The Magician and the Fool
by Barth Anderson "THE MAGICIAN AND THE FOOL is thoroughly enjoyable, and imbued with a rich sense of wonder. What starts out as a juggernaut thriller subtly and skillfully turns into study of magic in the modern world."
The Open Curtain
by Brian Evenson "If Jim Thompson were alive today he'd want to write a novel like this.
by John Brandon "Arkansas is a strong debut novel by John Brandon coming from the never dull and always interesting McSweeney's with complex characters whose multiple facets contain conflicting sides of their personalities that come together to in the telling of a wonderful book. The use of language in Arkansas is precise, intricate, heady and approaches brilliance at times. Brandon is a talent to watch."
by Tyler Knox "Kockroach is a problematic book."
by Toby Barlow "Sharp Teeth. Wow!"
The Cold Spot
by Tom Piccirilli "An engaging, action-packed tale that manages to both give you hope and break your heart. Piccirilli is a master storyteller, able to effortlessly entertain while probing deeper questions about whether people can ever truly change, and Chase is an engaging character I look forward to spending more time with."
Here we discuss Richard Morgan's article
What authors did you discover in 2008
Tell us about what short stories you have read
At Central Booking
Lie Detector: Tom Piccirilli
, Craig McDonald
Solitary Confinement: Seth Harwood
, John Rickards
, Allan Guthrie
& Declan Burke
Death Row: Declan Burke
; Jack Getze
prepares for the end, Seth Harwood compares notes with his protagonist, Jack Palms
; Tom Piccirilli gives the scoop on how he and his THE COLD SPOT prot...
; Allan Guthrie's PEARCE shares how he'd spend his final moments
and we get to hear how Anne Frasier would spend her final hours.
Video Surveillance: Savage Night
, White Riot
& Head Games
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--Thanks from MBS