Tag Archive: book review


Review: Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor

July 22, 2014 | Nikki | 7 Comments

Book: Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor Rating: 4.75/5 songs that sound like the wind Recommended if you like: Post-apocalyptic settings rife with shape-shifting magic; stories that tend to linger and haunt you long after reading them; tales where words create and sustain their own magical power First lines: “My […]


Review: Sad Robot Stories by Mason Johnson

July 8, 2014 | Samantha | 6 Comments

Book: Sad Robot Stories by Mason Johnson Rating: 4/5 robots with missing legs, arms, or eyes Recommended if you like: Robots, post-apocalyptic fiction, stories about humanity and its beauty and flaws First Line: “The general consensus was that the apocalypse had made everything considerably quieter.” […]


You Should Read This: Bigfoot and the Baby by Ann Gelder

July 3, 2014 | Meghan | 1 Comment

Book: Bigfoot and the Baby by Ann Gelder Rating: 4.5/5 bitchin’ vans painted with underwater scenes Recommended if you like: Satirical literary fiction with a dash of sci-fi First lines: “Jackie Majesky’s unborn daughter knew the world was ending. To Jackie, that much was clear.” […]


Read A Classic: The Turn of the Screw

June 29, 2014 | Bridget | 6 Comments

Book: The Turn of the Screw by Henry James Rating: 3.5/5 theories about insane governesses Recommended if you like: old-timey horror stories First Lines: “The story had held us, round the fire, sufficiently breathless, but except the obvious remark that it was gruesome, as, on […]


Review: The Red Shoes by John Stewart Wynne

June 28, 2014 | Sarah | 5 Comments

Book: The Red Shoes by John Stewart Wynne Rating: 3/5 lines of finely chopped cocaine Recommended if you like: graphic sex scenes, books about cis gay men, modern retelling of fairy tales, introspective narrative First lines: “Every day has its misgivings. Man lives by faith, they say, […]


Review: The Madness Vase by Andrea Gibson

June 24, 2014 | Kelsey | Be The First To Comment

Book: The Madness Vase by Andrea Gibson Rating: 4.5/5 feathers looking for a purpose on the wind Recommended if you like: Activism poetry from label-eschewing poets First lines: “The nutritionist said I should eat root vegetables.” Published: Write Bloody Publishing, 2011 But by bones said, […]


Review: The Revolution of Every Day by Cari Luna

June 21, 2014 | Satan | Be The First To Comment

Book: The Revolution of Every Day by Cari Luna Rating: 3.75/5 very suspect staircases Recommended if you like: books that feel like acid trips First Line: “Thirteen House groans and creaks, shifting her bones, old ship in a storm.” Published: 2013 by Tin House Books; 388 […]


Review: House of Purple Cedar by Tim Tingle

June 14, 2014 | Nikki | Be The First To Comment

Book: House of Purple Cedar by Tim Tingle Rating: 4/5 mugs of hot cocoa Recommended if you like: Contemplative end-of-life reflections; good old fashioned story-telling with big characters and big tales; watching towns and communities grow together after the bad is scrubbed clean First lines: “I always feared death by ice. Much […]


You Should Read This: The End of Eve by Ariel Gore

June 10, 2014 | Susie | 5 Comments

Book: The End of Eve by Ariel Gore Rating: 5/5 girlfriends secretly having affairs with mimes while you take care of your dying mother Recommended if you like: Blood, Bones & Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton (though this is not food-based) or Running With Scissors by […]


You Should Read This: The Summer We Got Free by Mia McKenzie

June 3, 2014 | jericha | 2 Comments

Book: The Summer We Got Free by Mia McKenzie Recommended if you like: anything by James Baldwin Rating: 4.5 out of 5 rebellious girls defying their pastors First line: “Ava did not remember the taste of butter.” Published: 2012 by Black Girl Dangerous Press, 227 […]

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