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 […]

Book Review—‘The Wilds’ By Julia Elliot

I’m going to rip off something from Matt Bell’s Facebook page for my review of The Wilds By Julia Elliot: “It’s easier for people to let go if the world is strange. In a realist story, it sometimes feels like you’re reading someone else’s story. In a certain kind of non-realist story, the slight unfamiliarity […]

Book Review—The Hunter By Richard Stark and Darwyn Cooke

  “He hated her. He hated her and loved her and he’d never felt either emotion for anyone before. Never love, never hate, never for anyone.” -The Hunter, Richard Stark I loved Illustrated Classics when I was a kid. My elementary school had tons of them ranging from Treasure Island-to-at least a dozen adaptations of […]