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This Holiday Season, Give the Greatest Gift of All: Books!

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Rob offers a list of books he's constantly giving as gifts, with input from other LitReactor staffers. Because there's no better gift than a book. Column by Rob Hart If you're a writer or a passionate reader, you probably like giving books as gifts. Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'Rudolph!: He is the Reason for the Season' by Mark Teppo

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

A weird, wild, ridiculous ride through a funhouse mirror version of Christmas folklore. Review by BH Shepherd Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: Rudolph!: He is the Reason for the Season Who Wrote It? Mark...Show More Summary

Bad Sex Award Winner Announced

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

'Literary Review' has announced their annual Bad Sex Award Winner. Take a breath. It's not you. News by Peter Derk Yes, this is a real award. No, it's not what you think. As Literary Review puts it, their Bad Sex Award is "Britain'sShow More Summary

The Gift of Gab: Mastering the Maximal

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Hemingway, famously, kept it short and sweet. But if you've got the gift of gab, like Nabokov and Marquez, you can stretch out with sentences that gallop, guffaw, and bulge with overstuffed wit. Column by Susan DeFreitas As beginning writers, we're often counseled to cut our sentences down to size. Show More Summary

January Book Club Selection: 'Lost in Space: A Father's Journey There and Back Again' by Ben Tanzer

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

January's selection for the LitReactor Book Club is 'Lost in Space: A Father's Journey There and Back Again' by Ben Tanzer. News by Joshua Chaplinsky Every month here at LitReactor, we celebrate reading with a new selection in our Book Club. Show More Summary

Where To Buy Cheap eBooks

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Here are some of the best places to shop if you're looking for non-paper-based books at discounted prices. Column by Christopher Shultz 'Tis the Holiday Season, when gift giving abounds. Okay, maybe you don't participate in a yearly ritual that involves exchanging gifts for familial love and bonding, but many of us do. Show More Summary

Noir at the Bar: An Oral History

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

An oral history of nationwide crime fiction community phenomena: Noir at the Bar. Column by Keith Rawson Header image via Brent Schoonover If you’re on Facebook or other social media outlets and you're following characters like LitReactor’s...Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'The Genome' by Sergei Lukyanenko

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

A space opera with three disparate acts, 'The Genome' is one of the most impressive exercises in world-building that I've had the pleasure of reading. Review by Ryan Peverly Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: The...Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'Damn! A Cultural History of Swearing in Modern America' by Rob Chirico

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Who the f doesn't love cursing? Review by Brian McGackin Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: Damn! A Cultural History of Swearing in Modern America Who wrote it? Spoiler alert: there's really no difference...Show More Summary

Survive The Holiday Party, Leave With Material

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Got a rough holiday party coming up? No worries. LitReactor's here for you with a game that'll help get you through, and you might even collect some good material. News by Peter Derk I have to believe that the movie Die Hard originated in the mind of a hapless plus-one at a real office Christmas party. Show More Summary

Bookshots: ‘The Skeleton Road’ by Val McDermid

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

A skeleton, found on the roof of a crumbling building in Edinburgh, leads DCI Karen Pirie to the Balkan Wars and the lofty heights of Oxford. Review by Dean Fetzer Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: The...Show More Summary

Three Books About... Snow

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Three classic books, one subject. Snow inspires a thriller with a mystical edge, an updated fable, and a story of religious tension in the borderland between east and west. Column by Cath Murphy They say no two snowflakes look alike,...Show More Summary

The Passing Of Kent Haruf

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Author Kent Haruf passed last night. News by Peter Derk Kent Haruf, noted Colorado author of Plainsong, Eventide, and most recently Benediction, passed away over the weekend. Haruf, known for spare and beautiful prose, had just finished revisions on his last book, Our Souls At Night. Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'Watch' by Cass J. McMain

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

A woman is summoned to the deathbed of her dying uncle, who informs her that the father who abandoned her at birth is a vampire. Review by Leah Dearborn Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: Watch WhoShow More Summary

LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown: December Edition

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

It's that time of year again—you either embrace it, hide from it, OR create a NEW holiday to replace it. Column by Taylor Houston Flash fiction: A style of fictional literature marked by extreme brevity. Welcome to LitReactor's Flash...Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'No Mercy' by Eleanor Learmonth and Jenny Tabakoff

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Your ship goes down and you're washed up on a desert island with a bunch of strangers. Will you survive to tell the tale, or end up as the main course when supplies run out? Review by Cath Murphy Bookshots: Pumping new life into theShow More Summary

A Writer's Gratitude List: 12 Things to be Thankful For

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

A largely humorous list of things to be grateful for as a writer. Column by Robbie Blair Thanksgiving approaches, and it's time to give thanks. As writers, we have a unique set of items to be thankful for. Having trouble finding that...Show More Summary

5 Books that Say "Fuck You," not "Thank You"

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Thanksgiving? I call bullshit. It's a celebration of gluttony masquerading as gratitude. So here's an antidote: five books about ingratitude to take your mind off that awful sweet potato casserole. Column by Ed Sikov Face it: In this season of harvest, bounty, and plentitude, sanctimony reigns. Show More Summary

Barnes And Noble Reveals Black Friday Battle Plan

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Barnes and Noble plans to use signed, in-store editions to bring customers through the doors on Black Friday. News by Peter Derk Is it possible that we'll see someone trampled to death for a Neil Gaiman book instead of a flat screenShow More Summary

Handler Handles It Right, Make Huge Donation

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Daniel Handler puts his money where his mouth was, apologizes for racist remarks at National Book Awards. News by Peter Derk Daniel Handler, after making some inappropriate comments while hosting the National Book Awards, immediately...Show More Summary

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