“Elephant Vice” by Chris Meekings has the Hindu God Ganesha and Post-Impressionist firebrand Vincent van Gogh on the case.
This week I review “Dangerous Stories for Boys,” by Christopher Bernard, a fascinating, but ultimately disappointing collection of short stories.
This week I review the short stories of Orrin Grey, collected in “Painted Monsters and Other Beasts,” where he plumbs the depths of human experience similar to Clive Barker and Jim Thompson.
It’s just a collection of outdated Dad Jokes. Don’t bother.
This week I review “Kinda Sorta American Dream,” by Steve Karas, a short story collection poised between comedy and apocalypse.
This week I continue my American Odd essay series with a look at “Urantia: The Great Cult Mystery,” by Martin Gardner.
This week I review “The Orthodox Dilemma,” by George Alexander, a personal exploration of the administrative, political, and dogmatic challenges facing the Orthodox Christian community.
Earlier this month over at the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography, I reviewed “Mr. Suicide,” by Nicole Cushing. As my review went online, I found out Cushing’s book won the Bram Stoker Award for Best Debut Horror Novel. In this interview, Nicole and I discuss cons, “likeable characters,” Louisville, Kentucky, and the definition of evil.
“Nuns with Guns” by Seth Kaufman is a dark satire about 4 nuns, a reality show producer, and a televised gun exchange program. Hilarity ensues.
“Mr. Suicide” by Nicole Cushing is a dark novel of dysfunction, abuse, and violence.