Bookshots: 'You Disappear' by Christian Jungersen

Bookshots: 'You Disappear' by Christian Jungersen

Review by Naturi Thomas-Millard
After her husband's brain injury turns him into a stranger—and a criminal—Mia is forced to confront questions about free-will and morality while falling in love with the lawyer hired to defend him.
Bookshots: 'The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles' by Katherine Pancol

Bookshots: 'The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles' by Katherine Pancol

Review by Teeney Hood January 2, 2014
When Josephine learns the father of her two children and husband of sixteen years is having an affair, she ejects him from the home and takes control of her own life.
Bookshots: 'Night Watch' by Sergei Lukyanenko

Bookshots: 'Night Watch' by Sergei Lukyanenko

Review by Christopher Shultz
This re-release of Lukyanenko's seminal work offers a new experience for digital-age kids, and a surprise for longstanding fans.
Bookshots: 'Nothing' By Anne Marie Wirth Cauchon

Bookshots: 'Nothing' by Anne Marie Wirth Cauchon

Review by Keith Rawson December 23, 2013
Sex, drugs, booze, Montana, obsessive frenemies, and the mystery of dead hobo daddies makes 'Nothing' By Anne Marrie Wirth Cauchon one of the most impressive debuts of 2013.

The Ten Bookshots Reviews that Forced Me Yet Again into the Eager Tentacles of Amazon

Column by Cath Murphy December 16, 2013
I promised at the last meeting of Bookaholics Anonymous that my habit was under control. That was before I started managing the Bookshots reviews...
Bookshots: "Starling" by Sage Stossel

Bookshots: "Starling" by Sage Stossel

Review by Leah Rhyne
In 'Starling,' Sage Stossel, an artist with The Atlantic, breathes new life into the superhero comic with a frustrated, procrastinating heroine poised to save the day.

Bookshots: 'House of Gold & Bones' by Corey Taylor

Column by BH Shepherd
A review of the new graphic novel from Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor.
Bookshots: 'S.' by J.J. Abrams & Doug Dorst

Bookshots: 'S.' by J.J. Abrams & Doug Dorst

Review by Ryan Peverly December 9, 2013
A review of the novel "S." by renowned filmmaker J.J. Abrams and author Doug Dorst.
Bookshots: 'fic: Why Fanfiction Is Taking Over the World' by Anne Jamison

Bookshots: 'fic: Why Fanfiction Is Taking Over the World' by Anne Jamison

Review by Naturi Thomas-Millard December 5, 2013
Fanfiction—love it or hate it, it's here to stay. Anne Jamison takes us on an in-depth exploration of this increasingly popular literary world.
Bookshots: 'Inside the Dream Palace' by Sherill Tippins

Bookshots: 'Inside the Dream Palace' by Sherill Tippins

Review by Leah Dearborn
The walls of the Chelsea Hotel have seen it all, from Jackson Pollock vomiting profusely on the dining room carpet to the drug-fueled murder of Nancy Spungen.
Bookshots: 'Lesser Creatures' by Peter Giglio

Bookshots: 'Lesser Creatures' by Peter Giglio

Review by Joshua Chaplinsky
The dead are coming back to life, but they don't want to eat your brain, they want to destroy the economy.
Bookshots: "The Mongolian Conspiracy" by Rafael Bernal

Bookshots: "The Mongolian Conspiracy" by Rafael Bernal

Review by BH Shepherd November 28, 2013
A concise review of "The Mongolian Conspiracy" by Rafael Bernal, translated by Katherine Silver
BookShots: 'Death of the Black-Haired Girl' by Robert Stone

Bookshots: 'Death of the Black-Haired Girl' by Robert Stone

Review by Cath Murphy
Robert 'Dog Soldiers' Stone's new novel searches for redemption in a New England college town.
Bookshots: 'Flushboy' by Stephen Graham Jones

Bookshots: 'Flushboy' by Stephen Graham Jones

Review by Joshua Chaplinsky November 20, 2013
Time for some literary urinalysis: A review of SGJ's latest.
Bookshots: 'Princesses Behaving Badly' by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

Bookshots: 'Princesses Behaving Badly' by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

Review by Teeney Hood November 19, 2013
A non-fiction romp through the lives of some of history's strangest, craziest, and angriest princesses.
Bookshots: "A True Novel" by Minae Mizumura

Bookshots: "A True Novel" by Minae Mizumura

Review by Leah Rhyne November 12, 2013
With "A True Novel," Minae Mizumura transports readers from Japan to New York and back to Japan in a memoir-like story of classism, poverty, and star-crossed love.
Bookshots: "The Cage" by Martin Vaughn-James

Bookshots: "The Cage" by Martin Vaughn-James

Review by Christopher Shultz November 11, 2013
This trippy precursor to the graphic novel, once out-of-print and hard to find, now has a spiffy new edition from Coach House Books.
Bookshots: 'The Pure Gold Baby' by Margaret Drabble

Bookshots: 'The Pure Gold Baby' by Margaret Drabble

Review by Cath Murphy November 7, 2013
Drabble picks up the thread of her 1965 novel 'The Millstone' in a tale of parenthood, missed opportunities and the anthropology of London suburbia.
Bookshots: 'Furious Cool: Richard Pryor and the World That Made Him' by David He

Bookshots: 'Furious Cool: Richard Pryor and the World That Made Him' by David Henry and Joe Henry

Review by Naturi Thomas-Millard November 6, 2013
The rise and fall of the controversial comic, set against an American backdrop of tumult and change.
Bookshots: 'Want Not' by Jonathan Miles

Bookshots: 'Want Not' by Jonathan Miles

Review by Cath Murphy November 5, 2013
Jonathan Miles gets to the heart of modern life with a story about how what we want and don't want shapes us.
Bookshots: 'Red Sky in Morning' by Paul Lynch

Bookshots: 'Red Sky in Morning' by Paul Lynch

Review by Leah Dearborn November 5, 2013
New author Paul Lynch uses sensational imagery to create an arresting tale of murder and revenge in the early 19th century.
Bookshots: 'Happy Mutant Baby Pills' by Jerry Stahl

Bookshots: 'Happy Mutant Baby Pills' by Jerry Stahl

Review by Keith Rawson November 4, 2013
Sex, drugs, and Christian online dating! Let's get ready to rumble with Jerry Stahl's latest satirical opus.
Bookshots: 'Parasite' by Mira Grant

Bookshots: 'Parasite' by Mira Grant

Review by Rajan Khanna October 29, 2013
A review of Mira Grant's "Parasite", where benevolent intestinal parasites prove more complicated than they first appear.
BookShots: 'The Goldfinch' by Donna Tartt

BookShots: 'The Goldfinch' by Donna Tartt

Review by Cath Murphy October 22, 2013
After the muted reaction to 'The Little Friend', Donna Tartt both returns to form and gives Dickens a run for his money with her latest novel, 'The Goldfinch.'
Bookshots: 'The Abominable' by Dan Simmons

Bookshots: 'The Abominable' by Dan Simmons

Review by Leah Dearborn October 21, 2013
Mysterious Tibetan monsters, Sherpas, Nazis, Royal Geographic Society snobs; this book has all the trappings of a classic exploration story.