Frightened of embarking on a new literary journey? Primer showcases authors and genres by looking at their most popular books.
Column by Emmanuel Nataf January 4, 2018
Kazuo Ishiguro was recently awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Here’s a guide to his work for anyone who has yet to read him.
Column by Keith Rawson February 20, 2017
Welcome to the weird, weird worlds of comic book writer and novelist, Warren Ellis.
Column by George Cotronis January 27, 2017
Southern Gothic: Crumbling plantations and dying lineages.
Column by Michael David Wilson February 1, 2016
An introduction to the work of Stephen Graham Jones.
Column by Michael David Wilson January 4, 2016
An introduction to the work of Joe Hill and the result of reading his work for one month.
Column by Michael David Wilson December 1, 2015
An introduction to the work of Ryu Murakami and the result of reading his work for one month.
Column by George Cotronis November 18, 2015
An introduction to the late Tom Piccirilli's works.
Column by Keith Rawson June 15, 2015
If you haven't read Don Winslow yet, you are missing out on one of the most important and exciting crime writers currently working. Here's a quick primer to start you off in the right direction.
Column by Keith Rawson January 9, 2015
LitReactor's primer of the works of the late American master, Kent Haruf.
Column by Daniel Hope June 4, 2014
Larry Niven got science all up in our science fiction. And he was good at it, too.
Column by Rob Hart April 2, 2014
This started as a review. It got a little bigger than that.
Column by BH Shepherd February 24, 2014
Saw that amazing trailer? Wonder where to start reading? Here's a guide to the Guardians of the Galaxy.
Column by John Jarzemsky November 14, 2013
A look at the short career of legendary cartoonist Bill Watterson.
Column by Daniel Hope August 12, 2013
Isaac Asimov is so much more than a set of incredible muttonchops. He's one of the greatest science fiction writers ever. Here's why you should give him a try.
Column by Rajan Khanna
Get to know the works of Alfred Bester, an often overlooked but influential sci-fi writer.
Column by Rajan Khanna June 28, 2013
Dune is one of the best novels ever written. Find out why.
Column by Taylor Houston May 20, 2013
I avoided reading Jane Austen for a long time, but now, I am an avid fan. Join me in learning why she is worthy of so much admiration.
Column by Joshua Chaplinsky
A kick in the pants for the hemhawers, pussyfooters, and the uninitiated. Jump off that cliff!
Column by Keith Rawson April 11, 2013
The granddaddy of transgressive fiction and American literature's patron saint of the streets, Hubert Selby Jr. is front and center for the latest LitReactor primer.
Column by Meredith Borders
This East Texan writer is prolific and profoundly awesome.
Column by Craig Clevenger March 20, 2013
Jim Thompson was a seminal writer of American noir fiction who's finally gaining recognition he's long deserved.
Column by Keith Rawson November 20, 2012
Listen up you pervs, pederasts, peepers, weenie waggers, dimebag dirtballs, and junkies; it's time to get down and dirty with America's best crime novelist, the Demon Dog, James Ellroy.
Column by Rajan Khanna October 17, 2012
A primer for the uninitiated on Neil Gaiman and his fantastical body of work.
Column by Rajan Khanna October 10, 2012
A primer on the work of Gene Wolfe, one of the masters of speculative fiction.