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.
Bookshots: 'Inside the Dream Palace' by Sherill Tippins

Bookshots: 'Inside the Dream Palace' by Sherill Tippins

Review by Leah Dearborn
The walls of the Chelsea Hotel have seen it all, from Jackson Pollock vomiting profusely on the dining room carpet to the drug-fueled murder of Nancy Spungen.
Bookshots: 'Lesser Creatures' by Peter Giglio

Bookshots: 'Lesser Creatures' by Peter Giglio

Review by Joshua Chaplinsky
The dead are coming back to life, but they don't want to eat your brain, they want to destroy the economy.
Bookshots: "The Mongolian Conspiracy" by Rafael Bernal

Bookshots: "The Mongolian Conspiracy" by Rafael Bernal

Review by BH Shepherd
November 28, 2013 (2) comments
A concise review of "The Mongolian Conspiracy" by Rafael Bernal, translated by Katherine Silver
BookShots: 'Death of the Black-Haired Girl' by Robert Stone

Bookshots: 'Death of the Black-Haired Girl' by Robert Stone

Review by Cath Murphy
Robert 'Dog Soldiers' Stone's new novel searches for redemption in a New England college town.
Bookshots: 'Flushboy' by Stephen Graham Jones

Bookshots: 'Flushboy' by Stephen Graham Jones

Review by Joshua Chaplinsky
November 20, 2013 (2) comments
Time for some literary urinalysis: A review of SGJ's latest.
Bookshots: 'Princesses Behaving Badly' by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

Bookshots: 'Princesses Behaving Badly' by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

Review by Teeney Hood
November 19, 2013 (1) comments
A non-fiction romp through the lives of some of history's strangest, craziest, and angriest princesses.
Bookshots: "A True Novel" by Minae Mizumura

Bookshots: "A True Novel" by Minae Mizumura

Review by Leah Rhyne
November 12, 2013 (3) comments
With "A True Novel," Minae Mizumura transports readers from Japan to New York and back to Japan in a memoir-like story of classism, poverty, and star-crossed love.
Bookshots: "The Cage" by Martin Vaughn-James

Bookshots: "The Cage" by Martin Vaughn-James

Review by Christopher Shultz
November 11, 2013 (2) comments
This trippy precursor to the graphic novel, once out-of-print and hard to find, now has a spiffy new edition from Coach House Books.
Bookshots: 'The Pure Gold Baby' by Margaret Drabble

Bookshots: 'The Pure Gold Baby' by Margaret Drabble

Review by Cath Murphy
November 7, 2013 (2) comments
Drabble picks up the thread of her 1965 novel 'The Millstone' in a tale of parenthood, missed opportunities and the anthropology of London suburbia.