“These stories are indeed strange, but no stranger than the political and moral universe we now inhabit, although infinitely more pleasurable and enticing.”
Thoreau’s observation that “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation” comes to mind while reading William Trevor’s short stories.
“Serious stories, taking in the main a hard line on reality, and any gray scale would show them on the dark end of the spectrum.”
". . . rare but brilliant short story collection . . ."
"Faye’s prose seduces readers . . ."
Writer Michael Sims, on a recent New York Times Book Review podcast, called Sherlock Holmes the “first modern super hero.”
Crime fiction and suspense author Lawrence Block has been publishing for more than 50 years, and his latest offering is a case study in the crafting of a successful anthology of fiction: begin with
Is there poetry after Auschwitz? Is there horror after the massacre in Orlando?
What a strange and wonderful book this is. Mashup is a collection of stories, as the title indicates, based on famous first lines.
This is the latest entry in an ongoing anthology series of original stories inspired by the work and worlds of weird fiction author H. P. Lovecraft. Renowned Lovecraft scholar and editor S. T.
Jewish Noir isn’t for the faint-hearted nor is it for the typical noir fan, and not due to the Judaic symbolism, mythology, or history, but rather because Jewish noir, as it is defined by
“cerebral horror, the subtleties of dark thrills . . .”
Had Nora Ephron’s title Crazy Salad not already been taken, it might well have been better applied to this collection of American short stories of the past century than it was to Ephron’s
Going into Press Start to Play, one may be a bit hesitant: Hmmm . . . science fiction stories about video games?
The Sea Is Ours is a subversive and rebellious addition to the steampunk canon and one that's been needed as it highlights points of view outside the norm.
The Christmas Cookie Collection is a compilation of four short stories by Ms. Wilde, three previously published.
Over the past few decades, superheroes, villains, and other characters taken from the pages of comic books have become as much a part of American mythology as Rip Van Winkle, Paul Bunyan, and Johnn
This book is exactly what it appears to be: A collection of horse stories written by a Who’s Who of literary stars over the past century.
“Some books are great, and this is one of them.”
“. . . quite an achievement.”
“If you like writing that is so spare it glows of compressed energy and stories that often turn out to be combustible then your next visit to the bookstore should be for a Guilt tr
“This petite anthology will have the most seasoned of fashionable folks blushing—especially when one of the fables’ morals hits home in the most uncomfortable and revelatory ways.”
“As with any anthology, the true strength of this book is the quality of the stories themselves.
“Even if you are not a regular reader of fantasy fiction, you may well enjoy this collection. Mr. Powers is a talented writer.
“Other authors may struggle writing from a first-person or third-person point of view and opt to only write in one viewpoint all the time, but Dagoberto Gilb handles writing in either viewp
“The best stories in The Cocaine Chronicles—including those of Mr. West, Mr. Brown, and Ms. Revoyr—are equal to the best fiction being written today.”