Bookshots: 'The Folly of Loving Life' by Monica Drake

Bookshots: 'The Folly of Loving Life' by Monica Drake

Review by Leah Rhyne March 8, 2016
In Monica Drake's collection, "The Folly of Loving Life," we watch a family's descent into madness...and their ultimate survival...which is weird, and sad, and hard, and amazing.
Bookshots: 'Perfectly Broken' by Robert Burke Warren

Bookshots: 'Perfectly Broken' by Robert Burke Warren

Review by Cath Murphy
An excellent character driven story about the aftermath of almost-fame and learning to be a decent parent.
"Square Wave" by Mark de Silva

Bookshots: 'Square Wave' by Mark de Silva

Review by Christopher Shultz
A not-so-dystopian dystopian debut novel with a literary bent.
'Seeing Red' by Lina Meruane

Bookshots: 'Seeing Red' by Lina Meruane

Review by Leah Rhyne February 23, 2016
A look at a Spanish-language novel, translated into English, that celebrates the love of words and sight and all things beautiful.
Bookshots: ‘The Blood Strand’ by Chris Ould

Bookshots: ‘The Blood Strand’ by Chris Ould

Review by Dean Fetzer
A detective from England returns to the Faroe Islands after his father is found unconscious in his car. Looking for answers about his past, he gets involved in solving that riddle and a murder.
Bookshots: 'Lovecraft Country' by Matt Ruff

Bookshots: 'Lovecraft Country' by Matt Ruff

Review by BH Shepherd
A concise review of 'Lovecraft Country' by Matt Ruff.
Bookshots: 'Interior Darkness' by Peter Straub

Bookshots: 'Interior Darkness' by Peter Straub

Review by Christine J. Schmidt February 16, 2016
This short story collection will linger in your head long after you've put it down.
Bookshots: 'Cities I’ve Never Lived In' by Sara Majka

Bookshots: 'Cities I’ve Never Lived In' by Sara Majka

Review by Freddie Moore
A look inside Sara Majka’s debut story collection.
Bookshots: 'A Collapse of Horses' by Brian Evenson

Bookshots: 'A Collapse of Horses' by Brian Evenson

Review by Joshua Chaplinsky February 11, 2016
A collection of horrifying literature and literary horror.
Bookshots: 'December Boys' by Joe Clifford

Bookshots: 'December Boys' by Joe Clifford

Review by Max Booth III
Jay Porter returns in Clifford's follow-up to 'Lamentation'.
Bookshots: 'The Final Programme: The Cornelius Quartet 1' by Michael Moorcock

Bookshots: 'The Final Programme: The Cornelius Quartet 1' by Michael Moorcock

Review by Leah Dearborn
A bit of camp, but worthwhile reading for science fiction fans who want to trace the progression of both the author and the genre he partially helped to form.
Bookshots: 'A Decent Ride' by Irvine Welsh

Bookshots: 'A Decent Ride' by Irvine Welsh

Review by Brandon Tietz
Irvine Welsh returns to Edinburgh, the home of "Trainspotting," with a new novel featuring one of his most iconic and beloved characters — 'Juice' Terry Lawson.
Bookshots: 'Why We Write About Ourselves' edited by Meredith Maran

Bookshots: 'Why We Write About Ourselves' edited by Meredith Maran

Review by Freddie Moore
20 writers get personal about why they expose themselves and others for a good story.
Bookshots: 'The Cowboy Bible' by Carlos Velázquez

Bookshots: 'The Cowboy Bible' by Carlos Velázquez

Review by Christine J. Schmidt
Velázquez's Mexico is portrayed as both terrifying and hilarious in this translation of his collection of short stories.
Bookshots: 'The Unfinished World' by Amber Sparks

Bookshots: 'The Unfinished World' by Amber Sparks

Review by Freddie Moore
Time machines, orphan taxidermists, this story collection has it all.
"Black Wings Has My Angel" by Elliot Chaze

Bookshots: "Black Wings Has My Angel" by Elliot Chaze

Review by BH Shepherd January 19, 2016
A brief review of "Black Wings Has My Angel" by Elliot Chaze
Bookshots: 'American Housewife' by Helen Ellis

Bookshots: 'American Housewife' by Helen Ellis

Review by Cath Murphy
I was wrong. America can do satire.
 Bookshots: 'White City' by Seb Doubinsky

Bookshots: 'White City' by Seb Doubinsky

Review by JS Breukelaar
Seb Doubinsky’s 'White City', the latest in his Babylon series, is a book you’re going to love the third time you read it as much as you did the first. Maybe even more.
Bookshots: 'Only Love Can Break Your Heart' by Ed Tarkington

Bookshots: 'Only Love Can Break Your Heart' by Ed Tarkington

Review by Ed Sikov
An eight-year-old boy adores his older brother, but when the brother leaves the kid stranded in the middle of the woods, he begins to question the relationship.
Bookshots: 'Travelers Rest' by Keith Lee Morris

Bookshots: 'Travelers Rest' by Keith Lee Morris

Review by Leah Dearborn
There's a town east of the Cascade Mountains where wayward souls are drawn. Their cars break down, blizzards lure them off the highway for the night. Most of them never leave again.
Bookshots: 'The Children's Home' by Charles Lambert

Bookshots: 'The Children's Home' by Charles Lambert

Review by Christopher Shultz
This novel reads like a dream -- a Gothic horror, weird fiction dream.
The Visitors by Simon Sylvester

Bookshots: 'The Visitors' by Simon Sylvester

Review by Christopher Shultz
A fantasy, a mystery, and a coming-of-age tale, all in one outstanding debut novel.
Bookshots: 'Waste' by Andrew F. Sullivan

Bookshots: 'Waste' by Andrew F. Sullivan

Review by BH Shepherd
A brief and concise review of "Waste" by Andrew F. Sullivan.
Bookshots: 'Year of the Goose' by Carly J. Hallman

Bookshots: 'Year of the Goose' by Carly J. Hallman

Review by Leah Dearborn
Acidic and slapstick, 'Year of the Goose' is a satire as sharp as a gleaming beak or a pair of beady black eyes.