Author: Voracious Bookworms

The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini It is the second half of the twentieth century and Afghanistan is on the brink of a turning point in its history.  The Kite Runner follows the friendship between Amir, the son of a wealthy man, and Hassan, the son of Amir’s father’s servant.  Their friendship is doomed from…

Ready Player One

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline In 2045, reality is a place where no one wants to live anymore.  For eighteen-year-old Wade Watts, the only place he feels truly at home is in the virtual utopia known as the OASIS.  It has been five years since James Halliday, the creator of the OASIS, has died,…

One Second After

One Second After by William R. Forstchen After an Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) sends America back to the Dark Ages, John Matherson struggles to save his family and his small North Carolina town.  Without electricity, food and medicine spoil, clean water is in shortage, and the order of society begins to break down.  Throughout all this,…

Red Sky at Noon

Red Sky at Noon by Simon Sebag Montefiore When Benya Golden is sent to the Gulags for a crime he never committed, he joins a penal battalion composed of Cossacks and convicts.  In July 1942, after enrolling in the Russian cavalry, he and his fellow convicts are sent on a mission behind enemy lines and…

Tomorrow

Tomorrow by Damian Dibben Tomorrow is the story of a 217-year-old dog in search of his lost master.  For 127 years he has waited in Venice, hoping every day for his master’s return.  But he has waited in vain… until one day Tomorrow senses his presence and embarks on a journey to find him.  As he…

The Alice Network

The Alice Network by Kate Quinn In 1947, young Charlie St. Clair, pregnant and unmarried, travels to Europe with her mother to have her “Little Problem” taken care of.  As it happens, Charlie has also come up with a plan to escape her mother and search for her cousin Rose, who disappeared during World War II.  When…

Only Killers and Thieves

Only Killers and Thieves by Paul Howarth In 1885, brothers Tommy and Billy McBride come home one afternoon after swimming in a remote waterhole to find a devastating tragedy.  Enraged and thirsting for revenge, they turn to sly and cunning John Sullivan, their father’s former employer and the wealthiest landowner in the region.  Sullivan forms…

Origin

Origin by Dan Brown Edmond Kirsch, Robert Langdon’s former student at Harvard University, is scheduled to make a presentation at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, featuring a discovery that he claims “will change the face of science forever.”  Langdon, as well as several hundred other guests invited to the event, watch as Kirsch begins his presentation…

Dragon Teeth

Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton It is 1876 and arrogant, entitled William Johnson is attending Yale as a freshman.  On a dare from his chief student rival at the University, he joins a summer expedition led by the notoriously eccentric paleontologist Othniel Charles Marsh.  Marsh becomes convinced that William is a spy for his sworn…