Bookshots: Dissident Gardens by Jonathan Lethem

Bookshots: 'Dissident Gardens' by Jonathan Lethem

Review by Leah Rhyne
September 10, 2013 (11) comments
Jonathan Lethem's "Dissident Gardens" tracks 20th Century American Communism through the journey of one very bizarre New York family.
Bookshots: The Thicket by Joe R. Lansdale

Bookshots: 'The Thicket' by Joe R. Lansdale

Review by Ryan Peverly
September 9, 2013 (10) comments
A review of Joe R. Lansdale's "The Thicket," a novel about a boy trying to find his kidnapped sister in East Texas.
The Willow Tree

'The Willow Tree' by Hubert Selby, Jr.

Review by Phil Jourdan
July 29, 2013 (1) comments
Selby's take on love and forgiveness is still violent, disturbing and uncomfortable. That's why we love him.
I Wear the Black Hat by Chuck Klosterman

"I Wear the Black Hat: Grappling with Villains (Real and Imagined)" by Chuck Klosterman

Review by John Jarzemsky
July 9, 2013 (1) comments
Chuck Klosterman's latest collection of non-fiction essays examines how we define villains within pop culture and how perceptions of good and evil change with time.
Joyland by Stephen King

"Joyland" by Stephen King

Review by Richard Thomas
June 27, 2013 (2) comments
A riveting novel of love and loss, "Joyland" weaves together a coming of age tale with ghosts and crime to tell a powerful story.
'Lionel Asbo: State of England' by Martin Amis

'Lionel Asbo: State of England' by Martin Amis

Review by Jack Joslin
August 28, 2012 (2) comments
Do writers have a duty to their readers? A look at Martin Amis and his very angry novel 'Lionel Asbo: State of England'.
Freddie Mercury and Elton John

Rock Icons Revisited: Two New Books About Reggie and Fred

Review by Joe Daly
A pair of rock and roll's most legendary, flamboyant, and notorious icons are the subjects of two sharply differing accounts.
'That’s How I Roll' by Andrew Vachss

'That’s How I Roll' by Andrew Vachss

Review by Frank Bill
May 9, 2012 (5) comments
Andrew Vachss returns, with a new novel that tells the story of Esau Till, a cripple who sits recounting his confessional to the page after the accidental killing of a Fed.
'The Wind Through the Keyhole' by Stephen King

'The Wind Through the Keyhole' by Stephen King

Review by Meredith Borders
April 27, 2012 (15) comments
Stephen King revisits the world of the Dark Tower...sort of.
Butterfly in the Typewriter review

'Butterfly in the Typewriter: The Tragic Life of John Kennedy Toole and the Remarkable Story of A Confederacy of Dunces' by Cory MacLauchlin

Review by Jack Joslin
April 11, 2012 (2) comments
Cory MacLauchlin illuminates the mysterious and tragic life of the author of 'A Confederacy of Dunces'.