Bookshots: 'Ectopia' by Martin Goodman

Bookshots: 'Ectopia' by Martin Goodman

Review by Joshua Chaplinsky October 18, 2013
A review of the gender-bending dystopia set in a world without women.
Bookshots: "The Ogre's Wife" by Ron Koertge

Bookshots: "The Ogre's Wife" by Ron Koertge

Review by Brian McGackin October 17, 2013
Remember when you used to read poetry? Well you're about to start again.
BookShots: 'David and Goliath' by Malcolm Gladwell

BookShots: 'David and Goliath' by Malcolm Gladwell

Review by Cath Murphy October 15, 2013
Malcolm Gladwell gives hope to seven stone weaklings the world over with his new book 'David and Goliath'
Bookshots: "The Heavens Rise" by Christopher Rice

Bookshots: "The Heavens Rise" by Christopher Rice

Review by Christopher Shultz October 15, 2013
The latest effort from the New York Times bestselling author is a solid, if not slightly flawed, thriller set in The Big Easy.
Bookshots: 'Actors Anonymous' by James Franco

Bookshots: 'Actors Anonymous' by James Franco

Review by Chris Rosales October 14, 2013
James Franco's debut novel is a collection of short-stories and sketches centered on the often sad lives of actors.
Bookshots: 'The Marijuana Chronicles' Edited by Jonathan Santlofer

Bookshots: 'The Marijuana Chronicles' Edited by Jonathan Santlofer

Review by Keith Rawson October 11, 2013
Puff, puff, give, mutherf*ckers! Cozy up with a bowl of Cheetos and and a copy of Akashic Books', 'The Marijuana Chronicles.'
BookShots: 'Mira Corpora' by Jeff Jackson

Bookshots: 'Mira Corpora' by Jeff Jackson

Review by Joshua Chaplinsky October 9, 2013
An impressive, punk rock, meta-fiction debut.
Bookshots: 'The Double' by George Pelecanos

Bookshots: 'The Double' by George Pelecanos

Review by Teeney Hood October 8, 2013
In the second novel in the Spero Lucas series by Pelecanos, the D.C. based private investigator tackles a murder and a missing painting.
BookShots: 'Doctor Sleep' by Stephen King

BookShots: 'Doctor Sleep' by Stephen King

Review by Richard Thomas October 8, 2013
In the long-awaited sequel to 'The Shining,' Stephen King gives us the story of Danny Torrance all grown up, wielding his abilities to defeat the True Knot.
Bookshots: 'How To Read A Novelist' By John Freeman

Bookshots: 'How To Read A Novelist' By John Freeman

Review by Chris Rosales October 7, 2013
A review of 'How to Read a Novelist', a collection of interviews conducted by editor at Granta John Freeman.
Bookshots: "The Outcasts" by Kathleen Kent

Bookshots: 'The Outcasts' by Kathleen Kent

Review by BH Shepherd October 3, 2013
A brief review of Kathleen Kent's latest novel, "The Outcasts."
Bookshots: 'Let the Old Dreams Die' by John Ajvide Lindqvist

Bookshots: 'Let the Old Dreams Die' by John Ajvide Lindqvist

Review by Joshua Chaplinsky October 1, 2013
The Scandanavian horror master's short story collection, 'Paper Walls,' finally receives an English language release, with the addition of a new title story.
Bookshots: "Lungs Full Of Noise" by Tessa Mellas

Bookshots: "Lungs Full Of Noise" by Tessa Mellas

Review by Christopher Shultz September 30, 2013
A collection of twelve imaginative stories from an emerging voice, "Lungs" explores weighty issues with lush prose.
Bookshots: 'Vicious' by V.E. Schwab

Bookshots: 'Vicious' by V.E. Schwab

Review by Naturi Thomas-Millard September 24, 2013
We take a look at popular YA author V.E. Schwab's first novel for adults.
Bookshots: 'Carnival' by Rawi Hage

Bookshots: 'Carnival' by Rawi Hage

Review by Joshua Chaplinsky September 19, 2013
Another unique take on the immigrant experience from the award winning Rawi Hage, filled with bizarre characters and poetic prose.
Bookshots: 'Brewster' By Mark Slouka

Bookshots: 'Brewster' By Mark Slouka

Review by Keith Rawson September 12, 2013
Mark Slouka's 'Brewster' pumps new life into the moribund coming of age novel.
Bookshots: 'The Maid's Version' by Daniel Woodrell

Bookshots: 'The Maid's Version' by Daniel Woodrell

Review by John Jarzemsky September 11, 2013
"The Maid's Version" is a sharp and concise blast from the past that will satisfy fans of Woodrell's previous work and bring in new readers as well.
Bookshots: Dissident Gardens by Jonathan Lethem

Bookshots: 'Dissident Gardens' by Jonathan Lethem

Review by Leah Rhyne September 10, 2013
Jonathan Lethem's "Dissident Gardens" tracks 20th Century American Communism through the journey of one very bizarre New York family.
Bookshots: The Thicket by Joe R. Lansdale

Bookshots: 'The Thicket' by Joe R. Lansdale

Review by Ryan Peverly September 9, 2013
A review of Joe R. Lansdale's "The Thicket," a novel about a boy trying to find his kidnapped sister in East Texas.
Joyland by Stephen King

"Joyland" by Stephen King

Review by Richard Thomas June 27, 2013
A riveting novel of love and loss, "Joyland" weaves together a coming of age tale with ghosts and crime to tell a powerful story.
'Lionel Asbo: State of England' by Martin Amis

'Lionel Asbo: State of England' by Martin Amis

Review by Jack Joslin August 28, 2012
Do writers have a duty to their readers? A look at Martin Amis and his very angry novel 'Lionel Asbo: State of England'.
Butterfly in the Typewriter review

'Butterfly in the Typewriter: The Tragic Life of John Kennedy Toole and the Remarkable Story of A Confederacy of Dunces' by Cory MacLauchlin

Review by Jack Joslin April 11, 2012
Cory MacLauchlin illuminates the mysterious and tragic life of the author of 'A Confederacy of Dunces'.
"Tales From Development Hell" review

'Tales From Development Hell - The Greatest Movies Never Made?' by David Hughes

Review by Karina Wilson March 6, 2012
David Hughes' updated version of 'Tales From Development Hell' is a must-read for movie industry insiders, outliers and wannabes.
Review: 'The Wolf Gift' by Anne Rice

'The Wolf Gift' by Anne Rice

Review by Meredith Borders February 15, 2012
'The Wolf Gift' marks Anne Rice’s return to the gothic horror novels that her fans adore, this time taking a detour from vampire territory into the lair of the werewolf.
The Dirt: 10th Anniversary

Ten Years Later, We Still Love 'The Dirt' by Neil Strauss

Review by Joe Daly February 13, 2012
Ten years after its release, 'The Dirt' remains one of the greatest rock biographies in history. We tell you why.