January Book Club Selection: 'Every Shallow Cut' by Tom Piccirilli

LitReactor Book Club

Every month here at LitReactor, we celebrate reading with a new selection in our Book Club. For January we will be reading and discussing Every Shallow Cut by Tom Piccirilli.  Here's a synopsis:

He's nameless, faceless, and has nothing left to lose—and now he has a gun.

Alone except for his beloved bulldog, Churchill, a despondent man who's failed at his career, his marriage, and his own simple hopes makes his way across the fierce American landscape and the spectacle of his own bitter past. As he heads home to his distant brother, he witnesses various tragedies and crimes which bring out the killer in him.

Tom Piccirilli brings us a suspense story for our current struggling times, taken directly from a broken heart. It is full of realism, grit, and a depth of the dark streets that give voice to the fears most of us can barely imagine. The terror of loss, the overwhelming dread of failure, the desperate push towards crime, the horror of missed-out, mediocre dreams. And the all-too-average explosive rage.

Discussion for Every Shallow Cut will kick off on January 1st, but you should pick up the book and start reading ASAP!  (We've provided a handy link below). Once you're locked and loaded, you can announce your presence in the Book Club. (No invitation needed!)  That thread is where all discussion about the book will go down.

Tom Piccirilli is currently fighting brain cancer. I believe he's gone through one round of treatment now - radiation and chemo. While we can't do much for him the way we're all spread out over the world, I thought the least we could do is read one of his books. The guy is much loved among our community. So let's do this little thing for him. Also I believe that the publisher of this book is donating a percentage of sales to help Tom pay for his medical bills.

Publishers website: ChiZine

If you read our December Book Club selection, One Hundred Years of Vicissitude by Andrez Bergen, make sure you check out that thread as discussion there has officially started.

Happy reading!

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Jacey Cockrobin

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Richard's picture
Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies December 4, 2012 - 11:23am

got my copy. can't wait to discuss.

Beverly's picture
Beverly from Toronto Area is reading The Book of Thomas by Robert Boyczuk December 5, 2012 - 5:44am

I work for ChiZine Publications and yes, we're donating 100% of ebook sales through the ChiZine store to Tom through the end of 2012. Thanks, everyone! I look forward to seeing the discussion.