Review by Thomas Kendall
A review of the hardcover rerelease from West Vine Press.
Review by Christopher Shultz November 3, 2022
In her debut novel, Adams spectacularly weaves a serial killer whodunnit into the classist and racist history of America.
Review by Christopher Shultz October 11, 2022
The latest novel from the Bram Stoker Award-winning Cushing is her most ambitious and mind-melting yet.
Column by Ben Tanzer
Ben Tanzer discusses recent reads from Coco Picard, Tommy Dean, Rebecca Van Laer and Ravi Mangla that had a powerful effect on him.
Column by Gabriel Hart
Gabriel Hart explores three new works of fiction probing eating disorders: 'Gag Reflex' by Elle Nash, '#thighgap' by Chandler Morrison, and 'The Appetite Factory' by Jon Gingerich.
Review by Stephanie M. Wytovich, MFA August 12, 2022
A reflection on "Nightbitch" by Rachel Yoder that explores female rage and the importance of unapologetic women in fiction.
Review by Joshua Isard August 10, 2022
A review of a lauded book no one else seems to be reading.
Review by Cina Pelayo August 2, 2022
Tim Waggoner follows up his 2020 Bram Stoker Award winning "Writing in the Dark" with this thought-provoking workbook.
Review by Ben Tanzer June 21, 2022
Brad Listi's latest. Is it a novel? A memoir? Or is it something more?
Review by Gabriel Hart June 20, 2022
Amphetamine Sulfate's new science fiction anthology bridges a commonly-overlooked gap in transgressive literature.
Column by Ben Tanzer December 22, 2021
Ruminations on End Times (and the short story collections Deadheading by Beth Gilstrap, The Cult in My Garage by Duncan Birmingham and JERKS by Sara Lippmann).
Review by Nick Mamatas October 15, 2021
A letter from the culture, addressed to you, like the personal physical correspondence you haven’t received from even your closest friends in years.
Review by Sadie Hartmann October 6, 2021
I was quite blown away by the quality of every story in this anthology. These are my real-time reviewing notes I wrote down as I read.
Review by Ben Tanzer October 5, 2021
A beautiful, sad, frustrating memoir about a legally blind man who keeps his diagnosis from the world.
Review by Alexander Pyles September 29, 2021
A review of Michael J. Seidlinger's latest: a genre-straddling, experimental piece of meta-fiction that will feel all too familiar to modern writers.
Review by Joshua Isard July 1, 2021
A preeminent linguist examines realms of language considered shocking and taboo in order to understand what imbues curse words with such power—and why we love them.
Column by Ben Tanzer June 29, 2021
Digging back through some of the lost written treasures of 2020.
Review by Gabriel Hart June 9, 2021
Kelso presents a fascinating exploration of Burroughs’s rarely mentioned but highly-formative era in Scotland.
Review by Sadie Hartmann June 1, 2021
A review of the upcoming horror novella, "Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke", by Eric LaRocca, in the style of one of my favorite resources, NoveList Plus.
Review by Andrew Fowlow May 4, 2021
When readers buy "Twisted: Tainted Tales" by Janine Pipe, they are getting an admission ticket to a visceral horror show.
Review by Andrew Fowlow February 22, 2021
We are all incredibly fortunate to have such a skilled writer determined to deliver this important message. Dark fiction with historical context we so desperately deserve.
Review by Joshua Chaplinsky January 19, 2021
A review of Malerman's eminently creepy paean to teenage love.
Review by Ben Tanzer December 2, 2020
A taut psychological thriller with a very relevant message about real world power dynamics.
Review by Sadie Hartmann October 29, 2020
A punishing yet rewarding read that is not for everybody. Includes thoughts on reviewing extreme transgressive literature in general.