Asura Girl

Bookshots: "Asura Girl" by Otaro Maijo

Review by BH Shepherd
Hedonistic indulgence in casual sex and brutal, anime-grade violence abound in this award-winning novel.
Bookshots: 'The Annotated Mixtape' by Joshua Harmon

Bookshots: 'The Annotated Mixtape' by Joshua Harmon

Review by Stephanie Bonjack
Essays on youth and ennui are preciously crafted and paired with songs that formed the soundtrack of this record collector's past.
Bookshots: 'The End of Days' by Jenny Erpenbeck

Bookshots: 'The End of Days' by Jenny Erpenbeck

Review by Brian McGackin
There are so many ways a girl can die.
'The Biographical Dictionary of Literary Failure' edited by C.D. Rose

Bookshots: 'The Biographical Dictionary of Literary Failure' edited by C.D. Rose

More a short story collection than a dictionary, this book is an homage to the many ways writers can fail.
Bookshots: 'Treat Us Like Dogs and We Will Become Wolves' by Carolyn Chute

Bookshots: 'Treat Us Like Dogs and We Will Become Wolves' by Carolyn Chute

Review by Dean Fetzer
November 5, 2014 (1) comments
Reporter Ivy Morelli is sent to meet a reclusive group known as “the Settlement”, investigating rumors of child slavery, guns and another Waco-in-the-making. What she finds is not what she expects.
Bookshots: 'Miracle Girls' by M.B. Caschetta

Bookshots: 'Miracle Girls' by M.B. Caschetta

Review by Christopher Shultz
Vision-touched Cee-Cee and the war-protesting nuns of Christ's Most Precious Wounds are out to stop the Romeville Snatcher.
Bookshots: 'The Sleepworker' by Cyrille Martinez

Bookshots: 'The Sleepworker' by Cyrille Martinez

Review by Cath Murphy
Any book which features Andy Warhol jerking off in the shower has a place on my shelf.
Bookshots: 'Shark' by Will Self

Bookshots: 'Shark' by Will Self

Review by Ryan Peverly
November 4, 2014 (3) comments
Will Self's latest effort will latch on to you and pull you under if you're not careful - and that's a good thing.
Bookshots: 'Excavation: A Memoir' by Wendy C. Ortiz

Bookshots: 'Excavation: A Memoir' by Wendy C. Ortiz

You know that song by The Police, 'Don't Stand So Close to Me'? Someone should have played it for Wendy C. Ortiz' 8th Grade English teacher.
Bookshots: 'Our Secret Life in the Movies' by Michael McGriff and J.M. Tyree

Bookshots: 'Our Secret Life in the Movies' by Michael McGriff and J.M. Tyree

Review by Ed Sikov
A review of new fiction by Michael McGriff and J.M. Tyree