Bookshots: 'The Noble Hustle' by Colson Whitehead

Bookshots: 'The Noble Hustle' by Colson Whitehead

Review by Leah Dearborn May 5, 2014
It’s not necessary to know about poker, or even to have a strong interest in the game in order to enjoy Whitehead’s textured writing and deadpan sarcasm.
Bookshots: "The Stonehenge Letters" by Harry Karlinsky

Bookshots: "The Stonehenge Letters" by Harry Karlinsky

Review by Brian McGackin April 24, 2014
Mystery! Intrigue! Completely fabricated historical anecdotes!
Bookshots: 'Lovecraft's Monsters' edited by Ellen Datlow

Bookshots: 'Lovecraft's Monsters' edited by Ellen Datlow

Review by Rajan Khanna
In 'Lovecraft's Monsters,' editor Ellen Datlow manages to avoid pastiche and keep the stories fresh while still honoring H. P. Lovecraft's legacy.
Bookshots: 'In the Course of Human Events' by Mike Harvkey

Bookshots: 'In the Course of Human Events' by Mike Harvkey

Review by Cath Murphy
Is comparing Mike Harvkey's debut to 'The Grapes of Wrath' a stretch? No it is not.
Bookshots: 'The Understory' by Pamela Erens

Bookshots: 'The Understory' by Pamela Erens

Review by Cath Murphy
Tin House go on my Xmas card list for reissuing Pamela Erens' subtle and haunting story of loneliness and obsession

Bookshots: 'The Bend of the World' by Jacob Bacharach

Column by Ed Sikov
The 'Bend of the World' is a spectacular debut novel.
Bookshots: 'Broom Broom' by Brecken Hancock

Bookshots: 'Broom Broom' by Brecken Hancock

Review by Brian McGackin
Wait, you don't like poetry? Shut up, you like poetry.
Bookshots: 'Incendiary Girls: Stories' by Kodi Scheer

Bookshots: 'Incendiary Girls: Stories' by Kodi Scheer

Review by Tiffany Turpin Johnson
In her debut collection of short stories, Scheer explores the deeper parts of the female psyche with her special brand of animalistic magical realism.
Bookshots: 'Limiters' by Christopher Stoddard

Bookshots: 'Limiters' by Christopher Stoddard

Review by Brandon Tietz
LitReactor reviews "Limiters" by Christopher Stoddard.
Bookshots: 'Mr. Loverman' by Bernadine Evaristo

Bookshots: 'Mr. Loverman' by Bernadine Evaristo

Review by Leah Dearborn
Fed up with his wife of 50 years, Barrington plans to finally reveal that he’s in love with his best friend, Morris.
Bookshots: 'Dark Eden' by Chris Beckett

Bookshots: 'Dark Eden' by Chris Beckett

Review by Joshua Chaplinsky
Humanity gets a reboot in this 2013 Arthur C. Clarke Award winner, previously unavailable in the US.

Tom Spanbauer: A Primer, and A Review Of His Latest Novel, 'I Loved You More'

Column by Rob Hart April 2, 2014
This started as a review. It got a little bigger than that.
Bookshots: 'Hustle' by Tom Pitts

Bookshots: 'Hustle' by Tom Pitts

Review by Christopher Shultz
Scheming drug addicts, slimy lawyers, bad-ass bikers, and a couple of dames. We're in noir country.
Bookshots: 'A Fairy Tale' by Jonas Bengtsson

Bookshots: 'A Fairy Tale' by Jonas T. Bengtsson

Review by Dean Fetzer
An ‘alternative’ father tells his son the tale of a king and a prince as they journey through Denmark.
Bookshots: 'Falling Out of Time' by David Grossman

Bookshots: 'Falling Out of Time' by David Grossman

Review by Brian McGackin
If only it were possible to walk a loved one's death away...
Bookshots: 'Hyde' by Daniel Levine

Bookshots: 'Hyde' by Daniel Levine

Review by Cath Murphy
What if Jekyll was the bad guy and Hyde the goodie? Daniel Levine flips Stevenson's classic tale to intriguing effect.
Bookshots: 'Inappropriate Behavior: Stories' by Murray Farish

Bookshots: 'Inappropriate Behavior: Stories' by Murray Farish

Review by Tiffany Turpin Johnson
In his first collection of short stories, Farish follows a cast of characters behaving badly.
Bookshots: 'Shotgun Lovesongs' by Nickolas Butler

Bookshots: 'Shotgun Lovesongs' by Nickolas Butler

Review by Cath Murphy
Forrest Gump gives her opinion on a book which promises to have a hard centre, but turns out to be soft and rather sweet.
Bookshots: 'All I Have in This World' by Michael Parker

Bookshots: 'All I Have in This World' by Michael Parker

Review by Teeney Hood
Marcus and Maria meet over an old Buick in a small West Texas town. Quiet and introspective, 'All I Have in This World' explores what can happen when we stop looking back, and start moving forward.
Bookshots: 'Made to Break' by D. Foy

Bookshots: 'Made to Break' by D. Foy

Review by Keith Rawson
Entertaining, trashy, and artful. A review of 'Made to Break,' by debut novelist D. Foy
Bookshots: 'Lady Bette and the Murder of Mr Thynn'

Bookshots: 'Lady Bette and the Murder of Mr Thynn' by N.A. Pickford

Review by Leah Rhyne
Come with me to 17th Century England and explore a marriage, a betrayal, and a murder.
Bookshots: 'The Weirdness' by Jeremy P. Bushnell

Bookshots: 'The Weirdness' by Jeremy P. Bushnell

Review by Leah Dearborn March 5, 2014
Billy is a wannabe writer who's going nowhere fast until Lucifer shows up on his couch with some fantastic coffee and an offer he can't refuse.
Bookshots: 'Federales' by Christopher Irvin

Bookshots: 'Federales' by Christopher Irvin

Review by BH Shepherd March 4, 2014
A concise review of Christopher Irvin's first novella, "Federales."
Bookshots: 'Black Moon' by Kenneth Calhoun

Bookshots: 'Black Moon' by Kenneth Calhoun

Review by Christopher Shultz March 3, 2014
A brilliant display of literary prowess from a debut novelist and a breath of fresh air for a worn-out genre, 'Black Moon' has got it going on.
Bookshots: 'Bark: Stories' by Lorrie Moore

Bookshots: 'Bark': Stories by Lorrie Moore

Review by Naturi Thomas-Millard
Lorrie Moore's back! But her new collection of short stories might not be what you expect.