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Bookshots: 'Dark Matter' by Blake Crouch

22 hours agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Jason Dessen finds himself in a nightmare world of spiral staircases and labyrinthine mysteries from which he may not be able to escape... Review by Christopher Shultz Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: Dark Matter Pick up 'Dark Matter' and prepare to clear your schedule. Show More Summary

6 Tips For Cleaning Up Your Dirty Words (Grammatically, Of Course)

yesterdayArts / Writing : LitReactor

You don’t want your expletives to be too dirty. I mean, the fun kind of dirty, yes, but dirty, lousy with grammar and punctuation mistakes? No fuckin’ way. Column by Holly Kothe There is an art to profanity that is hard to come by for many writers. Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'You Will Know Me' By Megan Abbott

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A brief review of Megan Abbott's brilliant new psychological thriller, 'You Will Know Me'. Review by Keith Rawson Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: You Will Know Me Who wrote it? Bestselling, award-winning...Show More Summary

Storyville: Introducing Your Children to Horror

2 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

A guide to turning your kids on to horror. Column by Richard Thomas I’ve been a fan of dark fiction for as long as I can remember, so when the day came that I had children of my own (twins actually, a boy and a girl) I knew it was only...Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'The Unseen World' by Liz Moore

2 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

A teenager must unravel the mystery of her father's identity—and figure out who she is in the process. Review by Christopher Shultz Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: The Unseen World ...if you generally...Show More Summary

10 Non-Fiction Books That Changed My Life

5 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Michael David Wilson examines ten non-fiction books that have changed his life for the better. Column by Michael David Wilson Photo by Gregg Segal I read a lot of non-fiction books. Mostly for self-improvement, ideas and inspiration....Show More Summary

Nine-Year-Old Blurbs Alan Moore's New Book

5 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Turns out, behind that beard, the cantankerous Alan Moore is just a big softie. News by Peter Derk It started when a nine-year-old kid was given a school assignment: write to a favorite author. Dear Alan Moore I am writing because IShow More Summary

Is "Stranger Things" The Contemporary Sci-Fi/Horror Juggernaut We've Been Waiting For?

6 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

The new Netflix original series has already garnered a big following, but can it sustain its momentum in future seasons? Column by Christopher Shultz Right now, people are talking about Stranger Things just about as much as they're playing Pokémon Go (almost, anyway). It's getting solid critical reviews from the likes of The Guardian, Variety, Vulture, and... [Continue Reading]

The Weird World Of Marvel What If's

6 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

WWII in space, Wolverine as a vampire, Dazzler better than ever, and the weird, wild world of Marvel What If's? Column by Peter Derk Here's the deal with Marvel's What If? series: Imagine a bunch of comic book dorks sitting around, arguing about what would happen if the Fantastic Four hadn't beaten Galactus. Show More Summary

Wrestletown, Publishing, and Doing It By Myself

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

Wrestletown? Crowdfunding? Inkshares? Let's kick this pig! Column by Christopher Irvin The modern publishing industry has never been as splintered as it is today, with authors finding success through a number of channels – traditional...Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'Escapology' by Ren Warom

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

This book is likely to induce toxic levels of adrenaline. I recommend you read it in a quiet environment - an isolation tank would work - and won't be responsible for what happens if you don't. Review by Cath Murphy Bookshots: Pumping...Show More Summary

Trailer Released For 'Author: The JT Leroy Story'

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

Hold onto your alter egos! New trailer released for 'Author: The JT Leroy Story." News by Peter Derk After its premiere at Sundance this year and getting some good early reviews, the trailer for Author: The JT Leroy Story has been released: The film follows author Laura... [Continue Reading]

The State of the Great American Novel

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How can anyone make a statement about what constitutes a Great American Novel without a better understanding of what Americans are actually reading and why? Column by Leah Dearborn The concept of a unifying “Great American Novel” (GAN) dates back to an essay published by essayist John William De Forest in The Nation in 1868. Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'Revolver' By Duane Swierczynski

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A brief review of Duane Swierczynski's latest crime thriller, 'Revolver'. Review by Keith Rawson Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: Revolver Who wrote it? 'Revolver' may very well be Swierczynski'sShow More Summary

What Works & What Doesn't: 'Full Metal Jacket'

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

It's hailed as one of the best anti-war films ever made...but is its depiction of war not as good as it could be? Column by Christopher Shultz Welcome back to What Works & What Doesn't. In previous installments we've looked at the basic...Show More Summary

Dennis Cooper's Work Taken Down By Google

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

Has Dennis Cooper lost the last 14 years of his life to censorship? News by Peter Derk You may have heard that transgressive author Dennis Cooper's blog was taken down by Google without warning or explanation. But have you heard whyShow More Summary

Ramona Quimby and A Head Full of Ghostbusters: When Men Write Women

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

A look at when men write women versus when women write women, and what it means to be a feminist "ally". Column by Bart Bishop On the cusp of Ghostbusters' release, now is a good time to consider when men write women versus when women write women. Show More Summary

12 Grammar and Writing Tips from Archer

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

The animated show 'Archer' is a grammar-lovers wet dream. Column by Taylor Houston If I were having a dinner party, and I could invite anyone I wanted, I would totally invite Adam Reed, the creator and writer of the made-for-adults cartoon...Show More Summary

How I More Than Doubled My Patreon Support in Less Than 30 Days

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

A detailed summation of how the This Is Horror Podcast Patreon increased from $195 to $638 in under 30 days. Column by Michael David Wilson The idea behind this article was conceived on 10 May, 2016 at 1 a.m. when I rather foolishlyShow More Summary

Bookshots: 'Lions' by Bonnie Nadzam

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

Check out our review of the new 'Knockemstiff'. Review by Max Booth III Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: Lions Who wrote it? If you love Pollock’s 'Knockemstiff' as much as I do, then you’d be doing...Show More Summary

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