Book Review—In The River By Jeremy Robert Johnson

Normally this is where I say I’m not going to write a book report, but there’s not much of a description from the publisher: An intensely moving tale of survival and madness along the river’s edge. A father and son fishing lesson become a nightmarish voyage to the sea in this visionary testament to the […]

Book Review—Walkaway By Cory Doctrow

Here’s the skinny on Walkaway so I don’t have to write a book report: From New York Times bestselling author Cory Doctorow, an epic tale of revolution, love, post-scarcity, and the end of death. Hubert Vernon Rudolph Clayton Irving Wilson Alva Anton Jeff Harley Timothy Curtis Cleveland Cecil Ollie Edmund Eli Wiley Marvin Ellis Espinoza—known to his […]

Book Review—Tribesmen By Adam Cesare

Here’s the plot so I don’t have to write a book report: “Thirty years ago, cynical sleazeball director Tito Bronze took a tiny cast and crew to a desolate isla nd. His goal: to exploit the local tribes, spray some guts around, cashin on the gore-spattered 80s Italian cannibal craze. But the pissed-off spirits of […]

Book Review—‘Patience’ By Daniel Clowes

Here’s The Skinny: “Patience is a psychedelic science-fiction love story, veering with uncanny precision from violent destruction to deeply personal tenderness in a way that is both quintessentially Clowesian and utterly unique in the author s body of work. This 180-page, full-color original graphic novel affords Clowes the opportunity to draw some of the most […]

Book Review—Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki By Haruki Murakami

So I finally finished Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki By Haruki Murakami last night. It took me a couple of weeks to wrap it up largely because I was reading three review books around it, two of which were absolute monsters in size. Basically, here’s the premise of Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage: Tsukuru […]

Book Review—Wolf In White Van By John Darnielle

I know I’m a little old to say that a rock band changed my life, but The Mountain Goats did. The first time I heard “This Year” on The Mountain Goats thousandth album (No, they haven’t recorded a thousand albums, but damn they’re prolific) The Sunset Tree, something just clicked and I proceeded to listen […]

10-Minute Read Review—“Ghost Story” By Victor LaValle

Back in the day when I first started reviewing and I was writing for the old BSCReview (This eventually became a website called BOOMTron, and we all stopped writing for it, and put our full efforts into Spinetingler Magazine), I used to write a column called “Short Thoughts On Short Fiction”. The column was originally […]