Bookshots: 'Fearworms: Selected Poems' by Robert Payne Cabeen

Bookshots: 'Fearworms: Selected Poems' by Robert Payne Cabeen

Review by Brian McGackin
Horror graphics poetically graphed. No, that's not right: graphic graphic horror poetry. Almost. Wait, I have it this time: graphic horror poetry told graphically.
Bookshots: 'The First Bad Man' by Miranda July

Bookshots: 'The First Bad Man' by Miranda July

Review by Cath Murphy January 13, 2015
Capsule review: It's perfect and if you don't love it as much as I do then we can no longer be friends.
Bookshots: 'Formerly Fingerman' by Joe Nelms

Bookshots: 'Formerly Fingerman' by Joe Nelms

Review by Leah Rhyne January 12, 2015
In Joe Nelms' 'Formerly Fingerman', the classic Mafia tale gets a silly, giggly, heartbreaking makeover.
Bookshots: 'Uncle Janice' by Matt Burgess

Bookshots: 'Uncle Janice' by Matt Burgess

Review by BH Shepherd
A brief review of "Uncle Janice" by Matt Burgess.
Bookshots: 'The Guard' by Peter Terrin

Bookshots: 'The Guard' by Peter Terrin

Review by Ryan Peverly January 5, 2015
A story about two guards seemingly guarding nothing from no one.
Bookshots: 'Starve The Vulture' By Jason Carney

Bookshots: 'Starve The Vulture' By Jason Carney

Review by Keith Rawson
A brief review of poet Jason Carney's exceptional autobiography, 'Starve The Vulture'.
Bookshots: 'The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge' by Michael Punke

Bookshots: 'The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge' by Michael Punke

Review by Leah Dearborn
'The Revenant' is the kind of mesmerizing survival story that sticks to your fingers when you try to put it down, because the obstacles the character faces seem so insurmountable.
Bookshots: 'Silver Screen Fiend' by Patton Oswalt

Bookshots: 'Silver Screen Fiend' by Patton Oswalt

Review by Ed Sikov
A successful comedian/writer/actor looks back at a youth spent with all us people out there in the dark.
Bookshots: "120 Doses" by Neil Krolicki

Bookshots: "120 Doses" by Neil Krolicki

Review by Richard Thomas
Port Drogo is known for criminals and radical reconstructive surgeries. Can Owen Jelinsky find his story, and get out alive?
Bookshots: Fifty Mice by Daniel Pyne

Bookshots: Fifty Mice by Daniel Pyne

Review by Ed Sikov
A review of Daniel Pyne's new novel, 'Fifty Mice'.
Bookshots: 'Both of Me' by Jonathan Friesen

Bookshots: 'Both of Me' by Jonathan Friesen

Review by Tiffany Turpin Johnson
While running from her haunted past, Clara meets the troubled Elias Phinn—and then meets his other personality.
Bookshots: 'The Poetic Edda' translated by Jeramy Dodds

Bookshots: 'The Poetic Edda' translated by Jeramy Dodds

Review by Brian McGackin December 11, 2014
Norse gods! Epic heroes! Fart jokes!
Bookshots: 'Butterflies in November' By Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir

Bookshots: 'Butterflies in November' by Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir

Review by Keith Rawson
A brief review of Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir's 'Butterflies in November'.
Dark Screams: Volume One

Bookshots: 'Dark Screams: Volume One' edited by Brian James Freeman and Richard Chizmar

Review by Christopher Shultz
Five tales that blur reality to some degree, featuring Stephen King and Ramsey Campbell, amongst others.
Bookshots: 'The Year of Reading Dangerously' by Andy Miller

Bookshots: 'The Year of Reading Dangerously' by Andy Miller

Review by Christine J. Schmidt December 8, 2014
Andy Miller dares to read dangerously.
Bookshots: 'Rudolph!: He is the Reason for the Season'

Bookshots: 'Rudolph!: He is the Reason for the Season' by Mark Teppo

Review by BH Shepherd
A weird, wild, ridiculous ride through a funhouse mirror version of Christmas folklore.
Bookshots: 'The Genome' by Sergei Lukyanenko

Bookshots: 'The Genome' by Sergei Lukyanenko

Review by Ryan Peverly
A space opera with three disparate acts, 'The Genome' is one of the most impressive exercises in world-building that I've had the pleasure of reading.
Bookshots: 'Damn! A Cultural History of Swearing in Modern America' by Rob Chiri

Bookshots: 'Damn! A Cultural History of Swearing in Modern America' by Rob Chirico

Review by Brian McGackin December 2, 2014
Who the f*** doesn't love cursing?
Bookshots: ‘The Skeleton Road’ by Val McDermid

Bookshots: ‘The Skeleton Road’ by Val McDermid

Review by Dean Fetzer
A skeleton, found on the roof of a crumbling building in Edinburgh, leads DCI Karen Pirie to the Balkan Wars and the lofty heights of Oxford.
Bookshots: 'Watch' by Cass J. McMain

Bookshots: 'Watch' by Cass J. McMain

Review by Leah Dearborn
A woman is summoned to the deathbed of her dying uncle, who informs her that the father who abandoned her at birth is a vampire.
Bookshots: 'No Mercy' by Eleanor Learmonth and Jenny Tabakoff

Bookshots: 'No Mercy' by Eleanor Learmonth and Jenny Tabakoff

Review by Cath Murphy
Your ship goes down and you're washed up on a desert island with a bunch of strangers. Will you survive to tell the tale, or end up as the main course when supplies run out?
Asura Girl

Bookshots: "Asura Girl" by Otaro Maijo

Review by BH Shepherd
Hedonistic indulgence in casual sex and brutal, anime-grade violence abound in this award-winning novel.
Bookshots: 'The Annotated Mixtape' by Joshua Harmon

Bookshots: 'The Annotated Mixtape' by Joshua Harmon

Review by Stephanie Bonjack
Essays on youth and ennui are preciously crafted and paired with songs that formed the soundtrack of this record collector's past.
Bookshots: 'The End of Days' by Jenny Erpenbeck

Bookshots: 'The End of Days' by Jenny Erpenbeck

Review by Brian McGackin
There are so many ways a girl can die.
'The Biographical Dictionary of Literary Failure' edited by C.D. Rose

Bookshots: 'The Biographical Dictionary of Literary Failure' edited by C.D. Rose

Review by Tiffany Turpin Johnson
More a short story collection than a dictionary, this book is an homage to the many ways writers can fail.