Category Archives: Reviews

Review: Razorblade Tears by S.A. Cosby

Buy at: Amazon, Bookshop Synopsis: A Black father. A white father. Two murdered sons. A quest for vengeance. Ike Randolph has been out of jail for fifteen years, with not so much as a speeding ticket in all that time. But a … Continue reading

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Review: Tender is the Flesh by Agustina Bazterrica

Buy here: Amazon, Bookshop Review originally appeared at mysteryandsuspsense.com Synopsis: His wife has left him, his father is sinking into dementia, and Marcos tries not to think too hard about how he makes a living. After all, it happened so … Continue reading

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Review: Pretty Hate Machine by Daphne Carr

Buy it here: Amazon, Bookshop Synopsis: What is the world that Nine Inch Nails made, and what was the world that made Nine Inch Nails? These are the questions at the heart of this study of the band’s 1989 debut, Pretty … Continue reading

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Review: Hummingbird Salamander by Jeff VanderMeer

Buy it here: Amazon, Bookshop Synopsis: From the author of Annihilation, a brilliant speculative thriller of dark conspiracy, endangered species, and the possible end of all things. Security consultant “Jane Smith” receives an envelope with a key to a storage unit … Continue reading

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Review: She Who Rules the Dead by Maria Abrams

Buy it here: Weirdpunk Books, Amazon, Bookshop Synopsis: Henry has received a message: he needs to sacrifice five people to the demon that’s been talking to him in his nightmares. He already has four, and number five, Claire, is currently … Continue reading

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Review: The Shining by Stephen King

Synopsis: Jack Torrance’s new job at the Overlook Hotel is the perfect chance for a fresh start. As the off-season caretaker at the atmospheric old hotel, he’ll have plenty of time to spend reconnecting with his family and working on … Continue reading

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Review: Guillotine: Poems by Eduardo C. Corral

Buy Here: Amazon, Bookshop Synopsis: Guillotine traverses desert landscapes cut through by migrants, the grief of loss, betrayal’s lingering scars, the border itself—great distances in which violence and yearning find roots. Through the voices of undocumented immigrants, border patrol agents, and … Continue reading

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Review: History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund

Buy it here: Bookshop Amazon Synopsis: Fourteen-year-old Madeline lives with her parents in the beautiful, austere woods of northern Minnesota, where their nearly abandoned commune stands as a last vestige of a lost counter-culture world. Isolated at home and an … Continue reading

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Review: Blacktop Wasteland by S.A. Cosby

Buy at Bookshop and Amazon Syopsis: Beauregard “Bug” Montage: husband, father, honest car mechanic. But he was once known – from North Carolina to the beaches of Florida – as the best getaway driver on the East Coast. Just like … Continue reading

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Review: Bring Me the Head of Quentin Tarantino by Julian Herbert

Synopsis: Virtuosic stories by one of “the more interesting and ambitious prose stylists of our time” (Los Angeles Times) In this madcap, insatiably inventive, bravura story collection, Julián Herbert brings to vivid life people who struggle to retain a measure … Continue reading

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