Frightened of embarking on a new literary journey? Primer showcases authors and genres by looking at their most popular books.
Column by Taylor Houston May 20, 2013 (4) comments
I avoided reading Jane Austen for a long time, but now, I am an avid fan. Join me in learning why she is worthy of so much admiration.
Column by Joshua Chaplinsky
A kick in the pants for the hemhawers, pussyfooters, and the uninitiated. Jump off that cliff!
Column by Keith Rawson April 11, 2013 (8) comments
The granddaddy of transgressive fiction and American literature's patron saint of the streets, Hubert Selby Jr. is front and center for the latest LitReactor primer.
Column by Meredith Borders
This East Texan writer is prolific and profoundly awesome.
Column by Craig Clevenger March 20, 2013 (5) comments
Jim Thompson was a seminal writer of American noir fiction who's finally gaining recognition he's long deserved.
Column by Keith Rawson November 20, 2012 (5) comments
Listen up you pervs, pederasts, peepers, weenie waggers, dimebag dirtballs, and junkies; it's time to get down and dirty with America's best crime novelist, the Demon Dog, James Ellroy.
Column by Rajan Khanna October 17, 2012 (12) comments
A primer for the uninitiated on Neil Gaiman and his fantastical body of work.
Column by Rajan Khanna October 10, 2012 (7) comments
A primer on the work of Gene Wolfe, one of the masters of speculative fiction.
Column by Jon Korn July 25, 2012 (1) comments
With a 'Total Recall' remake about to hit theaters - and more adaptations in the pipeline - it's time to learn more about the man behind the replicants.
Column by Rajan Khanna
A look at the Chronicles of Amber by Roger Zelazny and what makes them so great.
Column by Sarah Pitre May 11, 2012 (12) comments
They say you can't get addicted after just one time. But with this list of books, you'll be hooked on young adult literature immediately.
Column by Jack Joslin April 25, 2012 (5) comments
A look at the bizarre and daunting works of the mysterious Thomas Pynchon.
Column by Joshua Chaplinsky March 26, 2012 (6) comments
An introduction to the oeuvre of one of Canada's favorite literary sons- the preeminent cultural satirist, Douglas Coupland.
Column by Gill Tasker January 19, 2012 (1) comments
A look at a neglected but influential Scottish junkie, novelist, poet and innovator.