Bookshots: 'Love Me Back' By Merritt Tierce

Bookshots: 'Love Me Back' By Merritt Tierce

Review by Keith Rawson September 17, 2014
Sex, drugs, loneliness, and breadsticks are all fodder for ‘5 Under 35’ honoree Merritt Tierce's debut novel, 'Love Me Back'.
Bookshots: 'The Anatomy of Dreams' by Chloe Benjamin

Bookshots: 'The Anatomy of Dreams' by Chloe Benjamin

Review by Christine J. Schmidt
Chloe Benajmin's novel delves deep into the world of dreams.
Bookshots: 'Broken Monsters' by Lauren Beukes

Bookshots: 'Broken Monsters' by Lauren Beukes

Review by Cath Murphy
Someone's taken that idea about the transformative power of art a tiny bit too literally...
Bookshots: 'Stone Mattress' by Margaret Atwood

Bookshots: 'Stone Mattress' by Margaret Atwood

Review by Christopher Shultz September 15, 2014
A new collection of nine tales from a well-renowned author. Whether you're an old fan or unitiated, there's lots to like here.
Bookshots: 'The Bone Clocks' by David Mitchell

Bookshots: 'The Bone Clocks' by David Mitchell

Review by Joshua Chaplinsky September 10, 2014
The author of 'Cloud Atlas' returns with a similar yet different set of interconnected stories where souls swap bodies.
Bookshots: 'Perfidia' by James Ellroy

Bookshots: 'Perfidia' by James Ellroy

Review by Joshua Chaplinsky September 9, 2014
The Demon Dog is back, with the first volume in his epic new quartet.
Bookshots: 'The Children Act' by Ian McEwan

Bookshots: 'The Children Act' by Ian McEwan

Review by Naturi Thomas-Millard
Family Court Judge Fiona Maye meets a teenager whose life--or death--rests in her hands, as her own existence threatens to implode.
Bookshots: 'The Drop' by Dennis Lehane

Bookshots: 'The Drop' by Dennis Lehane

Review by Dean Fetzer September 3, 2014
A gritty novel set in a Boston suburb, that centers on a puppy - you gotta love it.
Bookshots: 'The Shimmering Go-Between' by Lee Klein

Bookshots: 'The Shimmering Go-Between' by Lee Klein

Review by Brian McGackin September 2, 2014
A young woman discovers that...and well this guy...but then there's this place and...cripes, what the hell did I just read?
Bookshots: Metamorphosis by Nicholas Mosley

Bookshots: 'Metamorphosis' by Nicholas Mosley

Review by Dean Fetzer
A short meandering treatise on the possibilities and potentials of the human race.
Bookshots: 'Brainquake' by Samuel Fuller

Bookshots: 'Brainquake' by Samuel Fuller

Review by Keith Rawson
LItReactor's review of legendary film director Samuel Fuller's "lost" novel, 'Brainquake'.
Bookshots: 'F: A Novel' by Daniel Kehlmann

Bookshots: 'F: A Novel' by Daniel Kehlmann

Review by BH Shepherd
A brief review of 'F: A Novel' by Daniel Kehlmann.
Bookshots: 'Confessions' by Kanae Minato

Bookshots: 'Confessions' by Kanae Minato

Review by Joshua Chaplinsky
Six years later, the best-selling Japanese thriller gets a stateside release.
Bookshots: 'The Trouble with Brunch' by Shawn Micallef

Bookshots: 'The Trouble with Brunch' by Shawn Micallef

Review by Cath Murphy
Not so much about Eggs Hollandaise as class revolution. To the barricades mes amis!
Bookshots: 'The Supernatural Enhancements' by Edgar Cantero

Bookshots: 'The Supernatural Enhancements' by Edgar Cantero

Review by Leah Dearborn August 13, 2014
Spirits, ciphers, secret societies, and some funky pseudoscience involving the dangers of dreams make 'Supernatural Enhancements' a fun and addictive read.
Bookshots: 'Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage' by Haruki Mura

Bookshots: 'Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage' by Haruki Murakami

Review by Christopher Shultz August 12, 2014
Like the titular character, Murakami's new novel lacks a certain vitality and color, and handles a difficult subject matter with an off-putting flippancy.
Bookshots: 'We Are All Completely Fine' by Daryl Gregory

Bookshots: 'We Are All Completely Fine' by Daryl Gregory

Review by Rajan Khanna
Daryl Gregory's 'We Are All Completely Fine' tells the story of a victims support group and the hidden secret that ties them all together.
Bookshots: 'The Big, Bad Book of Botany' by Michael Largo

Bookshots: 'The Big, Bad Book of Botany' by Michael Largo

Review by Stephanie Bonjack
Every plant has a story. Some nourish civilizations, some alter the mind, and some leave trails of bodies.
Bookshots: 'Global Muckraking' Edited by Anya Schiffrin

Bookshots: 'Global Muckraking' Edited by Anya Schiffrin

Review by Ryan Peverly
Edited by journalist Anya Schiffrin, this collection of international investigative journalism reminds us why the lost art of muckraking is so important.
Bookshots: The Very Best Fantasy & Science Fiction, Volume 2

Bookshots: 'The Very Best Fantasy & Science Fiction, Volume 2' Edited by Gordon Van Gelder

Review by Chris Rosales
'The Very Best Fantasy & Science Fiction, Volume 2' selects the best from over 65 years of stories published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction.
Bookshots: 'Season To Taste or How To Eat Your Husband' by Natalie Young

Bookshots: 'Season To Taste or How To Eat Your Husband' by Natalie Young

Review by Karina Wilson August 1, 2014
Natalie Young's wry and disturbing examination of what it takes to eat a loved one. TIP: You'll need rosemary and garlic. LOTS of garlic.
Bookshots: 'Invisible Beasts' by Sharona Muir

Bookshots: 'Invisible Beasts' by Sharona Muir

Review by Leah Dearborn
Surprisingly existential, 'Invisible Beasts' is filled with explorations on what separates human and animal, as well as some of the things we may have in common.
Bookshots: 'The Mad and the Bad' by Jean-Patrick Manchette

Bookshots: 'The Mad and the Bad' by Jean-Patrick Manchette

Review by Christopher Shultz
This crazy-ass French noir novel is available, for the first time, in English. Did I mention it was crazy-ass?
Bookshots: 'The Other Side: A Memoir' by Lacy M. Johnson

Bookshots: 'The Other Side: A Memoir' by Lacy M. Johnson

Review by Naturi Thomas-Millard
After she escapes kidnapping and rape by an ex-boyfriend, an aspiring writer fights to reclaim her sanity...and her story.
Bookshots: 'Last Stories and Other Stories' By William T. Vollmann

Bookshots: 'Last Stories and Other Stories' by William T. Vollmann

Review by Keith Rawson
Love, Loss, War, Ghosts and memories haunting the living all stir the pot of William T. Vollmann's exceptional new collection.