Vampires are hot. Looking at recent incarnations of them in movies or on television might lead a reader to think this was a new craze. Not true.
What is G. F. Skipworth’s The Simpering, North Dakota Literary Society?
He’s back, the daring pulp avenger from Atlanta, GA, in six new, thrilling tales of mystery and mayhem.
The Postcard Killers by James Patterson and Liza Marklund is not a typical thriller. The riveting prologue sets the stage for promises the book is quick to deliver.
The successful franchise series can be a double-edged sword for the ambitious writer.
Sixteen-year-old Mason Rice is on the top of the world.
As the highly anticipated second book in the wildly popular Iron Fey series, The Iron Daughter continues the journey of Meghan Chase; half human, half faery royalty, she is also just a yo
The Brown Decision in 1954 by the Supreme Court ordered an end to segregation. Schools were mandated to integrate. Eight years later, 1962, nothing had changed in Jackson, Mississippi.
Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books, February 2010 “Zeke’s tree wouldn’t speak to him.” This is one of the most intriguing opening lines I’ve ever read.
It’s sometimes hard to find a decent, thorough, self-contained fantasy novel, but The Charlatan’s Boy manages to accomplish all that and more.
The first thing one notices about The Boneshaker is its eye-catching cover art. It’s vibrant, intricate, and unusual. It immediately draws in the reader.
When field worker Sucoh Sucop shows up at the Nicefolks’ farm looking for work, Ever and Ima Nicefolk hire him. In payment all they can offer him is a place to sleep and meals.
The joy of pulps is how some are so hard to categorize, case in point this terrific novel set in an alternate 1950s.
Shortly before his death, the comedian and social critic, George Carlin, decried the “pussification of the American male.” Carlin was complaining about the rise of materialistic, metro-sexual men i
Rockin’ the Bronx is a tragic tale of home-from-home and heartbreak.
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1973By the end of the sixties Arthur Clarke and Isaac Asimov were constantly asked who, between them, was the best.
the inciting incidentScene: Arc d’ Triumph. Jude Law meets Gabriel
Garcia Marquez, calls him Gabo.
Marquez slaps the boy and calls him puta,
If reading a suspense thriller by David Baldacci is like driving in a new Porsche, reading a private investigator thriller by S. J.
Noir, by acclaimed author Robert Coover, is a brilliant parody of noir and hardboiled fiction and film. Noir is funny yet respectful, showing knowledge of the genre it parodies.
Eloquent Books, June 2009
A Picture Book That Encourages Children to Believe In Themselves
Imagine 1984 as narrated by Holden Caulfield. Imagine Caliban performing a star turn in a Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.
Marcel Möring’s In a Dark Wood is a highly literary, imaginative, and experimental novel that explores large themes—including Jewish identity after the Holocaust and the search for meaning
How to Read the Air finds Dinaw Mengestu building on many of the themes that made his debut novel, The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears, both a delight and a sorrow to read.