RaveThe Cleveland Plain DealerShe wanted to observe poverty in the midst of breakneck globalization, but it was her indelible portrait of the residents of Annawadi, not her policy musings, that kept me reading ... Boo took more than three years and three translators to chronicle the day-to-day struggles of people who 'were neither mythic nor pathetic' ... Like most of Boo's work, Behind the Beautiful Forevers reads like fiction, and sometimes you'll wish it were ... A slumdog's urge to foster priceless beauty in an everything-has-a-price world is an unexpected revelation. Behind the Beautiful Forevers is littered with such moments, and Boo lets her readers witness the blossoms poking through the dung.
RaveThe Cleveland Plain DealerGone Girl is an ingenious whodunit for both the Facebook generation and old-school mystery buffs. Whoever you are, it will linger, like fingerprints on a gun … Nick and Amy aren\'t what they seem; Flynn\'s characters bloom and grow, like beautiful, poisonous plants. Amy is a particularly beguiling species … Flynn has the enviable ability to marry pop culture tropes with the themes and atmospherics of classic literature – think the Bronte sisters on staff at TMZ.