Bookshots: 'Leaving the Sea' by Ben Marcus

Bookshots: 'Leaving the Sea' by Ben Marcus

Review by Joshua Chaplinsky
January 8, 2014 (2) comments
A book of challenging short stories from the award-winning author of 'The Flame Alphabet.'
Bookshots: 'Little Failure: A Memoir' by Gary Shteyngart

Bookshots: 'Little Failure: A Memoir' by Gary Shteyngart

Review by Leah Dearborn
Shteyngart offers up all the embarrassments of his childhood as fodder, resulting in a very personal portrait of a flawed but loving family.
Bookshots: 'Dark Duets'

Bookshots: 'Dark Duets - All-New Tales of Horror and Dark Fantasy'

Review by Cath Murphy
Editor Christopher Golden describes this horror anthology as a 'mad experiment'. But does this strange rough beast have real teeth, or just dentures?
Bookshots: 'You Disappear' by Christian Jungersen

Bookshots: 'You Disappear' by Christian Jungersen

After her husband's brain injury turns him into a stranger—and a criminal—Mia is forced to confront questions about free-will and morality while falling in love with the lawyer hired to defend him.
Bookshots: 'The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles' by Katherine Pancol

Bookshots: 'The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles' by Katherine Pancol

Review by Teeney Hood
January 2, 2014 (1) comments
When Josephine learns the father of her two children and husband of sixteen years is having an affair, she ejects him from the home and takes control of her own life.
Bookshots: 'Night Watch' by Sergei Lukyanenko

Bookshots: 'Night Watch' by Sergei Lukyanenko

Review by Christopher Shultz
This re-release of Lukyanenko's seminal work offers a new experience for digital-age kids, and a surprise for longstanding fans.
Bookshots: 'Nothing' By Anne Marie Wirth Cauchon

Bookshots: 'Nothing' by Anne Marie Wirth Cauchon

Review by Keith Rawson
December 23, 2013 (3) comments
Sex, drugs, booze, Montana, obsessive frenemies, and the mystery of dead hobo daddies makes 'Nothing' By Anne Marrie Wirth Cauchon one of the most impressive debuts of 2013.
Bookshots: "Starling" by Sage Stossel

Bookshots: "Starling" by Sage Stossel

Review by Leah Rhyne
In 'Starling,' Sage Stossel, an artist with The Atlantic, breathes new life into the superhero comic with a frustrated, procrastinating heroine poised to save the day.
Bookshots: 'S.' by J.J. Abrams & Doug Dorst

Bookshots: 'S.' by J.J. Abrams & Doug Dorst

Review by Ryan Peverly
December 9, 2013 (7) comments
A review of the novel "S." by renowned filmmaker J.J. Abrams and author Doug Dorst.
Bookshots: 'fic: Why Fanfiction Is Taking Over the World' by Anne Jamison

Bookshots: 'fic: Why Fanfiction Is Taking Over the World' by Anne Jamison

December 5, 2013 (3) comments
Fanfiction—love it or hate it, it's here to stay. Anne Jamison takes us on an in-depth exploration of this increasingly popular literary world.