Reviews, Reviews for The Hundred-Year House on September 29 2014

San Francisco Chronicle reviews THYH

Martha McPhee reviewed The Hundred-Year House for the San Francisco Chronicle, saying “Makkai is a juggler, handling the many plots, characters and ideas with ease and humor and… pathos. Her characters engage in mischief, allowing Makkai the chance to draw satirical portraits of university life, of nutty artists, of wealthy country-clubber industrialists and the hired help who envy them. Clever and acrobatic… a reminder that the past is alive in the present and all our lives are haunted.” Read the full review here!

Posted in Praise for The Hundred-Year House, Praise for The Hundred-Year House, Reviews, Reviews for The Hundred-Year House on September 29 2014

BookBrowse reviews THYH

“The novel’s unique structure and its vibrant characters make for active, exciting reading. Questions raised in one section are answered in others, creating a reading experience that might have you flipping back and forth through the pages. Makkai’s sense of humor creates funny moments (the artists’ drinking escapades) that offset more dismal ones (Grace’s struggle with her husband). The Hundred-Year House is a puzzle, a plunge into a world of fascinating characters, and an examination of human relationships. It is not to be missed.” 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 August 14 2014

Minneapolis Star Tribune

“Makkai’s book holds all of the elements of the perfect summer yarn: eccentric artists, a mysterious death, a locked attic door and a large estate that has secrets built into its walls… Think David Lodge meets Maggie Shipstead as Makkai’s suspenseful scene building and comic timing make “The Hundred-Year House” a captivating read.” 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 August 14 2014· Tagged: ,

THYH reviewed in Vermont’s Seven Days

“A smart comedy, a caper tale by turns sharp and absurd… It is tough to finish reading without turning to the first page and leafing forward again.” 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 August 14 2014

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