Bookshots: 'Crystal Eaters' by Shane Jones

Bookshots: 'Crystal Eaters' by Shane Jones

Review by Brian McGackin
June 9, 2014 (1) comments
al•le•go•ry, \ˈa-lə-ˌgȯr-ē\, noun: a story in which the characters and events are symbols that stand for ideas about human life or for a political or historical situation. [Merriam-Webster]
Bookshots: 'J.D. Salinger: The Escape Artist' by Thomas Beller

Bookshots: 'J.D. Salinger: The Escape Artist' by Thomas Beller

Review by Keith Rawson
June 4, 2014 (5) comments
Is Thomas Beller's slim biography of J.D. Salinger a worthwhile window into the immortal writer's life, or will you want to escape its pages as quickly as possible?
Bookshots: 'FaceOff' Edited by David Baldacci

Bookshots: 'FaceOff' Edited by David Baldacci

Review by Leah Dearborn
The stories in 'FaceOff' include a chase for a pervert who really likes milk, the deathbed confession of a Mod punk from sixties Brighton, and a cameo by R.L. Stine’s Slappy the Dummy.
The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression

Bookshots: 'The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression' by Amity Shlaes and Paul Rivoche

Review by Dean Fetzer
A graphic novel primer of the political and economic events during America's Great Depression of the 1930s.
Bookshots: "Frog Music" by Emma Donoghue

Bookshots: 'Frog Music' by Emma Donoghue

Review by Christopher Shultz
This book is not a crime novel, not really. That doesn't mean it's a bad book.
Bookshots: 'Cold in July' by Joe R. Lansdale

Bookshots: 'Cold in July' by Joe R. Lansdale

Review by Chris Rosales
Bookshots: Cold in July. The novel that inspired the new film by the same name.
Bookshots: "The Galaxy Club" by Brendan Connell

Bookshots: "The Galaxy Club" by Brendan Connell

Review by Brian McGackin
Once upon a few decades ago there was a desert man fish king oasis nailed to the cross witch witch fight the Demon Taming Stick sir stab him in the throat do you know where their treasure is?
Bookshots: 'The Possibilities' by Kaui Hart Hemmings

Bookshots: 'The Possibilities' by Kaui Hart Hemmings

Single mother Sarah just lost her only son to a skiing accident and thinks she'll never feel normal again, until his secret girlfriend turns up with an even bigger secret in her womb.
Bookshots: 'We Were Flying to Chicago' by Kevin Clouther

Bookshots: 'We Were Flying to Chicago' by Kevin Clouther

Everyone's on a journey in this debut collection of stories, where a layover, a sunrise or a karaoke-singing carwash attendant can alter the course of a life.
Bookshots: 'Between Wrecks' by George Singleton

Bookshots: 'Between Wrecks' by George Singleton

May 13, 2014 (2) comments
George Singleton's short story collection checks glamor at the door.