Bookshots: 'Vicious' by V.E. Schwab

Bookshots: 'Vicious' by V.E. Schwab

September 24, 2013 (1) comments
We take a look at popular YA author V.E. Schwab's first novel for adults.
Bookshots: 'Carnival' by Rawi Hage

Bookshots: 'Carnival' by Rawi Hage

Review by Joshua Chaplinsky
September 19, 2013 (4) comments
Another unique take on the immigrant experience from the award winning Rawi Hage, filled with bizarre characters and poetic prose.
Bookshots: 'Brewster' By Mark Slouka

Bookshots: 'Brewster' By Mark Slouka

Review by Keith Rawson
September 12, 2013 (7) comments
Mark Slouka's 'Brewster' pumps new life into the moribund coming of age novel.
Bookshots: 'The Maid's Version' by Daniel Woodrell

Bookshots: 'The Maid's Version' by Daniel Woodrell

Review by John Jarzemsky
September 11, 2013 (7) comments
"The Maid's Version" is a sharp and concise blast from the past that will satisfy fans of Woodrell's previous work and bring in new readers as well.
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'.