As a hater, I love to hate on what’s hot for the kiddies (and the nouveau bondage fans). It’s very fun to count how many different ways a vamp dealer can describe the color of an emo bloodsucker’s eyes and it’s good for lung capacity to sigh every time a
One minute she’s all zone-y bologna, entranced by a crack in her windshield while she cruises down the highway after a visit to her son’s out-of-state grave and a blink later, the crack is gone and Elisa doesn’t recognize the body currently housing her person. Or her car. Or the
Told with kid gloves, the children’s graphic novel Hidden by Loic Dauvillier is a sweet, sad, and hopeful WWII story told by a grandmother to her granddaughter. The story opens at night with a young child not being able to sleep and discovering her grandmother deep in thought. She asks
I loved Matthew Quick’s The Good Luck of Right Now so I had to check out another of his books, this time a young adult novel called Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock. I liked this one even more. In Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock, Leonard tell us the story of how he’s
I am so not a 15-year-old boy. That was my first reaction after I finished reading Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith. It’s not a bad story, there are many things I liked about it, but man, is that kid horny. He tells us constantly. And he’s horny in the weirdest
It’s really not a secret that I’m a huge Neil Gaiman fan. I haven’t been the only person here to review Gaiman, but if you look at any of my Gaiman reviews, I swoon. So knowing I swoon, you should know that when I say a work reminds me of
I can’t remember the last time I read a book as sad and cynical as B.J. Novak’s collection of flash fiction One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories. I can’t tell if these stories are hipster detachment masquerading as intellectualism or what. The voice throughout the sixty-four stories is one
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