CCLaP Fridays: Squinting Over Water: Stories, by Mary Kennedy Eastham

This week I review Mary Kennedy Eastham’s short story collection, “Squinting Over Water,” where characters have to come to terms with loss. Continue reading CCLaP Fridays: Squinting Over Water: Stories, by Mary Kennedy Eastham

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Reviews in Brief: Werewolves and Other Shapeshifters in Popular Culture, by Kimberley McMahon-Coleman and Roslyn Weaver

This book proves its usefulness in its good timing. Coleman and Weaver investigate the numerous pop cultural pieces here, analyzing how specific treatments reflect attitudes of society at large. Continue reading Reviews in Brief: Werewolves and Other Shapeshifters in Popular Culture, by Kimberley McMahon-Coleman and Roslyn Weaver

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Podcast Dreadful, episode 12 of 12

Today on the CCLaP Podcast, it’s the conclusion of A Podcast Dreadful, the center’s 12-part serial-fiction audiobook anthology taking place every Monday this autumn. Today’s episode includes: “Steamhouse,” part 12 of 12, by Davis Schneiderman; “The Pool,” part 8 of 8, by Jim Ruland; “The Gothickers,” part 12 of 12, by Keith McCleary and Sophia G. Starmack; “Cure,” part 4 of 4, by Ben Tanzer; and “Dr. Lazarus Faust and the Anarchist Masquerade,” part 12 of 12, by Karl Wolff. Continue reading Podcast Dreadful, episode 12 of 12

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CCLaP Fridays Bonus: The Kickstarter Letters, by David David Katzman (not a review)

What is The Kickstarter Letters?
Jason Pettus funded the entire print run of Katzman’s second novel, A Greater Monster, through a Kickstarter project.* As a reward, Katzman wrote each of his 128 contributors a stream-of-consciousness email or handwritten letter. This book is a signed & numbered handmade, hardback collection of 52 of those letters. Continue reading CCLaP Fridays Bonus: The Kickstarter Letters, by David David Katzman (not a review)

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On Being Human: “The Killer Inside Me,” by Jim Thompson

In this week’s penultimate installment of “On Being Human,” Karl Wolff reviews Jim Thompson’s 1952 underground classic “The Killer Inside Me,” a book told from the perspective of a small town deputy sheriff from Texas who also happens to be a serial killer. Continue reading On Being Human: “The Killer Inside Me,” by Jim Thompson

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Podcast Dreadful, episode 11 of 12

Today on the CCLaP Podcast, it’s episode 11 of A Podcast Dreadful, the center’s 12-part serial-fiction audiobook anthology taking place every Monday this autumn. Today’s episode includes: “Steamhouse,” part 11 of 12, by Davis Schneiderman; “The Pool,” part 7 of 8, by Jim Ruland; “The Gothickers,” part 11 of 12, by Keith McCleary and Sophia G. Starmack; “Cure,” part 3 of 4, by Ben Tanzer; and “Dr. Lazarus Faust and the Anarchist Masquerade,” part 11 of 12, by Karl Wolff. Continue reading Podcast Dreadful, episode 11 of 12

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