Bookshots: ‘The New and Improved Romie Futch’ By Julia Elliot

Bookshots: ‘The New and Improved Romie Futch’ By Julia Elliott

Review by Keith Rawson
A short review of Julia Elliot's brilliant and hilarious debut novel, ‘The New and Improved Romie Futch’.
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Bookshots: 'Gold Fame Citrus' by Claire Vaye Watkins

Review by Christopher Shultz
In this quasi-magical tale, Luz, a former child state icon/model, navigates the water-depleted, post-apocalyptic California coast with her partner Ray and their "child" Ig.
Bookshots: 'Little Sister Death' By William Gay

Bookshots: 'Little Sister Death' By William Gay

Review by Keith Rawson
A short review of the late, great William Gay's first posthumous novel, 'Little Sister Death'.
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Bookshots: 'Population Wars: A New Perspective on Competition and Coexistence' by Greg Graffin

Review by Joshua Chaplinsky
Punk rock professor Greg Graffin, lead singer of Bad Religion, challenges the modern narrative of war with SCIENCE!
Bookshots: 'Not on Fire, but Burning' by Greg Hrbek

Bookshots: 'Not on Fire, but Burning' by Greg Hrbek

Review by BH Shepherd
A concise review of "Not on Fire, but Burning" by Greg Hrbek.
Bookshots: 'The Heart Goes Last' by Margaret Atwood

Bookshots: 'The Heart Goes Last' by Margaret Atwood

Review by Joshua Chaplinsky
Atwood repackages serial eBook series 'Positron' as a novel.
Bookshots: 'Benchere in Wonderland' by Steven Gillis

Bookshots: 'Benchere in Wonderland' by Steven Gillis

Review by Cath Murphy
Is art still art even if no one is around to see it?

Bookshots: 'The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray' by Robert Schnakenberg

Column by Brandon Tietz September 17, 2015
A huge Bill Murray fan reads a book about Bill Murray...and the results are a teeny bit sad.
Bookshots: ‘So You Don’t Get Lost in the Neighborhood’ by Patrick Modiano

Bookshots: ‘So You Don’t Get Lost in the Neighborhood’ by Patrick Modiano

Review by Dean Fetzer
Jean Daragane’s solitary life in his apartment in Paris is rudely interrupted on a hot summer’s night by a phone call about a lost address book.
Bookshots: 'Undermajordomo Minor' By Patrick deWitt

Bookshots: 'Undermajordomo Minor' By Patrick deWitt

Review by Keith Rawson
A brief review of Patrick deWitt's latest comic masterpiece, 'Undermajordomo Minor.'
Bookshots: 'The Suicide of Claire Bishop' by Carmiel Banasky

Bookshots: 'The Suicide of Claire Bishop' by Carmiel Banasky

Review by Leah Dearborn
In 2004, a young man discovers a painting that appears to have been created by his ex-girlfriend. The problem is that his ex-girlfriend is in her twenties, and said painting is dated to 1959.
Bookshots: 'The Castaway Lounge' by Jon Boilard

Bookshots: 'The Castaway Lounge' by Jon Boilard

Review by Cath Murphy
Titty bars, flying saucers and humour as deadpan flat as roadkill.
Bookshots: 'Purity' by Jonathan Franzen

Bookshots: 'Purity' by Jonathan Franzen

Review by Freddie Moore
Franzen's latest cultural criticism comes with a twist of Dickens.
$2.00 A Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America

Bookshots: '$2.00 A Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America' by Kathryn Edin & H. Luke Schaefer

Review by Christopher Shultz
Meticulous research and personal anecdotes reveal an often overlooked extreme poverty in America.
Bookshots: 'You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine' by Alexandra Kleeman

Bookshots: 'You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine' by Alexandra Kleeman

Review by Cath Murphy August 25, 2015
Don't eat the Kandy Kakes
Bookshots: 'The Incarnations: A Novel' by Susan Barker

Bookshots: 'The Incarnations: A Novel' by Susan Barker

Review by Leah Dearborn
Written in a fervent and frightening hand, the letters come from a person who claims to be Wang’s soul mate from across lifetimes; a being who blew into the city on the winds of the Gobi Desert.
Andersonville by Edward M. Erdelac

Bookshots: 'Andersonville' by Edward M. Erdelac

Review by Christopher Shultz
History meets horror in this exciting and engrossing Civil War-era novel.
Bookshots: '52 Men' by Louise Wareham Leonard

Bookshots: '52 Men' by Louise Wareham Leonard

Review by Brian McGackin August 17, 2015
Like "This Is Your Life," but for emotionally draining sexual memories.
Bookshots: 'Not Funny Ha-Ha' by Leah Hayes

Bookshots: 'Not Funny Ha-Ha' by Leah Hayes

Review by Brian McGackin
Abortion is never funny. Except when it is. Which is never. Usually. Kinda.
Bookshots: 'After the Saucers Landed' by Douglas Lain

Bookshots: 'After the Saucers Landed' by Douglas Lain

Review by BH Shepherd August 6, 2015
A brief review of 'After the Saucers Landed' by Douglas Lain.
Bookshots: ‘Three Moments of an Explosion’ By China Mieville

Bookshots: ‘Three Moments of an Explosion’ By China Mieville

Review by Keith Rawson
A brief review of weird fiction pioneer China Mieville's massive short story collection, ‘Three Moments of an Explosion’.
Bookshots: 'Coming of Age at the End of Days' by Alice LaPlante

Bookshots: 'Coming of Age at the End of Days' by Alice LaPlante

Review by Leah Dearborn
LaPlante paints a surreal profile of suburban California where religious groups worship in abandoned malls, where modern Silicon Valley clashes oddly with the apocalyptic visions of dark prophets.
Bookshots: ‘The Fury of Blacky Jaguar’ by Angel Luis Colon

Bookshots: ‘The Fury of Blacky Jaguar’ by Angel Luis Colon

Review by Dean Fetzer
Blacky Jaguar’s 1959 Plymouth Fury, ‘Polly’, has been stolen and he’s prepared to do just about anything to get her back.
Bookshots: 'Rubbernecker' by Belinda Bauer

Bookshots: 'Rubbernecker' by Belinda Bauer

Review by Cath Murphy
Bauer's latest novel might have a tabloidy true crime feel, but this is tabloid with the weirdness dial turned all the way up to eleven.
Dark Screams: Volume 4

Bookshots: 'Dark Screams: Volume 4' edited by Richard Chizmar and Brian James Freeman

Review by Christopher Shultz
The latest entry to the 'Dark Screams' series features several big names in horror—including Clive Barker and Lisa Morton.