"Knockout" by John Jodzio

Bookshots: 'Knockout' by John Jodzio

Review by Christopher Shultz
Entertaining, heartfelt short stories about morally-dubious people doing morally-dubious things.
Bookshots: 'Innocents and Others' by Diana Spiotta

Bookshots: 'Innocents and Others' by Diana Spiotta

Review by JS Breukelaar
'Innocents and Others' reads like a runaway train, where between arrival and departure, time and place unspool in a never-ending landscape of damage done.
Bookshots: 'The Folly of Loving Life' by Monica Drake

Bookshots: 'The Folly of Loving Life' by Monica Drake

Review by Leah Rhyne
March 8, 2016 (1) comments
In Monica Drake's collection, "The Folly of Loving Life," we watch a family's descent into madness...and their ultimate survival...which is weird, and sad, and hard, and amazing.
Bookshots: 'Perfectly Broken' by Robert Burke Warren

Bookshots: 'Perfectly Broken' by Robert Burke Warren

Review by Cath Murphy
An excellent character driven story about the aftermath of almost-fame and learning to be a decent parent.
"Square Wave" by Mark de Silva

Bookshots: 'Square Wave' by Mark de Silva

Review by Christopher Shultz
A not-so-dystopian dystopian debut novel with a literary bent.
'Seeing Red' by Lina Meruane

Bookshots: 'Seeing Red' by Lina Meruane

Review by Leah Rhyne
February 23, 2016 (1) comments
A look at a Spanish-language novel, translated into English, that celebrates the love of words and sight and all things beautiful.
Bookshots: ‘The Blood Strand’ by Chris Ould

Bookshots: ‘The Blood Strand’ by Chris Ould

Review by Dean Fetzer
A detective from England returns to the Faroe Islands after his father is found unconscious in his car. Looking for answers about his past, he gets involved in solving that riddle and a murder.
Bookshots: 'Lovecraft Country' by Matt Ruff

Bookshots: 'Lovecraft Country' by Matt Ruff

Review by BH Shepherd
A concise review of 'Lovecraft Country' by Matt Ruff.
Bookshots: 'Interior Darkness' by Peter Straub

Bookshots: 'Interior Darkness' by Peter Straub

February 16, 2016 (1) comments
This short story collection will linger in your head long after you've put it down.
Bookshots: 'Cities I’ve Never Lived In' by Sara Majka

Bookshots: 'Cities I’ve Never Lived In' by Sara Majka

Review by Freddie Moore
A look inside Sara Majka’s debut story collection.