Bookshots: 'States Of Grace' by Stephen Graham Jones

Bookshots: 'States Of Grace' by Stephen Graham Jones

Review by Christopher Shultz February 26, 2014
Fifty short, short stories exploring the mundane, the depraved, and all points in-between.
Bookshots: 'The Troop' By Nick Cutter

Bookshots: 'The Troop' By Nick Cutter

Review by Keith Rawson February 25, 2014
A review of Nick Cutter's brutal horror novel, 'The Troop'.
Bookshots: 'Kinder than Solitude' by Yiyun Li

Bookshots: 'Kinder than Solitude' by Yiyun Li

Review by Ed Sikov February 25, 2014
In this novel by Yiyun Li, Ruyu, sent as a child to Beijing by her grandaunts, meets two friends, Moran and Boyang; two of them move to the United States.
Bookshots: 'The Roving Party' by Rohan Wilson

Bookshots: 'The Roving Party' by Rohan Wilson

Review by BH Shepherd February 24, 2014
Too much landscape porn, not enough gunslinging.
Bookshots: 'What's Important Is Feeling' by Adam Wilson

Bookshots: 'What's Important Is Feeling' by Adam Wilson

Review by Brandon Tietz February 24, 2014
A Review of Adam Wilson's short story collection "What's Important Is Feeling".
Bookshots: 'Coincidence' by J.W. Ironmonger

Bookshots: 'Coincidence' by J.W. Ironmonger

Review by Leah Dearborn
J.W. Ironmonger's ambitious and contemplative novel prompts readers to reconsider the small coincidences in their lives.
Bookshots: 'Demon Camp' by Jennifer Percy

Bookshots: 'Demon Camp' by Jennifer Percy

Review by Chris Rosales February 17, 2014
A Soldier's Exorcism.
Bookshots: 'Prayers for the Stolen' by Jennifer Clement

Bookshots: 'Prayers for the Stolen' by Jennifer Clement

Review by Cath Murphy February 12, 2014
A story of hope, survival and Princess Diana dolls in the mountains of Mexico.
Bookshots: 'Notes to Boys' by Pamela Ribon

Bookshots: 'Notes to Boys (And Other Things I Shouldn't Share in Public)' by Pamela Ribon

Review by Tiffany Turpin Johnson
In a mostly funny memoir of her 1990s-era teens, Ribon recounts the hardships of being a pubescent writer with too much word vomit and no internet trash can.
Bookshots: 'The Bear' by Claire Cameron

Bookshots: 'The Bear' by Claire Cameron

Review by Brian McGackin
What were you doing when you were five? Were you surviving bear attacks? I bet you weren't surviving bear attacks.
Bookshots: 'USA Noir: Best of the Akashic Noir Series'

Bookshots: 'USA Noir: Best of the Akashic Noir Series' edited by Johnny Temple

Review by Tiffany Turpin Johnson
We review this collection of the best tales from the nearly sixty volumes of geographically-themed anthologies of American noir.
Bookshots: 'Sexplosion' by Robert Hofler

Bookshots: 'Sexplosion' by Robert Hofler

Review by Christopher Shultz
In the late sixties/early seventies, a wave of media rebels challenged the censors with realistic scenes of sex. This is their story.
Bookshots: 'The UnAmericans' by Molly Antopol

Bookshots: 'The UnAmericans' by Molly Antopol

Review by Cath Murphy
In this collection of eight stories, Molly Antopol extracts the Reds from under our beds and gives them a chance to explain themselves.
Bookshots: 'The Corpse Exhibition' by Hassan Blasim

Bookshots: 'The Corpse Exhibition' by Hassan Blasim

Review by Leah Dearborn
Hassan Blasim's collection of stories presents a surreal interior view of both the Iraq War and a multitude of horrors that followed in its wake.
Bookshots: 'This Dark Road To Mercy' by Wiley Cash

Bookshots: 'This Dark Road To Mercy' by Wiley Cash

Review by BH Shepherd
A brief review of Wiley Cash's new novel, "This Dark Road To Mercy."
Bookshots: 'Dust' by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor

Bookshots: 'Dust' by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor

Review by Leah Dearborn
'Dust' tells a story of blood, poetry, and political upheaval in the Kenyan drylands.
Bookshots: 'What We've Lost Is Nothing' by Rachel Louise Snyder

Bookshots: 'What We've Lost Is Nothing' by Rachel Louise Snyder

Review by Christopher Shultz
After an entire street gets burgled, the residents of Ilios Lane try to pick up the pieces of their homes and their lives. Will things ever be the same?
Bookshots: 'Andrew's Brain' by E.L. Doctorow

Bookshots: 'Andrew's Brain' by E.L. Doctorow

Review by Ryan Peverly
The latest novel from E.L. Doctorow is a departure from the author's usual historical fiction, but longtime fans should not — and will not — be disappointed with this clever, thinking man's yarn.
Bookshots: 'Hollow City' by Ransom Riggs

Bookshots: 'Hollow City' by Ransom Riggs

Review by Leah Rhyne
The sequel to Ransom Riggs' bestselling first novel, 'Hollow City' is a joyride through bombed out London with a group of fantastically peculiar children.
Bookshots: 'The Poisoned Island' by Lloyd Shepherd

Bookshots: 'The Poisoned Island' by Lloyd Shepherd

Review by Leah Rhyne January 15, 2014
In early 19th Century London, a magic tree leaf plagues sailors just back from a trip to Tahiti, and a determined constable and his team are determined to find out why.
Bookshots: 'Forgiving the Angel: Four Stories for Franz Kafka' by Jay Cantor

Bookshots: 'Forgiving the Angel: Four Stories for Franz Kafka' by Jay Cantor

Review by Naturi Thomas-Millard
Calling all Kafka fans! A collection of stories about the legacy and the people the influential author left behind.
Bookshots: 'Shovel Ready' by Adam Sternbergh

Bookshots: 'Shovel Ready' by Adam Sternbergh

Review by Cath Murphy
As Culture Editor of the New York Times Magazine, Adam Sternbergh has the connections to land a publishing deal for his debut novel. But can the boy write? Yes he can.
Bookshots: 'Leaving the Sea' by Ben Marcus

Bookshots: 'Leaving the Sea' by Ben Marcus

Review by Joshua Chaplinsky January 8, 2014
A book of challenging short stories from the award-winning author of 'The Flame Alphabet.'
Bookshots: 'Little Failure: A Memoir' by Gary Shteyngart

Bookshots: 'Little Failure: A Memoir' by Gary Shteyngart

Review by Leah Dearborn
Shteyngart offers up all the embarrassments of his childhood as fodder, resulting in a very personal portrait of a flawed but loving family.
Bookshots: 'Dark Duets'

Bookshots: 'Dark Duets - All-New Tales of Horror and Dark Fantasy'

Review by Cath Murphy
Editor Christopher Golden describes this horror anthology as a 'mad experiment'. But does this strange rough beast have real teeth, or just dentures?