"A great novel is one that has the ring of truthfulness, even if the events seem to be too fantastic to be true. It should have familiarity but not predictability. The ending of every chapter should make it easy to turn the page and keep going. The characters should inspire us to be more like them, or make us determined to never be like them. And the ending should either make you stop and turn the pages back to look for clues, or it should make you exclaim, "I knew it!" " - Jeffrey Gibson