Bookshots: 'The Castaway Lounge' by Jon Boilard

Bookshots: 'The Castaway Lounge' by Jon Boilard

Review by Cath Murphy
Titty bars, flying saucers and humour as deadpan flat as roadkill.
Bookshots: 'Purity' by Jonathan Franzen

Bookshots: 'Purity' by Jonathan Franzen

Review by Freddie Moore
Franzen's latest cultural criticism comes with a twist of Dickens.
$2.00 A Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America

Bookshots: '$2.00 A Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America' by Kathryn Edin & H. Luke Schaefer

Review by Christopher Shultz
Meticulous research and personal anecdotes reveal an often overlooked extreme poverty in America.
Bookshots: 'You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine' by Alexandra Kleeman

Bookshots: 'You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine' by Alexandra Kleeman

Review by Cath Murphy August 25, 2015
Don't eat the Kandy Kakes
Bookshots: 'The Incarnations: A Novel' by Susan Barker

Bookshots: 'The Incarnations: A Novel' by Susan Barker

Review by Leah Dearborn
Written in a fervent and frightening hand, the letters come from a person who claims to be Wang’s soul mate from across lifetimes; a being who blew into the city on the winds of the Gobi Desert.
Andersonville by Edward M. Erdelac

Bookshots: 'Andersonville' by Edward M. Erdelac

Review by Christopher Shultz
History meets horror in this exciting and engrossing Civil War-era novel.
Bookshots: '52 Men' by Louise Wareham Leonard

Bookshots: '52 Men' by Louise Wareham Leonard

Review by Brian McGackin August 17, 2015
Like "This Is Your Life," but for emotionally draining sexual memories.
Bookshots: 'Not Funny Ha-Ha' by Leah Hayes

Bookshots: 'Not Funny Ha-Ha' by Leah Hayes

Review by Brian McGackin
Abortion is never funny. Except when it is. Which is never. Usually. Kinda.
Bookshots: 'After the Saucers Landed' by Douglas Lain

Bookshots: 'After the Saucers Landed' by Douglas Lain

Review by BH Shepherd August 6, 2015
A brief review of 'After the Saucers Landed' by Douglas Lain.
Bookshots: ‘Three Moments of an Explosion’ By China Mieville

Bookshots: ‘Three Moments of an Explosion’ By China Mieville

Review by Keith Rawson
A brief review of weird fiction pioneer China Mieville's massive short story collection, ‘Three Moments of an Explosion’.
Bookshots: 'Coming of Age at the End of Days' by Alice LaPlante

Bookshots: 'Coming of Age at the End of Days' by Alice LaPlante

Review by Leah Dearborn
LaPlante paints a surreal profile of suburban California where religious groups worship in abandoned malls, where modern Silicon Valley clashes oddly with the apocalyptic visions of dark prophets.
Bookshots: ‘The Fury of Blacky Jaguar’ by Angel Luis Colon

Bookshots: ‘The Fury of Blacky Jaguar’ by Angel Luis Colon

Review by Dean Fetzer
Blacky Jaguar’s 1959 Plymouth Fury, ‘Polly’, has been stolen and he’s prepared to do just about anything to get her back.
Bookshots: 'Rubbernecker' by Belinda Bauer

Bookshots: 'Rubbernecker' by Belinda Bauer

Review by Cath Murphy
Bauer's latest novel might have a tabloidy true crime feel, but this is tabloid with the weirdness dial turned all the way up to eleven.
Dark Screams: Volume 4

Bookshots: 'Dark Screams: Volume 4' edited by Richard Chizmar and Brian James Freeman

Review by Christopher Shultz
The latest entry to the 'Dark Screams' series features several big names in horror—including Clive Barker and Lisa Morton.
Bookshots: 'Crooked' by Austin Grossman

Bookshots: 'Crooked' by Austin Grossman

Review by Rajan Khanna
In 'Crooked', Richard Nixon is the occult president we never knew we had.
Finders Keepers

Bookshots: "Finders Keepers" by Stephen King

Review by Richard Thomas July 14, 2015
A masterful, intensely suspenseful novel about a reader whose obsession with a reclusive writer goes way too far.
Bookshots: 'The Invaders' by Karolina Waclawiak

Bookshots: 'The Invaders' by Karolina Waclawiak

Review by Cath Murphy
When you put a fence around a community, are you keeping trouble out or locking it in?
Bookshots: 'You Don't Have to Live Like This' by Benjamin Markovits

Bookshots: 'You Don't Have to Live Like This' by Benjamin Markovits

Review by Cath Murphy
Affluent millennials try to gentrify Detroit in Benjamin Markovits' thought-provoking new book.
Bookshots: 'Weavers' by Aric Davis

Bookshots: 'Weavers' by Aric Davis

Review by Leah Dearborn
'Weavers' loosely focuses on a young girl named Cynthia whose psychic abilities manifest after her parents divorce. Pursuit by a government agency and a host of corrupt individuals ensues.
Bookshots: ‘The Captive Condition’ By Kevin P. Keating

Bookshots: ‘The Captive Condition’ By Kevin P. Keating

Review by Keith Rawson
A brief review of 'The Captive Condition' by Kevin P. Keating.
Bookshots: 'The Shapeshifters' by Stefan Spjut

Bookshots: 'The Shapeshifters' by Stefan Spjut

Review by Stephanie Bonjack
A boy's disappearance from a summer cabin in 1978 is never solved. 25 years later, another boy is missing. An amateur's investigation takes us into the secret and dangerous world of the Stallo.
Bookshots: 'Among the Ten Thousand Things' by Julia Pierpont

Bookshots: 'Among the Ten Thousand Things' by Julia Pierpont

Review by Freddie Moore
A classy addition to your summer beach reads.
Bookshots: 'Those Girls' by Chevy Stevens

Bookshots: 'Those Girls' by Chevy Stevens

Review by Cath Murphy
If you ever wished that Harlan Coben and Jodi Picoult would get married and make tiny baby books together, this novel is for you.
Bookshots: 'A Planet for Rent' by Yoss

Bookshots: 'A Planet for Rent' by Yoss

Review by BH Shepherd
A brief review of "A Planet for Rent" by Yoss.
Bookshots: 'A Girl Undone' by Catherine Linka

Bookshots: 'A Girl Undone' by Catherine Linka

Review by Tiffany Turpin Johnson
Forced on the run after a deadly government attack, Avie must find a way to escape her dangerous arranged marriage and shut the Paternalists down for good.