The Obligatory Garnish Argument by Meg Ronan Springgun Press, 2014 $16.00 ISBN: 978-0-9832218-8-3 I don’t know why I read poetry. It rarely instructs or informs; it frequently complicates before it […]
The Best Small Fictions 2016 Stuart Dybek, Guest Editor Tara L. Masih, Series Editor 148 Pages Queens Ferry Press, 2016 ISBN-13: 978-1938466748 Like many “Best of” style anthologies, the strength […]
The Boys of Dunbar: A Story of Love, Hope, and Basketball by Alejandro Danois 288 pages Simon & Schuster, 2016 ISBN:978-1451666977 I know it’s a cliche, but I found it […]
Every turn of the page feels almost like a hangnail catching the silk of a stocking.
Theodore Wheeler has a knack for place. The stories in his debut collection, Bad Faith, paint a picture of small towns and dingy lifestyles, rich with details of location that never feel overly wrought.
When he describes Slaughterhouse-Five’s themes in larger contexts, it’s like hearing that great English teacher you had delve into a exegesis with buoyant intensity.
By all accounts, he took pulp fiction yarns – about hard-boiled private eyes, such as his popular creation, Sam Spade, in The Maltese Falcon – to new, and higher, literary heights.
Gwiazda has amassed an impressive world that resembles but disassembles the known world.
Naming Jack the Ripper by Russell Edwards 336 pages Lyons Press, 2014 ISBN: 978-1493011902 You think finding someone criminally culpable for the death of Freddie Gray, in Baltimore, Maryland, in […]
Not Quite So Stories by David S. Atkinson 166 Pages Literary Wanderlust LLC, 2015 ISBN: 978-1942856030 A skydiving employee who’s never jumped before. An orange that rolls uphill. These are the […]