LitReactor Book Club

November Book Club Selection: "Echo Lake" by Letitia Trent

News by Dennis Widmyer, October 1, 2014
November's selection for the LitReactor Book Club is 'Echo Lake' by Letitia Trent
The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances

Bookshots: 'The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances' by The Oatmeal

Review by Leah Rhyne
October 1, 2014 (3) comments
Matthew Inman (aka The Oatmeal) tries to explain why he runs ultra-long distances, with hilarious and poignant results. Yes. I said poignant. Deal with it.

LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown: October Edition

Column by Taylor Houston
October 1, 2014 (30) comments
It's October, and we're celebrating Chuck Palahniuk's newest book BEAUTIFUL YOU by writing stories of WORLD DOMINATION!
The Picture of Dorian Gray

Turkey Gets Uncensored 'Dorian Gray' At Last

News by Peter Derk
October 1, 2014 (0) comments
A Turkish publisher has released the first uncensored Turkish translation of 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' by Oscar Wilde.

Writing Lessons from the Dead: Hunter S. Thompson

Column by Max Booth III
September 30, 2014 (1) comments
Max turns to drugs to inspire his creative side.

Embracing Diversity in YA Literature: Six Titles to Get You Started

Column by Riki Cleveland
September 30, 2014 (1) comments
There’s never been a better time to explore young adult novels that are raising the bar with a rich and diverse cast of characters.

UPDATED WITH WINNER - LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown: September Edition

Column by Taylor Houston
September 30, 2014 (20) comments
It's my BIRTHDAY month...so someone write me an awesome birthday-themed flash fiction story.
Frozen

Author Claims 'Frozen' Stole From Her Life in 18 Ways

News by Peter Derk
September 30, 2014 (5) comments
A New Jersey woman claims her memoirs were ripped off and turned into the Disney hit 'Frozen'.

Five Real Book Thieves

Column by Leah Dearborn
September 29, 2014 (1) comments
Who doesn’t love a good heist story? Markus Zusak may have popularized the idea in his YA novel, 'The Book Thief,' but literary theft isn’t exclusive to the realm of fiction.

Book Vs. Film Vs. Unmade Film: "Pet Sematary"

Column by Christopher Shultz
September 29, 2014 (0) comments
The book was great. The movie was...eh. What elements should a 'Pet Sematary' reboot adopt?

6 Novels That Will Destroy Your Good Mood

September 26, 2014 (22) comments
If you have been feeling too good lately, these books will bring you back down to earth.