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Bookshots: 'Every Night I Dream of Hell' by Malcolm Mackay

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

The acclaimed author of The Glasgow Trilogy is back in business. The crime business. Review by Gabino Iglesias Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: Every Night I Dream of Hell Who wrote it? If you want...Show More Summary

Five Storytelling Tips I Learned from Watching 'The Bachelor'

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Five examples of how reality TV Shows 'The Bachelor' and 'The Bachelorette' showed me how to write better stories. Column by Christoph Paul I didn’t expect to become a fan. I really didn’t. I read award-winning books. I have watched the entire run of The Wire, TWICE. Show More Summary

Hail Satan! The Return Of REAL 80's Nostalgia

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Literature is finally starting to tackle the phenomena of 'Satanic Panic' that took hold during the 80's, and with stellar results. Column by Keith Rawson I hate 80's nostalgia. Back in the early 2000’s, it was all the rage. Frats, sororities,...Show More Summary

A Conversation with Sarah Gerard About Florida, Getting Reviewed by the Times, and Her New Essay Collection 'Sunshine State'

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Sarah Gerard follows up her debut novel, 'Binary Star,' with the essay collection 'Sunshine State'— which the New York Times called 'striking.' Her and Rob Hart chat about the new release. Interview by Rob Hart A Chicago Tribune Exciting Book for 2017. Show More Summary

10 Mistakes I Made as a Debut Novelist

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

When I signed the contract on my first novel, I thought I knew what to look for--and what to expect. As it turned out, I was wrong. Column by Susan DeFreitas As a debut novelist with an approaching pub date, your browser history gets...Show More Summary

Every Stephen King Short Story Summarized in 140 Characters or Less (Part 2)

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Boners, cat-swallowing, and punching kids in the face. Column by Max Booth III Last month I tackled every King story published in a 20th century collection. This month, we’re moving on to the 21st century collections. These articles are inspired from reading every Stephen King story in one month, which I discussed... [Continue Reading]

Open to Inspiration: How Your Own Family History Can Feed Your Fiction

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Acclaimed crime/mystery novelist Alex Segura talks about finding inspiration for his next book in his own family's Cuban history. Column by Alex Segura I didn’t expect to find the hook to my next book by the veggie platter. But that’s what happened, and it saved my novel. Let me back up. Show More Summary

Email Newsletters: A Writer's Best Friend

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

If you delete your email subscriptions on sight, maybe don't do that. Column by Christopher Shultz Email newsletters—they're probably a thing you delete on sight and wonder why you just don't unsubscribe already. They've become so much...Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'Cruel is the Night' by Karo Hamalainen

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Cruel is the reading experience. Review by Max Booth III Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: Cruel is the Night Who wrote it? Reading this book is like taking out the trash and having the bottom of the...Show More Summary

The Case For and Against Bob Dylan's Nobel Win

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Does Dylan deserve the Nobel in Literature? Is the answer blowin' in the wind? Column by Peter Derk Maybe it’s been long enough that we can talk about Bob Dylan’s Nobel win with clear heads? Before we start, I’m going to tell you this: I’m not a Bob Dylan fan. Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'Bullet Gal' by Andrez Bergen

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

A review of Andrez Bergen's 'Bullet Gal', an adaptation of his comic book series that takes an irreverent look at superheroes. Review by Bart Bishop Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: Bullet Gal Who...Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'Hell's Gate' By Laurent Gaudé

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

A brief review of French novelist Laurent Gaudé's latest novel, 'Hell's Gate.' Review by Keith Rawson Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: Hell’s Gate Who wrote it? Best-selling, award-winning FrenchShow More Summary

Bookshots: 'Catalina Eddy' by Daniel Pyne

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

A review of Daniel Pyne's new noir novel. Review by Ed Sikov Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: Catalina Eddy Who wrote it? Daniel Pyne really gets it — his language is deft, his storytelling skills spectacular. Show More Summary

Give the Girl a Name, Already!

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Just a little rant on the 'Girl' title craze. Column by Steph Post Imagine if Rebecca, Jane Eyre and Lolita had been published in 2017. The Ghost Girl. The Girl with Dignity. The Girl on the Road. Or, The Girl With the Creepy Old Dude. Show More Summary

10 Reasons Why Poetry is the Manliest of Genres

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

We all know genres aren't male or female, but if they all ended up in a bar fight, would poetry be the manliest? Column by Gabino Iglesias Okay, so when you're not trying to be very politically correct about it, chances are you think...Show More Summary

Stumbling Towards Jerusalem: Part 1

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Part 1 of Keith Rawson's review of 'Jerusalem' By Alan Moore. Review by Keith Rawson Thirteen was a big year for me. It was the year I rode on an airplane for the first time; I watched a toothless, homeless black lady who sounded exactly...Show More Summary

The Violence Yet to Come: Breaking Down the 'Taboo' Pilot

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

A craft-based look at the pilot episode of FX's 'Taboo.' Column by Fred Venturini Late in the series run of FX's Taboo, James Delaney leans in and warns a character: "You can leave right now, or you can stay here for the violence yet to come." There is no better description for the rather unimpressive Taboo pilot. Show More Summary

Float On: New Trailer for ‘It’ Released

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

A new trailer for 'It' (2017) is here! News by Peter Derk A remake in the works since 2009, the first trailer for 2017’s It landed today, bringing us all a peek into the world of Derry, the Losers’ Club, and of course, Pennywise. For comparison, here’s a “now on video” trailer for the 1990 made-for-TV version: ... [Continue Reading]

Dementia, Pee Fetishes, and the Horrors of Obesity: A Month With Stephen King

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

This is what happens when you read every Stephen King short story in one month. Column by Max Booth III If I don’t die young from the weight of a thousand projects crushing my chest, then I will consider myself a failure. Which is why...Show More Summary

On Writing Books for Nobody

3 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Why would anybody write a book they never intend to publish? It turns out, when you are truly writing for nobody but yourself, the act of writing becomes a very different thing. Column by Phil Jourdan Right now there are people writing books they never intend to publish. Hardly a shocking thing to say. Show More Summary

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