When We Were Animals

Bookshots: 'When We Were Animals' by Joshua Gaylord

Review by Christopher Shultz
For the three nights of the full moon, the teenagers of Pale Miranda run wild...
Bookshots: 'The Children's Crusade' by Ann Packer

Bookshots: 'The Children's Crusade' by Ann Packer

Review by Cath Murphy
Why we never get over having started life as children.
Bookshots: 'Dark Sparkler' by Amber Tamblyn

Bookshots: 'Dark Sparkler' by Amber Tamblyn

Review by Brian McGackin
My three least favorite words in the English language to read in succession are "actor and poet."
Bookshots: 'The Shark Curtain' by Chris Scofield

Bookshots: 'The Shark Curtain' by Chris Scofield

Review by Leah Dearborn
Hallucinations of Jesus, 1960s television, and a lot of dogs — 'The Shark Curtain' is a strange and original young adult debut.
Where the Bird Sings Best

Bookshots: 'Where the Bird Sings Best' by Alejandro Jodorowsky

Review by Christopher Shultz April 6, 2015
The acclaimed artist presents his familial history through his own avant-garde lens.
Bookshots: 'Little Bastards in Springtime' by Katja Rudolph

Bookshots: 'Little Bastards in Springtime' by Katja Rudolph

Review by BH Shepherd
A brief review of the novel "Little Bastards in Springtime."
Bookshots: ‘Knuckleball’ by Tom Pitts

Bookshots: ‘Knuckleball’ by Tom Pitts

Review by Keith Rawson April 3, 2015
A brief review of San Francisco based crime writer Tom Pitts latest novella, ‘Knuckleball’.
Bookshots: ‘The Lost Boys Symphony’ by Mark Andrew Ferguson

Bookshots: ‘The Lost Boys Symphony’ by Mark Andrew Ferguson

Review by Dean Fetzer
A love triangle takes a new turn when the mentally unstable member disappears.
Bookshots: 'The Only Ones' by Carola Dibbell

Bookshots: 'The Only Ones' by Carola Dibbell

Review by Freddie Moore
A no-brainer for readers who are fans of Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam Trilogy and the flood of recent post-apocalyptic literary novels.
Bookshots: ‘Werewolf Cop’ By Andrew Klavan

Bookshots: ‘Werewolf Cop’ By Andrew Klavan

Review by Keith Rawson March 16, 2015
A brief review of Andrew Klavan's latest novel, 'Werewolf Cop.'

Bookshots: 'The Doll Collection' edited by Ellen Datlow

Column by Richard Thomas March 11, 2015
Stories about dolls that will certainly get under your skin.
Bookshots: 'Shotguns v. Cthulhu' by Various Authors

Bookshots: 'Shotguns v. Cthulhu' by Various Authors

Review by BH Shepherd
A concise review of the short story collection "Shotguns v. Cthulhu" from Stone Skin Press.
Bones & All by Camille DeAngelis

Bookshots: 'Bones & All' by Camille DeAngelis

Review by Christopher Shultz
"Maren Yearly doesn't just break hearts, she devours them..."
Bookshots: 'The Fire Sermon' by Francesca Haig

Bookshots: 'The Fire Sermon' by Francesca Haig

Review by Stephanie Bonjack March 9, 2015
Book one of a dystopian trilogy set 400 years after a massive nuclear war. There's danger, characters on the run, and young love.
Bookshots: 'Aquarium' by David Vann

Bookshots: 'Aquarium' by David Vann

Review by Cath Murphy
I will never feel the same way about goldfish again.
Bookshots: 'Where All Light Tends to Go' by David Joy

Bookshots: 'Where All Light Tends to Go' by David Joy

Review by Cath Murphy March 3, 2015
Daddy runs a meth-lab. Mommy smokes her breakfast. Life for young Jacob McNeely isn’t exactly easy, but when he screws up a murder, it gets much, much harder.
Bookshots: 'Dark Screams Volume Two' edited by Richard Chizmar and Brian James F

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

Review by Christopher Shultz March 3, 2015
Part two in the 'Cemetery Dance'-related 'Dark Screams' series tops its predecessor with five horror tales from big name authors.
Bookshots: 'Why I Don't Write Children's Literature' by Gary Soto

Bookshots: 'Why I Don't Write Children's Literature' by Gary Soto

Review by Tiffany Turpin Johnson
A memoir-in-essays by multi-award-winning poet and former children's author Gary Soto.
Bookshots: 'Dark Rooms' by Lili Anolik

Bookshots: 'Dark Rooms' by Lili Anolik

Review by Leah Dearborn
Although the perpetrator of her sister’s murder is quickly named, a recent prep school graduate becomes obsessed with finding an alternate explanation for the crime.
Bookshots: 'Canary' By Duane Swierczynski

Bookshots: 'Canary' By Duane Swierczynski

Review by Keith Rawson February 24, 2015
A brief review of 'Canary' By Duane Swierczynski
Girl in a Band by Kim Gordon

Bookshots: 'Girl in a Band' by Kim Gordon

Review by Christopher Shultz February 23, 2015
What's it like to be a girl in a band? Kim Gordon—artist and founding member of Sonic Youth—both answers the question and debunks it.
Bookshots: ‘Welcome to Braggsville’ by T. Geronimo Johnson

Bookshots: ‘Welcome to Braggsville’ by T. Geronimo Johnson

Review by Dean Fetzer
A college student protest at a Civil War re-enactment goes badly wrong, with fatal consequences.
Bookshots: 'Find Me' by Laura van den Berg

Bookshots: 'Find Me' by Laura van den Berg

Review by Freddie Moore
A mesmerizing first novel from the author of The Isle of Youth
Bookshots: 'Sweet Nothing' By Richard Lange

Bookshots: 'Sweet Nothing' By Richard Lange

Review by Keith Rawson February 17, 2015
A brief review of L.A. novelist Richard Lange's latest short story collection, 'Sweet Nothing'.