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.
Bookshots: 'Furious Cool: Richard Pryor and the World That Made Him' by David He

Bookshots: 'Furious Cool: Richard Pryor and the World That Made Him' by David Henry and Joe Henry

November 6, 2013 (13) comments
The rise and fall of the controversial comic, set against an American backdrop of tumult and change.
Bookshots: 'Want Not' by Jonathan Miles

Bookshots: 'Want Not' by Jonathan Miles

Review by Cath Murphy
November 5, 2013 (4) comments
Jonathan Miles gets to the heart of modern life with a story about how what we want and don't want shapes us.
Bookshots: 'Red Sky in Morning' by Paul Lynch

Bookshots: 'Red Sky in Morning' by Paul Lynch

Review by Leah Dearborn
November 5, 2013 (5) comments
New author Paul Lynch uses sensational imagery to create an arresting tale of murder and revenge in the early 19th century.
Bookshots: 'Happy Mutant Baby Pills' by Jerry Stahl

Bookshots: 'Happy Mutant Baby Pills' by Jerry Stahl

Review by Keith Rawson
November 4, 2013 (6) comments
Sex, drugs, and Christian online dating! Let's get ready to rumble with Jerry Stahl's latest satirical opus.
Bookshots: 'Parasite' by Mira Grant

Bookshots: 'Parasite' by Mira Grant

Review by Rajan Khanna
October 29, 2013 (3) comments
A review of Mira Grant's "Parasite", where benevolent intestinal parasites prove more complicated than they first appear.