Book Reviews Category

Stay God, the debut neo-noir thriller by Nik Korpon IS OUT RIGHT NOW!

“Someone stabbed the sun. It’s dripping onto Baltimore, seeping through gauze clouds onto the cobblestone street, reflecting off wet tire tracks in pinpoint sparks like the ones that follow a two-by-four across the nose. It’s dimming, dying, falling in slow motion, but the city is oblivious. Couples in matching jackets and complementary scarves walk arm-in-arm […]

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It Came From Del Rio by Stephen Graham Jones

My review of It Came From Del Rio (Trapdoor Books) is up at The Nervous Breakdown. What can I say except I love this book, and Stephen’s work in general. I think the review will speak louder than anything I can add here, but this was a real pleasure to read. I’ve never been disappointed […]

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Daddy’s by Lindsay Hunter

I’ve met Lindsay a couple times, starting with an event at Quickies! Chicago where I was thrilled to read with a ton of talented people. I was blown away by Amelia Gray, Blake Butler, Jac Jemc, and of course, Lindsay herself. It’s not surprising that I’ve become a big fan of her work. I’ve come […]

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The Avain Gospels by Adam Novy

My book review for The Avian Gospels by Adam Novy is now LIVE at The Nervous Breakdown. This was a wild ride, a surreal, dystopian book, issued in two beautiful volumes by Short Flight / Long Drive Books. I don’t know if you’d call this a division or an arm of Hobart, but whatever you […]

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Kevin Lucia writes Hiram Grange and the Chosen One, supernatural detective

I thought I posted up about this last June, but guess I didn’t! WHOOPS, my apologies, Kevin. Hiram Grange and the Chosen One by Kevin Lucia is the sixth book in the Hiram Grange series, and it was a real hoot. My review gets into all of the details over at Outsider Writer’s Colletive, but […]

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The Nervous Breakdown – Book Reviews by Richard Thomas

Hey guys! I’m going to be doing some book reviews for The Nervous Breakdown, and I’m really stoked about that. I’m going to be focusing on small presses and the genre/lit benders. I’m also thrilled to be working with Shya Scanlon, a really talented author I first heard of with his online serial Forecast 42, […]

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Cienfuegos by Chris Deal

One of the most talented emerging authors I know is Chris Deal. He and I have published together many times, and I’ve also published his work, as well. This collection of short fiction is really fantastic. I was lucky enough to run a fun little contest over at The Velvet, where we had a 100 […]

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Charactered Pieces, the new chapbook from Caleb J.Ross and OWC Press

I’ve been a long time fan of Caleb Ross. I always enjoy his work. He has a wide range of styles and genres but his stories always go deep, they resonate, they move and disturb. His novels deserve to be out there, published, now. But until then, dig the new chapbook by OWC Press (Outsider […]

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